Battle in the Barn
by Eric Todd
2nd ANNUAL BATTLE IN THE BARN
On October 19, ET’s House of Iron and Stone will play host to the 2nd annual “Battle in the Barn”. The following events will be contested:
Dumbbell to the Shoulder
I feel our gym has one of the best environments for an Old Time Strongman meet. While our “barn” has more the appearance of half a giant tin can than what most would visualize when you say barn, I would argue that many of the conditions are similar to the barns that many old timers would train and compete in back in the day. It is a place to get strong. Period.
There are no frills. There is iron, and lots of it. Some of it is rusty. There is a large collection of strongman equipment. In the summer, it is hot. In the winter we have a couple of wood stoves to help take the edge off. We can usually get it up to 35-40 degrees in there for our weekend workouts. If you want something to drink, bring it with you. We don’t have running water. So, if nature calls, find a nice spot outside where the Johnson’s can’t see you, or walk out back to the outhouse. The TP is in the ammo box. So, come on out. It should be a fun day of lifting and camaraderie. I am doing the awards a bit differently this year. We are doing top 3 by formula as well as top 3 by total weight lifted. This way we reward the pound for pound as well as top weight moved. Maybe we will break a record or two after the meet. I know that I will be attempting to break the neck lift record for the Guinness book that day. Hope to see you there.
ENTRY FORM (PDF): Battle in the Barn II