Yesterday I competed in Kamloops Strongest Man, finishing 8th in my weight class. It was a tough field with a very strong lineup of athletes including my younger brother. Competition was close, with a three-way tie for 6th place, and a tie for 2nd place. I had a blast, despite the 35 degree heat, and I cannot wait for my next competition.
I can’t say I was 100% satisfied with my performance, as I’m not where I’d like to be with my training and strength. However, I gave it my all and I was in the mix for a couple events despite zeroing a few others. All in all it was a good day, and I am immensely proud of my younger brother Sam for his joint 6th place finish.
From here the plan is to work on my weak points, and continue to build up total body strength while keeping my body weight more or less constant. I would like to stay in the Light Heavyweight class for the time being, so I’m planning to maintain my body weight around 225 lbs. I’m still keen on finally nailing that 500 lb deadlift, and I hope to improve my overhead pressing as well.
I’ll be back in the gym soon, but today it’s peanut butter and BCAAs while I try to remember how to walk around!