Did another great workout at MCCF. Check out today’s WOD! Do You Even Squat? Weightlifting Back Squat (5-3-2-1-1-1) Work up to getting a new 1 Rep Max (1 RM). The majority of the time will be dedicated to getting a new 1 RM.
Thursday We had a great Thanksgiving here. The Morehouse family was joined by: Tim Bald, Feisal Suleiman, Travis Lucas, and the Doug & Lisa Lucas. Terrific time. No training for me. Just lots of food and friendship.
Last Week I had some GREAT training last week. Programming went really well. Tested my bench and hit 325lbs for a nice little PR. Squats are also getting more and more comfortable. Event training on Saturday was excellent.
Monday Bench Press 265lbs x 9 reps 245lbs until failure 225lbs until failure Pullups BW x 20 reps - not in a row obviously.
Monday I don’t bench often… Bench Press 245lbs x 7 reps 215lbs until failure 195lbs until failure Okay… I can only do 4 pullups in a row. So I just took 20 second breaks and tried to knock them out as fast as possible.
This was my first Strongman Nationals… I didn’t know what to expect… definitely a humbling experience! 40th out of 65 competitors. I am keeping this post positive.
Had a great time with some great people at the contest. Here is my recap of the events from yesterday. Max Axle Clean & Press I only get 3 attempts for a max axle… I decided to do: 280, 300, 320. Turns out I didn’t need to do 320lbs…
I just had a great evening workout with Travis. Trying to stick with my programming has been tough but it is helping with my weaknesses.
So this weekend had it’s ups and downs. I’ll start with the good. One of the top 175lb strongman competitors, Feisal, drove down from Maryland to spend the weekend training with us at Morehouse Manor.
I have been sick the past week and it has definitely affected me. That being said I was able to do 2 half workouts the past 2 nights that weren’t awful. Day 1 I decided to do some heavy axle cleans.