T Nation

16yr Old Strongman. Prep for Nationals



On my way to compete tomorrow! I’ll get y’all filled in as soon as possible tomorrow. Weigh-ins at 10am.


Kill it Brett!


Thanks brother! I’ll get plenty of videos




:muscle::muscle::muscle: my man


Kill it today mate, you’ve got this!


Todays results- 8th overall novice out of 12, 2nd light weight novice.

Max Wagon Wheel-
415/188kg x1
445/202kg x1
465/211kg xMiss, broke off floor but not locked out.

Press Medley- 25sec
185lbs/84kg Axle
200lbs/91kg Log
95lbs/43kg CDB

Truck Pull- 26,000lbs/11,818kg x50ft/15m done in 28sec

Stone Loads- 220lbs/100kg x5 in 60sec

They said they’d split the novice division because there were some damn giants there but we ended up doing the same weights on everything else. So 8th place overall novice but 2nd place in under 220 novice.

The event was ran pretty bad, didn’t have enough time for my favorite event, the yoke farmer medley. Overall fun first experience.


Well done man! Also sucks events were run like that.


Lol I have a 225kg Wagon wheel for reps at my comp… Gonna be zeroing that :joy:



Great work there mate. You out up some damn impressive numbers there, we’re all excited to see where you go as you build up more and more comp experience


Thanks man, it was an absolutely thrilling experience, cant wait to compete more!


Fuck yeah dude. Nice job.


Pretty happy with my physique right now sitting at 200lbs/92kg.
Really happy with my back, usually it’d take me a pretty solid back workout to get it looking like it did in this picture but this was cold. Once I’m done with nationals this year Im gonna try to push my back to its limits.


Alright, you lucky bastard. Let’s see if I can outangle you later tonight.


hehehe, this isn’t even my final form, just wait until I get a back pump tonight.


Great work and valuable experience! Keep going man


4/9/19- Pressing Workout
Bench Press SS W/T-Bar Rows
Bar x20
135lbs/62kg x2x4
155lbs/70kg x4x8 SS W/T-Bar Rows- 2 Plates and a Quarter x4x8
155lbs/70kg x12 SS W/T-Bar Rows- 3 Plates x12
(Easily had 3 more left in the tank here, but PR I believe)

Slingshot Dips SS W/Lat Pulldowns- x4x15-20
BW x27 (No Slingshot)
BW +90lbs/40kg x5
BW +115lbs/52kg x5
BW +135lbs/62kg x6
BW +90lbs/40kg x15
BW x21 (No Slingshot)

Accessory Work

  • Hammer Curls SS W/Barbell Curls- x5x15-20
  • Tricep Pushdowns- x5x20 SS W/Rear Delt Flyes- x5x10

(Body is still pretty beat after the comp, so coming back in pretty light with higher volume feels good, should be a nice easy little PR coming next week on deadlift. 455lbs/205kg x1. Should hopefully move easy as hell.)


4/11/19- Squats
SSB Squats, No Supportive gear, bleh.
Bar x10
135lbs/62kg x8
185lbs/84kg x8
205lbs/93kg x4
225lbs/102kg x4x8
225lbs/102kg x11 (Easy RiR: 3)

High Bar Pin-Squats-
135lbs/62kg +Heavy Chains x4
185lbs/84kg +Heavy Chains x4
205lbs/93kg +Heavy Chains x2x4 (Christ these were rough)

Accessory Work

  • Bulgarian Split Squats W/Front foot elevated- x5x10 SS W/Sissy Squats- x5x10
  • Jump Rope x5x3min SS W/Suitcase Carries- 155lbs/70kg x5x50ft

Ever Want to make your quads scream in pain?? Superset Split Squats and Sissy Squats.


4/15/19- Deadlifts
135lbs/62kg x10
225lbs/102kg x5
255lbs/115kg x6
315lbs/145kg x1
335lbs/152kg x1
355lbs/161kg x1
375lbs/170kg x1
405lbs/185kg x1
430lbs/195kg x1
455lbs/105kg xFailed
Well shit, this was my last week before a deload then onto the 505, good food, good rest, and good energy and I still couldn’t even pull a little 15lb PR. Feel like I’ve been spinning my fucking tires for 12 weeks now.

Update for nationals: The way things look with my schedule for work and other little side hustles I do I won’t have enough money to get to nationals. Really unhappy about this, in all it’s been a fairly shitty past few weeks plus and this might have put the turd on top of the shit cake.

But there also might be an even bigger shit cake being baked. For the past 3 or so months I’ve been getting this little pain in my mid/upper back region and after tonights deadlifts it got worse. Hoping to god it’s just some muscle tightness and not what I fear it to be (A bulging disk)
Anytime I breath deep into my lungs right now I can feel a dull pain and anytime I round my upperback I can feel something. Doesn’t really hurt but something isn’t right.
Gonna head to a docs office sometime soon hopefully. Gonna focus on decompressing my spine a shit ton until I get to the doctor and get an MRI or assessment of some sort.


Hopefully its nothing major.