Current Stats

Total weight lifted 2015: 3.6 M lbs
('14-6.5M, '13-6.6M, '12-8M, '11-5.2M)
Total cardio logged 2015: 22.0 hours
Current body weight 301 lbs, Height 6'8

Here's my lifting progress!



Monday, May 27, 2013

Interval cardio, rhomboid work

Today is, in theory, a day off from lifting.  But I had some things that needed work!

First, I refuse to lose Utah's Strongest Man on a fitness basis.  I am already behind, statically speaking, so what I lack there, I will make up for with speed and fitness.  So, focus #1 today was cardio.  I spent 24 minutes on the treadmill with interval running for 75-90 seconds spreads.  My peak run was on 10.0 or 6 minute pace...not easy at 300 lbs!

Next, I spent some quality time on my shoulder auxiliary work with emphasis on rhomboids and surpaspinati.  This is slow and tedious work, but has to get done to keep my impingement at bay!

Finally I hit some abs, and stretched for about 30 total minutes.

I feel pretty good right now, and hope that holds as tomorrow is overhead pressing and truck pull, so be sure to check back for that gem!

Thanks for reading!

Weight Reps
Aux shoulder cord work 25 215
Aux shoulder cord work (heavy) 50 150
Plate rows (rhomboid specific) 55 20
55 20
55 20
Thinker curls 35 24
Abs 60 150
Stretch for 30 minutes
Interval running 24 min cardio

Saturday in Springville

Trained today with Brian, Van and a new guy, James.  We did about a dozen sets of overhead press with both the axle and the bar, a bit of deadlift and some really heavy work on the yoke.  Here is a video of the yoke @ 700 lbs. for 50 feet!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hurt - light day

Too much hurts today -

Sore neck (feels sprained)
Forearm splints
Something pinched in my back
Some abductor paid
Slight pull in sternum area

In sum, I'm feeling really good!  In spite of it all, we did lift today and I just tried to stay light and be careful, avoiding motions that hurt.

Here's what we did:

Seated calf raises 4 sets up to 250 lbs for 25 reps
Seated lockout press
     2 warm-up sets
     3 ladder sets
          one descending weight with reps of 2-4-6-8-10-20 (175 to 25)
          one ascending weight with reps 8-6-4-2-1 (75 to 225)
          one ascending weight with reps 5-4-3-2-1 (115 to 235)
Dave and Brian did some Rolling Thunder but it hurt to much for me

I also hit 15 minutes of cardio and some good stretching.

Getting a massage today and then resting until Saturday!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Natural Stones Day

On Saturday we did some light overhead work including axle press and yoke press (Brian got a new 185 lb. yoke), and then we switched gears to stones.  Brian has a few natural stones, and here is a video of us lifting those:

After this, I stopped for the day as my neck feels sprained, my forearms hurt quite a bit and I have a slight pull in my sternum...slowly falling apart! :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Real men press standing!

As Brian says, "Real men press standing!"  So, today we get better at pressing pressing while seated! :)

No video today as the workout took a solid two hours without filming, so no time for that today.  But here is our workout:

Weight Reps
Squat (back) 135 8
135 8
255 6
345 6
435 3
455 2
345 6
Seated press (nose) axle 115 8
axle 135 6
axle 165 6
log 155 6
Seated press lockout log 175 6
log 195 6
log 225 6
axle 225 6
Hip extensions with band and ball 200 20
250 15
250 15
Leg motions with band 50 120
Shoulder superset dumbbell 15 100
15 100
Abs 60 200
10 min cardio

Thanks for reading and until next time...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Back in action!

Lifted yesterday in Mapleton after two weeks off with Brian, Roger and Van.  There were 4 other guys there, too, so quite a big crew!

Log up to 230 lbs
Frame deadlift up to about 600 lbs (see video!)
Sandbag carry and load...wicked fast!  I nearly tipped over on the heavy one, but was faster than I thought I'd be and wish I'd caught this on video!!!

Sorry for the crappy camera work - blame roger!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Checking in from Paris

I haven't had a proper lift in about 6 days as I've been in Paris.  I did, however, scale Mont Martre pushing my daughters in a double stroller on cobblestone which should definitely count for something.  Also, I've been walking all day, every day, carrying a 2 and 4 year old all over the city, so some cardio is definitely in the mix.  I won't be back in the gym until next week but wanted to post for the few of you who routinely give this a read...and thanks for that!