06 Sep MDLP: Training Log 9/3/18
Jón Páll Sigmarsson said it best “there is no reason to be alive if you cant do deadlift” and is popular as that one is our world of Strongman, it still absolutely hits home. After having a small set back in my training and weight gain, I took 2 weeks off because my sciatica was being sassy. Yup, 2 weeks off when you feel something go wrong, crazy right? No, I promise you I am not being sarcastic. 3 years ago if you would of told me to take 2-3 weeks of during a prep because I felt back pain, I would of called you a pussy… my my how the times they are a changin’. Now in the later years of my athletic career it is about quality over quantity and knowing when to back down.
During these two weeks I focused on a specific rehab protocol to get me back ready to work again. In the process I sharpened up my diet and lost 8 pounds which I knew would affect how my Inzer Fusion suit fits and although not a major concern, it was something to consider. With Florida’s Strongest mans events and rumors of specific weights, it is now time to create a specific training protocol and start getting tunnel vision. Using a stiff bar, a relatively loose suit, and 3 inches off the floor, I knew 600 would a fight. To clarify, I bring up those details not for bragging reasons or to fluff my ego but to document the change and potential growth in strength despite taking 2 weeks off. Although I was very excited to lift, I was focused on staying the course and lifting pain free. Due to the very heavy weights of States, my program is currently under construction and I am excited to re-arrange the days to optimize my training days while staying healthy. Re-asses, Revise, Re-visit and Re-Read… think on this heavily, I have a feeling its something you’ll be reading about very soon.
- Big 3
- TKE 3 x 20/20
- Single Leg RDL 2 x 10/10
- Banded Goblet Squats 3×5
- Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1 (top 3 suited sets at 555,600,600)
- Keg of Steel Carry 3 x 50/50 ft with light run back
- Stir the Pot 1×50/50
- bird Dogs 3,2,1 rep scheme 10 secs
Never Stray from The Way