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IMK66's Strongman Log


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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


ASSISTANCE - 3 Rounds

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.