Archive for October, 2017

general warm up (10 minutes)

Sanddune power steps x 100 reps

Adex mace grave diggers x 15/15 reps

tuck jumps x 15 reps

resistance band Sumo high pulls x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

rack pulls set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

heavy rack pulls (from mid-thigh height)

x 3/3/3/3/1/1/1/1/1 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

thick bar Pendlay rows x 10 reps

heavy Adex club front cleans x 15 reps

resistance band good mornings x 20 reps


We are planning on going to the Tampa Bay Strongman Classic on Oct. 28.

This will be in place of our November club  meeting, since I will be in Miami for the

Adex Mace & Club Certification that weekend.

Here’s an idea of what the action is like at the Strongman competition

No one gets incredibly strong in a short period of time.

Though the current culture thinks it should be otherwise, people actually have to do the hard work on a consistent basis for a  long time to develop that kind of strength.

You are not entitled to strength, you have to earn it one day at a time, rep by rep, for years.

The process will involve many small PRs over the course of time (with a bigger PR once in a while).

Read up on any really strong lifters and look at how long they have trained.

It just takes time. The whole body will be changing as the strength levels improve. This cannot be safely accelerated. Give it the time it needs.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks I have seen over the years is people not being satisfied with a small PR, they want a bigger PR right now and don’t get it.

When they are strong enough, later, they will probably get it.

The results follow the work.

They always have.


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general warm up (10 minutes)

rotation push ups x 20 reps

kettlebell suitcase swings x 30 reps

Adex mace 360’s x 40 reps

jumping jacks x 50 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

push press set up and light reps

push press test (based on each person’s training journal)

Note–No conditioning or accessory work

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