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You're A Strongman Camko (Back on my Bullsh*t)

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#541

I know right, I was told my invite to giants live should be coming in the mail anytime this week.

#542

STRONGMAN COMP WRITE UP

Weight Class: Middleweight Mens(220lbs)
Competitors: 7(Including me)
Events:
Log Clean&Press Away(225lbs)
Axle Wagon Wheel Deadlift(560lbs, Deadstop reps, 14in/16in)
Sandbag Toss(30lbs,40lbs,50lbs @ 13ft)
Farmers Walk(80ft-40ftdrop, 2inch handles, 250lbs/ea)
Conans Wheel(Max Distance, 750lbs)
Outcome: 3rd Place


Event 1: Zeroed, Was able to clean the log, but couldnt press it. Overhead strength subpar dawg.

Event 2: Managed 2 Reps, which put in me in 3rd for this event. Didnt train for this event properly, was doing touch and go training @ 18in. My fault for not looking into it properly, could have easily managed 4 or more reps if I was more prepared. Food for thought for next time.

Event 3: Killed this event, got all 3 bags over on my first attempts. Ended up in 1st place for this event. Dont know exact time, was between 6-8 seconds. This really amped me up, considering I was not prepared at all for this event. Got the first two events out of my head which allowed me to kill it for the rest of the show.

Event 4: Ended up completing the 80ft in 17 seconds with no drops between laps, getting me 2nd place for this event. Guy in first crushed it, completing it in 13 seconds.

Event 5: This event was soul crushing. Was able to complete 1.5laps, getting me 3rd place for this event. I was one of 3 people able to get more than 1 lap, was 100lbs heavier than the listed weight, definitely killed some moral. Was happy to make it where I did knowing this tho.

OVERALL

A really great comp, with a majority of the events being heavier than expected I was really happy with my performance. Some very strong competitors, no one person really dominated the whole competition which made it really fun and competitive. Definitely some things I need to improve on training wise, but being able to touch some implements I never used before and do well with them was very uplifting and has fueled my fire. It was great to meet @mr.v3lv3t and congrats again for crushing your first of many strongman comps.

WHATS NEXT

Gonna be jumping on the bandwagon and running the Deep Water regimen, gonna be a nice reset from all the strongman training ive been doing. Plus it will be a fun challenge doing something ive never done before. Will help me break mental barriers and destroy any walls I have, preparing me for my next bought of strongman training and future comps.

Edit: Will post up videos of all the events either tomorrow or wednesday.

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#543

DEEPWATER NUMBERS

  1. Squat
    1RM: 465lbs
    DWW: 250lbs

  2. Deadlift
    1RM: 605lbs
    DWW: 325lbs

  3. Push Press
    1RM: 255lbs
    DWW: 140lbs

  4. Strict Press
    1RM: 205lbs
    DWW: 110lbs

  5. Power Clean
    1RM: 275lbs
    DWW: 150lbs

  6. Bench Press
    1RM: 345lbs
    DWW: 185lbs

  7. Incline Bench
    1RM: 275lbs
    DWW: 150lbs

  8. CG Bench
    1RM: 315lbs
    DWW: 170lbs

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#544

That press though

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#545

awesome comp writeup man. Also deep water will change you! Its awesome

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#546

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 1, Day 1

  1. Deadlift
    3x10(325lbs)
  2. Duffalo Bar Squat
    10x10(250lbs)
  3. BB Lunges
    3x10/ea(105lbs)
  4. Situps/Back Extension
    3x20/ea(BW)

Notes

  • Holy fuck
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#547

Hahaha. For you to say that this soon it must be a beast. Welcome to the kiddie pool. :joy::crazy_face:

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#548

LOL just wait till the 2 minutes rest comes around

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#549

That was early on the program :slight_smile:
hahaha made me smile, I can’t wait for the comments later on.
Keep up Cam

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#550

Seriously, I’m only in ankle deep water haha.

Looking forward to it haha. I need to watch what I eat before these squat days, almost needed a bucket. My hips, of all things, were killing me. Need to warm them up extra or invest in compression shorts.

I can’t wait either haha, thanks mort!

