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    My name is Jeff Pearson and I am 32 years old. I compete in strongman and powerlifting. I have done Highland games as well, but mostly just compete in the first two. I am currently training for North American Strongman Nationals in Texas. On September 28th 2013 I did a powerlifting meet raw drug tested totaling 1945 lbs. My squat was 804, benched 430, and deadlifted 711. I weighed in at 307.8 lbs. I have been competing for a year and a half now and have always been drug free. My early powerlifting total a year ago was 1644 at 275 lbs weight class. 6 months ago I totaled 1809 at 308.
    The start for me in strength athletics came in 2011. I had been training for MMA and was walking around at around 215 at about 12% body fat. While skateboarding I ended up compound dislocating me thumb. This set back my training and not long after this I broke my foot at work, so I was no longer able to train. I just sat around playing video games and got fat. When I was healed up I decided that I was fat already, might as well just go get as strong as I can.
    My goals are to qualify for the Arnold Fitness Expo amateur strongman contest at nationals. Next year I plan on getting my squat up to 900, bench 500, and deadlift 800. My bench is always my weak point for powerlifting and I aim to fix this next year. So I aim to total 2200 lbs next year. .
    I do not eat for having a nice physique, I eat and train to be the strongest in the world. My current macro break down is 41% carbs, 29% fat, and 30% protein. I try to eat around 8-10,000 calories a day. For supplements I use Animal Pak, Animal Omega, Animal Flex, Animal pm, Optimum Nutrition casein protein, Optimum Nutrition hydro whey, Universal torrent, Beast aminolytes, and Universal shock therapy.
    I train 6 days a week taking Sundays off. My training times change as I am doing my last term of college finishing my BA in philosophy. I train at least 4 hours a day but have been known to train 6 more often than not. My training split is Monday upper body, Tuesday lower body, Wednesday strongman event day, Thursday lower, Friday upper, Saturday event day, Sunday rest.

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    Monday 10/7/13

    Military press with axle:
    135x10
    155x10
    185x5
    225x1
    135x10

    Incline press with 200 lbs in chains:
    135x5
    155x5
    185x5
    205x5
    225x3

    Pin presses:
    315x5
    335x5
    365x5
    385x5
    405x2

    skull crushers + bottoms up kettle bell curls
    4x15

    planks with 100 lbs on back
    3x1min hold
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    Welcome man. There's a fair bunch of powerlifters here. A couple in TX as well. I'm looking forward to the log bud!
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    Tuesday was a busy day at school, so didn't train.
    Wensday, Oct. 9, 2013:
    Snatch:
    2 sets 135x5
    2 sets 155x5
    2 sets 175x5
    2 sets 185x5
    1 set 225x2
    6 sets 135x5

    Lat pulldowns
    4x10

    Viper press
    1 set 145x10
    3 sets 205x10

    Standing dumbbell curls
    3x30

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    Thursday Oct. 10, 2013
    Speed yoke runs (no sleeves or belt)
    500# for 60 ft for 6 runs

    Band pull throughes:
    4x20

    Axle Deadlift (no belt)
    245x10
    335x5
    425x3
    515x1

    Squats (Raw no sleeves/wraps or belt):
    235x5
    325x5
    415x5
    505x5
    595x2

    calf raises on leg press:
    4x30 with 700#
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    Welcome to AM! Subbed.
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    I did not train Friday or Saturday as I went to Seattle, Washington for the Bacon Beat down Strongman contest were my training partner competed. It was a great contest and a lot of fun. I helped out setting up Friday evening and helped with the clean up Saturday afternoon so I got a chance to practice with the implements and just keep loose. I wont be training Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday as I am leaving Wednesday for North American Strongman Nationals in Denison, Texas. So I should be back to training October 20th.
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    This last weekend I competed in North American Strongman nationals in Denison, Texas. It was a two day competition. On the first day I caused a small tear in my quad and ended up zeroing on all three events. The events the first day were a 325 axle clean and press away, wheelbarrow loading medley with a 230, 250, and 270 keg, and a car deadlift. Needless to say I was not pleased with how I performed the first day, so I wrapped my quad tightly with an ace bandage and tried to bring it for day two. The first event was a 850 yoke 730 frame carry medley. I got the yoke down easy enough, but bringing back the frame i made it about half way before my quad gave out. The next event was an overhead medley with a 310 axle, 270 keg, 350 log, and a 210 dumbbell. I got the axle and the keg and spent too much time on the log. The final event was stone carry and load over a bar. The bar was 56" and there were three stones 15 feet away from the bar at weights of 280, 320, and finally 350. I loaded the first two, however the carry did not feel to good on my quad. I picked the third stone, but could not carry it. I ended up finishing 50 out of 64. Not my best performance, but now I can just get stronger for next season.
    Nationals ended Saturday and I did not come back to Oregon until Monday evening. I spent Sunday and Monday morning working on stretching and rehab for my quad. There is still some discomfort in my quad, but I headed back to the gym to work it out and do some lifting. I think my leg will be fine, I am just going to listen to my body and do what I can do in my training. So this was my Tuesday training:

    GHR+ LIGHT leg extensions
    4x10

    Deadlift
    405x5
    495x5
    545x3
    (started using chalk)
    585x3
    (put on belt)
    635x1
    675x1

    bodyweight split squats
    4x10 (each side)

    pullups
    10x5

    wrist curls + wrist roller + hub grip
    4xmax reps
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    Wensday 10/23/13

    Giant dumbbell
    115# 10 reps each arm
    145# 5 reps each arm
    165# 5 reps each arm
    115# 2x10 each arm

