I noticed there isn't much traffic in this section of the forum. My name is Tony, and I offer some background information on myself.
I have competed in 8 NAS sanctioned Strongman Contests, & 3 sanctioned Power-lifting contests within the last 3 years. I am 21years old now, started competing at 19. Currently have a 1435lbs Raw Amateur Total in the Ipa power lifting federation,in the Juniors 242lbs class, and currently hold their world record in the squat with a 525lbs lift,(just a belt, no knee wraps), my official bench is 330,(with a pause/press & rack command) 340 touch & go, & official deadlift is 580lbs,I pulled 600+ in the gym several times.
My best strict press is 240lbs, my best overhead push press is a 275lbs axle, 285lbs barbell, 271lbs 12inch log for 2reps, & a 270-280lbs Yoke. My best front squat is 345lbs for 2reps (a work in progress), and best stone load is a 330lbs stone to 48 inch platform for 2reps.
I am not the strongest out there, but as far as being steroid free, dedicated, knowledgeable (trained, competed & met, some of the best amateur's in both power-lifting & strongman as well as some of the pros) & experienced for my age, I offer any gems of wisdom passed on to me.
I constantly am trying to educate myself and better my training be it attending seminars, training with stronger guys, training with more technical guys, reading articles, watching youtube videos, and how to videos(westside secrets, supertraining series, Ed Coan's The Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift,Parasi speed school) along with reading ebooks on strength training such as : westside barbell book of methods, starting strength, wendler's 5/3/1, as well as other training methodologies.
While I am strongly in favor of many different philosophy's and training mantras, I am more so a firm believer in being a practitioner. Anyways, if any one has any questions, comments, concerns please feel free to post them here.
I don't see myself as a "know it all", a "troll" or a "Smart-a$$",just a fellow lifter in the pursuit of strength & power.
Also here is a link to my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/bodybygamma