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Road to Strongman Fitness Arnold World Championship

[quote]Kalle wrote:

[quote]wiggles wrote:
Nice write-up dude. Glad to see you pulled it off, and with the weight cut to boot. Congrats![/quote]

thanks buddy! hope to see yea in Tunica but competing this time!![/quote]

Hope so too, man. Got a show in 3.5 weeks to try and then another in September. You have anything else lined up yet?

[quote]wiggles wrote:

[quote]Kalle wrote:

[quote]wiggles wrote:
Nice write-up dude. Glad to see you pulled it off, and with the weight cut to boot. Congrats![/quote]

thanks buddy! hope to see yea in Tunica but competing this time!![/quote]

Hope so too, man. Got a show in 3.5 weeks to try and then another in September. You have anything else lined up yet?[/quote]

July 14th San Jose fit expo promoted by Odd Haugen it is a 231 show but should be fun. Than the Dallas Plat+ in August to try to win a spot at the Arnold

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

back it at, squats
Good enough today isn’t always good enough tomorrow!

Front squat

135x5
225x3
275x3
315x5 pretty easy not a bad start back. I want to be hitting 405 for reps with no wraps

pistols

3x10 each leg big pr. kept feeling easier and easier. Interested to see if this experiment pays off

Hanging leg raise

3x10

Good mornings 3x10

Congrats on yet another win, big man! Awesome work as always. :slight_smile:

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:
Congrats on yet another win, big man! Awesome work as always. :)[/quote]

thanks!

ooolala

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

back to pressing
Axle Press out the rack

left hand had some nerve pain racking the weight, that must be a good sign…

123x3
173x3
193x3
213x3
233x3
253x3 PR

Axle strict

183 3x3

Dead hang pull ups

25 3x6

incline rear delt raise

3x12

hammer curls

a lot hurts right now…

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

axle deadlifts
Forgot I am going to the San Jose Improv to see Joey Diaz on Thursday so sure just take 1 day off after a contest than train 3 days in a row, sounds great…

2" Ironmind Axle power cleans

123x3
173x3
193x3

Axle deadlift

213x5
293x5
343x5
393x5

didn’t want to go balls out this week, trying to be somewhat smart for once

Why not do heavy ass 17" deads with an axle? that sounds easy on my sore back

350x3
440x3
530x3
620x1
710x1
550x10 just getting the grove back for this movement

1 arm db rows

115 3x12

medcine ball slams

25s 3x20

ab roll outs
45 3x8

Events Saturday, two days of rest is needed


Next time someone asks me why I do strongman I am just going to show them this

dem gainz

cool compilation video from the contest

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

Dallas Plat Strongman Fitness training 10 weeks out
Drove up to core strength RX to get some events in. No time to rest because Dallas will probably be the most stacked class of 175’s in 1 comp of all time!

dat elite status

good stuff, congrats!

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
dat elite status[/quote]

Training to become a world champion so i better be elite yo!

thanks

[quote]hastalles wrote:
good stuff, congrats![/quote]

Thanks! Bigger things to come

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

squats of sorts
Power Snatch
95x3
135x3
155x1
165x1
175x1

Front squat

135x5
225x3
255x3
295x3
335x3 PR 20lbs

busy week! thursday i

worked up to 415x5 axle deadlift
183x8 strict press wanted 10 so i did more
183x5
183x5

pull ups

45x3
45x3
45x5

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

strongman bachelor party, Let’s all PR events!
My good friend and top HW strongman Robert OB Oberst’s wedding was this weekend and since we are all training for Dallas Plat we got together the morning of the wedding to really kill events. It was a great group with me, Evan Hansmann, Robert Oberst, Deadlift Doug Carroll, Alex Whitaker, Eric Peterson, Chris Carroll, etc

Started with Axle clean and press, i wanted to go up to what the weights for San Jose are going to be and get a pr

175x3
225x3
255x3 PR
275x1 1 rep pr

felt good! cleans felt solid, happy with how good the axle has been feeling.

OB went up to 375 for a double which was silly easy. he just ran out of room on the platform due to happy feet. Eric hit a solid 375 as well

next up was yoke, they have one of the best yokes I have ever used so despite having horrendous tendinitis in my lower inside shin i was going to take advantage

hit 610 for 50ft in 13 seconds for a pr

700 in 28 seconds with 2 drops… the pain made this hard i needed the yoke a little lower but its as low as this one goes haha it was a pr but i can really improve on this. Evan, OB and chris all went up to a grand which is just kind of crazy

and than we pulled a silly heavy v8 mustang convertible. Me, OB, Evan and chris got a rep with the handles out 4’ we moved them into 3’ and I got 6 and OB got 3. I’m still the car deadlift king!! :slight_smile: i gave myself a black eye lifting that damn thing though, oh the feeling of your head is just going to pop off your neck.

I think the west coast is going to bring some heat to Dallas!!

That yoke looks nifty.