Alright, so many reasons to start a new log. For one, I lost my original account so I can’t rename the misleading title of my previous log to something better. Secondly, I’m changing the pace of things. Took a long break from strongman to work out some kinks, but mostly to cultivate some useful static strength of which I felt I lacked. This log will encompass a tentative return to strongman within the foreseeable future.
I have competed twice. First show was NC Strength Challenge, July 27th, 2013 in Morrisville, NC. Second was NC’s Strongest Man, Feb. 14th, 2014 at the same venue. I placed well but I really, really wanted to get better since that second showing.
Worth mentioning that I started lifting when I was about 14. I only did upper body for several years before squatting and deadlifting. I was ill-advised so I pretty much gave myself chronic injuries that have been facilitated by a nasty leg length discrepancy that I was born with. In spite of these things they have proven to NOT be a crutch. I like to think I’m pretty strong!
22 years old, 225-240lbs depending on if near a contest or not. Let us jump right in.
3/1/16 - Will be working on some dynamic stuff/strict work on all my lifts for a bit. Started to day back doing strict log. Went well.
Strict Log Press
200x1 way out in front, bad rep
250x1 super easy
280x1 PR came up with no issues, had more for sure.
Close Grip Incline Press (ring finger on knurling)
225x14 complete failure
Front Raise/Side Lateral SS