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Squat Monday: More Than 230 x 3

I SAY MORE, because tonight was so much more than a new squat PR for me. I look around and I see people training Strongman. There is a rising interest in the upcoming novice comp… so much so, we’ve added an under 85 kilo weight division. I fielded a lot of questions related to the events in store, and gave a couple of people technique tips on axle press.

I’m hoping for more people at this weekend’s SM clinic. I can get Axle Squat 1 zoomthese under 85’s in a little better condition in the month we have before the comp.

Squats:
25 kgs x 8
80 kgs x 5
130 kgs x 5
180 kgs x 3
230 kgs x 3 PR

Overhand Bent-over BB rows:
110 kgs x 10
130 kgs x 10
140 kgs x 8 PR

DB front raises:
10 kgs x 10
12.5 kgs x 10
15 kgs x 10

Pull Thursday: Positive Energy

320 kilo deadlift high res wideI HAVE to admit, I am relishing pulling at the moment. My back is tight and my glutes are knotted – I need some serious needling done sharpish – but regardless, I’m hitting my numbers and recovering well enough. Squatting fortnightly in place of weekly is a contributing factor, along with a raft of other improvements to my diet and lifestyle which have been effected over the last several months. It’s all coming together, and it’s occasions like this where I can appreciate that fact.

I forgot to belt up for the first money set: this was supposed to simply read four by three (with a three by three of 272.5 kgs programmed for next week!), but nothing was lost.

I also took the opportunity to test my grip strength with 240. Twenty kilos heavier than I have previously been able to pull double overhand. I held it for a couple of seconds, till I could feel my grip slipping, before putting it down.

Events training this Saturday will kick off at 1PM with Farmers walk.

Deadlifts:
70 kgs x 5
120 kgs x 5
170 kgs x 3
200 kgs x 1
240 kgs x 1 – TPR double overhand, no straps, no belt
265 kgs x 3 – no belt
265 kgs x 3s x 3r

Underhand bent-over BB rows:
110 kgs x 10 TPR
130 kgs x 10 TPR

DB forward raises:
left & right
12.5 kgs x 10
15 kgs x 10
17.6 kgs x 10