Jim's Training to Become a Human Tank!
- 12-09-2013, 10:23 PM
Starting a new log, as the old one was a bit outdated.
This will be where I log all of my journey to becoming a SHW Professional Strongman (putting that in writing so I can't deny saying it), no excuses, no bull****. Just a guy eating a ton of food and working as hard as (in)humanly possible to achieve a set of goals.
For those that don't know, I've competed in 2 APF meets once as an Open Raw 198 with a total of 1055 @ 186 and another as a Junior Raw 198 with a total of 1057 @ 192. The numbers for those meets were 402/251/402 and 402/231/424, respectively. I was extremely disappointed with the showing at my second meet, but now, I'm on to bigger and better things. There is no excuse for it, I just wasn't strong enough to achieve a larger total on that day.
At this point I have done 1 NAS competition, earning a 3rd place in the Lightweight (sub 200) class. I plan to start 2014 off with a competition at Metroflex Houston on January 25 and then following it with TX Strongest Man in March. I fully intend to compete as a Middleweight in both of these competitions, I am not 100% on whether or not I will compete in the APF Junior Nationals in May, but that is a possibility as well (there is supposed to be a NAS competition that month as well).
I use a conjugate rotation of intensities and movements to get stronger with a variety of movements and implements. Currently it will look like this:
Max DL, Conditioning, Rep OHP, Dynamic Squat, Speed/Rest, Body, Rest
Rep DL, Conditioning, Dynamic OHP, Max Squat, Speed/Rest, Body, Rest
Dynamic DL, Conditioning, Max OHP, Rep Squat, Speed/Rest, Body, Rest
Squat and Deadlift day do not always involve squatting or deadlifting (wut?), some squat days may involve Yoke walks for distance, truck pulls, or various carries (front carries, keg carries, farmers, etc.) and deadlifts could involve stones, kegs, farmers, etc., OHP may be BB, DB, or Implement. Body days will always have some form of bench press (incline, DB, CG, etc.), some sort of calf work, Bicep work, Rowing volume, and whatever other weaknesses need to be addressed.
Every 10 week training cycle will include up to 2 deload weeks as necessary, sometimes less, never more.
I eat a lot of protein, a lot of carbs, and a lot of fats. I will drink anywhere from 1/2 gallon to a whole gallon of whole milk everyday, and have recently considered just mixing my protein into that gallon and drinking it throughout the day instead of having specific protein shakes. I stay away from processed foods and sweets as much as possible, most of what I eat are various meats (beef, chicken, fish), eggs (always whole), Rice, Potatoes (sweet and regular). I don't typically eat breads, but I don't avoid them if they are something I want that particular day.
So there it is, let's get this started!
Last edited by jimbuick; 12-18-2013 at 01:41 PM.
- 12-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Post meet week:
205 x 2 x 5
30 second rest between sets.
a1. CG Pull-up: BW x 8 x 2
a2. Low Facepull: Black Bands x 12 x 2
That was it, I posted in my old log today that I think the fuel pump in my truck went out, but luckily it may just be a clogged filter (that's what I think it is, after thinking about how she's been acting this week). I will update on this tomorrow morning/afternoon after I replace the filter and see if it works.
- 12-09-2013, 10:26 PM
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12-09-2013, 10:29 PM
Damn you troop! I'll settle for second
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12-10-2013, 01:14 PM
Oh hai guys!
Truck update: Luck is not on my side today, wasn't the filter so it has to be the pump. (possibly the relay, but I don't fück with electrical ****)
Gonna have to get it towed and replaced, for some unknown cost. Guy wants to charge me $90 to diagnose it, I'm not sure whether I should just have him replace the fuel pump and hope it ain't something else or just pay the $90 plus whatever it costs to fix whatever is wrong.
12-10-2013, 01:16 PM
I'm right there with you on the car issues. I may have totaled mine out over the weekend.
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12-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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12-10-2013, 01:32 PM
Sorry to hear of the vehicle woes.
Is that pump right in your tank? Ha, "TANK" no pun intended kid.
Lurking here too...!!!
12-10-2013, 01:46 PM
12-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Not the fuel pump, distributor went bad.
Total charge: $540.
12-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Car trouble here as well. New break pads and rotors.
12-10-2013, 04:30 PM
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12-10-2013, 05:51 PM
Well, the truck runs fine now...
Found out my air filter is missing, weird.
They also suggested I consider replacing the spark plugs and starter soon, but I haven't noticed any reason to believe that's necessary.
Funny thing from today, not long after dropping the truck off they called me asking if there was any specific thing that need be done to pop the hood. My answer? Pull it like a man lol.
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In for the lifting of heavy objects and car woes....today my car shifted into ETC engine fail safe mode and kicked out of cruise control and started running and sounding like sh!t....ETC engine fail safe mode, I don't know wtf that means. I turned it off and back on and it's running fine
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12-10-2013, 10:25 PM
Good thing too, since it wasn't the fuel pump.
Was it even worth paying the 1100 instead of just getting a new car lol?
Edit: New here meaning different
12-10-2013, 10:36 PM
Mine has the occasional problem, but this was the only major one. (it's in good shape, especially for an '89)
12-10-2013, 10:36 PM
Finally in. Dang this escalated quickly.
12-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Subbed for the gains.
12-11-2013, 10:45 PM
So, went to the gym earlier today and got a pretty good Max OHP session in.
Warmup: Band Pullaparts x a lot. Axle Press up to 100# x 8
Work: 110 x 4, 130 x 4 (strict, easy) +push 170 x 4, 190 x 4, 200 x 1
The 200 x 1 was a PR, and it was pretty easy itself. I went for another couple but let the weight get too far out in front of me.
Single Arm DB OHP: 45 x 10, 50 x 10 x 2, 50 x 8
Wanted to go heavier, but the gym only has up to 50 and then 65, 75, 85, etc. And 65 was a bit too much at that point.
a1. Incline Bench: 135 x 7, 135 x 7 + 2 Partials, 135 x 6 + 3 partials. (moved the bench 1 peg closer to flat for the last set)
a2. Six Ways: 10 x 8, 10 x 7, 10 x 6
a3. Tricep Pushdown: Purlpe band x 15, x 20, x10 (varying technique slightly each set)
Shoulders were smoked. Triceps too.
b1. Meadows Row: 45 x 12 x 3
b2. Rear Delt Raises: 15 x 20 x 3
Went home and ate like a horse. Triceps started cramping when I went to take off my shirt for the shower.
Training notes: Starting next week I intend to do the majority of the technique coaching before the workout (for my wifes friend that I've been training), rest periods will be shorter. Life will probably suck more.
Basic Outline for rest will be similar to this:
ME Movements: 3-5 minutes between sets (never less than 3, never more than 5)
RE Movements: 90 - 120 seconds between sets
DE Movements: 30-45 seconds between sets
Assistance: 2-3 minutes between exercises, 30-45 seconds between sets
Supersets: 30 seconds between exercises, 60-90 seconds between each superset
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