Over the past year, you may have noticed that Full Circle has developed a, well, strong, presence in the strongman world – particularly with women. We have offered several strongman camps, have a female strongman team (go Strongma’ams!), and are even promoting a strongman show with a decent sized female novice division.
So, how did we get here?
If you would have asked me a few years ago if I would be a) competing in strongman, b) doing so with a team of women, and c) helping coach others, I probably would have laughed at you and then asked you “what is strongman?” But here I am, doing all of those things.
I started competing in strongman because Jason nudged me to do so, and after I competed for the first time, I just didn’t stop signing up for contests. For my first contest, we had a small platform with some light stones…and that was it as far as strongman equipment. Jason and I spent hours at another nearby gym training on implements we didn’t own. After I competed in my first show and signed up for a second, our collection of strongman equipment began to grow and so did our team. After seeing what strongman was all about, a few of my gym buddies and friends decided they wanted to try it out, too. This was the pattern for a bit and the team evolved.
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