Archive for November, 2008

Strongman Competition

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

On the 9th of November the first ever Oz Strongman nationals were held in Brisbane.

Originally I had planned on training up and competing but after injuring myself earlier this year I didn’t get back to full training until about august by which time it was a bit late to make a run at the competition.

Instead, contest organiser Chris Andrews asked if I would help referee the comp and I gladly accepted.

The comp was huge success with 28 athletes in 3 weight divisions battling it out across 6 events plus Pro Strongman Warrick Brant putting on some awesome demos.

A full report with pictures will follow shortly but in the meantime if anyone is interested in competing in strongman in 2009 I suggest jumping on to and signing up!

Crazy times!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Ok so you may have noticed that over the last three weeks I haven’t posted anything to the blog or sent out a newsletter. This isn’t because I’ve gotten fat and lazy or taken a holiday (I wish!)

Rather it’s because since the start of November I’ve been running around like a madman running some private kettlebell instructors courses, an olympic weightlifting coaches course and refereeing at the innaugural Ozstrongman nationals in Brisbane and as I type I’m getting ready for my final interstate trip of the year to Perth.

So therefore I’m doing a bit of a bulk update tonight.

Contact Magazine Part 5

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Another two articles from the archives this time dealing with workouts using minimal equipment and another on preventing common overuse injuries.

Article 7 – March 2007 – Deployed workouts

Article 8 – June 2007 – Avoiding Common injuries