I’m currently prioritizing a PL meet next month, and want to do a Strongman Push/Pull meet a month after that. It was my goal to do a Strongman meet this year, so I decided on this one near me.
Not looking for any meaningful result (placing/winning/records) from the Strongman Push/Pull but I want to put enough time/training in to be prepared. My coach doesnt wanna program anything for strongman since he doesnt train/do it, so just told me I can program it in with the off season stuff he’ll have me do.
The event is Log Clean/Press and 11" Axle Deadlift. My gym doesnt have a log or wagon wheels, but I plan on using a swiss bar to train log and blocks for wagon wheels. I can also drop into the gym hosting the event, or another gym near me to use these implements.
I’ve already been doing axle strict press, but probably going to be doing another bench day instead of that since I’m 6 weeks out. I’ll probably be doing block pulls around this time too.
Once my PL meet is over (don’t wanna stray too much from PL because I’m going for records and qualifying for nationals) Im thinking of going Bulgarian-ish like I did in the past:
Week 1: Deload from the PL meet with bodybuilding work - maybe drop by the venue to try out the equipment.
Week 2: Work up to a heavy single, back off triples
Week 3: Work up to a heavy single, back off doubles
Week 4: Deload bodybuilding work, and compete that weekend
Not sure what my coach will program for me for off season, but I told him I’d want one day of push-pressing/push-jerking and one day of strict pressing. I’ll probably do Axle Block Pulls as my main deadlift.
This approach is prolly less than ideal, but I wanted to get everybody else’s take on this, especially from a strongman competitors perspective.