I want to keep a log to track my progress as I attempt to develop some strength and eventually compete in a strongman event or two.
I have been an avid lifter since 2006 and was very dedicated until late 2009 when I broke my arm, arm wrestling. It was a catastrophic break that cost me a full year of training and has really hindered my development and motivation ever since. At the time of the break my big 3 were around 450 bench, 650 dead and 550 squat. I always trained for mass and size and did tons of cardio. I guess you could call it a bodybuilding routine. For the last year ive been back to training pretty steady and I am finally starting to see some real upper body gains, although I still get a ton of pain in my left arm/elbow when I go heavy.
Ive decided to start training for strongman and power and would like to pursue competing in the future. My current base lifts are as follows
Squat 450ish (need to get deeper)
Deadlift 545 probably can hit 600.
Clean and press 245 (did this for the first time in 10 years last week)
Ill be following a hybrid routine, basically 5x5 for a week 3x3 for a week 5-4-3-1 for a week then an 8-10 rep week.
Clean and press
Bench or incline
Tri push downs
Hang cleans or power cleans
Don’t have a lot of yet. Truck pulls, shouldering natural stones and railroad ties. Im working on getting a big tire and building a yoke/ farmers walk.
Ill try to update after each workout so I can track my growth. Wish me luck getting back to strong and taking it even further.
Thread: Matts strength and strongman log