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Attempts at Strongman


#943

7/2

Boxing class, 1.5 hrs including some conditioning

45 minutes of bag work after


#944

7/4

Power clean from hang
Up to 205x3

Power clean from floor
205x1x10, 45ish seconds rest

Clean pull
275x5x4

RDL
275x10x2

3 2 minute rounds, 1 3 minute round of continuous straight punches, thrown for volume. Got to 400 on my 3 minute round before I lost count, but was pretty close to the end of the time. This is a wonderful way to feel completely pathetic and weak, as keeping my arms up takes a silly amount of will power.


#945

7/5

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs
It is 90 degrees inside the gym. I leave puddles all around the mat, making footwork difficult.


#946

7/6

Push press
30 pull aparts, 20 tricep extensions, 20 lat pulldowns between each set
Barx3
65x3
95x3
115x3
135x3
155x1
175x1
185x1
195x1x8

While wearing 50 lb vest
Pushupx10
Cable crunchx10
50 lb DB single arm pressx5
Cable rowx10
10 rounds

100 decline bench situps while holding weight. Top set of 40 lbsx10

Various bag work and stretching for an hour


#947

7/7

High-ish barBack squat SS/w power clean from floor,beltless, heeled shoe
Barx10/barx3
Barx10/barx3
135x3/135x1
185x3/135x1
225x3/135x1
275x3/205x1
315x3/205x1
(335x3/215x1)×6

Ab wheel SS/ lunges
+50×8/+50×16
+50×8/+95×16
(+50×8/+165×16)×4
+50×8/+50×200

30 min of bag work, 30 minutes of stretching


#948

Impromptu week off due to vehicle having a cataclysmic failure on the freeway, and figuring out what to do from there. I’m fortunate to be in a situation with potential unlimited overtime, so I’ve been working 14-16 hour days for the past bit.

7/13

Single arm DB press SS/w Chins
10x10/bwx5
20x10/+25x5
30x10/+25×5
40×10/+50×5
50×10/+50×5
60×10/+50×5
70×10(L) 8,2®/+50×5
40×23 (L) 16,7®/+50×5

Considered and tried a couple sets of benching. It felt horrible. Stiff and unstable. It was 88 degrees in the gym, and the bench felt like a slip’n’slide. Abandoned bench. Did 4 sets of 8 chins with +25 lbs during warm up bench sets

High incline DB press SS/w cable rows
40x12/x25
40x12/×25
40×20/×25

Bag work
1-10-1’s
Pick a punch, throw it once, then twice, then three times, etc. Until 10 is reached, then back down incrementally to one. Nicely comes out to 100 total. I didn’t go past tripling up on a punch, but would continue throwing until number was reached. Rested as needed between sections, nothing over 5ish seconds. All thrown as hard as possible, reseting as needed to assure better rotation. Did this for a jab, straight, lead hook to head, rear hook to head, lead hook to body, rear hook to body, lead uppercut, and rear uppercut. Wore 12 oz gloves in an attempt to maintain less compressed padding for my primary sparring gloves. Seemed too light for this type of of heavy volume. Knuckles, hands, and wrists are a bit tender.


#949

7/14

Power clean from floor
135x3
165x3
185x3
205x3
225x3

High pull, 1st from floor remainder from hang
225x6
255x6
275x5x3

Clean and press
135x5x5

Box jump
Up to 40"box with a 50 lb vest, 5x2
48"box, 3x2 with no vest

Rolled a few rounds of jujitsu, sparred 5 rounds of muay thai and 3 rounds of boxing


#950

7/16

Boxing class, 1 hr

Boxed a 45 minute round. Started at the end of class, a young lady asked me to spar. I was a bit late to class, and a yoga class was going on. I didn’t want to bother yoga, so I told her that she could determine the round length (by feel, therr is a loud wall mounted timer but I thought its blaring would interrupt the soothing water soundtrack) since I was a bit late to class and she had done more work. 45 minutes later, I pulled the plug. She’s either more stubborn than I am about not quitting, or she’s too shy for her own good.


#951

7/18

Put on 50 lb vest
Clean & push press
Worked up to 175x2x6

Still wearing vest
Conventional deadlift, box jump, pull up
Worked up to:
(405×2, 40"x2, +50(vest not additional)x5)×5

Add belt, remove vest
Conventional deadlift
425 for 10 singles EMOM

Boxing class, 1 hr

Two three minute boxing rounds with amateur MMA fighter, three three minute boxing rounds with professional 2 belt (different feds, same weight class) champion MMA fighter. The latter enjoys pushing the pace, especially (I think anyway) because I’m a few inches taller and a weight class heavier.


