Do you think you are strong enough to pull a two-tonne ute?
Lithgow's Club Revive CrossFit gym is determined to find out in a 'Show of Strength'.
The club has based the show of strength off a strongman competition but it will be more of a novice strength test, according to Club Revive owner Chris Kable.
The club is throwing out the challenge to find the strongest person in Lithgow at the Lithgow Show on Saturday, March 16.
"You know, 'cause I am sick of telling people that I'm the strongest," Club Revive's resident strongman Nat Cummings said.
Kable said this particular competition was not for professional athletes.
The club wants to focus on people who work in jobs that require strength such as coal miners, emergency services, farmers, and more.
"It's just for people who are strong in town and want to come and have a go at the four tests we have put together," he said.
The four events include a bench press, sandbag to platform and a medley workout.
For the finale there will be a two tonne ute pull.
"Each one of the events is to test a different aspect of strength, bench press is not normally a strongman event as it's a power lift, but we are bringing that element into the strongman competition as well," Kable said.
The bench press will be judged on the maximum amount of weight someone can lift once, the sandbag to platform will be how many repetitions can be performed in a minute, and the other two workouts will be based on how fast they can get done.
"They go onto a leader board compared to others with how they went with their time, reps or weight and then each time they do an event their ranking will end up being their position," Kable said.
"So the person who came first gets one point, the person who comes 10th gets 10 points and at the end of the day the person with the lowest amount of points wins."
Cummings has participated in two novice strongman competitions before, coming away with a win in one of them.
"I started by doing CrossFit and basing it on strength training...for some reason, I'd say my genetics help, I'm a big guy so that stuff suits me," he said.
At one of the competitions Cummings competed at in Jervis Bay, Kable went down and supported him.
Originally approached by Lithgow Show for a CrossFit type event, Kable said he loved the vibe of the strongman competition he saw and wanted to bring that to Lithgow's annual Show.
So far the group is looking to have between 10-20 people both female and male.
"We have six females registered so that's really exciting, I didn't know how the female side of it would take off but they're pumped," he said.
According to Cummings they are seven weeks into a strongman class at Club Revive and the people he coaches seem to be generally interested and the gym is gaining a following for the strongman.
Kable said the event was a very cool spectator sport because you could have an appreciation and see just how much weight the people were lifting.
"It's ridiculous because they are picking it up and moving it like it weighs nothing, so it is very exciting to watch," he said.
Kable and Cummings said that bringing down a support crew to get behind you would be great for the vibe.
"If we can get people to rally behind their team, and get a friendly competitive rivalry going, it would be great," Kable said.
Cummings wanted to thank the Lithgow Men's Shed, which has been helping to build items for the day.
"It will be a good show, so come on down and watch, especially the ute pull - that will be a spectacle," he said.
The club will be taking sign ups until Wednesday, March 13 for $20, which includes entry to the show.
The club will be set up next to the grandstand from 2pm-6pm depending on numbers.
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