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15yr Old Strongman/Prep for Houstons Strongest Man



When Deadlifting more than once a is supposed to completely wreck your CNS but your Deadlifting 3 Times a week, about to move into squatting 5-6 Times a week, and doing strongman events whenever you can.


More Idea’s from my mind. Kinda want to have a ridiculous grip, should I take on the golf of the strength world and do grip stuff on the side? Such as CoC, Rolling Thunder, Hub Lifts, and Double Overhand Axles? Extra grip can never hurt a strongman right?


Quick Update, events were released for H-town’s Strongest Man

Event 1: Max Axle Deadlift (Straps Allowed)
Notes: Deadlifting with the axle can feel weird compared to a nice DL Bar. No bar whip and it pushes it out in front of you more. Hoping to Max somewhere around 405lbs/183kg - 435lbs/197kg

Event 2: Max Log Clean & Press
Notes: Log has always been good for me since I’m on the shorter side of the spectrum when it comes to strongman. Hoping to max somewhere around 205lbs/93kg - 225lbs/102kg

Event 3: Conan’s Wheel
Don’t have a Conan’s Wheel to train with so I’m gonna do a lot of high distance Yoke Zerchers. Going to be a brutal event all around.

Event 4: Yoke Walk: 500lbs/226kg x60ft/18.28m
Notes: Yoke has been a pretty good event for me. Gonna have to push training on weekends a bit more so I can get back in the groove of it and get the feel for having soul crushing weights on my back again.

Event 5: Farmers Walk & Sandbag Medley: Weights To be Announced
Walk some farmers handle down 60ft then pick up a sandbag and carry it back 60ft
Notes: Farmers Walk wise I’m pretty confident. It has been a decent event for me, kinda nervous about my grip for them but I’ll just have to do some extra grip work.

Notes on Sandbag: Sandbags are a weak point with me just because I don’t really have any sort of technique when it comes to the pick or carry. We only have 4 sandbags in my gym that go as such- 150lbs/68kg, 200lbs/90kg x2, 300lbs/136kg

How Training is structured as of right now-
Monday: OLY Lift, Deadlift Variation, Max Effort Squat + Some speed singles

Tuesday: Football Bar Strict Press, Front Squats, Some variation of seated overhead + A lot of Back accessory work

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: OLY Lift, Deadlift, ME Triples on FSQ + Some back down triples, Deadlift Accessories

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Strongman Event Training, SSB Speed Squats

Sunday: Bench, Light Accessories for Tricep & Back (Kinda like a bodybuilding day)


Learn hook grip with heavier weights now, before it’s too late. I have some nasty calluses from doing hook grip with 275 deadlifts, so I’d recommend starting lighter than I did and working up to it, lol. Try pulling your warmup sets and final warmup single with hook grip, then pull normally. Best of luck.


Been practicing hook grip lately. I can successfully pull 325lbs x3 with a hook-grip. Doesn’t hurt anymore, but I have not gone any heavier than 325


Football Workout-
195lbs/88kg x5
235lbs/106kg x5
275lbs/124kg x5
305lbs/138kg x5
335lbs/152kg x5 (PR)

Front Squats
Bar x10
135lbs/62kg x5
155lbs/70kg x4x3

Strict Press
Bar x10
95lbs/43kg x5
105lbs/47kg x5
115lbs/52kg x5

Got to go to Metroflex Today so workout was really great.

Hang Cleans
135lbs x3
155lbs x1
165lbs x1
175lbs x1

Clean Pulls SS/Weighted Pull-ups
185lbs x2 + 2 WPU’s
205lbs x2 + 2 WPU’s
215lbs x2 + 2 WPU’s

Paused Snatch Grip Deadlifts W/Pause
225lbs/102kg x3 + 60lbs/27kg of Chains
245lbs/111kg x3 + 60lbs/27kg of Chains
265lbs/120kg x4x3 + 60lbs/27kg of Chains
(Estimated around 325lbs at top of lift)

SSB Squats-
Bar x10
155lbs/70kg x5
185lbs/84kg x5
205lbs/93kg x3
225lbs/102kg x3
245lbs/111kg x3
255lbs/115kg x1
265lbs/120kg x1
275lbs/124kg x1
225lbs/102kg x6x1 (Speed Singles)

Weighted Back Ext. SS/Ab Wheel Roll-outs
Back Ext. + AWRO x3x8

State Exam today so no football workout

Also got to go to Metroflex today, seriously love that gym.

Strict Log Press
Empty Log x10
95lbs/43kg x5
115lbs/52kg x5
125lbs/56kg x5

Front Squats-
Bar x10
135lbs/62kg x5
165lbs/74kg x5x5

Seated BTN Press-
75lbs x15
85lbs x5
95lbs x5
105lbs x5
75lbs x15

Accessory Circuit x3 Rounds
Pull-ups x5
Weighted Dips- 25lbs x5
Pendlay Rows- 155lbs x5
Band Face-pulls- x15

Empty Bar Curls- Rest Pause to 100 Reps


Good stuff man. Also, congrats on the PR.


4/14/18- Strongman Workout

Log Press
Empty Log x5
130lbs/59kg x3
150lbs/68kg x1
160lbs/72kg x1
170lbs/77kg x2
140lbs/63kg x8x3 (These eight sets of three exhausted my tri’s)

Deadlifts (Not usual day I do these but I missed thursday deadlifts for tutorials)
155lbs/70kg x10
245lbs/111kg x5
295lbs/133kg x5
335lbs/151kg x2
355lbs/161kg x1
375lbs/170kg x2 (Felt terrible and wanted to pass out but according to my bud they moved fast)
315lbs/142kg x5x3

Speed Work x5 Rounds
Banded SSB Squats- 165lbs/74kg - 185lbs/84kg at Bottom 205lbs/93kg - 225lbs/102kg x3 at top. Yoke Walks- 400lbs/181kg x80ft


4/15/18- Upper Body
Lots of Foam Rolling, a short period of dare I say… Yoga
Some Footwork drills and Jump Rope

Paused Bench
Bar x20
95lbs/43kg x5
115lbs/52kg x5
135lbs/62kg x4x4
155lbs/70kg x2x2
135lbs/62kg x11

Incline DB Bench-press
35lbs/15kg x15
55lbs/25kg x2x10
35lbs/15kg x13

Accessory Circuit- x4 Rounds
Chin-ups- Alternated Between Weighted and Body-weight Each round for Max Reps
Dips- Alternated Between Weighted and Body-weight Each round for Max Reps
Incline DB Rows- x55lbs/25kg x10
Battle Rope Waves- x15sec

Some Extra Arm and Upper Chest work so I can be sexier :wink: