Strongman Update: Squat, Bench, and FAT-GRIPZ!

As with any training plan, you have to leave room for adjustments.  I have each day meticulously planned out for this phase of training (through the end of the year.)  BUT the rainy days are making me call some audibles, specifically with my backyard tire training.  Enter squats and bench… Mwahahahaha… Squats are like the cousins of deadlifting.  They work very similar muscles in...
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Strongman Update: Thank you, Alcovy High School!

Thank you, Alcovy High. Specifically Gabriel Burnette, AP extraordinaire.  I contacted a buddy and former colleague, Chris Edgar, at the beginning of this crazy Strongman journey.  I needed a place to train heavy.  Aaaaaaaand… I work at an elementary school.  So our facilities weren’t going to be much help to me.  Chris put me in touch with his AP and within 24 hours I was...
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Strongman Update: Holidays are great for bulking!

There have been very few “rules” about fitness that I have learned over the years.  There are so many approaches to (and definitions of) fitness that arguing the merits of one versus another is just silly.  The way I eat and train  probably doesn’t work for you, your budget, your genetics, your preferences, or your goals.  That being said, this one’s certain: In order...
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Strongman Training Nov. 25 Update

“It ain’t cool being a jive turkey… So close to thanksgiving…” You score extra points if you know what movie that’s from. (Comment below and be entered in the competition to win your very own virtual high-five.) But yeah – it’s the week of Thanksgiving, which brings some niceties, and some challenges to my training.  Niceties include the fact that...
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Strongman Training – With Beachbody Programs?

So, as I mentioned, I’m in training for something radically different.  For 3+ years I have been on a quest to get ripped, lean, strong, etc.  “Balanced.”  That P90X physique and performance, where you’re prepared for anything.  Flexibility, strength, speed, agility, balance, endurance, power, and more.  Well, there’s something I’ve come to realize: If you...
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Strongman Training – Tire Work

Let me start by asking a question – do you think you can get a “real” workout without going to a gym? Twice a week I get my “cardio” in at the house.  This happens at my house, not the gym, for two really REALLY good reasons. Those two reasons are my super-amazing children, who wait excitedly every day for me to walk through the door after work.  The more time I...
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Strongman Training Day 2

Yesterday was the BOMB!  Check out the facility I’m able to use: I hit deadlifts first, to see what kind of shape I was in.  Turns out Body Beast, P90X, Asylum, and the rest of these Beachbody programs prepared me very well.  I did a TON of reps, starting light, working my way up to sets of 1 @ 325, which I did several times.  I feel confident that my next deadlifting day I can hit...
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