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» A hairy, slightly ginger mans attempt at strongman (Go to post)08-08-2012 @ 21:33 
will do mate ill be down with my younger brother, what time you thinking of being there ?
» A hairy, slightly ginger mans attempt at strongman (Go to post)08-08-2012 @ 21:26 
yeah that would be good mate i need plenty of practice with events iv only done it once.
» A hairy, slightly ginger mans attempt at strongman (Go to post)08-08-2012 @ 20:59 
were you training sunday ? Im hopefully down Hercules if its event training your doing
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)08-08-2012 @ 20:57 
Tonights session was a good one i really enjoyed it.

BACK - 08/08/2012

DEADLIFT (OLYMPIC BAR)

145kg X 6
165kg X 6
175kg X 6
205kg X 2
212.5kgX 1

BARBELL ROWS

70kg X 6
80kg X 6
90kg X 6
100kg X 6
110kg X 6

WIDE GRIP PULL DOWNS

70kg X 6 (Followed by dumbell rows 40kg each hand for 10 reps)
80kg X 6 (Followed by dumbell rows 40kg each hand for 10 reps)
90kg X 6 (Followed by dumbell rows 40kg each hand for 10 reps)
100kg X 6 (Followed by dumbell rows 40kg each hand for 10 reps)
100kg X 6 (Followed by dumbell rows 40kg each hand for 10 reps)

CABLE ROWS

90kg X 6
100kg X 6
110kg X 6
120kg X 6
135kg X 6

BACK EXTENSIONS

20kg X 10
20kg X 10
20kg X 10
20kg X 10
20kg X 10

That was tonights session i tried to make sure that the weights for each set and rep were higher than the previous week.

Fingers crossed the gains keep coming before my first comp.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)07-08-2012 @ 21:43 
Tonight was a good session i felt a bit better about tonights results
here they are

SHOULDERS - 07/08/2012

MILITARY PRESS:

50kg X 6
60kg X 6
70kg X 6
75kg X 5
80kg X 4
90kg X 1 (Equal to my PB)

UPRIGHT ROWS (OLYMPIC BAR)

50kg X 6
60kg X 6
70kg X 6
72.5kgX 6
80kg X 2

SIDE RAISES (DUMBELLS)

20kg X 6
20kg X 6
20kg X 6
22.5kgX 6
25kg X 6

FRONT RAISES (DUMBELLS)

20kg X 6
20kg X 6
20kg X 6
22.5kgX 6
25kg X 6

SEATED DUMBELL PRESS

20kg X 6
20kg X 6
22.5kgX 6
25kg X 6
27.5kgX 6

UPRIGHT CABLE ROWS

60kg X 12
60kg X 12
60kg X 12
60kg X 12
60kg X 12

SHRUGS (OLYMPIC BAR)

100kg X 15
110kg X 15
120kg X 15
130kg X 15
150kg X 15


This was tonights session gained some of the strength back that i had lost and hopefully in the next week or two i'll be able to post a new personal best.
» A hairy, slightly ginger mans attempt at strongman (Go to post)06-08-2012 @ 21:48 
Well done on the comp mate
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)06-08-2012 @ 21:35 
Post Edited: 06.08.2012 @ 22:02 PM by stephen9069
Tonight was a very poor session this was my first chest session in 3 weeks and i certainly felt it.

CHEST: 06/08/2012

BENCH PRESS (OLYMPIC BAR)

100kg X 6
110kg X 6
115kg X 6
120kg X 6
122.5kg X 6

CABLE FLYES

25kg X 10 (Weight in each hand)
30kg X 10 (Weight in each hand)
35kg X 10 (Weight in each hand)
40kg X 10 (Weight in each hand)
45kg X 6 (Weight in each hand)

INCLINE DUMBELL PRESS

32.5kg X 6 (Weight in each hand)
32.5kg X 6 (Weight in each hand)
35kg X 6 (Weight in each hand)
37.5kg X 4 (Weight in each hand)
40kg X 2 (Weight in each hand)

MACHINE CHEST PREST (PLATE LOADED)

40kg X 20
50kg X 19
60kg X 13
70kg X 12
80kg X 5

2 minutes forward 1 minute backwards on the cross trainer for a total of 10 minutes.

