Monster Status

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  1. woodswise

    woodswise TID Board Of Directors

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    I am a bodybuilder who recently added strongman to keep it fresh.

    The past two years, under the guidance of an amazing trainer, I have hit much higher weights and reps and intensity in my workouts. Last Saturday during strongman training I did a farmer walk with 300# in each hand, using straps (straps are not allowed during competition, but they sure do help during training)!

    600# does not quite seem human to me and when I asked my trainer whether it was real he said "Hell yes, that there's monster status." I can't tell you what that did for my morale. Hell I am 48 years old and making huge gains and achieving my lifelong bodybuilding dreams and now my new strongman goals.

    So I am dedicating this, my new journal, to achieving Monster Status and to record my journey there.

    Ww.

    :athrashi:
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2014
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  2. woodswise

    woodswise TID Board Of Directors

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    Here are my latest stats:

    I am 5'9"; 223 lbs (218 on my bathroom scale); 17% bf; 35.75" waist (and shrinking).

    I am cutting to 200# or 10%bf whichever comes first, and expecting to get there around May 31.



    Here are the past week's workouts:

    Friday March 28, 2014

    Bb Bench Press
    255 x 10 x 5 sets

    CGBP
    185 x 20
    115 x 20


    Saturday March 29, 2014

    Strongman Training

    Yoke Press
    220 x 10
    175 x 5 x 4
    175 x 10

    Farmer Walk
    180 ea x 70
    200 ea x 70
    240 ea x 70
    300 ea x 35


    Monday March 31, 2014

    17%bf
    35.75" waist
    218# on my bathroom scale (223# actual)
    Starting to see the faint outline of my abs and veins in my chest and upper arms!

    Block Pulls (BLDL)
    405 x 2
    455 x 1
    405 x 2 x 3 with hitching (push your knees past the bar as soon as you can, and hitch the bar up your quads).

    Feeling great.

    Tuesday April 1, 2014
    218#

    Yoke Press
    Yoke x 10 x 4 sets
    focused on speed

    Bb Bench Press
    176 x 30 x 3 sets

    Bb Bench Press, rest pause at bottom -- count to 2
    176 x 5
    short rest
    176 x 5
    short rest
    176 x 5
    failed to lock out on the last rep


    Thursday April 3, 2014

    Pause Squat (count to 2 at bottom)
    365 x 4 x 4 sets
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
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  3. Jenner

    Jenner LeanMachine Staff Member

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    Look forward to it WW and good luck :)
     
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  4. Rottenrogue

    Rottenrogue Strongwoman Administrator Staff Member

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    So I'm just saying if you qualify you should do masters nats in Vegas !
     
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  5. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Giddy Up. :)
     
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  6. uphillclimb

    uphillclimb TID Board Of Directors

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    Giggity...
     
  7. 1bigun11

    1bigun11 MuscleHead

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    600# is scary. You are a monster
     
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  8. Hardatit

    Hardatit VIP Member

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    How tall are you?
     
  9. woodswise

    woodswise TID Board Of Directors

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    You're right to ask -- I should have posted my stats.

    I am 5'9"; 223 lbs (218 on my bathroom scale); 17% bf; 35.75" waist (and shrinking).

    I am cutting to 200# or 10%bf whichever comes first, and expecting to get there around May 31.
     
  10. Hardatit

    Hardatit VIP Member

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    Sorry I missed how tall you are my bad. I will be 48 this summer too but I am not able to carry 300lbs in each hand, you are very strong :)
     
  11. woodswise

    woodswise TID Board Of Directors

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    No you didn't. I edited and added that after you asked. :)
     
  12. danielrh

    danielrh MuscleHead

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    Looking forward to your new journal. Monster on, Bro!
     

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