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Vinny's Strongman Log II


#865

5/10/18 - bw 224

Front Squat
135x5,5,5
225x3,3,3
275x2
belt on
365x3
405x3
405x3
405x3
425x3 very happy to have hit this with only a few minutes rest after being moderately prefatigued.
405x3

One Motion Stone to Shoulder
175x5,5,5
250x3
250x5
250x4, lost it midway and caught it back down in lap and finished the shouldering
250x5
250x5 had to dig in for all 5, really tough

Ab Pulldown/DB Sidebend SS
x15/x15
x15/x15
x15/x15
x15/x15


#866

5/12/18 - bw 223

Meadow’s Row
25x15
25x15
50x15
50x15
75x15
75x15
75x12

Farmers Walk Figure 8’s (weight per hand)
120x190ft
120x190ft
120x222ft
120x280ft
120x330ft @Koestrizer kinda got me feeling a certain way


#867

Strong grip, mate! These are truly unpleasent.


#868

I hate it as well, but i move so much faster. At least with the weights I’m handling. Should i just keep trying to widen my hands and build up some volume? I do feel the squat grip a TON in my elbows, which is unpleasant.


#869

Keep doing it until something stops you. If you move fast, just go with it man. There are exceptions to every “rule”.


#870

5/14/18 - bw 225

Push Jerks (axle)
145x5,5
225x3,3
265x3,3
320x3
320x3
320x3 missed 3rd rep on first try, found base again and hit the last rep (belt barely on, lost tightness)
tighten belt…
320x5 last rep was a super grinder, right tricep not wanting to lockout, but got it
270x11 PR post fatigue

Laterals
x15
x15
x15
x15

Band Pull Apart (underhand)
x15
x15
x15
x15
x15


#871

5/21/18 - bw 225 took a impromptu 5 days off, feel great now. Kinda needed it.

Front Squat
135x5,5,5
225x3
225x5
225x8
225x10

Farmers figure 8 (weight per hand)
120x300’
120x300’
120x350’
120x450’ I regret not having pushed another 30 foot interval, would have done 500 ft had i known i was so close.
120x500’ reallllllly wanted to put them down toward the end, god this was horrible


#872

5/23/18 - bw 223 water in my area was out so this workout was originally to be scratched and saved for another day, so i ate 6 eggs and guacamole but it came back on just after, and well, i sucked it up and did it. no warm ups!

Deadlifts (conventional)
135x10
135x10
225x8
315x8
belt on
405x5
500x3 hook grip
500x5 hook grip, hand tore, callouses not built enough atm
500x8 strapped up
500x8 forgot to tighten up belt before this, amazingly managed 8!?..but it took every ounce of my being+ puree egg coming out of my nose during reps

GM’s
185x10
185x10
185x10
185x15

STUPID of me to train after eating, had to stand still for 10 min to stop myself from throwing up my breakfast but at least I got some work in and sorta hit a set/rep PR.


#873

5/25/18 - bw 225

Strict Overhead Press
45x8,8,8
135x5,5,5,5
185x3
210x10
210x10
210x9
210x7

Above is overall a volume PR, by a decent margin. Pleased.

Overhead Lockouts (bar at crown)
95x15
95x15
155x12
155x12
155x12
drop set
135x10
95x10

Laterals
x15
x15
x15
x15

Band Pull apart (underhand)
x15
x15
x15
x15


#874

5/27/18 - Bw 225

Front Squats of Death
135x5,5,5
225x3,3
275x3,3
belt on
365x3
365x8
365x8
365x8 yup…as awful as it sounds. i was clinging for dear life on the last rep of the last set. Huge PR on volume front squat. Extra good considering that i was dripping sweat.

Ab Pulldown
x15
x15
x10
x10
x10

Db Side Bend
90x10
90x10
90x10
90x10


#875

Last minute added shrugs, forgot to add

120x40
120x40
120x40 and done, thumb still torn from deadlifts, it needs to heal pretty badly lol


#876

Just reading that front squat workout gave me DOMS. Nice work


#877

I would think so. Great work man!


#878

@simo74 yeah, was brutal. I’m gonna feel it all week lol. Love it though.

@T3hPwnisher I keep having to hit rep PR’s on front squat in order to feel secure in my mind that i can hit 500. Then I realize, I’ve been hitting rep PR’s for a LONG time now, and honestly, I think I’m just really scared. I can pull a max deadlift or overhead anyday, but a max front squat? Absolutely horrifying.

Grr, gonna have to knuckle up soon I suppose.


#879

5/29/18 - bw 226, bad FS doms, but still tried to get some GM’s in. Not a super intricate workout, but I went hard as fuck on what I did.

Meadow’s Row
25x15
50x15
75x15
100x15
100x12
100x12
100x15
drop set
75x20
50x15

GM’s (slow tempo, not locking them out)
135x15
135x10
135x10
185x10
225x10 the DOMs from front squats…omg.
225x10 did all the sets without a belt, got more hamstring activation since i usually put my belt on around 225 for GMs

Band Pull Aparts
x15
x15
x15
x15

My thumb is still ripped up and I need to let it heal, it actually retore cause I was doing something stupid.


#880

6/1/18 - bw 227 am fat

Push Jerks (axle)
155x3,3,3
225x3,3
belt on
265x3
290x8
290x8
290x7 PR, did this about 3 weeks ago but with 285 and only got 7 as well.

Overhead Rack Lockouts
155x10
185x10
225x5
225x5
225x8
225x8

Laterals
x15
x15
x10
x10
x8

Band Pull Apart (underhand)
x15
x10
x10
x10


#881

6/4/18 - bw 225, one of those days where i realized how much stronger my squatting/posterior chain has gotten. BIG PR on stones!

Front Squat (No Belt)
135x5,5,5,5
225x3,3,3
275x3,3
335x3
405x3 not bad for beltless, lost brace on the last rep and it was all spinal erectors, still felt comfortable

Stones to Shoulder
175x5,5,3
250x3
tacky on (hands only)
250x3 to shoulder+2 one motions
250x5
320x0…so close
320x1 to SHOULDER, And it was fucking easy. woahhhh
320x1 to shoulder, easier than last!

Stone One Motion
320x1 one motioned to probably a 45-48 inch loadable height. HUGE milestone. I remember the 320 (20inch dia) being hard to even lap, let alone attempt to one motion.

Stone laps to full extensions
320x3
320x3
320x3 smoked

I gotta say, the shoulders were freaking awesome, but I’m most happy with one motioning it. I think a true one motion, given it’s with a 20 inch diameter stone, is harder than shouldering. It certainly was for me. I barely finished the rep.

Lying leg raise
x15
x15
x15
x15

Waiter Walks
40x a lot
40x a lot
40x a lot


#882

Amazing job mate, gave me doms just reading that. :wink:


#883

Impressive work on the stones!


#884

6/6/18 - bw 225

Had 5x5 planned with 550 on conventional deads but ended up fucking up my back on the second set. Pretty much what happens to me when I train conventional too much, especially after something like heavy stone work.

I will likely begin training sumo deads again. I think that’s probably my best bet for getting my deadlift up and staying healthy.

6/9/18 - Bw 223

Strict Overhead Press
135x5,5,5
185x3,3
225x6
225x6
225x6
225x6 A PR, but it felt awful. All sets felt unstable and reps pushed forward instaed of back or directly up. Totally not happy with it, even if the weight is “a lot”.

Overhead Rack Lockouts
135x10
185x8
185x8
225x8
drop set
185x6-7
135x a lot, fucking brutal omg

Laterals
x15
x12
x12
x12

Band Pull Apart
x12
x12
x12
x12