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Attempts at Strongman


#883

Grappling is even worse, there’s a reason that college wrestling matches are only seven minutes total. There’s no “jabbing” to catch your breath and save energy.


#884

Probably bias, but I never found wrestling to be as rough. I think it’s because I’m so inefficient at kicking, and because prior to any wrestling matches I had practice/was in some sort of shape prior to competition.


#885

Having some wrist pain. Laid off pressing today, no low bar back squatting for a while.

4/9

High pull from hang, switching grip width each set
205x6x3
275x3x6

Handstands

Band laterals

KB Z press
35x10
44x6x2
55x5x2


#886

thank god im not the only one!


#887

My left leg from knee to toe is costed in bruises. My right leg, not so much. I’m not coordinated enough to kick very hard on that side :sweat_smile:


#888

Might need to mentally check myself a bit. Now I’m 2 for 2 with bloody noses during sparring, and each time I start to giggle. I had this huge, goofy, bloody smile as I walked this guy into the ropes. I need work my defense/avoidance rather than my chin.


#889

4/10

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs


#890

4/11

100 pull aparts

Log Press
140x10
160x1
180x1
200x1
230x1x3
200x2x3

Dips
Bwx10
+55×10
+80×10
+125×11
+80×9
+55×9

500 pull aparts


#891

Do you stop at a certain number, or when your upper back/rhomboids bursts into flame?


#892

I like to pick a number and rest pause until i hit it, while hitting consistent sets. For example, to hit 500 I did 25, 5 deep breaths, 25 more, 5 deep breaths, etc.


#893

4/12

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs

Found out that if I get punched cleanly in the jaw, even if its not too hard, i shoot a double leg and transition to mount before I remember that I’m sparring stand up. Primate brain took over, was a bit odd.


#894

4/17 muay Thai class, 1.5 hrs

Unscheduled deload. Body was feeling bad, not feeling snappy with weights . I’ve probably been massively under eating., especially with added activity. So, I’ve almost doubled calories and tapered down caffeine again. I’m amazed at the turnaround in such a short time. Energy has been way up, feeling excited to get back to to usual schedule tomorrow.


#895

4/18

Front squat, first rep pause, second rep fast, third rep pause, fourth rep fast, etc.
Barx10
Barx10
135x8
135x8
185x8
185x8
235x6
285x6
Add reminder belt
335x3x2
245x8x2

Koklov press
45x10
65x10
85x8
105x6
115x5
105x6
85x8x2

GHR
100 RP

Bunch of band leg extensions


#896

4/19

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs

Found out I can throw a jumping head Kick relatively well. Prior to sparring, the coach let my partner know that i was new, but very athletic.
This was a weird moment. I have never, ever been called athletic. I have always struggled with kinetic learning, never moved very well, and generally felt unskilled in movement. Felt like the ugly duckling having a minor transition to swan :sweat_smile:


#897

4/21

Dips SS/ Chins
Bwx10/bwx10
+45x3/+45×6
+80×3/45+6
+115×3/+45×6
150×3/+45×6
+185×3.5/+45×6
+115×10/+45×6
+80×10/+45×6
+45×10/+45×6

Some band fluff and ab work


#898

4/23

100 RDLs with bar to warm up

SGHP from blocks
135x5
185x3
225x3
275x3
315x3x6

Seal rows, dead stop
135x10
205x8x4
135x15

Ab wheel rollouts
Bwx10
+50x10x5

Waiter walk while wearing 50 lb vest
60xa ways
75xless but still kinda far
90xless far
100xless far

1 hr boxing class

Also, helped prep a lightweight MMA fighter for his second amateur bout. He is primarily a boxer, and I just pressed forward as a grappler to help with his takedown defense. It’s fun to shoot doubles and be able to toss the person in the air, only to catch them and set them down lightly :sweat_smile:


#899

4/24

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs

After, i went to visit my sister and her family. They are in a suburb with 4 kids, who all have neighbor friends. Kids were playing tag, boxing gloves came out, and a somewhat more physical game emerged. I then strapped on my shin guards and “tagged” various 3-8 year olds to the ground with kicks while chasing them around the neighborhood. Surprisingly difficult from a cardiovascular standpoint, as my stipulation from the kids was that my hands had to stay behind my back, and I could only use my legs.


#900

Wait, since when could you push weight overhead? Nice pressing man!


#901

Just to make sure, that’s 3 singles :sweat_smile: everything from 200-260 feels almost the same, but any more feels way heavy. Thanks sir!


#902

4/26

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs

SSB squat
Barx20
135x10
225x10
275x8x8

SSB reverse lunges
135x20x3

Ab wheel
A bunch