Jas's Strongman Training log
09-13-2007 12:34 AM
Jas's Strongman Training log
I'm training for a NAS strongman contest in December with the following events:
1. 225 lb atlas stone loads to 48" platform for reps in 60 seconds (must unload each one yourself)
2. 405 lb squats down to a box for reps in 60 seconds
3. 445 lb deadlift for reps in 60 seconds
4. log press for 1RM
5. 275 lb farmer's hold for time
I'll be competing at LW (under 231) and training natty. It should be a pretty big event with solid competition since everyone that competes had to qualify. There may be around 12-15 LW.
Contest History: I've done two, one in July and one in August.
Current BW: 217.0
As for strongman equipment, most of my log pressing will be done on a wooden log with a 12 in diameter. Tire flips will be with a ~540 lb tire.
I'll generally only include working sets and not warmups.
log clean and press (each rep)
225 -4 +1 clean
225 - 4
atlas stone loads to ~48'' in 90s - alternating between 185 and 230 stones
- failed on a 230 in there so I had 6 with the 185 and 4 with the 230.
Farmer's walk - had to abort early with sharp lower back pain and call it a day.
09-13-2007 12:35 AM
weight : 218
squats to a box about 15-16'' high :
upper back work
I think I had more in me at 405, but my back is still a little tender so I didn't push it much on any set today. I plan to make sure the box is at 15'' next week and maybe I'll even work for 14'' eventually to be safe.
09-13-2007 12:42 AM
315 -2 and 1 forced
205 - 2 x 2
BW + 135 - 8
BW + 160 - 4
BW + 180 - 3
I haven't done incline or dips for a while, but they're not in too bad of shape. My standing military numbers were disappointing, but it was probably the inclines before that sapped my energy.
09-13-2007 10:15 PM
415 - 13 in 47 s
115 on one end of a barbell and hold the thick outer part for as long as possible
125 same thing
left - 25s
right - 25s
light hang cleans for max speed
185 - 3x3
I'm very happy with my deadlift set. It's touch n go at the contest so that's what I was doing. I never set it down just held it at the top to catch my breath between later reps.
My plan is to do heavy triples every other week and a high rep set in between those weeks. Today I did 415 so next high rep set I'll do 425, then 435, 445 and hopefully keep my reps around 12+.
09-13-2007 10:29 PM
I'll be following closely. I need to start doing this sh*t.
09-13-2007 10:36 PM
Cool. You should start a log (then I'll try to beat your numbers every week...but probably fail). I almost called it Jas's Depravity Log : Emoticonfest 2007.
09-13-2007 10:49 PM
good luck bro
i dunno much abt strongman so i'll try to learn somethin here
09-13-2007 10:57 PM
I'm jumping on board also
Those are some great number jas best of luck to you
my buddy trains for local comps he has a 180lb atlas stone.
I play around with it man that thing eats up my forearms just on a few reps shouldering, I cant imagine 225 for sixty you have my respect.
09-13-2007 11:08 PM
Brass, I hear you on the atlas stones tearing up the forearms. I couldn't believe it the first time I did it. I was training with a pro strongman and he had a 235, 265, 290, 330, 385 with about a 52''+ platform. He put loads of tacky on my arms and it just ripped every piece of hair off as well as a ton of skin. I can't use tacky for the contest so I've been training without it. Forearm pain aside, I love the stones. They really are the ultimate strongman event.
09-13-2007 11:18 PM
What kind of supps are you taking? I wish I had a place to train strongman. The only one I know of is about 45 minutes away and they are some hardcore rednecks. I feel as if I don't watch my back properly I'll end up in some Pulp Fiction type situation, with a gag ball and all. I go to a creek that has a nice selection of rocks, of course they're odd shaped, not round. Lots of people walk their dogs back there, and they are not a fan of me lifting these stones. I tell them I'm just working out, and they look at me as if I just buried a few body's. I may end up taking the gamble of working out with the rednecks, they have a lot of equipment.
09-13-2007 11:47 PM
Besides the usual (whey, multi, fish oil), CLout and I thought I'd try some bulk L-tyrosine since it's so cheap. Clout always puts a few pounds on me and helps a little with strength. I think I'm going to try RPM or bulk iicarin when I run out of Clout. I haven't researched them too much though. Let me know if you (or anyone viewing) have an opinion.
Originally Posted by Alexander
I hope you don't end up (it begins), but you should give it a try and would probably be pretty good. For example, I got 2nd in both comps on the log press (lost by 1 rep both times), and you're a stronger presser than I am. You could tear it up at 230. You could also try the Marunde Muscle forums and ask if there are guys around the DC area that train strongman.
Maybe I'll post some vids from those contests one of these days.
09-14-2007 12:00 AM
I like Clout too. I tried RPM and thought it was pretty good. Never really gave it a fair run, but it seemed to help with focus and energy. L-tyrosine is a great, cheap supplement. Probably the best thing for focus out their.
It is cool that 230 is the weight limit. What do you think about a 230# division in MMA? Seems like a great idea to me. I don't like the fact that 265# is the limit for HW. I want to see some monsters fight. I like the idea of a 230# division and then an No-limit/SHW class.
I'll check out the Marunde site, thanks, and definitely post those vids if you get a chance.
09-14-2007 12:21 AM
Alright, maybe I'll give the RPM a try. How high did you dose the L-tyro? I've been going 1 g about 3-4 times per day and haven't been that impressed.
I like the idea of splitting up the HWs lower and not limiting the next class. 230 sounds good too. You could get all the 245 and under guys in that class when weight cutting is considered. There really aren't enough good SHWs to fill a UFC weight class, but there may be enough 240+ guys.
I'm not too familiar with the Marunde site, but I hear it's a great forum for strongman. Get a log started too so we can see those deadlift numbers.
09-14-2007 12:41 AM
I always use L-tyrosine pre-workout only. 2.5-3g gives a nice kick. That and 3 or 4 RPM's makes a nice pre-workout stack.
I wish I could start a log now. It would help me since you're doing one too. I'm doing a bodybuilding routine right now, trying to throw on 10 pounds or so of quality mass. I want to get to a quality 240-245, hopefully 10% BF. Then I plan to go into a strongman/powerlifting style program. I'll definitely log that, but the bodybuilding log would suck.
09-14-2007 12:48 AM
Fair enough. 245 and 10% bf - damn, you're gonna be a tank like Monson. Do you use PH/PS or the real stuff much?
I'll throw those vids up tomorrow.
09-14-2007 08:21 AM
Looking forward to the vids. I think Monson is about 5'8", and my weight is distributed much differently, more similar to your build. I've tried a few things in the past PH wise. I'll PM ya, later.
Originally Posted by jas123
09-14-2007 01:23 PM
09-14-2007 01:36 PM
09-14-2007 01:36 PM
great vids Jas looking strong as hell
Alex check out Steve Justice he is a crazy redneck but he is one strong mofo. I'm almost embarrassed to tell you I bought his book lol
09-14-2007 01:38 PM
Alex, I was kidding about the Monson ref. There's definitely a big difference between 6' .5'' at 245 and 5'8'' at 245. Thanks for the tip on the L-tyro. I tried it at 2-2.5 grams this morning and feel great. Definitely a great supp for the price.
EDIT: I fixed the videos so that the embedding works now.
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