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Episode 51, How to Train When You Don't Have an Implement
- Intro (0:00)
- Latest & Greatest (1:16)
- Welcome back Stacy! She's back from vacation with her sisters and dad!
- She visited her relatives on her dad's mom's side. And they're pig farmers! How interesting!
- Stacy saw a Contiki tour bus, reminding her of Viv's trip.
- Super long flight back, wrecking her body and her jet lag is intense.
- Stacy would have returned to Strongman at Crossfit Burke this week, but the trip wiped her out. Instead, she attended a seminar with Calle Beck.
- Vivian is training for United States Strongman Nationals! (7:01)
- She hates everything.
- Up until the competition starts, Vivian is always unhappy. Which is the opposite of all other times.
- Let's talk about Vivian's preparations! (8:57)
- She's lifting intense every day now and extremely tired, but after her week off before the competition she'll be anxious to lift heavy again!
- You're much less likely to have a bad day after that rest.
- She's very excited to compete because there are over 300 competitors coming, including 8 Superheavyweight Women!
- How do you train if you don't have the implements? (10:57)
- This competition, she's doing Fingal Fingers (essentially flipping a giant telephone pole).
- She improvised by turning a yoke into a finger.
- Viv should put this on YouTube!
- Look for similar events you can train. A Conan's Wheel is a Zercher hold Farmers' Carry!
- If you can, you'd want to visit the gym where the competition is and train on your actual competition equipment!
- You can substitute almost anything for anything, really, with creativity.
- Work with what you have and just feel yourself getting stronger!
- Vivian is looking forward to hanging out with her friends!
- Former guests Meg Squats and Sarah did a couple of YouTube videos about strongman! (and there's shoutouts to both Stacy and Vivian!)
- Meg was pretending she didn't know Strongman and Stacy was like "But I met you at a Strongman competition!"
- It's a great fun video to watch!
- The week before a big competition, Vivian isn't fun to be around
- She's in her head about all the negative possibilities
- But when the competition starts, she already will know how she can work it out.
- Vivian feels like she has something to lose now, since she's the defending champion
- And the competition is stiffer this year, so she doesn't know how it will go this year.
- Viv's looking forward to the bourbon and fun later, after the competition.
- We promise we won't skip for a month, but we're off next week
- Vivian is going to be in Louisville next week! Check out her Instagram!
- Outro (23:50)