Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lots of Training, Not Lots of Posting About It

I haven't logged any training on here in a couple of weeks. Not because I haven't been training, mostly because after training I have been too wiped out to do more than compile my videos and update my training excel sheet.


A few things that have happened over the past few weeks:
  1. Finally found a strongman competition to do
  2. Molded a few more Atlas stones (135#, 240#)
  3. Was defeated by the 240# stone
  4. Learned a new Log Press technique
  5. Bought supplies for a Chain Yoke and a 2" Axle Bar
  6. I trained a lot
Anyhow, I'm wondering if I should start making this a weekly digest. I guess we'll see. For now, here's my training, working sets only, with lots of video!

Saturday, April 28

A1. Deadlift for Time

  • 7 x 350# in 40s
  • 7 x 350# in 50s 

This was before I had an axle and want to test what I could do in a minute.
 
B1. Max OH Axle Press

  • 1 x 165#
  • 1 x 195#
  • 1 x 215#
  • 0 x 230# 

used Fat Gripz, so about a 2.5" grip. Real axle is 2".

C1. Pinch Grip Holds

  • 30s x 35#
  • 30s x 35#
  • 30s x 35#

Video:


Tuesday, May 1

A1. Log Clean & Press w/Swiss Bar

  • 1 x 115#
  • 1 x 130#
  • 1 x 140#
  • 1 x 150#
  • 0 x 160# 

Used the older clean technique and couldn't get 160# cleaned up. Researched new technique that night.

B1. DB Bench

  • 4 x 8 x 80#

C1. Pullups

  • 4 x 6 x bw + medium band
 
D1. Blast Strap Ab Fallouts

  • 4 x 10 x bw 
 
E1. Farmer Holds

  • 20s x 230#/hand
  • 15s x 230#/hand
  • 15s x 230#/hand

The 230# was a PR! Sweet.

No video on this one, I think I got home late and just wanted to train.


Thursday, May 3

A1. Log Clean & Press w/Swiss Bar

  • 1 x 115#
  • 1 x 135#
  • 1 x 150#
  • 1 x 165# 

New "Squat Clean" technique worked great! Just need to work on it more.

B1. Snatch

  • 3 x 3 x 105# 
 
C1. SSB Box Squat w/ 2 20#Chains

  • 4 x 6 x 255# 
 
D1. Complexes (Front Squat, OH Press, GM)

  • 3 x 95#
  • 2 x 95#
  • 1 x 95#

Video (Youtube won't let me direct link it due to some crummy licensing):




Saturday, May 5

A1. Axle Deadlift

  • 4 x 1 x 225#
  • 0 x 275# 


Used Fat Gripz. This session SUCKED. I was highly discouraged and contemplated backing out of the meet on May 19. Jess convinced me to go to Home Depot and get a real axle (with a 2" grip), so we did Monday.

B1. Sled Pull 50' up, 50' down

  • 6 x 295# 

 
C1. Atlas Stones

  • 6 x 0 x 240# 


New stone. It defeated me, but I will get it this weekend.

Video of Stone Fails:






Monday, May 7

A1. Axle Deadlift

  • 6 x 290# in 30s
  • 4 x 315# in 30s, dropped #5 


That's more like it. Not a great rep count, and some of the lockouts were questionable, but it was my first time doing these. Activated my biceps a bit too much so I need to work on that.


315# is the weight for the meet.
 
B1. 1-Arm DB Row

  • 4 x 6 x 120# per hand 

 
C1. Front Squat

  • 3 x 8 x 185# 

Video:





Wednesday, May 9

A1. Log Clean & Press w/Swiss Bar

  • 1 x 115#
  • 1 x 135#
  • 1 x 155#
  • 1 x 175#
  • 0 x 200# 


More work with the new technique. The 175# felt easy, so I went for 200# but failed. I think I can get 190# up.


The meet starts at 140#, so I think I am rrady for this event.

B1. SSB Squat w/ 2 20#Chains

  • 3 x 2 x 315# 

 
C1. Pullups

  • 4 x 6 x bw + medium band

 
D1. Blast Strap Ab Fallouts

  • 3 x 8 x bw 

 
E1. Complexes (Front Squat, OH Press, GM)

  • 3 x 95#
  • 2 x 95#
  • 1 x 95#


Video:




Overall, training for the competition is going well, knock on wood. I woke up this morning with some tightness and aching in my right bicep, so I cam going to take it easy till the weekend. Then I'll tackle the 240# stone, do some light medley work (yoke/sandbag/sled), and then take next week easy leading up to the competition on Saturday.