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Training to Unlock the BEAst-in-I: Monsters of the Mississippi Prep


#746

Solid pulling brah. Hopefully they don’t have pressing in your next comp lol


#747

@guineapig

Overhead Medley with a 102 kg Axel, then 102 kg Log, and 57 kg Circus Dumbbell. 99% chance of zero’ing that one but I think after that I should be able to start not zero all Overhead events. I have the forward momentum at this point but 6 weeks probably is not enough to make up the deficit. I think 102 kg log would not be unfeasible sometime this year.


#748

Hmm. Where does Axle fit in terms of weight/difficulty relatively to other over head pressing like the barbell or log?


#749

Having basically zero experience pressing a real axle, I assume its easier than Log and slightly harder than a standard barbell.

@strongmanvinny2 or @T3hPwnisher can weigh in one this since they would have more experience with it.


#750

It honestly depends on what we mean by difficulty. I can strict press more with a 12" log than I can with an axle, because the ROM is shorter and I can bend my back enough to take advantage of it. However, when it comes to use leg drive, an axle is easier since it rolls less than a log does out of the rack position, so it’s easier to drive through on it. More balanced too.


#751

Thanks for weighing in, yeah I have I noticed with log is that towards the end of hard sets the log likes to try and roll out of the rack position, and that it is a harder implement to balance with than a barbell.


#752

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep
New Amon Amarth

Log Press (SS) Chinups
3 x 3 @ 152 (SS) @ BW; 7, 7, 6, 4, 4
1 x 2 @ 152
3 x 3 @ 107 (Paused)

Leg drive was complete garbage today, I was able to muscle through most of the reps but just couldn’t get the last rep.

Barbell Jerk Supports
2 x 1 @ 205

Incline DB Bench Press
@ 55/hand; x 8
@ 60/hand; x 7
@ 65/hand; x 5
@ 70/hand; x 3

Incline Tricep Ext (SS) Zottman Curls
4 x 10 @ 65 (SS) 4 x 12
1 x 10 @ 80
1 x 8 @ 80

Lateral (SS) Rear Delts
3 x 20


#753

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Front Squat (SS) Knee Jump
4 x 2 @ 265 (SS) 13 @ BW

Hamstrings were really sore so I took some extra warmups. I also jumped ahead a little. 4 x 3 @ 260 didn’t seem like a good idea reviewing my last Squat session. Bar was sliding off my shoulders hard for the last 2 reps last week. So I jumped weight a little bit and dropped to 4 x 2.

DOH Fat Grip DL
2 x 2 @ 205
2 x 2 @ 190

Pause Mid Shin DL
x 3 @ 390

Romanian DL
3 x 10 @ 320

So I hit this goal+ a little bit, that I have had for about 2 years. Going to go back to focusing on other variations like Pauses, but I am glad to nip one of my volume goals in the butt.

Stepups
3 x 2 @ 235
x 4 @ 235

Leg Press 2 x 20
Back Ext 2 x 20 @ 50



#754

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Incline Bench Press (SS) Gymnastics Rings Pullups
4 x 2 @ 170 (SS) @ BW 9, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4

KB Clean + Press
8 x 3 + 4 @ 60/hand
x 3 + 3 @ 60/hand
x 5 + 9 @ 35/hand

DB Incline Row
4 x 7 @ 80/hand

French Press
x 10 @ 90

SA OH Ext
x 7 @ 30
x 10 @ 25
x 13 @ 20
x 22 @ 15

Zottman Curl 4 x 12
Lateral 3 x 20
Face pull 3 x 20


#755

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

DOH Deadlift x 1 @315
Deadlift (SS) Squat Jumps
4 x 3 @ 405

2nd set beltless.

Paused Descent Front Squat
5 x 2 @ 235

Fitness Bag Extensions
3 x 7 @ 280

Duck Walk
3 x 1 @ 203

Feel like I am keeping good speed on these.

Arm Over Arm/Sled Push
2 x 2 @ 180


#756

What is a duck walk?


#757

Sumo Farmer’s Walk


#758

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Log Push Press (SS) Weighted Chinups
2 x 2 @ 157 (SS) @+10 x 4. @+20, 2 x 2 @+5, 4, 3. @ bw x 2
x 1 @ 157
4 x 3 @ 112 (Pause)

So I missed reps. Instead of trying to force it I just dropped back, did the Speed work, just added an extra set to that. Frustrating to say the least.

Cool thing though. I requested a new dip belt for the gym, since the one they had was one solid piece. I had a hard time getting the damn thing over my hips. If I had a hard time getting it over mine I figured a bunch of people were unable to use it too. I put in the request for one that wasn’t one solid piece and that opened up. I came in today and the manager walked up to me right away to have me confirm if the belt they bought was what I asked for. I was actually a little dumbfounded that they did even try, let alone that they got it. I think I said thank you 50 times.

DB Incline Bench
x 4 @ 70/hand
3 x 8 @ 45/hand

Incline Tricep Ext (SS) Zottman Curls
4 x 13 @ 75 (SS) 4 x 17

Laterals (SS) Band Pullaparts
2 x 20 (SS) 3 x 22


#759

You’ve been killing it lately. How far out are you from the show btw?


#760

Thanks Vinny! About 4 and half weeks out. May 4th is competition day.


#761

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Front Squat (SS) Knee Jump
3 x 2 @ 270 (SS) 9 @ BW

I was supposed to a 4th set, but after the bar rolling off my shoulder during set 3 I knew it would be an act in futility. Still really happy with this. My best Front Squat is still technically 285. This was my heaviest Front Squats of the training cycle.

DOH Fat Grip DL
2 x 2 @ 210
2 x 2 @ 195

Deficit Deadlift
3 x 4 @ 335

Doing deficits for the last few weeks to compensate for not have an axle and using bars that bend, so that the limiting factor won’t be strength through a range of motion I lose from the bendier bars.

Stepups
3 x 2 @ 240
x 4 @ 240

Leg Press 2 x 20
Back Ext 2 x 20 @ 60


#762

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Incline Bench Press (SS) Gymnastics Ring Pullups
x 1 @ 180 (SS) 5, 3, 3, 3, 3 ,3, 2
x 0 @ 180
3 x 4 @ 150

So the plan was to hit 180 for 4 singles. The first single was hard, it blew off my chest and had to grind the lockout. Went for the second single and failed; it felt like the strength is there and that I am grinding through fatigue. Backed off and did some reps. Not mad, since that 180 is a weight PR for Incline Bench. A deload should do this lift some good since I have been hammering that Incline angle and Overhead stuff really hard. Just going to be working some 4s and 3s on Incline for the remainder of prep.

KB Clean + Press
10 x 3 + 9 @ 40/hand

Did the first Clean rep “from the floor” to make the light weight a little harder. I might have done an 11th set. Not sure lost count around set 8.

Cable Row 4 x 12
French Press x 8 @ 90
SA OH Ext x 8, x 16, x 24
Laterals (SS) Band Facepulls 3 x 22
Zottman Curls 4 x 12


#763

Bought a Stubby Axle with collars for about half price today.


#764

I buy lots of shit for myself but haven’t bought a bar yet. Have always thought it was too expensive


#765

Only paid 65 USD for the bar and collars. I just happened across it on facebook marketplace late last night