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Vinny's Strongman Log II

#1065

Show boating ist all fun until it goes wrong. I can’t help but cringe a little when I see something like that.
Different case but same ballpark was Laurence Shahlei at wsm (whatever year): He was aware that he had already won the squat for reps event but the crowd pushed him and he wanted to put on a show - sadly that let to him tearing his quad.

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#1066

Such a great athlete. I remember following him closely when he was a 105kg competitor. Think he hit a 207kg log at that bodyweight. Best log press ever done in my opinion. Z’s 227kg is pretty close and I think Carlos Reyes 340lb one motion is up there too.

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#1067

3/15/19 - bw 224

Sumo Deadlifts off 1 inch mats
135x5,5,5
225x5,5,5
315x3,3
405x3
405x3
405x3
405x3

Pull Ups
x25
x15
x15
x15 not sure why i went so hard on these today. Probably cause my hamstrings and glutes are really taxed from yesterday.

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#1068

you ever see Kieliszkowski one motion the 390 log 3 times from the Arnold Santa Monica?

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#1069

Oh yeah. I was just ranting about how insane that was when it happened LOL. Definitely gotta squeeze that in there, 2nd place, maybe 1st.

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#1070

3/19/19 - bw 222 all split jerk practice today, weight is kept light enough to preserve technical integrity but heavy enough to get my heart working.

Log Clean and Press (split jerks)
110x5,3
160x3
210x3,3
250x3 super easy, felt like I’ve honed split jerks though I just got a bit lucky with execution on thois set. Good to know, though. Means I’ve got tons of power to be unleashed once I become better at it.
250x3
250x3
250x3 did this shirtless… the log actually flew up and punched my neck. I love you too, baby.
250x3 around here is when I felt my form going. Could do 10 more sets honestly but they’d be sloppy and press-outs. Trying to keep things practical.

Seated DB Military
100x8
100x8
100x8
100x6 welp, almost 4x8, volume PR in general with 6.

Concentration Curl/Skullcrusher SS
40x10/95x8
40x10/115x5 way too heavy
40x10/95x8
40x10/65x10

Incline Seal Row
40x12
40x15
55x12

Band Pull Aparts
x25
x15
x15
x15
x15

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#1071

I’m so damn set on making every warm-up as explosive as possible that one time I wasn’t thinking and when I cleaned an empty log it hit me so hard in the chin I saw pretty stars.

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#1072

Reminds me of the time I tried to use a slingshot on a barbell strict press, clocked myself super hard in the chin.

#1073

LOL. I’ve only ever done this with an axle. Fortunately I was only pushing with all my strength and maximum leg drive to elicit total explosive force output.

Probably an ode to the screws loose in my noggin. Yeah…

#1074

I haven’t done much damage to my chin but noticeably to my head, i was doing stones and right near stones a rack had pins set up, so i every time id walk id bang my head on them. Happened 3 times that session.

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#1075

In a commercial gym, like 4-5 years ago, I failed a rep on front squat and planned to do deadlifts right after, so I unracked the weight to one plate per side, and as I was taking the bar out of the rack (no collars) I for some reason did a 180 with my body and the centrifugal force shot the 45er off the bar and it rolled around the gym violently in a coin tumbling fashion as everyone panned their eyes onto me.

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#1076

lol that would have been fun to watch. 20 years ago in a commercial gym whilst doing dumbell shoulder press, my shoulder spasms and I threw a 30kg dumbell into the mirror behind the dumbell rack. Lots of cleaning up to be done and paid for the broken mirror out of shear embarrassment!!

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#1077

My god.

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#1078

3/20/19 - Bw 222

Front Squat
135x8
225x5
315x5
315x5
315x5

Yoke/Farmers medley (for fun, and light)
180x70’/120x70’
270x70’/120x70’
360x70’/120x70’
360x70’/120x70’
360x70’/120x70’

Nothing worth mentioning or getting too into, was all really light and just got some feels for it again. Right ankle is a bit jacked up for some reason.

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#1079

3/22/19 - bw 222 So my ankle is pretty fucked, and I’m honestly starting to realize my leg length issue is basically impossible to deal with and even though I’ve made it this far with my own devices, if I do not get professional help of some sort I think I’m bound for some seriously bad problems in the near future. I mean, walking at this point is basically awful, so yeah.

I’m thinking of actually getting a shoe made with a custom lift and doing it online via reputable website. Seems reasonably priced and I’m sort of desperate.

RDL
185x15
185x15
185x15
Bunch of sets single leg with 95lbs (Stolen from Licis)

Did some 175lb stones to shoulder for the first time since my back has felt okay. Felt amazing. Finished the session with abs and some prehabilation/stretching.

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#1080

3/26/19

Log Split Jerk (out of rack)
110x5
160x3,3,3
210x3
250x2
250x2
275x2 first rep was very powerful, kept all my air on the walk out, second rep was decent.
275x2 almost flat lined and saw jesus. Barely kept it on the bring down back to chest before rep two.
275x4 i have to stop being so unsatisfied. I just want more and more.
275x3 great run, probably more pissed about this than any overhead set i have done recently. I felt so on point with the technique but I was too fatigued to hit 5. Fresh I’d have 5 reps for sure.

Seated DB Military
100x8
100x8 oh jeez this felt like 150’s but somehow i finished 8
100x6 pfft
100x5 strength is there off shoulders just not much left in tris
55x10

Skullcrushers
45x15
65x12
75x8
75x8
55x8
45x15

Concentration Curl
40x10
40x8
40x8
40x8

Laterals
40x10
40x10
40x10

Band Pull Apart
x15
x15
x15
x15

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#1081

3/29/19

Single leg banded RDL (thick band around upper thigh distracting behind me and I walk out to some heavy tension and basically it helps me isolate my right hamstring which is virtually untrainable due to my imbalance)
x15-25
x15-25
x15-25
x15-25
x15-25

Single Leg RDL
45x15
45x15
45x15
65x15
65x15

There’s like no point doing these iwth my left (dominant) leg because it is so easy to balance and it virtually stimulates nothing. My RIGHT leg however is impossible to stand on and it makes me sore as shit the next day so…there’s that.

Homemade GHR (equal focus on slow negative and using a band to lower me down to end range)
x5
x8
x8
x5 pretty brutal.

The great thing about these is I can adjust the intensity instantaneously by letting off on the band and grabbing more tension as I go down. These are something I used to do 6-7 years ago all the time but I didnt have use of bands so I’d only focus on the negative. Since I’m so glute dominant, I think this is a great way to train the hamstrings functionally without loading the spine.

Basicaly an intuitive training day. Had no idea what I wanted to do but I just came in and did what I felt was necessary. I won’t have my lift for some time, possibly several more weeks so I’m taking this time to rest a bit. Still gonna train the front squat moderately hard but really push the log I think.

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#1082

Any photos or descriptions on this? I’m all about expanding the home gym without breaking the bank.

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#1083

@littlesleeper

This isn’t how I do them, but one of the ways you can. It does put some sheering on the knee cap so try to get plenty of padding for that as well.

I actually load an axle with 45’s and put it against the vertical weight loading uprights on my rogue yoke to wedge my ankles into and i wrap the band to the top of the yoke which is around 6’7-6’8" at max height, so it gives plenty of band tension for me at the bottom position to assist.

That video is the closest to what I do. I just have the band up top instead of the bosu ball.

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#1084

Thanks for the reply!
The gym I’m working out at right now has one of these pads and just some 2x4’s screwed to the wall that you hook your heels under. It works quite well, but always looking for alternatives. Even these pads are over $100.