Dallas Europa Strongman Challenge: I Won My Pro Card
I’m so proud to finally have achieved my original goal in strongman and to continue showing my kids that hard work and time in the saddle pays off.
That Awkward Parking Lot Moment *hilarious vid*
Let me preface this by saying Dani (my co promoter) is a riot. She's also exceptionally out going and has a great skill to get people to do things for her they might not normally do.
Another grip expo has popped up onto my plate so it would be a shame if my grip was gross and out of shape.
Passing The Baton: Back To Work
I might not have mentioned....my goal is D1 for both of them along with genetically superior grandchildren.
Fattie Mode: Girl Scout Cookies
Dan's niece is selling cookies. Fattie mode is ending. It's nothing but a set up and master scheme by the girls in uniform.
Annual Exams for Aging Movement?? *great vid*
Here is a clip from our local news that our Movement Guides partner did on this topic. Take a sec and check it out.
HS Strongman Club: Welcome!
The events we are training right now are focused on simplicity and allowing those to train when they are able.
There's Gotta Be a Method To The Madness
This is some pretty solid information regarding how to define your New Year resolution so you understand what your goals actually are so you can be SUCCESSFUL.
I want to keep the work my strongman people do separate from my own training because each week we are both learning so much.
Qualify For Pro Womens Worlds- West Coast Style
I will be promoting a West Coast Opportunity to qualify for 2017 USS Pro Women's Worlds, USS Strongman Nationals in Detroit AND the opportunity to break some national records. This isn't just for the ladies though.
HS Strongman Club: Gathering Interest *vid*
In the meantime, this is the video that will be running with my announcement for the rest of the week and perhaps next week as well.
Benching With A Buddy
I played it super cool, pretended not to seem too excited and avoided any potential eye contact so he wouldn't see that glimmer of hope and joy dancing around and in a moment of poor judgment, decide to pull the plug.
Post Shoulder Surgery Week
I did ask him at this point in the game if he felt like his injury was worth it in terms of the price to be paid. I've been struggling with that nagging question, most likely because I'm exhausted & frustrated. I respected his answer.
My struggle is to bring myself back to finding the pleasure and joy of the feeling of hard work and grinding.
High School Strongman Club
Today I got approval to begin a strongman club here at the high school I teach at.
Still Got It & Squat
Maybe it was the pressure of not looking a fool but I was able to close the COC 2.5 (wide set) without warm up OR chalk for my class.
Mattie's Meet Follow Up
Fun fact...the night before the meet he was telling me it felt like his shoulder needed to pop and he'd feel better. It's fair to say that plan didn't work.
Tips On Lifting The Metal Stones
There are some things a competitor CAN do on competition day to be prepared for this event without touching the implement prior to the comp.
Mattie's Bench Goal For His Meet Next Week!
Him returning to powerlifting is testament that you're never too old to let a goal die.
Evaluating Performance, Planning, Resting
Maybe not knowing or anticipating is the best place to be.
Strongman Corporation’s Masters Nationals — America’s Strongest Master
This competition was a celebration of three crazy strongwomen who have competed in this sport for over twelve years.
Final Press Day
That was the last official lifting day in preparation for Master's Nationals at The Olympia this weekend.
Final Event Day
I know how sensitive grip can be on all of these events and it was too close to the competition to push things too hard.
Mitigating ADHD in Athletics
To improve the lives of those with ADHD and those interacting with these individuals, we must better educate the teachers, coaches, and mentors.
Rebuilding: Weight Check Up
Total fatty mode! On the day I took this picture of my garbage can at the end of the school day. I may have spent my morning prep period working on paperwork, eating Cheetos and drinking coffee for my post squat meal.
What Do You Mean No More Naps?
I am behind on posting my log. School is back in session and that first few weeks back go something like....
5 Weeks To Go: Press
After competing this weekend, I was able to pop right back into the gym and resume my final weeks of training for master's nationals.
Master's Nationals Qualifier: Northern Nevada’s Strongest Man V
I switched plans and decided to compete at Master’s Nationals (The Olympia), but in order to compete, I would have to qualify. So off to Reno I went.
Strength Training An Olympic Gold Medalist
Interview with Kyle Sela, concerning Kristin Armstrong's background strength training (none), her journey and focus this past year adding in the strength training piece looking to stay competitive into her 40's and winning another gold medal.
USS Record Breaker, ID Strongest Man, Pro Women's Worlds
USS Record Breaker, Femme Fatale Strongwoman Classic & Idaho's Strongest Man are coming to Meridian, ID in April 2017. 2017 Pro Women's Worlds Qualifier Too!
Flaming Hot Cheetos AKA My Arms
This time he went ham and my arms were like Flaming Hot Cheetos like two minutes into the ordeal.
Events - Baseline #2
I was seriously there 2 1/2 hours before I was able to mentally work towards being willing to do my medley work.