The calm after the storm. NC Strongest recap.

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Now that I have had some time to breathe and get somewhat back to normal life I thought it would be a good time to take inventory of how my last Strongman contest went. I take things seriously. 3 years ago I applied to be North Carolina’s NAS chair for strongman because I was tired […]

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Still working on that log press!

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Wednesday Decided to get some log pressing done during lunch instead of waiting until strongman training in the evening. Felt pretty good! Still can’t get 6 at 245lbs but it is getting better. During strongman training I did a few log singles up to 275lbs without issue. Also did some hummer tire style deadlifts. Not […]

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Some Front Squats and SLDL

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Monday I’ll be honest. Training has been really hard for me to get motivated lately. I have missed a ton of training due to work and I needed to try something a little different. Felt okay but I also can tell I am not comfortable with the front squats right now. Threw in some stiff […]

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Time for heavy doubles on Axle!

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Tuesday I was prepared for 300lbs for a double. I think I may have even dreamed about it. Once I got it… it only took a subtle “Keep going.” for me to do more. 5 reps!! I am very pleased! Axle Clean & Press Away Warmup 270lbs x 2 reps 280lbs x 2 reps 290lbs x 2 reps 300lbs x 5 reps Accessory […]

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Week 12 – Pectoral Flies for the Cutie Pies

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Had to drive to NY to grab one of my mom’s dogs. Won’t get into specifics, but I ended up driving about 1500 miles over the course of 3 days. That amounted to 24 hours of being in my truck, 12 of which were accompanied by a 120 lb Akita sitting in my passenger seat. […]

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Week 11 – Progess Continues

Lots of good stuff this week. It was a heavy week and hit some good numbers with a good bit in the tank on everything. 8/11/14: Deadlift Deadlift 135×5 245×3 335×2 445×1 535×1 625×1 675x1x3 sets Video: These were a little slow, but much better than the last time I pulled that weight. I felt […]

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Squats and Pressing. Good way to start the week.

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Monday Squats felt ok. I am happy that my previous PR is something that I can do any given week now. Paused squats suck! Why do back squats now have to feel worse, just because front squats are feeling better. Front Squats Warmup 275lbs x 2 reps 295lbs x 2 reps 315lbs x 1 rep 335lbs x 1 rep Paused Squats 225lbs x […]

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Week 10 of Training

Had a pretty good week of training. Lots of PRs despite my diet being suboptimal. 8/4/14 Deadlift 135×3 245×3 335×2 445×1 535×1 615×1 655x2x2 sets 660×2 Video: Did not get video of the 660×2, unfortunately. CS T-bar Rows 225x6x8 sets GHR 4×10 Abs Done. ——————————————————————- 8/5/14 – Benching Bench warm-up Up to: 275x5x4 sets Incline […]

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Rained out… but the training must go on!

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Saturday Was planning on some Yoke runs but instead did some circus dumbbell singles. Felt good though! Circus Dumbbell Press Warmup 115lbs x 3 reps 135lbs x 1 rep 155lbs x 1 rep 165lbs x 1 rep 180lbs x 1 rep 18″ Deadlift Up to 455lbs x 1 rep (felt the back again so stopped) Log Viper Press 175lbs x 2 reps 225lbs x 2 reps […]

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Deadlift still not right… but overhead feeling good.

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Thursday These didn’t feel right from the very beginning. My lower back just feels like someone is stabbing it with a knife… it actually felt best without a belt because I was able to stay tighter I guess. Oh well. I post the bad along with the good. I ain’t scared! Check out the video […]

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