I found some strongperson friends!

I’m so happy ’cause today I found my friends…

They are not in my head!

Ok I met some more strong person friends,

Ok, some of the same ones and some new ones…

What I am trying to say is that a coach near me has started running a strongman workshop on a Sunday and I have been on the last two Sundays πŸ˜€

Kizzy is a local PT who has always done strength stuff and recently her husband decided to get into strong man, so Kizzy decided to learn how to train strongpeople properly and the upshot of it is, I now have the aforementioned strongperson workshop to go to every Sunday. It is strange training these things with other people, I have got used to training the events stuff in the shed on my own or with mark, and now I have all these other people to play with!

This is Kizzy

It is a mixture of people who do strongman and are training outside of this workshop as well, and new people how have seen what goes on and think it looks fun!

They are right, it is fun and now I have people to talk to about it who also think it is fun πŸ˜€ There is the added advantage of now having some other people to teach me the events that I can’t teach myself, and to share kit with to train on. It is brilliant to be honest, there is something about having other people there to make you push yourself a little bit harder πŸ˜€

So far we have done, log press, axle deadlift, farmers carry, yoke axle clean, duckwalk and sled hand over hand drags.
I have managed to get pbs in the clean part of the log, the farmers and the yoke (also zercher carries) I am most impressed with the yoke as I managed to do 175kg, which is 45kg more than I have ever done!

I still have a way to go on the axle clean mind you!

I even have video evidence! First axle deadlift and farmers carry

120kg deadlift and 55kg (per hand) farmers carry

Next the yoke walk, this was 155kg, the 175 was on video somewhere but I don’t have it… but I am still impressed with 155kg tbh πŸ˜€

155kg yoke walk πŸ˜€

By Sam Catchpole

She/They | Aspiring Strongperson, Photographer, Artist, Writer,

6 comments

    1. It is the yoke and that style of carry is called a zercher carry.
      Or at least the squats you do with the bar there are called zercher squats. So I assume that is what it is.
      You can tell by my face that it is not my favourite thing πŸ˜‚

      I am so glad you like the videos, I am getting much β€œbraver” about being on video doing things!

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