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Strongman Comeback


#1

Hello all,
I’m a former competitive strongman, but I last competed in 2009. I injured myself, and then immediately launched into grad school. During this time I barely trained and got fat and weak. I’m staging a comeback now though. I am looking to start competing again this April, and found 2 meets on back to back weeks. I might compete in both.

The event I’m more sure of consists of:
Log press: 250 for reps
DL: Car
Yoke: 705
Conan’s: 700
Stone for reps: 335 or 400 (weight beats reps.)

PR’s since return
Log press: 285
Axle press: 310
DL: 585
Front Squat: 435
Squat:495
Yoke: 900x50ft
Farmers: 335x50ft.
Stones: 230 but I am just shy of being able to press it. Need to find heavier stones.

Anyway, I look forward to getting acquainted with you all, learning a bit, and getting reacquainted with hard training.
N.A.


#2

12/9/15
Press training with some goofing off at the end.

Log press: 90x3, 190x3, 240x3, 260x3 (PR+1 rep), 270x2 (PR+1 rep)
Zercher squat: 275x3x3, 335, 345 (first time doing this exercise)
Short steel bending: 1x4’‘x6’’, 1/4’’ x6’’ square, 1/4’’ x5.5’’ square, 5/16’‘x6’’ (failed) all done double overhand.
Snatches: 80kg x1x10 sets, 90kg


#3

12/12/15
Skipped Thursday workout, friends in from out of town. But I hit multiple PR’s today, and had a great time in training.

Events and Grip
Log Press strict 90x5, 210x5 (PR+2 reps)
Log Press jerk 260x6 (PR+3 reps)
Stones (no tacky) 230x7
Farmers walk (2’’ handle) 255x50ft, 275x50ft (PR+20lb), 285x50ft x2 (PR+30lb)
Captains of Crush: #3x1x3 right (PR+2 sets)/#3x1x1 left (PR on left)
Blob Lift 37.5lb clean and press each hand.


#4

12/15/15
Switched my Tuesday and Thursday, since I thought zercher squats with an upset stomach might end badly.
DL from 20’’ 635x3x2, 635x2x2, 635x1 (trying for progressive ROM training.)
Press from forehead level 245x2x3, 245x1x3
Log 260x1x3

12/17/15
Log 260x3
Zercher squat 275x5
Pendlay Rows 225x8 (2’’ bar)
Snatch 80kg x1x5

12/20/15
Log 210x5 strict, 270x3 (PR+1), 287x2 (PR+7lb+2reps)
Farmers (2’’ handle 50ft): 235, 285, 305(PR+20lb), 325(PR+40lb)
stones: 230x1x6, switched to loading pin with plates 250x1, 270x1 (PR+40lb)
Blob lifting: 35lb x3/hand, 40lb blob clean and press, 42.5x3/hand