Tuesday, November 6, 2007

StrongWoman

In barbell class today I made 2 PRs:

Deadlift: 170lbx3
Clean (from the floor): 95lbx1
(last time I did a clean it was from a hang and my max was 80lbs)

I've been doing the barbell class for a little under 3 months, and it's amazing to me how much stronger I am in such a short period of time. I'm also really happy with my progress on form, even though I know I still have a long way to go.

I've really fallen in love with lifting - it's my favorite part of Crossfit. I've never competed in any sports before (outside of gym class), but I've decided that if I ever am to compete, it would be in lifting.

I've been looking into it - and have discovered strongman/strongwoman.

Once I've built a good base of strength and technique/form, I want to start training for strongmen events. I'll be looking for a place to lift stone, flip tires, etc. Then maybe eventually, in a few years time, I'll actually be strong enough to compete in an event.

The only strongman event/lift that we work in class is the deadlift - which is lucky for me, because it's my favorite lift!

So - now I have a long-term goal, that fits perfectly in with the exercise regime Jerry currently has us on - as it focuses on overall strength and endurance.

What do you all think? Anyone else interested in strongman/strongwoman?

If you don't know what kind of events go on in strongman, this is a good place to read about them (and what muscles/skills they use):

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/strongman8.htm