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Attempts at Strongman


#1004

11/20

Box jumps
Adding height slowly, up to 42"ish for 4 doubles

SSB squat, heeled shoe, no belt or knee support
Up to 295x2x6

Overhead lunge with 35 lb KB, 50 per leg

Lifting was done in 25 minutes to be ready for class

Muay thai class, 1 hr


#1005

11/22

Strict Press
115x4x12

100 pushups, close neutral grip on dbs

50 eccentric focused dragon flags


#1006

11/24

Clean grip high pull from hang
205x6x4

Sumo deadlift against bands
Band tension lifted 100 lb dumbbell off floor at the top of deadlift, so it’s somewhere around that.
275x3x4
325x3x4
415x1
Add belt
485x1

Cable rows on 45° back raise
I really like these. Getting to the top of a back raise, then holding the top position while doing the rows
5x15, 2 second hold, 2 count eccentric

Straight leg sit-up SS/w 2 arm waiter walk
20 lb KB per handx8/40 lb dbsx30 yards at a slow pace


#1007

11/25 A.M.
Wanting to get back into some early morning exercise, seems to set a better tone to my day.

Legless rope climbs SS/w cable belt squats
10 rounds of climb/stack x 10

Banded rotations SS/w cable belt split squats
10 rounds of x20/stack x6 or leg


#1008

Torture😂


#1009

11/26

KB press
40x6x2 per arm

200 band pull aparts

Strict Press
135x1x4
145x1x2
160x1x4


#1010

11/28

Pullups
Bwx10
+25×3
+50×3×6
Switch to chin ups
+50×3×6

Suitcase deadlift
Using a neutral grip curl bar, gripping the outside. Very slick, no knurling. Easier to balance than a full barbell though
115×5 per side
115x a few 50’ walks per side
(205x20 ct hold per hand)×5


#1011

11/30

Box jump with weighted vest
Up to 42", 2x5 at that height

SSB squat, heeled shoe, knee sleeve, no belt
335 for 30 singles, done EMOM

cable elevated belt squat
3/4 stack RPx100
Stack RPx50×2

Straight leg sit up SS/w 45° back raises
Wearing 50 lb vest and holding a 15 lb kettlebell in each hand for both
(x10/x10)×4
x50 RP/x50 RP

First workout with Plazma, slight nausea but blood sugar stayed steady throughout, which was nice.


#1012

12/1

Strict Press SS/w pullups
Barx3/bwx6
Barx4/+25×6
65×4/+25×6
85×4/+25×6
95×4/+35×6
115×4/+35×6
125×4/+35×6
135×4/+35×6
(140×4/+35×6)×10

Hammer curl/lateral raise/Single arm press
40x8/15 lb KBx12/30 lb KBx20 for 5 rounds


#1013

It’s a tall order my brother, but I am confident you can make it. Anything that can address your overhead presser will surely help you. It’s good to hear that you are registered for the March 18th strongman in Oregon. Keep going!


#1014

Thanks for the positivity! That event was in 2017, and it was very enjoyable.


#1015

12/3

Sumo deadlift
315x3x10
365x2x10
425x1x10
Add belt
475x1

Rubish deadlift (deadlift on a 45° back raise)
155x8x3 snatch grip
185x8x3 regular grip

Elevated cable belt squat
Stackx120, switching stance every 10 reps
Stackx50, sumo stance, paused at the bottom


#1016

12/8

Power snatch from hang
140x2x12

Followed this up with 2 pepperoni pizzas


#1017

Sounds like a good training session to me


#1019

12/10

Nice longer warm up

Push press, wrist wraps, heeled shoe,
Barx3
95x2
115x2
135x2
155x2
175x1
185x1
195x1
205x1
225x1x5
Felt great, very explosive and relatively low RPE.

Strict press
115x1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1,2,3,4,5 done EMOM

Feet elevated pushups, done with neutral grip. Paused at top and bottom
Bwx10
+50x10x3
+120×6×2

100 tricep extensions
100 band pullaparts


#1020

Haven’t been recording it in logs, but I’ve been training a martial art of sort at least 3 times a week, but often up to 7-8 classes thru the week. I’ve noticed that boxing and muay thai don’t really effect my lifting, but jujitsu (especially rolling with higher belts) definitely does. For example, I spent probably close to 20 minutes hopping on one foot yesterday while being the training/demo dummy for single leg takedown drills, and my left calf is quite sore. Also, my only regularly successful submissions are guillotines and d’arce chokes, which for me usually come with a good bit of squeezing. My biceps and forearms are usually a good bit fatigued on wednesdays and fridays, the days following BJJ.


#1021

12/13

Pull up, medium grip, pronated
BW x5
+25×3
+50×3
+75×3
+100×3×3
Switch to close grip, supinated
+100×3×3
Switch to close grip, pronated
+100×3×3
Switch back to supinated
+35×8×3
+25×10×2

Power snatch from hang SS/w straight leg situps
115x3/30 lb kb in one hand x 6 per arm
Went thru 8 rounds

Various delt raises done on a 45° back raise x a bunch

Giant set of cable straight arm pulldown, face pull, tricep extension, and row x a bunch

I am eating well and seem to be growing a bit. Sitting around 190 and pants are still pretty loose in the waist.


#1022

12/15

SSB squat
315x1x10

Sandbag pick and carry
250x60 ftx10
250x120 ftx10
Alternated distances each run, went at the top of each minute

100 back raises with 50 lb vest
100 B wheel rollouts


#1023

12/17

While wearing 50 lb vest
Power snatch from hang Ss/w dips
95x2/+50×6
115×2/+50×6
135×2/+50×6
145×2/+50×6
145×2/+75×6
(145×2/+100×6)×5
Now just dips
+100×15
+50×20
Bw×hold till tricep cramp


#1024

Beast