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Attempts at Strongman


#903

4/27

Strict press
20 vertical pull aparts between each set
Barx5
Barx3
65x2
85x2
95x2
115x2
135x2
145x2
155x2
165x2 either is or ties a PR, but this was without wrist wraps or belt. Not much, but exciting for me.
145x4x2

Koklov press
20 vertical pull aparts between each set
Barx10
65x10
85x14

Rolling tricep extension SS/one arm cable row
65x10/40x12
85x10/40×12
105×10/40×12
105×10/40×10 ct hold, then x10
85x15/40×10 ct hold, then x10
65x20/40x30 ct hold, then x10

Pull ups on chimes SS/front raises
A bunch/A bunch

45 minutes of various bag work, no kicks because I have tender baby shins


#904

4/28

TBDL, low handle, no belt
Barx10
170x6
260x6
350x6
440x6
500x6x2

SSB Squat, beltless
Tried barefoot squatting for the first time. Hardest/most uncomfortable part was my hip flexors, surprisingly .
Barx5
Barx5
135xpause
185xpause
225x2
275x2x8, 45 seconds rest

Lunges
Empty ssb barx250 per leg

“Shoveling” with a 10 lb sledge for 10 minutes

30 minutes of trying to learn a speed bag


#905

4/30

TBDL High handle w/ belt SS/ dips
Barx10/bwx6
170x3/+30×6
260×3/+55×6
350×3/+75×6
440×3/110×6
530×3/145×6
610×1/75×10
660×1/75×10
(710×1/75×10)×3

Mace swings with 10 lb sledge 100 per side

Horizontal swing, no contact with sledge 100 per side


#906

Ouch.

Haha, I got to a point where I didn’t completely suck on the speed bag but always marveled at those who made it look so damn easy. I would always go over and try it for 5mins each boxing session when I used to go.


#907

What the hell is wrong with you haha


#908

My hand eye coordination in terms of striking is still pretty poor. This has been my first athletic venture involving unilateral hand movement requiring various levels of precision. It’s good at keeping me honest though. I can tell when I start to clench down and things get stiff and clunky.


#909

It’s not too bad, to be honest. A couple times I’ve done heavier sets with some higher reps. I think the worst was 135/100xper leg. That really sucked. However, it’s a lot like walking. As long as you start the lunge, you’ll probably finish it. You can go a lot farther than it feels.


#910

Seal row, paused on floor with weird small neutral grip bar SS/ Push press
Barx20/barx10
95x6/95x6
165x6/145×2
215×6/155×2
215×6/175x2
(215x6/185×2)×3
(165×8/185×2)

160 lb sandbag to shoulder
1Xeach shoulder EHMOM for 8 minutes

Tricep extensions and db laterals

Boxing class, 1.5 hrs
Had a little conditioning in the class due to a more fitness oriented teacher and class this week, listing for consistencies sake
10 crosses
10 pushups
20 uppercuts
20 squats
30 crosses
30 pushups
40 uppercuts
40 squats
30 crosses
30 pushups
20 uppercuts
20 squats
10 crosses
10 pushups
Got through this 4 times in the time limit, which I’m unsure of. Somewhere between 11 and 14 minutes.

Also sparred 6 rounds. Last time I had eaten was a smallish meal (around 800 calories) at 11:30. My forearms were starting to cramp pretty bad.


#911

5/3

Muay thai class, 1 hr

Raw Milk is supposed to be magic, right? My local grocery store started carrying it at a reasonable price. May be a lot of dairy in my diet in the near future.


#912

5/7

SSB squat, heeled shoe, beltless
Barx10
135x2
185x2
225x2
275x2
315x2
335x2x6, EMOM
335x1 paused

SSB Reverse Lunges
135x50
135x25
135x25

Cable Rotations
Started light, increased weight set by set until a set of 10 was pretty rough.

Boxing class, 1 hr


#913

4/9

Sumo deadlift, beltless
Barx20 RDLS
135x2
225x2
315x2
405x2
425x1 w/10 count hold, EMOM for 10 minutes

Boxing class, 1 hr

100 kicks per leg

12 minutes of speed bag rounds, 1 arm at a time for 1 min per round

5 rounds of
Ab wheelx10
Sumo RDL holdx30 seconds@185
Sumo RDLx10@185
Clean grip high pullx5@185
Cable rowx25


#914

5/10

Muay thai class, 1 hr

Left obliques very, very sore. I seem to not be coordinated enough to kick with my right with enough force to bring about soreness on that side.


#915

Deadlift from 3"box
135x2
225x2
315x2
405x2
455x2x10, alternating between sumo and conventional

SSB lunges
185x10x4

DB incline
90’sx12x3

1 hr boxing/kickboxing type conditioning


#916

5/13

10 rounds while wearing 50 lb vest
10 dips SS/ 30 lunges

5 rounds of
Cable rowx20
Cable tricep extensionx15

1 hr of boxing/kickboxing conditioning


#917

5/14

High pull from box. Quick reset, but probably not letting the weight fully settle
135x3
225x3
275x3
305x3
325x3
345x3

Snatch grip high pull from same box. Full reset/pause between reps
225x5x5

Pullups
Bwx5
+45×5
+70×5
+100×5
RP +70×8,5,3,2

Cable Rotations
3 sets light and slow
3 sets stepping into the concentric and moving quickly, slow eccentric

Boxing class, 1 hr


#918

5/15

Muay thai class, 1 hr

Ab wheel rollouts
Bwx10x2
+50×10×5

Weird ab wheel where it straps to one’s feet.
Bwx50’
+50x50’×5

Cable rotations SS/ pallof presses
A bunch


#919

5/16

Since arm DB press
10×10
20×10
30×10
40×6
50×6
60×6
70×6
75×6

Close grip decline bench, long pause
Barx20
Bar×pause and stretch
135x5
185x5
225x5
245x2
275x2
295x2
Add wrist wraps
305x2
315x2
275x2x8

Haven’t done much benching in a while, especially not consistently. felt pretty good, nice and smooth, decent pop off chest.

Boxing class, 1.5 hrs
100 kicks per leg


#920

Few days off due to a couple 16+ hour work days.

5/21

SSB lunges, in place because no space
Barx20
135x10
155x10
185x10
205x10
225x10
245x10
275x12
135x50

DB snatch
60x5
80x3
100x2x5

Boxing class, 1 hr


#921

5/22

Muay thai class, 1 hr.

My perspiration amount is out of control. Not only do I leave a trail, if in one place for long enough I leave standing water/sweat. Enough to ripple or flow based on moving around said sweat.


#922

5/23

Pull ups
Bwx10
+45×3
+70×3
+95×3
+120×3
+145×almost 3
+85×8
+60×8
+35×8
+35×90 second hold

Close grip neutral bench, had to clean the bar and lay down as the bar is too short to fit in a rack
80x8
130x8
180x8
200x8
230x8
230z6

200 face pulls

100 standing cable crunches