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
Thursday: OLY Lift, Deadlift, ME Triples on FSQ + Some back down triples, Deadlift Accessories
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
335lbs/152kg x5 (PR)
Got to go to Metroflex Today so workout was really great.
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)
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
Seated BTN Press-
Accessory Circuit x3 Rounds
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
Empty Log x5
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)
375lbs/170kg x2 (Felt terrible and wanted to pass out but according to my bud they moved fast)
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
Incline DB Bench-press
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