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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:15 pm 
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Hey Topher,

Didn't you win a strongman competition in the UK? Please tell us about it!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:53 pm 
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yes I did! Jonathan (6ft 7and1/2) and I tied for first place.

the friendly amateur competition was among a bunch of us veganfitness members.
we had a men's division and a woman's division. we all competed in the same comps. we had:

sandbag cleans/press
sandbag toss
car push (timed. I managed 26.5 sec)
roller-grip static holds (44.5 secs)

the sanbags were very heavy. one was like 160lbs! or something.

I averaged out decent in all of the events,
and somehow managed out on top.
I wasnt gonna even compete cause of a bum
ankle and my pinched nerve,
I didnt wanna screw anything up.
I was so surprised when Joni announced Jonathan and I for first place.

on another note:
I was one of the shortest ppls there.
I am 1/4" shy of 6ft. everyone there was at least 6ft4" or 6ft5",
and weighed a heck lot more than me.
they were all big powerlifters!! :) Tarz and I were the only bodybuilders.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:12 am 
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Man thats cool Topher, congratz! How many people were in the comp? Sounds like a lot of weight and I wish I could have done that!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:19 am 
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Cool man! Thanks for the photos and the update of the events.

And of course, congratulations on winning! I'm not real strong, but I win most physique contests and do fairly well with bodybuilding because I stay lean and according the judges I have a pretty good look.

We'll train soon I'm sure and you'll probably out-lift me too!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:20 am 
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Yeah Topher was well impressive in the strongman.

Pound for pound Topher was easily the strongest - he gave a lot to the others in weight and height.

Topher your best performance was in the roller-grip. I think I made 11secs or something feeble like that. I have no grip strength. :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:36 pm 
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it was a cool contest, though watch your back next year topher as i shall train for the strongman! sandbags and the lot! i shall also endevour not to bust my wrist the day before the competition!
agreed that you are pound for pound much stronger than any of us-in my defence i do have have about 3foot higher to lift the weight!

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haha okay. jonathan did have a really busted hand! we had gone to the hospital for it and everything. so both busted athletes with 6 packs won! eek!

in my defence you weight a good 90lbs or so more than me which makes it a lot easier for you to hold your own! I felt like a stick trying to do all this. haha.

but yes, my friend, next year. be ready! :wink:


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its 55lb ill have you know!

but hail to the bodybuilder-you did hold your own with us big strength athletes :)

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Topher, i'm impressed.

I think i couldn't lift a 160lbs sandbag over my head even once!

You look great, too.

What did you do with the car anyway? Were you upset about your results in the sandbag throw or why did you kick the door? :D

I'd love to work out with you guys, that'd be really motivating! 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:17 am 
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we were timed in the car push. we had to push it for a block or two. who ever had the shortest time was the winner of that event. I came within seconds of the other competers.
about the door... it was already dented before I got there...I didnt kick the door. lol. I actually was impressed with my time. it was pretty damn good.

thanks. I have a lot of bulking up to do.


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