@Koestrizer Which is to say, as dim as ever, haha. Strongman was always just a vehicle for competition for me, but I don’t have any particular love for the sport itself. It’s the closest thing to what I want to do as far as being me goes, but in truth, Crossfit would appeal to me more were it not for the gymnastics movements. My shoulder can’t handle that. What I enjoy is competition, particularly because it forces me to get stronger than I would on my own. It’s why I say I just want to compete again.
@Voxel I constantly get burnt, haha.
@ChongLordUno Good to hear from you dude!
BUILDING THE MONOLITH Week 3, Workout 6
AM WORKOUT (0305 wake up via dog)
Weighted chins 87.5lbs
Buffalo Bar Squats
4x435 (equipment mishap)
Axle clean and strict press away
Band pull aparts
Axle shrugs against bands
70 against short average bands, transition immediately to 30 against light bands
Buffalo Bar Squat Widowmaker
40 reverse hypers w/50lbs
20 standing ab wheels
EMOM 5 log viper presses w/100lb log for 10 minutes
Notes: Started off with giant sets of squat-chin-press until I ran out of chins, then squat-pull apart-press, and then I finished out pressing while I unloaded the bar from squats so I could use the axle for shrugs. My right hamstring acted up on the first ramp up set for squats and didn’t get any better after that. You can see I’m using a different technique in the widowmaker squat to emphasize my lower back to take some weight off the hamstring.
I came in with a goal for 40 reps, so I’m happy to have met that. Once again, felt like losing chow on that set. Pretty awesome to be able to push that hard.
Presses were exactly where I needed them to be difficulty wise.
I like what I came up with for conditioning. I normally can’t stand EMOM work, but this answered the mail. I’d love to take this one out until failure.
EDIT: Meant to document, I clearly underate over these past 5 days. My lifting belt was LOOSE, and I could feel the impact of it. It’s easier to stay on task when I’m working, but when I’m at home, I get pulled away by chores and events. I need to make a point of getting in calories during those down periods.