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IMK66's Strongman Log


Long story short, began a strongman training log leading up to a contest in Hudson Valley on April 16th under the handle @IAM. Had that account since I was 14; figured it was time now for a new one. Considering the results of the Strongman contest, I also figured it was time to get serious about how I trained.

Contacted @Alpha, who’s written a badass 12-week conjugate program tailored to my strengths and weaknesses for which I can’t thank him enough.

I plan on spending these months getting stronger overall; if a contest comes up again near the end of this cycle, I may do it. Nationals in a few years would be sick, and so would a 1500lb total at 181. Day 1 was yesterday. So it begins.

Maximum Effort Lower - Variation: SSB Squats

STRENGTH – SSB Squat – 150x8, 200x5, 260x3, 300x3, 340x3

Between each set: 10 Knees to Elbows, 25 Kettlebell Swings w/50lb

VOLUME - 3 Rounds

SSB Squat, 270x11

10 Knees to Elbows

SSB Squat, 270x8

10 Knees to Elbows

SSB Squat, 270x8

10 Knees to Elbows


15 Glute Ham Raises, Banded

10 SSB Good Mornings @ 200

15 Reverse Hyperextensions

STRONGMAN – Yoke Walk, 50 ft – 390, 480, 525, 570

VOLUME - 5 Rounds

At the top of every 2 Minutes for 10 Minutes: 50 ft Yoke Walk @ 480

Notes: Brutal. I love SSB squats, but 25 Kettlebell swings in between those heavy sets is no fuckin joke. This may be because my “explosiveness” is lagging – was never taught triple extension by any means. The circuit was also something else. Legs feel heavy as hell today, so I’m gonna say I did it right. Reverse hypers may be my new favorite assistance work.