IT CERTAINLY was heavy going at Club Synergy this weekend.
Luckily there was no shortage of strong people to carry the load at the Tamworth Strongman Competition for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
More than 15 men and women from around the region were on site to lift, shift, toss and tow all manner of "stupid heavy" things, including some vintage fire trucks.
Tamworth firefighter and event co-organiser Malachii Schofield said the day helped bank about $700 for the upcoming Firies Climb for MND.
That event will see the firies take on an arduous 1504 step climb up Sydney Tower.
He said there has been a strong show of support for the cause at the Tamworth event.
'Mate, if a guy can do it, I can do it too' and you get that sense of accomplishment when you lift something stupid-heavy.Personal trainer Hana Mills
Co-organiser Hana Mills said it great to see a number of women take on the fellas in the strongman competitions.
"It has been amazing, every one has been super supportive of each other and everyone is getting in and having a go," she said.
"It's so good to see women in this kind of sport and not taking the crap from the dudes, you know.
"It is amazing, not only physically, but mentally for women.
"This is like 'mate, if a guy can do it, I can do it too' and you get that sense of accomplishment when you lift something stupid-heavy."