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    Jas, I do not compete but possibly in the future, I just love the effort and mindset it takes to do strongman. I am going to do some wheel barrow push/pulls, sand bag carries, and I have 1/3 of a telephone pole that is heavy, real heavy, I plan on carrying and flipping, as well as a medium tire for speed flips. I am working on getting a tractor tire, hopefull in two weeks I can score one. I am going to set some weights up outside to do almost an obstacle course of strongman type events with the weights, or do the weights first then the strongman. Either way it should be a pretty gruelling day, or atleast I hope.

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    Nice. A big part of strongman is just finding junk to train with, and it doesn't have to be pretty. Have you ever thought about making the telephone pole into a log for log pressing? I've always thought that it would work well. If you have some say in the tire size, I'd look for one in the 500-800 range. But a big part of the difficulty depends on how well you can grip the tread on the tire. I've done a 540 and 800 with about the same amount of effort because the tread was much easier to grab on the 800. It's great cardio! Maybe you know all this already so sorry if you do.
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    5-22-08 Heavy back, light chest 60 sec rest
    Pullups 4x10 superset BB row 4x10 185 superset 1 arm cable pulldown 4x12
    Hammer machine row 4x10 3 plates superset machine pulldown 4x10 2 plates
    Kneeling rope pullover 2x20
    Machine bench 2x20 superset machine flies 2x20

    Workout went great, had a huge pump and felt strong. Jas, thanks for the advice on the tire, and I have thought about turning the log into a log press, I just have to figure out how to install some handles, one of my summer projects. I'm always open to new things so feel free to add comments. Ok tomorrow will be the big day, I'm gonna see how this shoulders, arms, and strongman goes. I am also going to see if I can get some video of some of the workout sessions up here within the next few weeks. Time for bed and then morning workout, everybody keep liftin heavy:clean:.
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    5-23-08 Shoulders, arms
    Kneeling 1 arm log press 4x20, log was angled up from ground
    Small tire lateral raise 4x10 superset medium tire military press 4x10 with pause on bottom
    Medium tire clean and power press throw 4x6
    Ground log skull crushers 3x15, one end on ground
    Log 2 arm curl 3x15, one end on ground
    Heavy a$$ rock pick up and press 5x1, yes very heavy and shaped kinda like a pyramid
    Wheel barrow carry up and down hill 2 sets there back with heavy rock and both tires in

    Today went over all well, some buddies got a large tire today so next week I should be able to get some flips in. Today was tough, very unorthodox and I loved it. I will try to incorporate more of these methods into my regular routine. I tried to squat the log, but could not get it onto my back in the proper position, I will try again next week. Time for a shake and then relaxing.
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    Real nice workout Hateful. I like it. Alternative training styles just make things interesting as hell. And if you have some friends to make it a competition it becomes even more fun.
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    5-27-08 Max effort lower body 2 min rest
    Power sprints 2xhigh grip, 2xlow grip, 2x backwards these were done with a rolled up gymnastics mat that I pushed as fast as possible the length of the basketball court, very hard
    Walking DB overhead lunge 4x9 20
    Alternating 1 arm DB pullthrough from floor 3x8 45/50/50 superset 1 leg RDL's 3x7 60/60/65
    Standing abs 4x15 superset med ball knee ups 4x12 4kg superset standing DB calf raise 4x15 45

    Overall I good day, very tired after and still feeling wiped out this afternoon. Tomorrow is an offday so I might just get some cardio in after work, not sure yet I will see how my legs feel, good stretch session tonight as well.
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    5-29-08 Max effort upper
    Floor press 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 335x2, 355x1 my wrist hurts and limited my pressing today, I think it is sore from the 1 arm DB pull throughs
    1 arm T-bar row 4x10 2plates/+10/+10/+20 superset seated DB power cleans 4x12 20/25/25/25
    1 arm DB side press 4x8 45/55/60/65 superset DB Incline curls 4x8 45/45/45/50
    Laying DB extinsion 4x10 60 superset Explosive DB shrugs 4x10 100 done by letting weight rest completely then without using lower body shruging as hard and high as possible

