Monday, June 30, 2008

Training Day - June 30 - Monday

Speed Squats @ 272 lbs. + Average Jump Stretch bands.
15 sets of 2 reps done on the minute down to a 12" box

The squats felt very good today and this is promising because when I'm squatting well, the rest of me is also usually very strong.

160 lbs. atlas stone to 36" box 3 sets of 5
Turkish Get-Up @ 16kg 3 x 3

12 minute (EDT period)
2-arm swing @ 40kg x sets of 5
Box pistol @ 11" box x sets of 3
9 total sets each

Single Leg Deadlift
5 x 32kg
5 x 40
5 x 48
5 x 64
5 x 80

Seated Calf Raise
15 x 70 lbs.
12 x 115
10 x 140
8 x 185

As you can see, a bit of a change up from weeks past. I have 2 weeks before a 1 week taper prior to my competition July 19. I will be training Lower Body on Monday and Thursday, Upper Body on Tuesday and Friday. I will have a main focus and then adding in extra assistance exercises and volume. For the 1 week taper, I will keep the intensity up for the major lifts and cut out all assistance exercises. I will also rest completely the 3 days prior to the comp.

For those wondering, the 2-arm swings were done 'hard-style'. That style swing is most conducive to what I need in training right now for strongman and the short intense bursts of power that it requires.

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