Michael Watson has taken out the novice southern strength series 1st place after 4 strongman comps in South Australia. As a coach / trainer I couldn’t be more happier for him. He stuck with it, but in the end he came out on top. Each comp has been different with some hard events but also some events that he has found easy.

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On the weekend he got 3rd at PTC Adelaide for the 4th comp. Also got a PB on his log lift.

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Congratulations to him! Would be great to see others give it a go!


For me, committing to the 2015 Southern Strength Series at the start of the year was great motivation to keep building on my fitness journey.  Being happy enough coming 3rd for the day and having lifted 100kg ground to overhead for the first time, persistence and consistency paid off over the series and I was thrilled to take out 1st for the series.

I would have never thought a year ago I would have been able to win a competition, but I’m thankful that Barbara convinced me to try F!tF!x  last year, and supported me throughout the series  coming out, taking photos and reminding me to keep training inbetween comps. Adam’s strength program was eye opening and not only gave me a distinct advantage with lifting techniques but I also realised the training I had been doing before F!T F!X was incorrect, inefficient and some even damaging so I thought it was money well spent to learn the correct way at F!T F!X.

Throughout the series I was lucky that I could share the experience with a number of F!tF!xers who competed in various rounds, and I know we were all over the moon to have others come out to support and cheer us on. I have also met a range of new people from all different fitness and training backgrounds we were able to get new ideas and support each other. I’m certain that without all this support I wouldn’t have achieved the same result.

I’m looking forward to focusing more on crossfit competitions next year and developing a range of new skills!” Michael Watson


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Want to know more about the Southern Strength Series? Check out facebook link https://www.facebook.com/southernstrengthseries

SA’s champions league for strongman. There is divisions from novice to open for men & women. Points accumulate over the 4 events to determine the winners.


Michael does the strength 10 week program, attends the group fitness sessions, challenges me at the workout with trainer sessions and is also part of the 10 week wod program.


Thanks to the people who have done the comps in the past, who come out to cheer and take pics / vids.


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