    Not bad, I felt like I had alot more in me for presses but my wrist had a huge effect on the floor presses, it should be better in a few days though. Next week I will try to bump up the running adding a speed day. Diet has been much better since this last weekend, I weighed in today at 214.4, looking about as lean as I was last weigh in. I'm hoping to get to 220 and be really lean.
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    5-30-08 Dynamic effort lower 60 second rest
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    Box jump 5x1, worked up to a set of 2 with 48" platform, new PR
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    5-31-08 Cardio
    Heavy bag work 20 minutes
    20 yard relay with both tires and keg down/back twice 2 times through
    Tire footwork 5 minutes

    Just a cardio day today, got a heavy bag so I can start my boxing cardio days. Using the rest of the day to recover and come back stronger for this coming week.
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    6-1-08 Dynamic Upper Body 60 seconds rest
    Old school speed bench 10x3 250 alternating grips
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    DB upright row 3x10 70/70/75 superset tricep pushdowns 3x20
    Narrow grip pulldown 3x11 150 superset seated hammer curls 60/60/65

    Good pace today, I feel in good cardio and muscle endurance shape. I just got done watching the WEC fights tonight, I wish Jens could have won but still a great night of fights none the less.
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    6-2-08 Max effort lower body 2 min rest
    Power sprints 2xhigh grip, 2xlow grip, 2x backwards, 1xflip
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    Box jump to 48'' is awesome! I want try that as I always had a good vertical.
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    Thanks jas, I like the box jumps I feel they compliment max effort days quite well, and I also if done to begin the workout before the max effort lift they really warm up the body and get me ready to go. Jtfootball, I live in a place that none but I know, but if I did play ball somewhere real I couldn't say where. Looking forward to max effot upper tomorrow, I believe I am going to do some speed work in the PM as well. I picked up some wraps and MMA bag gloves last night so I can get some good cardio in without breaking my hands.:bruce1:
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    6-4-08 Max effort upper body
    Floor press 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 335x2, 355x1, 375x1, 385xmissed
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    1 arm DB side press 4x8 60/65/70/75 superset DB Incline curls 4x8 50/50/50/55
    Laying DB extinsion 4x10 60/65/70/75 superset BB shrugs 4x25 225

    Hit a new PR on floor press with 375x1, went up pretty easy, 385 I rested only about 45 seconds and couldn't get it, everything else felt nice and smooth, could have gone heavier on a few other exercises. Tomorrow is dynamic lower and we also have a 7 on 7 with the team so I'll get a little running in there.
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    6-5-08 Dynamic effort lower body
    Speed box squat 10x2 275+1chain 1 min rest
    Step ups 3x6 185 superset speed step ups 3x6
    Glute ham raises 3x8 superset 1 leg swiss ball back bridge 3x12
    Russian twists 4x12 35 superset standing DB calf raise alternating in/out 4x20 70
    Box jump 5x1 50" PR

    Today I was feeling great, maybe it was because I have been getting more sleep lately, but I worked up to 50" on box jumps and got 5x1, now I have to figure out how to get the platform only 1/2" to 1" higher each time. 7on7 is tonight so I will get a good warm up and use that for my running today. Tomorrow will be an off day for lifting but I'm either going to do some boxing or speed work, not sure yet.
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    6-6-08 Boxing cardio
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    6-7-08 Repitition upper body 2 minutes rest
    DB bench press 100x25, 110x16, 120x11
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    Lateral raise 2x12 40/45, Seated no back support DB military 2x7 85 superset 4x15 dips
    DB shrugs 4x10 120 superset Zottmann curls 4x10 40/40/45/45

    Tomorrow is hopefull going to be a strongman day if the weather cooperates. Time for food and a nap as I work tonight from 2AM til 9AM.
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    6-8-08 Max effort lower body/ strongman
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    Tire flip 4x30 seconds
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    Seated sled pull 2x30 yards 220
    Prowler challenge x1

