Saturday, June 16, 2012

Remember Twister...?

Remember Twister? I used to be good at that game. I was good at Stretch too; that game where someone throws a knife in the ground and you have to reach it with your foot and then stay in that position until you can stick it in the ground yourself. It's one of those games you either recognise or never played. Anyway, most of us played twister when we were kids. That game was great.

I wonder if it's considered more of an extreme sport nowadays than a game. I'd like to see a group of kids play that game now. You'd probably have to have paramedics on hand. Every turn would come with the sound of joints loudly popping and every round would end with someone being carried out on a stretcher, screaming in pain.

I'd love every minute of it.

I would still dominate at that game too. I feel like playing it now.

I haven't done the splits between chairs like VanDamme in a long time now. I think I'm going to do that soon.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

15th Annual Dunnville Mudcat Festival Strongman Contest

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Dunnville, Ontario

I was on the fence as to whether or not I was even going to do this or any strongman contests this year. I didn't even train for it. At 178 lbs I was the smallest competitor there, but there wasn't a big enough turnout (because of the rain) to even have a lightweight division so I was a middleweight.

21 reps in 60 seconds

This hat is awesome. You're stupid if you don't think so.

I think I heard someone say this tire only weighed 400 lbs.
The rain made it really slippery though.
Tire flipping is one of my shittier events anyway.

It felt like it took forever to get to this point.
The stone lift and farmer's walk were easy, this car felt almost impossible.
Not finished yet though.
I've got to say, I was proud of myself at this moment.
There was a brief period when I honestly didn't think I was going to get this one, it was that difficult.
Right here was quite possibly the dryest my mouth has ever been in my life.
The only thing I can compare it to is the time I ate Jimson Weed back in high school.
Jimson Weed is a lot like Peyote and it used to grow wild around here. It's not a drug I recommend anyone experimenting with. I've never heard of even a single good experience with it.
I love truck pulling.

Second Place in my weight division.
Not my best performance ever but not bad for being the littlest guy there, not to mention someone who hasn't picked up a barbell in more than a year.