#952

7/21

Complex of;
Power clean from floor, push jerk, hang clean, push jerk, 10 count hold
Bunch with 135, worked up to 205

Power clean from floor, hang clean
205x2x8

Sandbag carries
200×100’
200x100’
220x150’
240x150’
240x150’
240x300’
240x150’

Work on heavy bag
5 straights to head, 5 rear hooks to head, 5 straights to body, 5 rear hooks to body. Repeated 10 times
5 jabs to head, 5 lead hooks to head, 5 jabs to body, 5 lead hooks to body. Repeated 10 times.


#953

7/24

Muay thai class, 1.5 hrs.

BJJ class, 1.5 hrs.

5 3 minute rounds of grappling

Simulated MMA fight, 3 5 minute rounds with 60 seconds rest

Helped a guy prep for an upcoming fight. After 3+ hours of moving prior against an almost totally fresh opponent left me pretty tired by the end.


#954

7/25

Dips SS/ 200 lb Sandbag load to platform
Bwx1min hold/48"x2
+30×5/48"×2
+55×5/48"×2
+80×5/52"×2
+105×5/54"x2
+120×5/56"x2
+155×5/60"x2
+80×8/60"×2
+80×8/60"×2
+80×8/60"×2
+80×8/60"×2
+80×12/60"×2

Bit of pump work

Boxing class, 1 hr. Five three minute very light rounds at the end.


#955

7/26

20 minutes of filling and struggling to put away a 300+ lb sandbag.

Front squat, heeled shoe, no belt
Barx10
135x3
185x3
225x3
275x3
295x2x3

Back squat, heeled shoe, no belt
315x2
335x2x3
355x2x2
365x2

BJJ class, 1.5 hrs


#956

7/29

Power snatch, power snatch from hang
Worked up to 165

Push press SS/BB Row
Barx5/165x10
95x3/165x10
115x3/215x10
135x3/215×10
145×3/215×10
155×3/215×10
185×1/215×10
185×1/215×10
185×1/185×10
185×1/185×10
185×1/185×10

DB single arm press SS/power clean
40x15/155×3
40×15/155×3
40×12/155×3
40×10/155×3

Giant set of
Face pull
Pullover
Row
Front raise w/25 lb plate
5 rounds of 10/10/10/40

3 sets to RP failure with close grip pushups w/50 lb vest.


#957

8/1

Back squat, medium belt, heeled shoe
Barx10
135x1
185x1
225x1
275x1
315x1
335x1
365x1
405x1
Switch to flat shoe
335x2x8, 30 seconds rest

SSB squat, no hands or belt, flat shoe. For me, this is about the worst/ most difficult squat form possible. Can’t lean, can’t brace, can’t descend quickly.
135x8
185x8
225x8
275x10

45 back raise with SSB
8X3Xbar
10x2x65
30xbw

Legs are torched.

Boxing class, 1.5 hrs


#958

8/2

Jujitsu class, 1.5 hrs.

Got some sweet old school boxing boots, played around with footwork and bag work for about 30 min.


#959

8/4

Power clean from hang
135x3
155x3
165x3
185x3
195x3
205x3
215x3
225x2x8

Single arm DB press
Up to 80x3L, 80x1,2 push press right
I’m disappointed with the differences in arms, especially because my left arm/shoulder has had reconstructive surgery.

Push press
Tried to minimize amount of pushing, increased leg drive as needed during the set
Barx10
145x10x4

3 rounds of
DB raise while laying on incline bench
DB hammer curl while laying on incline bench

30 minutes of ladder footwork stuff. First 10 minutes with 50 lb vest, remaining 20 without


#960

8/6

Bottoms up KB press

35 lbsx8x5 per arm

Db clean once, press away
Up to 90x3x12, 45 seconds rest

SSB lunges
Barx20
95x20
135x20
155x20
185x20
225x20

Dips SS/ Chins
Bwx5/bwx5
+25×5/+25×5
+45×5/+45×5
+70×5/+70×5
+120×5/+45×10

While wearing 45 lb plate:
Ab wheel SS/ Cable rotations
×10/×20 for 5 rounds

3 sets to failure curls with fat grips


#961

8/8

Trap bar deadlift, high handle, no belt, no straps
1700x3x3
260x3
350x3
440x3
530x3
350x6x6

Giant set of
Hang power cleanx2
Barbell Rowx12
Handstandx30 sec.
Cable crunchx15

8 rounds, weights 135, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, 205, 225

Boxing class, 1 hr


#962

Damn, that’s some serious warm-up weights…