    Today went well. It was storming all morning so the ground was nice and slippery which made it much harder. Legs a pretty sore but I should be recovered fine. Tomorrow is an offday so I will do some form of running/cardio.
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    6-10-08 Max effort upper body 2 min rest
    Incline bench 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x3, 295x3, 315x1, 335x1, 355x1, 365xmiss I got 3/4 up with good bar speed and then my feet slipped and hips came up, I stalled and struggled for a good 5 seconds then the spotter, grabbed it, I wasn't goin anywhere anyways
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    1 arm side press 4x7 75 superset incline DB curl 4x9 50
    Laying DB extension 1x15 70 superset BB shrugs holds 225 5 second rest 20 sec/15/10/10

    Brutal day today my forearms were really pumped. I weighed in at 218.8 today so I am putting on some quality mass. Dynamic lower tomorrow and hopefully I can get a video camera for my box jump.
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    Nice work on incline. 355 is impressive!
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    6-11-08 Dynamic effort lower body 1 min rest
    Split jump squats 8x3 0/0/20/20/25/25/30/30
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    RDL's 3x10 225/275/295 superset bench laying shins 3x8 with 3 count hold
    4x15 super knee ups superset plate crunches superset standing machine calf raises continuous

    I did not do box jumps because whom ever mopped the floor decided to use way too much water and the floor was very slick, I busted my knees doing calf raises so I decided against doing the jumps. Jas, thanks bro, I felt great doing 355 it went up real easy. Well time to eat and prepare for the Iron Maiden concert tonight, oh yeah thats right IRON FING MAIDEN.
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    6-13-08 Repitition upper body 2 min rest
    Close grip bench press 135+1chainx26, 185+1 chainx15, 225+1chainx10, 275x5 fast and explosive reps
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    Seated floor Rocky presses 3x12 95 superset BB curls 3x15 95
    Dips 2x12, 1x15 BW+90 superset 30lbs DB holds around end 3x10-15 seconds... stolen from jas123

    Felt great today. Taking it easy for the rest of the day because of heavy box squats tomorrow. Been trying a different post workout shake: 1.5 cups skim milk, 1.5 scoops whey, 10g Glutamine, 3 scoops oats, 1 scoop dextrose, 2 eggs, not bad actually.
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    6-14-08 Max effort lower body
    Box squat 265x6, 320x5, 375x3, 425x3, 480x2, 510x1, 520x1 PR
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    Back hyperextensions 4x12 25/45/2 bands +45/2bands +65 superset slide board hams 4x8 45/45/45/100
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    Pattern run 2 sets of 10 patterns 25sec rest, 2 min rest between sets

    Pumped about getting 520 on the box squat. I hold the bar very high up and my traps and it is comfortable for me. I was wondering about the lower placement of the bar in a powerlifting style hold, and if I would be able to put up more weight with a switch. If anyone has switched forms and I would appreciate any comments regarding it. Today was going to be a beach day, but it is raining so I will do some boxing and footwork tonight.
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    That's one hell of a box squat! How tall was the box and did you use a belt or wraps?

    I switched from highbar to lowbar at one point. I use a fairly wide stance, and it helped me quite a bit to stay in the groove by reducing downward torque.
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    Thanks again for the comments Jas, I used a belt, rather skinny one though I believe only 4 inch width in the back. I do not use wraps and never have. No one around me uses them so I never really got into them although I have heard they really help keep everything in tight in the knee. The box got me to a little bit below parallel, I maybe 18" to 20", I could be wrong though on the numbers. The squat felt good only thing that held me back a little was after coming up about 3"-4" from the box my weight shifted forward just a little, that is why I feel a lower bar placement may help me. My stance is a little bit narrow as well, I will work on getting it a little wider. I have never really done any traditional powerlifting so I am still working on my form is some aspects.
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    If you aren't powerlifting and don't have knee trouble, I don't think I would use wraps ever. My knees just bother me. I forgot that you're way below parallel guy on squat. Maybe that's why you just box squatted more than you regular squatted (as I recall)? It seems like you're parrallel squat should be 550+.

