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Building The Berserker: The Big Push

Big Brett Zerchers

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9/4/20- Log & Deadlifts

  • Movement Prep x3x1

  • Jump Series- x5x2

  • Log Clean & Press Away-
    Empty Log x3
    160lbs/72kg x2x3
    180lbs/81kg x2x3
    200lbs/91kg x6x3

  • Deadlifts (No straps… ew)
    135lbs/62kg x5
    225lbs/102kg x5
    315lbs/143kg x4
    335lbs/152kg x4
    335lbs/152kg x4
    365lbs/165kg x4
    365lbs/165kg x4
    385lbs/174kg x4
    385lbs/174kg x4
    405lbs/183kg x4 (Straps on because callous was on verge of tearing)

After next week it’s competition prep time! Beasts of bluegrass, 175 weight class for me, december 13th.

Events are:
Log Clean & Press Away- 230lbs/105kg x60sec

Farmers Walk- 250lbs/113kg x50ft/15.25m

Deadlift Ladder- 495lbs/224kg ~ 545lbs/247kg ~ 585lbs/265kg (without straps…)

Sandbag Sled Medley- 50ft/15.25m course: 220lbs/100kg sandbag, 265lbs/120kg, throw them on a sled and drag them back.

Stone Series over 52"/1.3m: 245lbs/111kg ~ 285lbs/129kg ~ 300lbs/136kg

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Pretty confident in my ability on log. I’ve walked heavier farmers for 50ft so I just need to be fast, deadlift ladder I might run into some trouble with 585lbs but I’ll give it a go regardless, sandbag medley I’m confident in because I’m a professional at eating shit, and stones are something I know I have the strength to do, I just need to make sure my overall endurance allows me to by the end of the show.

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Yes.

Also, deadlift ladder on regular bars, or is it gonna be on a 5 inch diameter axle or something equally as dumb?

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2 normal bars and then a deadlift bar for the heaviest weight.

Sweet. I’m thinking about competing. Looks really awesome.

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how could you stop before tearing…ahaha I ended up tearing mine on dynamic days ahaha

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9/13/20- Deadlifts

  • Movement Prep x3 Rounds

  • Deadlifts-
    135lbs/62kg x5
    225lbs/102kg x5
    315lbs/143kg x3
    365lbs/165kg x2
    405lbs/183kg x2
    445lbs/202kg x2
    475lbs/215kg x1
    505lbs/230kg x3 (PR Triple, maybe had a fourth maybe not, wasn’t gonna push the envelope that hard)

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Congrats, your deadlift progress is freaking amazing to watch!

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Appreciate it man! You’ve made some pretty awesome strides in your training too.

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Second slide is my 505 x3, weird to think I had my first 505 pull april 4th, just about 5 months ago.

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9/18/20- Deadlifts again

  • Movement Prep x2x2

  • Depth Vertical Jumps x3x1

  • Deadlifts-
    135lbs/62kg x5
    225lbs/103kg x3
    315lbs/143kg x1
    405lbs/182kg x1
    455lbs/206kg x1
    505lbs/230kg x1
    545lbs/247kg x1 (PR)

Been in an absolute world of my own recently, 505 x3 on Sunday and 545 x1 today? Shit feels unreal. Use next week to deload and then competition prep starts.

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congrats on the PR!!

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