Jim's Training to Become a Human Tank!

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  1. Starting a new log, as the old one was a bit outdated.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).


    Training:


    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.

    Nutrition:

    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 02:41 PM.


  2. Post meet week:

    Dynamic Deadlifts:


    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.

  3. I'm gonna go ahead and say FIRST!
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  4. Damn you troop! I'll settle for second
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    I'm gonna go ahead and say FIRST!
    This guys fast.
    Quote Originally Posted by bean5er View Post
    Damn you troop! I'll settle for second
    Don't feel bad bean, he runs 11 minute 2 miles and ****.

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    1st straight guy
    Are you implying that I am a homosexual?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Are you implying that I am a homosexual?
    I'm inferring it.
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  9. Eating some homemade chicken parmesan because @Sean1332 had some and it made me want some.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Eating some homemade chicken parmesan because @Sean1332 had some and it made me want some.
    We all want what Sean's old lady eats.

    So we can be more like him.
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  14. 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.

  15. In.

    I'm right there with you on the car issues. I may have totaled mine out over the weekend.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    In.

    I'm right there with you on the car issues. I may have totaled mine out over the weekend.
    How'd you ever get it out of the mud at the TX Shootout lol?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    How'd you ever get it out of the mud at the TX Shootout lol?
    Some guy in a F250 pulled it out.
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  18. Sorry to hear of the vehicle woes.
    Is that pump right in your tank? Ha, "TANK" no pun intended kid.

    Lurking here too...!!!

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    Some guy in a F250 pulled it out.
    Lol, I saw it when I left there. It looked hilarious with the front end stuck like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    Sorry to hear of the vehicle woes.
    Is that pump right in your tank? Ha, "TANK" no pun intended kid.

    Lurking here too...!!!
    I'm fairly certain it's in the tank, my buddy is convinced its on the block for small block chevys, but I can't find it if it is.

  20. Not the fuel pump, distributor went bad.


    Total charge: $540.

  21. Subbed.

    Car trouble here as well. New break pads and rotors.
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Eating some homemade chicken parmesan because @Sean1332 had some and it made me want some.
    Chicken parm is amazing. I'm still burping it up.

    And subbed. This will be a fücking awesome transformation of size and power.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Chicken parm is amazing. I'm still burping it up.

    And subbed. This will be a fücking awesome transformation of size and power.
    Subbed bc I too dig chicken parm -- and bc Sean subbed. Lol.
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  24. 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.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Subbed.

    Car trouble here as well. New break pads and rotors.
    I saw that, they give you any timeframe for them to finish in?

  26. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    I saw that, they give you any timeframe for them to finish in?
    Not yet. I called to check on it, but the guy already went home. Hopefully, it'll get done tomorrow.
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  27. 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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  28. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    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
    What year?

  29. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    What year?
    2006 Lincoln LS. Looked online and it could be a number if things. It's under dealer warranty & called but they're closed.
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post

    2006 Lincoln LS. Looked online and it could be a number if things. It's under dealer warranty & called but they're closed.

    Hmm, that's strange.

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  32. 2 scoops snickerdoodle with a half gallon of milk is pretty good.
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  34. Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dan View Post
    I just had to dump $1100 into my car.
    New fuel pump ($475 just for the part), new thermostat, new rare ABS sensors, and new battery cable terminals.

    Stuff always has to happen right before the holidays.
    Jesus, what do you drive?

  35. Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dan View Post

    1999 Ford Crown Victoria

    Apparently the fuel pump is inside the gas tank. So my mechanic had to take the tank off, drain the gas, open it up, change the part, put the tank back together, and then replace the damn gas tank straps that broke lol.
    Yep, that's why I took mine to a shop to get it done. They always put them on the tank, and I didn't wanna take my trucks bed off and put it back on.

    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

  36. Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dan View Post

    Haha probably not. I bought the car about two years ago from an elderly couple who were the original owners and kept the car in immaculate shape. This has been the first time I have had to fix anything on it, unfortunately 4 things broke at once lol.
    Lol, that's how it happens sometimes. Although, since it's in good shape it definitely was worth keeping (when o think crown vic, I think Houston Crown Vic. Which is most certainly not worth 1100 in repairs).


    Mine has the occasional problem, but this was the only major one. (it's in good shape, especially for an '89)

  37. Finally in. Dang this escalated quickly.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  38. Subbed for the gains.

  39. 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


    Strong pump.


    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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