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!



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Training for the #believeinbre fundraiser

This Saturday is a fundraiser for #believeinbre, and our friends at MusclePharm are supporting it with some Combat and Assault - thanks #musclepharm.  I'm going to compete in a single set event that consists of 2 minutes of back-and-forth clean/overhead 185 lbs with deadlift 385 lbs...sounds pretty taxing!  So, today was all about lifting with cardio, and pressing 185 lbs to see where I'm at.  There is a video of that  for 1 minute, so check it out:

Weight Reps
Overhead press standing 45 30
95 10
145 6
185 10
185 13
Superset rows (2 kettle bell, 2 med ball) 50 100
Superset shoulders (DB and log) 50 100
Superset press, back with bands 50 100
Superset press, hips with bands 50 100
Abs 60 300
5 min cardio

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Today was all about supersets!  Brian and I were both too beat up from Saturday to hit any core lifts, so we stayed light, hit a ton of volume and really got the blood flowing.  Here is a video of the arms superset that we did.  Weights are light, but give this a try and your arms will be burning by the second sit...the third just gets ridiculous!

Here is the rest of the workout:

Weight Reps
Shoulder superset x3
Overhead standing 95 30
Front raise 35 30
Lateral raise 30 30
Arms superset x3
DB curl 35 45
Forearm curl 95 60
Front forearm curl 45 75
Upper back superset x3
Bent rows 155 36
Single arm rows 65 90
Lat pulls 130 60
Abs 60 60
5 min cardio

After Brian left I tied things up with some abs and stretching.  I'll likely get a good roll later tonight.  Saturday will be our next lift. 

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wasatch Front Strongman Challenge

Yesterday was the Wasatch Front Strongman Challenge, and no, I didn't compete.  My neck has been too sore and I've had some other issues, so the plan was to help a bit and sit this one out.  However, I ended the day twice as tired as I think I've ever been after an event or workout!  I ended up doing the following:

Deadlift the frame and carry it multiple times (minimum 500 lbs)
Run the yoke about 6 times as heavy as 750, and move it another 6
Run sandbags about 40 feet a dozen times
Lift an 850 tire a few times
Move miscellaneous weights around all day including circus dumbbell
And a number of other miscellaneous things

All-in-all a very long day, but the show went well, and kudos to Bronson for winning the heavyweight division and Brian for masters.

If I hadn't also had to do a bunch of work and gotten to play dad yesterday, I probably wouldn't have been quite as tired, but life is what it is.  I ended the day as tired and sore as I can recall in recent history and so, likely won't be lifting for a few days, maybe with the exception of some cardio and stretching.

As always, thanks for reading.  I need to do a better job of updating the blog, and will try to do so this week!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A day of records!

Brian and I ran down to Mapleton, today, to lift with Van and Bronson.  Next week is Brian's show, Wasatch Front Strongman Challenge.  I'm not competing due to the new baby...I'm beyond tired and in no condition to compete.  However, today, I somehow pulled it together and got in a really good lift.

We started on the log, and I hit a new personal record of 260 lbs.  That's a pretty big jump for me!  We also did some single-arm pressing - I used a kettle bell for this.

Next was deadlift.  I pulled 730 lbs on Van's frame.  It felt pretty good, and is the most I've ever done on a frame.  My hand ripped on the last set I did, so I couldn't try for any more weight...another day!

Then we did super yoke.  We went up to about 700 lbs.  It felt as light as ever, and I went really fast with it.  I was really happy that I did as well as I did!

So, 3 lifts, and 3, albeit not all with an objective metric, personal records.  I was really happy with how I did since I'm running on no sleep and still have the nagging neck issue.

That's it for today...thanks for reading!