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Matty Tries to Become a Strongman...then Immediately Goes on a Cut...da fuq!?


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**at some point I will come back and try to throw some memes and pictures in here**

I find myself back in the challenge thread amongst all you degenerates, lunks, meatheads, brahs, and gym rats....my kind of people. I seem really only to come to these when I have a competition coming up. If I was here all the time I would likely have pretty lame "challenges" that consisted of me going to the gym 4 days a week, which I already do anyway. Also, it allows me to post pictures and results and all that fun stuff.

Main Goal: 05ab993aec9527276c256aa671413dc6.jpg

Fulfill my Childhood Dream & Make It Onto ESPN 8: THE OCHO! aka Don't Zero Any Events at the Battle at the Scrapyard Strongman Competition on Saturday, March 14th.

EVENTS:

Circus Dumbbell clean and press

Tire Axle Deadlift

Frame/Farmers Hold

Giant Tire Axle Squat

Block & Sandbag Load

EVENT RULES: (weights, events and rules subject to change)

1) Dumbbell Clean and Press for reps: 60 second time limit to complete the lift.

Novice Open: 110 lbs

2) Tire Axle Deadlift for reps. Athlete will have 60 seconds to pull as many reps as possible.

Novice Open: 400 lbs

3) Car Battery Crucifix for time: Athlete will hold two car batteries(one in each hand) shoulder height and arms fully extended out for time. Time stops when athlete lowers below shoulder level.

Novice Open: 15

4) Giant Tire Axle Squat for reps. Athlete will be Back Squatting a 2" axle for reps to partial depth. Depth dependent on athlete height.(roughly just above parallel).

Novice Open: 300 lbs

5) Block & Sandbag Load:Athlete will be loading 4 implements onto barrels. Loading order will go steel block, sandbag, steel block, sandbag.

Novice Open: 100 lbs, 150 lbs, 205 lbs, 200 lbs

I'm currently running a program that has me in the gym 4 days a week, likely to bump up to 5 shortly.

Grading: 0 Zeros=A; 1 Zero=B; >1 Zero = FUCK ME!

Secondary Goal:

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JakkedNPermanentlyTan aka Do a Baby Cut

I find the whole pursuit of purely aesthetics to be so mind numbing, but I watched Pumping Iron and that kind of gave me a mind fuck so I figured why not mess around with losing...5lbs (yea 5lbs sounds good) by the end of the challenge.

I have no real clue why I'm doing this or what I really need to do to do this, but I figure if I cut out beer (my sweet, sweet elixir), fast food, bowls of yummy cereal, and my occasional cookie binge, I should be able to cut nearly 3,000 calories per week without really thinking. I will reweigh myself at the start of the challenge and then again the first Monday after the Strongman and choose the lowest number as my start weight.

Bodyweight (as of 2/16): 179.6lbs

BF% (as of 2/16): 12-13.5%

Grading: >5lbs=A; 3-5lbs=B; <3lbs=I love beer and cereal

Side Goal: Dominant @Castiel, @wovercast, @Darwins_Demon, and @Rookiebeotch (maybe?) DESPITE having a lower Big Three total at the start of our PvP. DESPITE going on a baby cut. DESPITE already being the lightweight in the group. Oh victory will be mine gentlemen!

In a non douchebaggery, competitive moment, this is a great motivator to not lose any strength gains during my baby cut. Worst case scenario all 3 lifts stall, but the realistic scenario is that my bench flat lines a bit, but I keep my other lifts moving.

Note: This likely won't happen by April 5th, but I'm still putting it in here.

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I'm hoping your kicking ass at strongman fucks with your big three. That beer is mine.

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Subbed as well.  We have pretty similar goals.  I am also trying to cut a little bit and make a gain on my squat.  However, I do not have any plans for anything resembling a Strongman competition this summer.  Good luck!  Does that mean you are going to be on TV?

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Subbed as well. We have pretty similar goals. I am also trying to cut a little bit and make a gain on my squat. However, I do not have any plans for anything resembling a Strongman competition this summer. Good luck! Does that mean you are going to be on TV?

Sam I will be stopping over to see your challenge in a bit.

No plans for a strongman...yet. Lol. And unless you count me uploading the video that the old lady takes to YouTube then playing it on my TV, then no it won't be on TV...thankfully. Haha that reference was to me growing up watching World's Strongest Man on the various ESPN networks at odd hours of the night.

