After a good month off of training after Nationals, it was time to get into some heavy work! Did axle triples up to 330lbs and then did 350 for a single. Hopefully I'll be hitting 400 real soon! Also, we did some husafeldt stone holds and yoke holds. Stone is 400lbs and yoke is 610lbs. More to come soon!
Well, after an unforeseen week off, I had to hit it pretty hard today. Though I haven't been lifting much, I have been doing some cardio. Trying to be strong and healthy... it's a little bit tough, I won't lie... but I was pretty pleased with today's session. Hope it's a good indication of things to come!
Box Squats/Deads (super-setted)
1x275/1x315 Oh yes, this hurt so good!
Step-ups (each leg)
8x85 I'm still a really big fan of single leg assistance work since I had to rehab my knee. I think it's made a huge difference in my strength, even if it is seemingly piddly stuff.
15 mins Shockingly enough, I actually managed to run today at 6.0, rather than just walk. Weird how some days after squatting I couldn't run even if I really wanted to... oh well... whatever, just gotta do what I can do.
The gauntlet has been set! HIGA MONSTER, Ben Rice and Ben Seath will be competing in the "Prosvs Bros" contest in THE CAGE against 3 bros from the Animal Pak website.
500 lb Deadlift for reps(total reps wins).
I hope the "bros" are training hard because all 3 of us "pros" here in Washington are GOING TO BRINGIT!
Mahalo to "Big Gym" of Hood River, Oregon for letting me get a workout there yesterday. Mathias Graebel is a cool dude who always lets me get some killer workouts there whenever I am in town. Appreciate it bro!
Had another go at the 400# overhead yesterday, hit 175kg before it for a 5kg PB, but missed the illusive 400#.
Going to start training axle for triples as my secondary movement for about three weeks from next Tuesday to get me used to the axle again for Arnold's. Looking forward to the show, going to be a great trip!!
Zack did this today in my garage. He only weighs 220 lbs and is slamming this weight above his head. I am looking forward to seeing him compete at "The Arnold Amateur World Strongman Championship". At that contest, he has to press 325 lbs overhead! Lots of time to train and get BULKY.
17 mins I tried to run today... I really did, but my legs just wouldn't do it. Too much lactic acid built up already or something. Just wasn't happening, so I had to walk fast at an incline... oh well.