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#551

You’ll adjust. Weeks 1-2 were the hardest because i wasnt used to that sort of pain haha. Although it reduces the rest time it really does build toughness

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#552

A Week In Review

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 1, Day 2

  1. Pullups
    4x19,16,15,10(BW)
  2. Bent-over Rows
    4x10(185lbs)
  3. Clean-Pull
    3x10(150lbs)
  4. Plank/situps
    3x60sec/20reps(BW)

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 1, Day 3

  1. Push Press
    10x10(140lbs)
  2. Lat Raises
    3x10(20lbs)
  3. BB Curl
    5x10(75lbs)
  4. Situp/Back Extension
    3x20(BW)

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 1, Day 4

  1. Bench Press
    3x10(185lbs)
  2. Incline Press
    3x10(155lbs)
  3. CG Bench
    3x10(170lbs)
  4. Dips
    3x10,10,8(BW)
  5. Pushups
    3x11,9,9(BW)
  6. Planks/Situps
    3x20(BW)

NOTES

  • Based on how the rest of the week went, squats will be the worst days ever. Push Press felt fine, but by the 7th set, my right shoulder just wasnt locking out right, had to force it for the last half of every set. No pain, just super tight. Gonna warm it up extra next time/do some stuff inbetween sets to loosen it.
  • Triceps were failing on me during day 4, so the amrap sets were a struggle bus, hoping to improve those numbers for the next one.
  • I think doing the abwork everyday will help me tremendously, its something Ive always neglected or pushed aside in past programs.
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#553

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 2, Day 1

  1. Squat
    3x10(250lbs)
  2. Deadlift
    10x10(325lbs)
  3. BB Lunges
    3x10(115lbs)
  4. Situps
    3x20(BW)

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 2, Day 2

  1. Pullups
    4x16,16,14,10(BW)
  2. Bent-over Rows
    4x10(185lbs)
  3. Clean Pulls
    3x10(150lbs)
  4. Planks/Situps
    3x60sec/20reps(BW)

NOTES

  • The deadlifts felt 10x better than the squats did, still soul sucking, but they didnt make me go into a coma the way the squats did. Plus my legs/back arent as sore, technique is on point dawg.
  • Gonna up the weight on the bent over rows, 185lbs is too easy, maybe 205lbs, see how that feels with the 3min rest.
  • Clean pulls are weird and unnatural
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#554

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 2, Day 3

  1. Strict Press
    10x10(110lbs)
  2. Lat DB Raises
    3x10(25lbs)
  3. Axle EZ Bar Curl
    5x10(81lbs)
  4. Plank/Situps
    3x60sec/20reps(BW)

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 2, Day 4

  1. Bench Press
    3x10(185lbs)
  2. Incline Bench
    3x10(150lbs)
  3. CG Bench
    3x10(170lbs)
  4. Dips
    3x13,12,9
  5. Pushups
    3x8,10,8
  6. Planks/Situps
    3x60sec/20reps(BW)

NOTES

  • Having a major issue with shoulder impingement, tightness in my right neck/trap area. This is causing me to fail lockouts around 7 or 8 reps after im fatigued. Saw this in both the CG Bench and strict/push press.
  • My brother had me too a couple things and figured out that Im not using my scapulae to push and guide movement, as well as a lack of thoracic mobility. So from now on I will have to train scapulaer/thoracic mobility and learn how to properly engage them in pushing movements.
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#555

Good work man. How are you feeling so far?

#556

Besides the whole shoulder thing, All the lifts have been feeling good, even the upper body ones despite this issue. The first day of Squats has still been the worst so far, so im looking forward to going thru that again later today.

#557

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 3, Day 1

  1. Deadlifts
    3x10(325lbs)
  2. Duffalo Bar Squats 3-min rest
    10x10(250lbs)
  3. SSB Lunges
    3x10/ea(115lbs)
  4. Situps/Back Extensions
    3x20/ea(BW) 4:18 To Complete

Notes

  • Squats were just as brutal as they were last week, minus the nauseous feeling cause I actually waited a bit to workout after my meal. Almost blacked out on the last couple reps of the last set, definitely out of my element.
  • Assistance work felt fine, gonna keep the same weight on the lunges, but try to get the core work done in a shorter time frame.
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#558

When you hit more than 2 reps

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#559

For real m8. Haven’t gone above anything over 5 reps in squats in a minute.

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#561

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 3, Day 2

  1. Pullups
    4x16,15,12,12(BW)
  2. Bent-Over Rows
    4x10(205lbs)
  3. Clean Pulls
    3x10(150lbs)
  4. Planks/Situps
    3x60sec/20rep(BW)

DEEP WATER BEGINNER
WEEK 3, Day 3

  1. Push Press
    10x10(145lbs)
  2. Lat DB Raises
    3x10(25lbs)
  3. Axle EZ Curl Bar
    5x10(81lbs)
  4. Situps/ Back Extensions
    3x20/ea(BW)
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