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^ A conversation I've had a lot:

So what do you do to work out?

Weightlifting.

Like bench pressing?

No, like Olympic weightlifting.

You were in the Olympics?!

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-So you're an Olympic weightlifter?

-Yes.

-Which Olympics?

-Haha, no no not in the Olympics

-But you're an OLYMPIC weightlifter

-Exactly. I do Olympic weightlifting.

-Ohh! So you're TRAINING for the upcoming Olympics! I get it now.

-Haha kinda, but I won't be in the Olympics unless something crazy happens.

-... (walks away confused and sad that you'll never reach your dream of participating in the upcoming Olympics)

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I search cragslist daily for deals on olympic plates. I see all kinds of silly stuff with that word.

Me: "hey, your picture is blurry, are you sure those are olympic plate"

Guy: "yeah brah, 100% olympic."

Me: "you sure? I just loaded your pics in an image editor and I can almost swear thats a standard 1" bar."

Guy: "brah, the bar is like 6 feet long not 1 inch. The plates is olympic. I know cause it says kilo grams not pounds"

Me: "what? Olympic plates have a 2" hole and fit on an olympic bar with 2" wide sleeves. If your plates have 1" holes and your bar has 1" sleeve then they are standard, not olympic"

Guy: "not olympic then. You want for $250?"

Another one: "for sale olympic weight bench, no bar, no weights"

...looks like a normal bench. People just tacking on the word 'olympic' just to raise value.

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Hey........................................don't suck.

I mean if I do I'll just drop a huge 110# DB on my head. So I'm going in with the same thought of don't suck.
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hmm...didn't you just do a mini triathlon last summer????

I did. I'm kinda of like a really shitty CrossFitter, multiple disciplines. But I'm just shitty at all of them lol.
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People just tacking on the word 'olympic' just to raise value.

Sounds very similar to Olympic Weightlifters...."We're weight lifters. Eh...no no, too generic. We're OLYMPIC weightlifters! YES!"

(harmless poking to the WLers in here)

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YAY! Strongman is awesome!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Cutting sucks!

Lol cutting beer sucks. Then again I've never intentionally been on any kind of a cut.
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Another one: "for sale olympic weight bench, no bar, no weights"

...looks like a normal bench. People just tacking on the word 'olympic' just to raise value.

D'oh.

 

You don't even use a bench doing olympic lifts. Sigh...

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No man, you're free-flowing like water.

Good luck dude, subbed for strongman event. I don't know if you can grow a full beard in time, but it may help.

Lol I tried a few years ago. a "graduation beard" and it went horribly. Was not a good look for anyone to see.

But thanks, I'll expect input from you if I actually do any nutrition stuff.

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I feel like we are friendly nemeses now. You and I have almost identical goals, and are working at a pretty damn close pace. 

 

I finally found a competition I should be able to do: Beast of Bloomsburg on 5/2. Log Press for Max (at least I won't zero), Car Deadlift (who knows, never done it.), Farmers walk (205/hand. I can get there by May), Dumbell Clean and Press (meh), and a fucking truck pull. 

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I feel like we are friendly nemeses now. You and I have almost identical goals, and are working at a pretty damn close pace.

I finally found a competition I should be able to do: Beast of Bloomsburg on 5/2. Log Press for Max (at least I won't zero), Car Deadlift (who knows, never done it.), Farmers walk (205/hand. I can get there by May), Dumbell Clean and Press (meh), and a fucking truck pull.

Haha I've heard the truck pull isn't extremely hard once you get the truck moving. Then again you do have to get a truck moving...

And I think friendly nemeses is a pretty good description. I think its always nice to have someone that is close to you in either age, height, weight and/or strength to help push you.

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I feel like we are friendly nemeses now. You and I have almost identical goals, and are working at a pretty damn close pace.

I finally found a competition I should be able to do: Beast of Bloomsburg on 5/2. Log Press for Max (at least I won't zero), Car Deadlift (who knows, never done it.), Farmers walk (205/hand. I can get there by May), Dumbell Clean and Press (meh), and a fucking truck pull.

If you wanna simulate the car deadlift...

http://youtu.be/FZRRlXtsKU8

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