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Attempts at Strongman


#385

That all quad, no calf life.


#386

7/3 Upper

Thorough warm-up

Clean and push press, clean each rep
Barx3
Barx3
95x2
115x2
135x2
155x2
175x2
185x2
200x2
200 for 5 singles

Clean and strict-ish press, clean each rep
135x3
155x8,8,6,6,6

Close grip bench, 3/4 thumb from smooth, first four reps in one breath, long pause on last rep
135x5
185x5
225 for 7 sets of 5

DB shoulder press
25’sx10
40’sx10
60’sx8 felt great, excited to set a PR on the next set
75’xlol nope these felt impossible once they were up to my shoulders. Tricep fatigue is sneaky
50’sx15,10,10,8,7

Pinwheel curls
40’s for 5 sets of 10

Handstands

Rolling tricep extensions and lateral raises for way too many sets


#387

Back is looking big!


#388

Kind of you sir. About a month ago work became much less physical. I’ve been able to push volume and frequency, and it seems to be paying off.


#389

Suplexed an intoxicated male who was following and harassing me from a guillotine. Guess all the cleans paid off.


#390

#391

7/4 Pull

Thorough warm-up

Felt like the fastest human alive today
Cleans from hang
Barx10
Barx10
135x3
185x3
225x3
245x3
265x3
245x3
225x3
205x3,3,3

Trap bar carries, 2" handles, no chalk
80x120 ft
170x120 ft
260x120 ft
350x120 ft
440x120 ft
440x120 ft
Add belt
500x120 ft
Add straps
500x120 ft
500x120 ft


#392

Wow, 500 pound farmer carries are very impressive. Nice job!


#393

Thank you sir. I’d like to hit a 4x body weight carry for 50-60 ft in the near future. Biggest problem will be fitting the weight on the bar lol


#394

Uhm, you just had Ben Bruno, the man himself, compliment you on your carry strength. Put that one on your fitness resume!

I agree though, that’s not only some massive weight, but you are running with it! Great foot speed.


#395

Felt that the farmers walks Tuesday were under max effort, but my elbows felt otherwise. Took yesterday off accordingly .


#396

6/6 Overslept Lower

Lame warm up

Front squat, heeled shoe, lever belt a bit loose, 1 breath, no reset between reps
Barx3
Barx3
Barx5
Barxstretch
135x1
135xstretch
185x1
225x1
285 for 12 doubles, had to switch to cross arm grip about 4 doubles in due to some struggle holding the rack. I blame this on the lackluster warm-up

Front rack picks, rack position, weight is unracked/picked up, braced, set hips and unlock knees as if to squat, then setting the weight down as gently as possible.
315x3
315x3
405x3
405x3
495x3
495x3
545x1, 15 second hold got a little too excited for this one, didn’t set the bar deep enough. Bar was sitting on my collarbone which felt pretty horrible


#397

@Ben_Bruno since you were here, just wanted to say I enjoyed the supertraining podcast you were recently on!


#398

The bruises you get following this shit are the worst. Makes turning your head feel like you’re about to snap your neck.


#399

I think I’m more impressed with the almost deadstop followed by a turn, back into practically sprinting holdin five Hindi. Good work brady


#400

They were actually Pacific Islanders. Not sure on their religious orientation though.


#401

Not trying to tough-guy you, but I don’t think I’ll have any sort of bruising this time. It’s something I’ll keep in mind in case one morning I think I wake up paralyzed lol


#402

I was on mobile, so i’m not surprised in the least by the Hindi. Also, regarding the bruising, I have hemophilia and bruise absurdly easy so I guess I should have taken that into account. Anything more than 315 on my shoulders results in bruises. The neck turning thing is more to do with the bar rolling up the neck though and pinching right below your adams apple. On me anyhows.


#403

7/7 Upper bitterness
Got all of this done, minus the stretching at the beginning, in a bit under an hour. Pleased with that

Thorough warm-up

Push press from front rack rather than my crappy backwards leaning launch
5 pullups between each set. Yes. Each set.
Barx3
Barx3
Barx3
Barx3
Barx3
65x3
65x3
95x3
95x3
115x3
115x3
135x3
155x1
175x1
185x1
205x1
225x1
225x1
225x1, honestly a 10 second pressout for the last 3 inches or so. Probably the slowest lift of my life
Mad about my technique feeling inconsistent, decided to combat that through foolish volume
155 for 15 triples

DB press mechanical drop set, starting at vertical back support and going till the bench was flat. Resting just long enough to lower the bench one setting and reshouldering the DB’s.
50’sx10,10,10,10,10,10
50’sx10,10,6,6,6,6
40’sx10,10,10,10,10,10

Seated DB press, Rest pause. 10 deep breaths for pauses
40’sx14,8,7,5
40’sx12,9,7,6

Band Pull aparts
Feeler set of 50
Set of 174 unbroken

@flipcollar bet you wish you had clavicles like these…

Cheating angles brah


#404

7/8 pull/lower rushed make-up

Lots of stretching

Power clean from hang
20 pull aparts and forearm stretching between sets
Barx2
Barx2
Barx2
135x2
135x2
135x2
185x2
205x2
205x2
225x2
225x12 blehhhhhhhhhhhh

RDLs, conventional stance, heeled shoe, straps
225 for 4 sets of 25

RDLs, semi-sumo stance, no shoe, straps
225 for 4 sets of 25