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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.