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Reed's Return to Strongman.

14 weeks out of the Georgia’s Strongest Man Competition in Atlanta Georgia June 28, 2014. Have not compete or touched a implement because I needed to work on my base strength and gym lifts. Well I said I wouldn’t return to Strongman until I had a 500 Squat /300 Bench/ 550 Deadlift Raw. Well I have finally smoked all of those on multiple occasions and I’m ready to come back to my roots.

The Entry form for the meet has not been released yet but, have been told there will be a Axle Clean and Press, Farmers, Yoke, Deadlift whether for reps or medley and Stones as always.

Training is obviously going to change up a bit but should be looking something around these lines…

Monday- Lower
Front Squat or SSB Squat. Need upper back work and these are best for it.
GHR or Hip Thrusts
Yoke or Farmers Walks

Wednesday- Press
Axle Clean and Press or Lockouts
Barbell or DB Rows
Close Grip Press or Floor Press

Thursday- Lower Deadlift
Deadlift From Deficit or Block Pulls
Shrugs or High Pull
Sand Bag Loads or Keg Carries and Load ( won’t have access to stones )

Will be basing around little more block periodization here. Will stay more in the 8-12 range for 4 weeks, 5-8 for 4 weeks, 2-5 for 4 weeks with final 2 weeks mimicking the event best as possible.

Diet will be changing as well since I am able to 231 before even having to worry about cutting ill be dropping protein down to about 1g per pound of bodyweight and then greatly upping carbs to probably close to 500g a day and fat to 120g a day. This has always greatly boosted my recovery and performance how ever I’m usually not as pretty. But oh well.

You too huh? Lol awesome.

[quote]csulli wrote:
You too huh? Lol awesome.[/quote]

Hell yeah Sulli you making the jump into it finally.

Squat and Lower Body

SSB Squat to a High Box plus 100lbs of Chain Weight. Not sure what this bar weighs I know its atleast 65lbs but could be more:
65 for 8
155 for 8
205 for 8
245 for 8
295 for 8
335 for 8
385 for 8
425 for 5

30 second Farmers Holds:
110 per hand
160 per hand
200 per hand for 2 sets of 40 seconds. Next week will go up to 210.

GHR against red band:
3 sets of 15

Roman Chair Situps:
10lbs for 3 sets of 20


First Heavy Overhead Session in about a year. This was the first time in over a year I have used a Axle so form and technique is crazy off right now but still managed some big PRs.

Axle Clean and Press:
80 for 5
120 for 5
170 for 3
190 for 1
240 for 1
260 for 1
280 for 1- 25 lbs all time Clean and Press PR.

300 for 1 clean no press.- I missed this because i freaked my self out and never thought Id ever get it to the rack position. 45lbs Clean PR.

Chain Suspended Z Press ( these tore my upper back and abs up more than anything )
45 for 10
95 for 10
135 for 3 sets of 6

Chain Suspended Dead Stop Flat Press ( about a 3 board hieght)
135 for 10
185 for 3 sets of 15 /15/ 13

Nice holds. I definitely want to get to where I’m comfortable with 250 per hand. Seems like all the contest weights are about that.

Also insanely nice axle clean and press.

Deadlift Day

Box Pulls Just Below the Knee:
135 x 10
185 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 5
315 x 5
365 x 2
405 x 1
455 x 1
505 x 2 sets of 10.

Stiff Leg SSB Chain Suspended Good Morning:
65 x 10
150 x 3 sets of 8

Barbell Row very strict:
135 x 4 x 15
185 x 2 x 8

[quote]csulli wrote:
Nice holds. I definitely want to get to where I’m comfortable with 250 per hand. Seems like all the contest weights are about that.

Also insanely nice axle clean and press.[/quote]

Thank you. My tech is way off but getting better

bout time

Press Day short session unfortunately.

Chain Suspended Dead Stop Floor Press:
135 for 3 sets of 10
185 for 10
205 for 5
225 for 3
245 for 3
265 for 3
280 for 2

300 for 1
205 for 2 sets of 12

Standing OHP:
30 for 12
80 for 12
100 for 10
130 for 8
150 for 8
180 for 5
200 for 2 sets of 5

Band Pull Aparts Blue Band 300 reps.

[quote]strongmanvinny wrote:
bout time[/quote]

Was waiting on you to show up.

[quote]Reed wrote:

[quote]strongmanvinny wrote:
bout time[/quote]

Was waiting on you to show up.[/quote]


Adding Video to the past few posts I wasnt able to get to a computer that was worth a damn until this morning so if interested check em out.

Last night Squat, Deadlift, and Moving Event. My knees have been bothering me for some reason so my deadlifts were supposed to be standard but wond up being a mix between RDL and Stiff Legs.

SSB Squat Belt Only: This thing is crazy my new favorite bar but, damn it will show you how weak you are.
70 for 10
160 for 10
160 for 10
210 for 5
250 for 5
300 for 5
340 for 3
380 for 1
400 for 2

Axle Deadlift:
30 for 10
80 for 10
120 for 10
170 for 10
210 for 5
260 for 5
300 for 5
350 for 5
390 for 3 sets of 6 - Strapped in.

Farmers Walks:
110 per hand 50 ft
180 per hand 50 ft
230 per hand 50 ft for 2 sets- Video is second set. Grip SUCKS

280 per hand strapped in 50ft easy.

Press Rep Day

Incline Bench Press: Shoulder Hurting alot I will be using the Sling Shot Exclusively for a few weeks.
95 for 10
95 for 10
135 for 10
185 for 2 sets of 12

Barbell Shrugs
135 for 2 sets 20
185 for 4 sets of 25

Chain Nuetral Pullup: These fucking drill your grip.
Body: 4 sets of 5

Band Pull Aparts
300 Reps

Triceps Band Extension:
300 reps

Moar training. :frowning: