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general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club 2 hand front swings x 30 reps

Adex club 2 hand side swings x 15/15 reps

push ups x 30 reps

jumping jacks x 50 reps

mountain climbers x 50 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Strongman medley >>log “ground-to-overhead”/keg carry/weight plate row set up and light practice

strength (3 rounds)

Strongman medley round =

log “ground-to-overhead” x 3

+ heavy weight plate rows x 5 reps

+ keg carry x 100 feet

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds )

dumbbell push press x 5/5 reps

Zercher sandbag cleans x 10 reps

Adex arc** front cleans x 10 reps

**short mace (substitute Adex club as needed)

general warm up (10  minutes)

Americanas x 50 reps

Adex mace grave diggers x 15/15 reps

Zercher sand bag cleans x 10 reps

strict pull ups x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

lateral keg loading/sandbag shouldering set up and light reps

strength (3 rounds)

lateral keg loading x 10/10 reps followed immediately by

sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

clamp curls x 15 reps

tricep push downs x 10 reps


Just passed the three week mark on Jedd Johnson’s August of Arms program

That would depend on if you had access to weights or not.

If you do have weights, stick with the barbell.

You can load a barbell heavier than dumbbells, kettlebells, etc.

My choices would be

(Kendrick Ferris, Jr.)

  • squats
  • deadlifts
  • bench press
  • press
  • cleans

If barbells are not available, use odd objects, for the basic lifts mentioned above.

Odd object lifts  are way harder than an equivalent amount on a barbell lift.

(Martin Jancsics )

Modify the movements to fit the type of object you are lifting.

The most basic of all exercises are done with your own bodyweight.

  • squats
  • push ups
  • pull ups/chin ups
  • lunges
  • dips
  • planks

(Will Deleon)

There are many ways that your life can depend on how fit and strong you are, whether it is an emergency situation, a physical confrontation, or just daily living. Sports and competitions are important, but not as important as the quality of your life overall. You have to be able to move your own body or external objects as the situation requires it day by day.

You don’t need a bunch of different exercises, but whatever you choose, always give 100% effort and focus to it.

Be consistent and watch what happens!



general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

Adex club side cleans x 50 reps

Adex club pull overs with walking lunges x 100 feet

push ups x 25 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 7/7/7/7 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Tate presses x 10 reps

diamond push ups x 10 reps

Zottman curls x 10 reps