29 Jan MDLP: Strongman Events
I will call this my first true event day of the cycle and it felt successful. With my friend Alan, owner of Ironhouse Gym, we had a great session at The Battle Axe. There was a certain air to the night as a group of us got together to train on a rare cool Miami evening. With the very real feeling of competition looming in the air for all of us, the sobering sensation of purpose was thick, and I loved it. Maybe it is because of the years, or having been injured, or the very real feeling of time ticking by but I felt truly in tuned that night. Both keg loading and block pressing are two movements I haven’t done in many years so I did not want to do them above my pay grade.
This being my first week was engrained in my head as the environment was good enough to push heavy numbers but my body is still acclimating to the Strongman work over the body building work. I feel stronger in my static work but there is still a lot of work to do as far performance. Press medley was kept at around 70% and the yoke at a light 600. My last performance on the yoke was no where near what I wanted and it was a smack to the face. So my plan is to build it up at a good pace without tearing my back and knees apart. Easy enough… right? I finished the night off with some keg over bar and stayed with a 225 keg. Loading has always been one of my best events and its something I’ll be looking forward to strengthening.
- Press medley 3 sets at 70%
- Yoke 3 sets of 50 ft at 600#
- Keg over bar 3×3 225
Overall the night went well with no tweaks to any sassy muscles and an over all feeling of confidence. The block will be a major challenge and as always, my best buddy the D bell will be something to keep an eye on. A game plan has been set but with future travel and busy weeks, my plan is to stay as consistent as possible. Not traveling for 12 days like last prep will be amazing but life as a coach and business owner only proves to be a little inconsistent at times but that is to be expected. If I manipulate my training in an optimal way and focus hard on staying with my nutrition, I expect a solid result form this training stepping stone.
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