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    As my last post in my old journal was year ago, shortly after (probably on the 475x4 rack dead)

    Link to old journal...
    http://www.intensemuscle.com/showthread.php?t=31474

    I tweaked my back....putting me out of the game for a bit. My intentions were to do a strongman competition, but after hurting myself, I lost all motivation to do so....and went back to being a lazy bum. Not giving it my all in the gym, slacking on dieting...and lost much of progress I had made leaning out prior to hurting myself. After softball season ended, I at least stayed steady with my workouts....but didn't have the drive to kill it. Add to the fact that a new girlfriend, transferred and relocated 2.5 hours from home, it was really hard to focus. Fast forward to now, I've been steady again with diet and routine, and have found motivation once again to do a strongman competition.

    BIX is hosting one at the York Barbell Company in PA at the end of June, and yours truly (if all goes as planned and no major set-backs) will be competing in my very first strongman competition. In the novice class...since I'm quite obviously a novice. I don't know if it's something I will stick to, or just something to try to say I've done it...I guess we'll see if it is as fun as I expect it to be.

    In the past few months I've been free-balling it in the gym, going in with only a plan to do either presses/pulls or event training which invariably includes a heavy bout of legs. Other than that, I've been pretty much doing anything the comes to mind in the gym...no structure...just to go in and kill whatever it is. I'd like to start keeping track of certain lifts to track progress and any issues I could be having.
    Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
    "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
    -the management"
    "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

  • #2
    Currently...

    I pulled something in my right quad early last week...been resting/icing it all week. It's getting better but not 100% yet. I also managed to cut myself pretty good this weekend right at the base of my palm...which might limit me pressing for a week or two. If it's not abundantly obvious, I'm accident prone. Or just plain dumb. No, go with accident prone.

    As I stand this morning I'm 233lbs (6'3). One MAJOR goal of mine to to get in shape...for once in my life get to a manageable/respectable bodyfat level and stay there. If it's 10% great, if it's 12% fine...just need to get there and stay there.

    425lbs PR on Deadlift....would like to see that and more before the competition. The competition has a car deadlift in it. Described to me as a sort of a farmer's rack dead. My gym has a HS Squat lunge machine
    http://www.olympicfitnessclub.com/images/squatlunge.jpg
    with a capacity of 765. Going to work up to capacity for max reps in 60 seconds as training for the comp. I've done 585x5x3sets so far on that with more in the tank.

    For the axle press (max weight) I've been working a lot on my clean, front squats and push presses together and separately. My goal for the competition is 255lbs. Currently my PR is 225 with probably another 5-10lbs that I could add. I really wish I had bumpers for this.
    Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
    "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
    -the management"
    "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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    • #3
      Obviously grip strength is a key component for any strongman competition....and something I am lacking in severely. So this will be a focus 2-3 times a week from now until the competition.

      I don't have access to a tire or stones right now, but plan to work with Bix and another strongman local at least a few times over the course of the next month and a half to get some practice on this. 250lbs stone over bar and 500lb tire flip....doesn't sound too threatening to me as I grew up around farms and am used to picking up heavy awkward shit all the time.
      Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
      "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
      -the management"
      "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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      • #4
        Too many thoughts trying to come out at once...this really looks like a clusterfuck.

        Oh well...will report first workout tonight.
        Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
        "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
        -the management"
        "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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        • #5
          Good luck with whatever you decide to go with :-)
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          - Success is the best revenge

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          • #6
            I've never had motivation to get up and do fasted cardio, but now with a 5 month old puppy starting this morning I'm doing a half hour of liss cardio 3-4 times/week



            Tonight I wanted to give deadlifts a shot. Haven't pull in a few weeks. I have this huge gash on my wrist I was hoping wouldn't be an issue....but had to stop the lifting short because it started opening back up.

            BW Wide Grip Pullups (something I've always sucked miserably at....too heavy for my strength)
            BW x 15RP. I was going to do banded pullups after deads....but like I said...that got short.

            Deadlifts
            135x5
            225x5
            275x5
            315x5
            365x3 add belt and straps
            385x1
            405x1 - Then the cut started breaking open so I called it a day for lifting

            5min Concept 2 rower going all out drove home and walked the puppy again for 30 minutes.
            Last edited by ddubb9965; 05-03-2011, 09:21 AM.
            Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
            "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
            -the management"
            "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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            • #7
              Diet...

              7am-3 eggs + 1/2 cup egg whites
              930am-Banana and 2scoops whey
              1130am-6oz chicken breast + cup of rice
              3pm- 2oz cashews
              430-5pm-2scoops whey
              7pm-8oz chicken breast + cup of spinach

              add an apple and an orange to hold me over throughout the day.

              This will be the typical diet on lifting days.
              Last edited by ddubb9965; 05-02-2011, 08:54 PM.
              Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
              "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
              -the management"
              "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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              • #8
                WTF happened to your avatar? hahahha....Wasnt there a pink butt there previously?

                Good luck with the training and the strongman (as well as your other goals). That stuff looks like a lot of fun...tough, but fun nonetheless.

                -slide
                "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy."

                "Carry 24/7 or guess right."

                "There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."

                "993 yo f9t[n9y[I8itineraryBMiy v][/t u 98 oh 99 u]y8y u[/hy jyip NH j o have I h"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slide View Post
                  WTF happened to your avatar? hahahha....

                  Good luck with the training and the strongman (as well as your other goals). That stuff looks like a lot of fun...tough, but fun nonetheless.

                  -slide
                  I thought this one was an improvement.
                  Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
                  "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
                  -the management"
                  "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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                  • #10
                    Woke up....half hour brisk walk with with the puppy. 4 eggs + 1/2 cup egg whites.

                    On a positive note, last week I got down to 230lbs on Friday...peaking at 229.5 Sunday morning before stuffing myself silly. Already this week, this morning I'm 230 even. The trend means that by Friday or Saturday morning I'll be about 227.5-228. I'm happy with this progress.
                    Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
                    "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
                    -the management"
                    "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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                    • #11
                      I finally made it over!!

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                      • #12
                        Rained this morning so no fasted cardio. Diet is staying on track today though.

                        I am down to 229 this morning, so I'm continuing the slow pattern down.

                        If my games get rained out tonight I'll be updating with a workout, hopefully I can find some things to work on that won't irritate the wrist.
                        Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
                        "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
                        -the management"
                        "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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                        • #13
                          Just finished 10 minutes of wind sprints. Getting ready for a long walk with the puppy and calling it a night. Pretty uneventful so far, I know. Taking it easy on this cut, the sooner it heals the sooner I can get back to picking shit up.
                          Originally posted by MoGeaYuglay
                          "DC is for people who are seriously stuck or advanced (which a 16 year is not, even if they started training at 5y/o), here's 5x5 (insert madcow's link), you'll grow better with this
                          -the management"
                          "Any action without purpose is meaningless."

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