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» Worlds Strongest Man 30 years Boxing Day 8PM (Go to post)28-12-2008 @ 13:21 
I really enjoyed this programme. Some really daft events in the old days!

OD Wilson really should have won in 1990. Running 200m with 100Kg on your back is not a valid strongman event in my opinion. An average man could have beaten OD at that!

I didn't agree with Kaz when he said Magnusson's strength "wasn't that great". It was! Awesome squatter.
» clean help please (Go to post)10-12-2008 @ 11:15 
The fact that it's a 2" bar has got to make a difference - the grip is less secure, and the centre of gravity of the barbell is SLIGHTLY further away from the body.

The only problem I sometimes have with power cleans is the "catch" at the top, due to a lack of flexibility.
» Narrow stance squatting (Go to post)08-12-2008 @ 16:31 
Is that Andy Hawkins?
» The Road To Scotland's Strongest Man Victory! (Go to post)04-12-2008 @ 16:41 
What's your pb strict overhead press?
» Will's Strongman Log (Go to post)01-12-2008 @ 13:17 
Well done on the log PB. 5Kg ahead of me!

You've inspired me to try some platform dead lifts! Today I had a chunky 50 plate under each foot and did 2 sets of 3 with 221. I have issues of slow recovery with dead lifts, but I'll see how I get on. Next week I'll try 222.5 for 2 sets of 3.
» U/105 comps in 2009 (Go to post)28-11-2008 @ 11:06 
Tony, just to clarify - there are 2 Cowdreys. The Cowdrey involved in organising the southern qualifier is called Simon.
» U/105 comps in 2009 (Go to post)26-11-2008 @ 17:42 
In my opinion elimination events should be strength events rather than technical/speed events. Maybe dead lift (230? for reps) and log (105? for reps).

It would be nice to see a couple of lesser used events crop up. Some examples - pole push, overhead rock lift, power stairs, Hercules hold. Otherwise it just ends up being the bog standard - press, dead, yoke, farmer's, stones.
» Saied Alihosseini - Breaks Junior OL Records (Go to post)19-11-2008 @ 23:13 
Titch said:
How far can he triple jump?


Ha ha ha!
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)19-11-2008 @ 21:59 
jonnymills said:
Wayne_Cowdrey said:
Slightly off topic, but can anyone remember "The Games"? It ran for 3 years and involved celebrities training for and competing against each other in various sports (diving, speed skating, sumo,...). I used to particularly enjoy watching the weightlifting. I remember Pat Sharp jerking 50Kg overhead with really good technique, but making it look like it weighed about 3 times as much! The record was 83Kg, held by some guy off Hollyoaks.

No real point to this post. I'm just reminiscing!


It was on a year or two ago, can't remember everyone in it, think some guy from So Solid Crew and a posh dude who got up quite a bit higher than 83kg (I think!!)


The record was definitely 83Kg!!! James Hewitt (the posh guy?) did 82.5Kg and some guy called Romeo (is he from "So Solid Crew"?) did the same or marginally less.

Chesney Hawkes did a massive 53Kg. Adam Rickett was sub 50Kg!


I think I've brought this up to make myself feel strong again, after having to face up to female athletes and female weightlifters possibly being able to lift more than me!!!
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)19-11-2008 @ 16:16 
Slightly off topic, but can anyone remember "The Games"? It ran for 3 years and involved celebrities training for and competing against each other in various sports (diving, speed skating, sumo,...). I used to particularly enjoy watching the weightlifting. I remember Pat Sharp jerking 50Kg overhead with really good technique, but making it look like it weighed about 3 times as much! The record was 83Kg, held by some guy off Hollyoaks.

No real point to this post. I'm just reminiscing!
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)18-11-2008 @ 21:52 
Thought you'd power clean more than that, jt. You're so strong off the floor.

Are strongmen/powerlifters just generally poor at power cleaning? It's got to be a flexibility issue.

In Heat 3 of World's Strongest Man 1997 they had barbell clean & press for max. The general standard was 150/160. The heaviest weight attempted was 170 by Heinz Ollesch, but he couldn't clean it! Heinz was a MONSTER!
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)18-11-2008 @ 19:34 
Steve, just out of interest, when you could clean 160, roughly how much could you dead lift?
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)18-11-2008 @ 18:28 
Steve said:

So how much can you clean?

I could power clean over 150kg when I was cleaning just over 160kg - a difference of only about 6%


I'm NOWHERE NEAR flexible enough to perform a squat clean. Wish I was!

Wow, good lifts. Are you a competitive weightlifter?

I wouldn't have thought a 150:160 ratio was typical. Suppose it depends on your individual strengths.
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)18-11-2008 @ 17:56 
Steve said:

The best 48kg junior women weightlifters can clean over 112.5kg. Why would it be difficult to imagine one of the best all round athletes in the World training full time at 25% heavier bodyweight to be able to do that?


The WORLD record clean & jerk for 48Kg women is 120Kg, and the Olympic record is 117Kg.

No 48Kg female weightlifter would currently be able to POWER clean 112.5Kg.
» Andrew Sheridans Deadlift (Go to post)18-11-2008 @ 15:44 
I'm an under 105Kg strongman of moderate ability, and my best power clean at the moment is 112.5Kg. (I think technique and poor flexibility hold me back slightly). I find it difficult to imagine a 60Kg female athlete out-lifting me! Embarrassing if it's true!

Maybe it's worth strongmen looking at the way athletes train. There could be valuable secrets to learn.

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