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Thanks Scott


26 Sept 2014 -Fri


Bench: warm ups, 6 x 105 lbs, 6 x 115 lbs, 3 x 125 lbs, 3 x 125 lbs, 3 x 125 lbs , wanted more reps at that weight but such is life!


Dips: 10, 8, 8 x bw


Skull Crushers: 10 x 45 lbs, 10 x 50 lbs, 10 x 50 lbs


Fatigue sucks. It's like living in slow motion. EVERYTHING takes effort and I have to build myself up to do the most mundane things. Hopefully this passes soon. On the plus side, when it does go I feel so energetic in comparison!

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28 Sept 2014 - Sun

I'm competing in Utah's Strongest Man next Saturday so did a mock-meet today!


Axle/Log Press Reps Medley in 75 seconds: 120 lbs/110 lbs

Lastman Standing Deadlift: 150 lbs, 175 lbs, 200 lbs, 225 lbs, 250 lbs

Yoke/Farmers Medley: 300 lbs/120 lbs per hand, over 50 feet


The event also has Atlas Stones, but I still don't have any so couldn't train with them.


1 Oct 2014 - Wed


Sqt: 10 x bar, 95 lbs, 135 lbs, 135 lbs, 135 lbs

DB Bench: 10 x 30s, 35s, 40s, 40s, 40s


Quick and light workout to get the blood flowing, but not so much as to leave my strength gains in the gym for this Saturday's compe

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4 Oct 2014 - Sat

Competition Day!


Axle Press/Log Press Medley: Axle weighed 85 lbs and the Log was 100 lbs. I got 2 reps of each in the 75 seconds. Pretty happy with this, they did lower the axle weight because there were a lot of newbies, but it was still good. Second place.


Last-Man-Standing Deadlift: The increments the officials went by were crazy! I got second in this as well, weights went: 155 lbs, 205 lbs, 225 lbs, 245 lbs, then failed at 295 lbs because they just wanted to throw 25 pound plates on each side for a 50 pound jump. It would have been a 20 pound PR for me, but it wouldn't budge from the ground! Second place in this, winner got 315 lbs.


Yoke/Farmers Walk Medley: 300 lbs yoke over 50 feet, then back with 120 lbs each farmers. Did it in 26 seconds. First place!


Atlas Stones: 140 lbs and 160 lbs went up. 200 lbs would not. Almost tied this one, but was too slow! Don't remember the exact time now - the winner also failed at 200 lbs but was faster than me so second place again, and overall

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8 Oct 2014 - Wed


Sqt: warm ups, 10 x 135 lbs, 155 lbs, 175 lbs, 5 x 195 lbs, 1 x 205 lbs, 1 x 215 lbs, 1 x 225 lbs, 1 x 235 lbs - these singles were honestly just for confidence boosting

Fronties: a couple, kinda crapped out on these.

Good Mornings: 10 x 95 lbs, 105 lbs, 115 lbs


Hatebreed's Not My Master came on my Pandora when I started. Man, I needed that. "Today is worth fighting for." Yesterday on the other hand sucked a big ol bag of dicks. Onward and upward though!

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23 Oct 2014 - Thur

I'm on my phone, but I don't see my last posts. Hmmmm, gonna have to investigate when I get to a computer!


Bench: warm ups, 10 x 105 lbs, 6 x 115 lbs, 3 x 120 lbs


One Arm Shoulder Press: 6 x 35 lbs, 4 x 35 lbs, 4 x 35 lb


Slightly frustrated with my weak shoulders, the next strongman comp has the women repping out a55 pound dumbell and I struggle with the 35.

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30 Oct 2014 - Thurs

Went on a nice long hike yesterday morning , but was then called into work


Zurcher Squats: 10 x bar, 65 lbs, 95 lbs, 95 lbs, 95 lbs


Should have stayed home today! Exhaustion from extra work shifts this week is causing terrible lupus pain and I feel sick all over. But I pushed thru because my training has been too inconsistent lately and that is no way to handle comp prep. Was supposed to be a squat day but my shoulder is immobile, hence zurchers. Don't need to raise a shoulder for those . Kept it pretty light though.

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Thanks B&B . Wish you lived closer as well!


1 Nov. 2014 - Sat


Bench: warm ups, 8 x 105 lbs, 6 x 115 lbs, 4 x 125 lbs, 3 x 125 lbs


Rope Tris: 10 x 60, 70, 70 lbs


Cable Rows: 10 x 60, 70, 70 lbs


A few recovery pullovers


It's a good thing veganism doesn't require will power because I have none. Ate my weight in Halloween candy last night!

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2 Nov. 2014 - Sun


Warm ups with some super light deadlifts.


Farmers Walk: 90 lbs, 110 lbs, 130 lbs, 160 lbs per hand over 100 feet.


One-Arm DB Press: 3 x 8 x 40 lbs


Yoke Walk: 190 lbs, 280 lbs, 350 lbs over 100 feet. 400 lbs for 50 feet twice.


I love Strongman Sundays, they are super fun

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4 Nov 2014 - Tues


Sqt: warm ups, 10 x 135 lbs, 6 x 165 lbs, 180 lbs, 190 lbs


Good Mornings: 10 x 80 lbs, 95 lbs, 105 lbs


The way I've been feeling lately, kept it pretty light and easy today. Good to get a solid squat workout in though.

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6 Nov 2014 - Thurs


Bench: warm ups, 8 x 105 lbs, 6 x 115 lbs, 4 x 125 lbs, 2 x 130 lbs


Rope Tri: 3 x 10 x 70 lbs


Cable Rows: 3 x 10 x 70 lbs


A little climbing to cool down afterwards, like 10 mins worth.


Also, how could I forget to mention yoga and hiking earlier this week? I love having a well rounded active life right now

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11 Nov 2014 - Tues


Had an awesome yet frosty hike early this morning with my dogs


Bench: warm ups, 6 x 105 lbs, 115 lbs, 115 lbs, 115 lbs


Cable Tri: 10 x 70, 8 x 80, 80 lbs


Cable Row: 10 x 70, 8 x 80, 80 lbs


One-arm DB Press: 7 x 45 lbs, 5 x 55 lbs, 4 x 55 lbs


Random abs


Pressing is still weak sauce, but I was able to get that comp weight of 55 lbs a few times!

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21 Nov. 2014 - Friday

Just wanted to make a quick update. I had some laparoscopic surgery yesterday on my lady parts (if you want TMI, sorry) so I am out from lifting for a couple weeks. I'm not bed ridden or anything and I can go about "normal activities", but right now I am too sore to do much for too long. And don't these doctors know that "normal activity" for me is hitting the gym and moving heavy stuff around? I have a feeling they don't mean that.


This is also the first time I've felt disadvantaged being vegan. They puff up your abdomen with CO2 so they can move the scopes around and see what's going on. When I came to, my doctor told me that my body fat is too low so the gas escaped a bit and is moving around my shoulders and putting some pressure on my lungs. I guess body fat usually prevents it from escaping the abdomen area! Hurts worse than the incisions. She said it would take a few days for my body to absorb the excess gas and I can't wait. Ouch!


Also, I did start this week with yoga and doggie hikes too, but not much lifting as I figured I'd take this surgery as an excuse for some downtime from lifting. I always do better if I take a few weeks completely off per year.

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