    Anyway, you're a better squatter than I am so keep doing what's working for you.
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    6-16-08 Max effort upper body 1-3 min rest
    Rack press 3" off chest 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 335x3, 355x1, 385x1, 395x1 PR
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    DB shrug 3x10 100 10 second hold then 10 reps superset Zottmann curls 3x10 45/45/50
    Row machine 1x3x7's

    Thanks jas, I'm gonna try to get a big parallel squat soon. Today was great day, I'm feeling real good and was full of energy eventhough I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night. Oh yeah, some old B!@TCH yelled at me during rack press. It was on my 335 set, she said, and I quote, "Do you think you have too much weight, you are making an awful lot of noise." Of course my inner meathead came out and I said, "I'm sorry if the weights are too loud, but I'm just getting started." Ok enough of that, I hate old women.
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    6-17-08 Dynamic effort lower body
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    Not bad today, felt very good and explosive, felt fast on the 100's. I just finished up 30 minutes of boxing cardio this PM. Time for food and then rest, off day tomorrow.
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    Ok huge update today, enjoy

    6-19-08 Repitition upper body 2 min rest
    Close grip bench press 225x14/12/12
    Decline machine 3platesx21 1 set
    Hanging pullups 4x20 superset lateral raise iso hold 20lb DB 4x25 seconds
    Seated floor Rocky presses 3x10 105 superset BB curls 3x15 105
    Dips 3x12 slow descent, explosive ascent, stolen again from jas, superset DB wrist twist 20's 3x30 seconds

    6-20-08 Max effort lower body
    Box Squat 135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 405x3, 455x3, 500x1, 530x1, 540x1 PR
    1 leg RDL 4x7 80/90/100/100
    Back hyperextensions 4x12 2 orange bands+2 red bands +45/45/55/75 superset 1 leg slide board hams 4x8 45/45/45/100
    Russian twists 3x7 45, 1x14
    Pattern run 3 sets of 10 patterns 25sec rest, 2 min rest between sets
    Awesome day today, hit some big numbers on box squat, hips a sore but thats from the running, some good stretching and rest tomorrow will fix things up. I was able to get some videos up, check next thread.
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    530lbs.
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    540lbs.
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    Sorry it takes so long to get to the lift, next time I'll fix that. But anyways both are new PRs for me, done today 6-20-08.
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    Great job man, depth looks perfect. You're compact as hell, great for squatting.
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    Thanks alex, I felt good on the squats, had to put a good amount of effort into 540 so I didn't go up at all, today on floor press 405 went up easy, I only rested about 60 seconds with 415 and had nothing left. I'm gonna try to get a weight tomorrow, feeling very lean and full, today was the last day of my anabolic pump though . I'm considering trying the neovar recomped with kwick karb as I haven't had any creatine in my system for atleast a month now. Well time to rest and recover for the week ahead.
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    Good day today, legs are still pumped. Weighed in today at 219 and looking the leanest I've been all summer. Tomorrow is an off day, will probably do some hill running if the weather is nice.
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    Nice fight on 540. That was excellent! I never feel comfortable when it slows down that much. I think in one of my earlier posts I thought you were pausing on the box so if my statement made no sense, that's why.

    5'10'' 219 with sub-10% BF is very impressive.
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    Overall good day today, felt good to go a little higher rep on inclines. Tonight I will be going to an MMA gym for some cardio, should be awesome. Thanks jas, I was pumped for the PR and to get it on video just makes it that much more fullfilling, just to show I'm not just some punk 150lbs kid with a keyboard. I wasn't pausing on those, but for my speed box squat I pause then explode up. Ok time for a little relaxing and then off to do my cardio. :bruce2:
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    6-26-08 Max effort lower body 2 min rest
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    Good day today, whenever I get heavy on trap bar the bar will slide forward or backwards and stop the lift, but it feels good, more like a squat to me. 545 was pretty easy, but I didn't want to go up anymore because of practice afterwards. MMA class last night was great, I don't know much about any of the form of anything, so it was nice to start to learn, but the cardio was the best I've ever done. The 5 min round bursts are great, and I feel will really help with football, as the drives are roughly 2-5 min bursts with some rest in between.
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    Ok I decided to take a few extra days of rest as my schedule was really hectic, but now back to the normally scheduled pragraming.

    6-30-08 Max effort upper body
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    Wait, is that a strict standing military press or are you using any leg like a push press?

    Not saying I don't believe you, 260 would be just amazing, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    Wait, is that a strict standing military press or are you using any leg like a push press?
    I've got to see that, if it's a true standing military press. That is nasty.
  

  
 

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