Saturday, October 6, 2007

2007 MUSCLE DRIVER USA NAS INC National Championships

Nationals is the next contest on my horizon. Its the biggest amateur contest of the year. Winner gets their pro card and is 2007 amateur national champion. It takes place November 16 in Las Vegas.

Events are as follow:
1) 80lb kettlebell clean and press. Max reps in 60 seconds. Kettlebell is taken from the ground to the shoulder, and then pressed.

2)Farmers walk. 260lbs per hand. 80 feet turns. Max distance.

3)Yoke walk. 700lbs for 80ft. Fastest time wins

4) Tire flip. 800 lb tire for 80 feet. Fastest time wins

5) Atlas stones. 5 stone series- 240, 280, 300, 300, 365

There will be over 100 competitors. My goal is a top 5 finish.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dow closes at record high

Nice way to start October! The DOW smashed through 14,000 to close at 14,087- a 1.38% gain. The S&P closed with a 1.33% gain. The market seems to be optimistic of another Fed cut at the end of the month.

The market has been red hot the past 3 weeks and has recouped all of its gains from the 10% haircut we took in July and August.

I have stayed fully invested and added to my postions through the dip. All of my positions have recovered except for one (HCFCX which I bought right before the market drop). I am still dollar cost averaging into this fund.

Just another reminder you can't time the market!