Cutting water w/strength in mind (non BB way)
Appropriate peaking last couple weeks, using just gym lifts.
I actually do have some experience in this area - the numerical answers to my questions are important The questions is whether or not to try and peak max strength or get the metabolic end of things kicked into high gear.
We’ll, @ this point in the game, i am just going to swallow the HW category and focus on the lifts themselves:
Tire-over 600lb ‘some distance’
Farmer’s-180 per, as far as possible
Log C and P- 215 (clean 1x,press for reps) 90sec
As i lack experiance with these exact lifts, i can only imagine them to be ‘near maximal,’ but with a week left, i can only really address the endurance component effectively. As a OL/PL, reps for time certainly are NOT my thing and i intend for the next few days to train extensively on the metabolic/power/endurance aspects of my gym lifts while keeping intensity low.
I hope that makes things more clear buffalo killer
Any experience with the hook grip? If you can learn that in a week, it’ll help immensely on the farmer’s walk. 180 per hand isn’t heavy at all for a HW, it’s going to be all about endurance and grip is almost always the weak link. You can practice what the weight will feel like in your hands by loading two bars parallel to each other in the pins, picking them up, and purposely rocking forward and backward a little. Don’t try 180 per hand, though, more like 100 since the levers are so much longer.
600lbs tire isn’t too bad. If you can deadlift 450, you can probably get a 600lbs tire at least 100 feet given some metabolic work. I recommend doing a couple sessions of high-rep snatch grip deadlifts. Remember not to try to flip the tire with your arms, too, that’s when injuries happen. Pop it up with your hips like a clean.
215 on a log clean and press for reps as a heavy is going to give a mix of results depending on the log diameter. If it’s an 8", and there’s some guys there with experience, 15-20 won’t be out of the question. If it’s a 12", though, it’ll be considerably less. There’s a recent article on the dieselcrew site about log form you may want to take a look at as far as form goes. You also would want to focus on using dumbbells in the gym for some practice using an unstable load over that 90 seconds.
Is the deadlift an 18" deadlift? If it is, you may just want to try a few heavy singles from that height just to get an idea of where you’ll be.
Best of luck, have fun at the show,