    Viper press
    145#x10
    195#3x10

    prowler push
    400# for 150ft 4 runs

    dumbbell curls+ dips
    4x15

    pulldowns
    10x10

    hanging leg raises+ ring planks
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    Sucks about your quad man.
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    What's the Viper press?
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    What's the Viper press?
    The viper press is where you do log press except instead of loading it in the rack position on your chest, you just press it all the way through. So clean it up to your lap, then from your lap go to lock out overhead
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    Friday 10/25/13
    Incline bench with 200# in chains
    135x3
    185x3
    225x3
    245x2
    275x1

    300# sled chest press 75 ft + rows 75 ft
    4 runs

    Flat bench
    335x3
    355x3
    375x2
    405x1
    425x1

    Preacher curls
    115 for 4x20
    + body weight dips
    4x20

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    Saturday Oct. 26, 2013
    Speed yoke (75ft)
    500#x2
    600#x2
    700#x4

    Axle deadlift
    335x10
    425x5
    515x3 for 4 sets

    Farmers carry with fat gripz extreme
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    145# for 75 ft

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    Monday October 28, 2013
    Dumbbell Shrugs
    4 sets 120x50

    incline, flat, decline bench
    3 sets 60x15

    skull crushers + strict wall curls
    4 sets 95x10

    dumbbell pullovers
    4 sets 120x10

    wrist curls
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    Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013
    Leg extensions (220#)+body weight GHR
    4x10

    Deadlift with 3 second pause at knees
    315x10
    405x10
    455x5
    515x3

    Speed Squats with 200# band tension
    135x10
    225x10
    275x8
    315x3

    Body weight lunges
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    Man! adding in those lunges had to kill :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedman1 View Post
    Man! adding in those lunges had to kill :-)

    Nice work
    Yea i kept the weight light for me to see how ny quad would handle it. Doing those lunges was brutal. Thanks
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    In it.


    You doing TX Strongest Man in San Antonio in March? Do you live in TX or no?

    Also, do you plan to get video of the competition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    In it.

    You doing TX Strongest Man in San Antonio in March? Do you live in TX or no?

    Also, do you plan to get video of the competition?
    I do not live in TX and just realized my intro makes it sound as if I do. I live in Oregon and was preparing for nationals in Texas. I take videos of all my competitions and try to do videos of my training when i remember my camera. My youtube channel is user name TheRagnavok or you can just search Ragnavok and my vids should pop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnavok View Post

    I do not live in TX and just realized my intro makes it sound as if I do. I live in Oregon and was preparing for nationals in Texas. I take videos of all my competitions and try to do videos of my training when i remember my camera. My youtube channel is user name TheRagnavok or you can just search Ragnavok and my vids should pop up.
    I didn't assume you lived in Texas cuz I know nats is in Denison this year.

    Do you plan to post any of the videos in this log?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    I didn't assume you lived in Texas cuz I know nats is in Denison this year.

    Do you plan to post any of the videos in this log?
    Yes. Im planning on posting videos.
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    Thursday 10 31 13
    Leg press + leg extensions
    600# 4x10 + 210# 4x10

    pause squats w/ssb and 200 lbs in chains
    155x10
    205x10
    245x10
    335x5

    Hamstring curls
    100# 4x15 w/10 second hold each rep

    calf raises
    600# 4x30

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    12/12/13

    I have not posted in a couple months as I have been very busy. My father has stage 4 cancer and I am is caregiver. He has been doing chemo for 14 months now and the last couple months were pretty rough for him. My time was spent in and out of emergency rooms and his regular hospital visits. I have still been training and working on getting stronger I just haven't had the time to keep up with my log.
    This last Sunday I did the Hardcore Powerlifting NW Championships. I ended up hurting my knee on my second squat so scratched my third. I could not bend my leg without pain and as such could not use leg drive on my bench and deadlifts were rather exciting. I just got very angry and went out and pulled. I really wanted to hit 2000 lbs total but it just did not happen. I won the SHW division with a 1950 total and placed second overall.
    I am planning on writing in my log everyday again, but it will be dependent on how my father is doing.
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    I'm sorry to hear about your father. I hope for the best.

    Also, regardless of the injury, good job on your awesome total.
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    Thanks. I really wanted to break 2000 this year, just didn't happen.
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    So I just recently competed in the Hardcore Powerlifting NW Championships and did not accomplish the goals I had set forth for myself. This caused me to sit down and reassess my training to ensure I am doing all I should be doing to reach my goals. Looking at my training I realized that I have been spending far too much time coaching others and helping them with their success instead of focusing on my own. I've put together a new routine and have stopped taking all my stimulant supplements and change my diet to being far cleaner than it was. I'm now training twice a day 4 days a week and two other days once a day. I am focused completely on my goals now and have a new drive to accomplish great things. My main focus is now on my gains and my own success. Everybody can come up with some dream or goal but it takes drive to cut through the crap and get it. Time to get it. This next year I will be coming with a vengeance.
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    Monday December 16, 2013:
    AM Training:
    10 min Cardio
    Lat pull downs 200 lbs 4x10 + low rows 200 lbs 4x10
    Bicep Curls + triceps extensions 50 lbs 4x20
    cable curls + rope triceps push downs 50 lbs 4x20
    30 min cardio

    PM Training:
    Axle clean and press: 135 x15, 185x15, 225 x2x10
    DB Shrugs 120 x4x25
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    Dips 4x25
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    Tuesday December 17, 2013
    AM Training:
    Glute ham raises 4x10 + leg extensions 160lbs 4x20
    Snatch grip deadlift 315x10, 405x10, 455 x2 x10
    Eagle claw shrugs 225 4x10
    Banded deficit kb deadlifts 4x10
    Hyper exteinsions with 135 barbell 4x10
    Calf raisies on leg press 200 lbs 4x60

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