Jas's Strongman Training log
09-16-2007 08:46 PM
log press: clean and press each rep
235 - 4
235 - 4
atlas stones - messed around a little at first trying to load the 230 in one continuous motion (not stopping on the upper thighs and regripping). None of us could do it. It's fairly easy with the 185 which is much rougher and hence easier to grip.
A few practices loading to 48'' with the 185 and 230.
185 to 56''
185 to 64''
230 to 56''
farmer walk / frame carry:
Put the farmer's handles inside of the 540 lb tire and walked with it for distance
1st run - 17 yards
2nd run - 15 yards
-the opening of the tire is fairly small and so it requires little baby steps. I actually got tripped up by the tire on the first run.
tire flip / sled pull medley:
flip tire 20 yards and then pull a 290 lb sled 20 yards on grass.
Sharp back pain after 10 yards forced me to stop after 10 yards of the pull. The long grass made the pull brutal and everyone else lowered.
I'm really happy with where my log press is at. I'm hoping to get 280-300 by December, but we'll see what happens. I'm getting really frustrated with the lower back pain as it ruined my workout last week. What can you do?
09-16-2007 10:17 PM
I finally checked out the vids, nice work. It looked like you should've attempted to get low on the truck pull, but I assume it's just not possible. When you're pulling the sled, are you walking backwards holding a straight handle?
09-16-2007 10:46 PM
Yeah, I should have gotten lower on the truck pull, but I actually thought I was really low when I was doing it. It's hard to tell at the time. You are supposed to keep your legs together and push with both at the same time to get it started. I did ok at it, but seeing it, I could have done better. You can hear it in the background if the sound is up high enough, but I stumbled when one of the wheels hit a pot hole in the road.
No, the sled is attached to a chain that you hold. You can do it forward or backwards. Forwards is quicker if the chain is long enough so that you don't trip over it. We switch it up.
09-16-2007 11:34 PM
Oh, that sounds kind of painful, grabbing the chain that is. Screw this BB sh*t, I'm gonna start strongman/powerlifting style training soon.
09-16-2007 11:44 PM
You don't even feel it the chain when you're doing it. The stones are the one's that bite back, but my inner forearms are getting rough enough that I didn't bleed today.
09-17-2007 12:04 AM
I can tell you love the stones. Its Always Sunny is on right now, I'm outta here
09-18-2007 11:45 PM
squat to 14.5'' box
405-5 failed on 6
upper back machine work (usually rows but my lower back is still sore)
I'm hoping that I can get up to 10 at 405 by Dec. I don't feel like I've figured out what volume of barbell work is appropriate with the strongman workouts on Sunday.
09-18-2007 11:48 PM
What kinda stance are you using on the box squats?
09-18-2007 11:54 PM
Oh look, the pasty canadian is in the building. All we need now is Wilford.
09-19-2007 12:34 AM
09-19-2007 12:43 AM
Oooohhh, take that, take that, take that-Puff Daddy
Are you attempting to gain weight, or did it just happen?
09-19-2007 01:03 AM
Yeah, I figure that I'll try to get up to ~225 by December but I wasn't expecting the 3 lb gain over the weekend. None of the events require that much athleticism so I figure that gaining weight should help my strength in my powerlifts.
09-19-2007 01:15 AM
I'm sorry, P-diddy. I forget what song, but P-diddy whispers "take that" a couple times in one of his songs. I can't remember who, maybe Chappelle or Jamie Fox make fun of it nicely.
You might as well bulk up. Get up to 235 or so and then cut a couple pounds to make weight? Probably take you a good year to do that, while staying high quality, but that's what you should aim for, I think. How seriously are you taking competing?
09-19-2007 01:54 AM
It's new so it's hard to say, but I have a fairly obsessive and competitive personality so I'd say pretty seriously. I'd like to compete every couple of months and maybe make it to a national meet in a couple of years. I don't ever plan on competing at more than 230, though.
That's probably a good plan as far as weight goes. It's actually been much easier for me to gain quality weight doing strongman stuff than a bodybuilding workout. I guess my core is starting to get bigger which is not like a bber. My gf calls me "ape belly" while the Japanese call me "lifting Brad Pitt" (sorry, saw a Stiebling fight the other day).
09-19-2007 02:09 AM
The "take that" reference was in reference to your stab at Mullett, who I may add disappeared like an albino in the snow. Just trying to help you follow me, as it is hard at times, mainly because I'm retarded.
The core is an easy place to put some weight onto. Ass alone you can chuck 10 pounds onto in no time if you've never done hard glute work. Sounds like you're working on a Forrest Griffin like gut, he has many ape like qualities. You should hire the G-man to announce you before your lifts, "from Indiana "the lifting Brad Pitt" Jas 123........123................ .........123.
09-19-2007 10:59 AM
albino in the snow
Maybe I'll get Kit Cope and Bridgette Nielsen to warm the crowd up with some jokes, then the G-man to introduce me.
09-20-2007 01:00 AM
BW - 219
185 - 7
195 - 5
205 - 4
warmups and stopped because my left bicep was and has been really bothering me, even on pressing exercises. Weird...
shoulder assistance work
The bicep issue is weird. They've been fried for the last couple of weeks. Maybe I'll take it easy on Sunday's strongman workout and sit out on a few events.
09-20-2007 10:43 PM
BW - 220.1
455-2 - pathetic
stiff leg deads from on top of 45s
I don't know what's up with my deadlift. Last week it felt great, this week it's pathetic. Maybe I need more recovery time.
09-20-2007 11:30 PM
Damn, I just wrote 20 sentences worth of rubbish, and it disappeared, you're lucky. Sometimes deads feel superheavy, no way to explain it. Does seem like you may be doing a bit too much. That's coming from somebody that is not in shape though. I don't know, I don't deadlift often but when I do I really make it count. I seem to always make slow progress so I'm not changing anything. Do less, be patient, and see if your dead goes up.
09-21-2007 01:10 AM
How frequently do you do deads? Once every 2 weeks or something?
I think the stones + deadlifting every week may be too much. The stones are lot like a stiff leg deadlift at the bottom but really hard since the grip is awkward and you start down lower. Maybe I'll take an off week from each every third week, but not have the off weeks coincide. I'm terrible at listening to my body and can never do the smart thing and step down from a challenge.
One of the guys I train with is 40 and doesn't seem to have a problem doing both every week. He actually is built like Jeff Monson so maybe that has something to do with it.
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