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3/3/2014 3:00:52 PM - Chase Karnes
Quick Arnold Recap & What's Next For Me

Just wanted to give everyone a quick rundown of the weekend. You can expect a full report on the main site very soon.

As you know I competed in the “2014 Arnold Amateur Strongman Fitness 185# World Championships” this past weekend. I ended up finishing a disappointing 7th Place overall.

Event 1: Circus DB Clean & Press for reps – 150 pounds – 5th Place Tie

Event 2: Super Yoke – 630 pounds x 75 ft. – 13th Place

Event 3: Husafell Stone Carry – 300 pounds x Max Distance – 16th Place

Event 4: Farmers Walk – 255 pounds each hand x 75 ft. – 7th Place

Event 5: Sandbag Carry/Deadlift Medley – 2nd Place

Since only the top 4 guys made it to Sunday I didn’t get to compete in the max log clean & press or atlas stone over bar.

I did have a good time competing and learned some valuable lessons that will benefit me from now on. I also have decided I’ll never cut that much weight again as on competition day something just wasn’t there. That’s the only way I can explain it.

Now – it’s back to the drawing board. My wife is pregnant and due very soon (within the next 4 weeks) and we’ve also purchased our second home and will be moving into it in the next 3 weeks. So I’ve got a lot going on in those areas. I’ve already written up my next training program though and will be getting started on it next week. I plan to test my raw deadlift this week and possibly a few other lifts (front squat maybe, overhead maybe). Just going to take this week to have some fun and move some heavy weight.

My next competition is tentatively St. Louis’ Strongest Man which is May 10th. I won this event last year in the LW 231 class. Going to try to reclaim the title and re-qualify for 2014 NAS Strongman Nationals.

I’ll also be adjusting to life as a new dad and all the fun and excitement (and lack of sleep) that comes along with it.

Time to Get Faster, Stronger, Bigger and Better,
Chase Karnes

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