10 minutes on the stepper.


Gave it my best attempt but still disappointed with the results tonight.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)05-08-2012 @ 16:34 
Today was my first ever events session and im certainly feeling it lol, but i really enjoyed it and its kept the buzz of trying out strongman going.

Heres the events i tried today:


EVENTS - 05/08/2012

FARMERS WALK:

60kg (Each Hand) for 20 metres.
100kg (Each Hand) for 20 metres.
120kg (Each Hand) for 20 metres.
140kg (Each Hand) FAIL.
130kg (Each Hand) FAIL.
120kg (Each Hand) for 20 metres.
120kg (Each Hand) for 20 metres.


LOADING MEDLEY:

50kg Keg
100kg Sandbag
100kg Sandbag

Completed this twice.


YOKE WALK:

140kg for 20 metres


Unfortunately thanks to the great British weather i couldnt do the arm over arm sled drag but weather permiting i will get to do that next Sunday.

Overall i very much enjoyed the session and thanks to the lad in the gym that showed me and helped me with my technique, all i need to do now is get stronger and work on the technique.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)04-08-2012 @ 13:04 
Got a nice rest day today thank god my legs are a little tender from last night
and got my first ever events session tomorrow which im looking forward to.

All good prep for my first comp in september.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)04-08-2012 @ 00:02 
Lol i will be changing gym in january and moving over to hercules gym in colchester

im heading over there sunday to do my first ever session on events training which i cant wait for Grin
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)03-08-2012 @ 21:44 
Tonigths session was legs, im really trying to improve my leg strength as it is lacking a little.

LEGS - 03/08/2012

MACHINE SQUAT (PLATE LOADED)

100kg X 6
120kg X 6
130kg X 6
160kg X 6
180kg X 6
200kg X 6

LUNGES (DUMBELLS)

17.5kg (Each Hand) X 6
20kg (Each Hand) X 6
22.5kg (Each Hand) X 6
27.5kg (Each Hand) X 6
35kg (Each Hand) X 6

LEG EXTENSIONS

150kg X 15
150kg X 15
150kg X 15
150kg X 15
150kg X 15

* Im a bit dubious about this weight as you cant load the plates onto this one its cables.

LEG CURLS

80kg X 15
90kg X 15
100kg X 15
90kg X 15
90kg X 15

* Same as above you cant load the plates onto this one.

SQUATS (OLYMPIC BAR)

60kg X 10
70kg X 10
80kg X 10
90kg X 10
100kg X 10
100kg X 10

* Theres no squat rack in my gym so the 2 people i train with help lift the weight onto my shoulders.



* Had to cut my session short because of work so didnt get to leg press tonight.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)02-08-2012 @ 21:39 
Post Edited: 05.08.2012 @ 10:08 AM by stephen9069
Tonights session was an arm session this is how it went:

BI'S / TRI'S - 02/08/2012

TRI'S:

CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS:

60kg X 6
70kg X 6
80kg X 6
90kg X 6
100kgX 6

OVER HEAD TRI EXTENSION (SINGLE DUMBELL)

30kg X 6
32.5kg X 6
35kg X 6
37.5kg X 6
40kg X 6

TRI PUSHDOWNS (CABLES)

60kg x 10 followed by 10 body weight dips
60kg x 10 followed by 10 body weight dips
60kg x 10 followed by 10 body weight dips

BI'S:

PREACHER CURL (EZ BAR):

45kg X 6
50kg X 6
55kg X 6
60kg X 6
60kg X 6

21's:

30kg followed by dumbell hammer curls (15kg each hand) for 10 reps
30kg followed by dumbell hammer curls (15kg each hand) for 10 reps
30kg followed by dumbell hammer curls (15kg each hand) for 10 reps



A nice fun session tonight before a nice heavy leg session tomorrow.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)01-08-2012 @ 20:04 
Tonight was a back session this is how it went:

BACK - 01/08/2012

DEADLIFTS:

140kg X 6
160kg X 6
170kg X 6
180kg X 3
200kg X 1
205kg X 1

BARBELL ROWS:

65kg X 6
75kg X 6
85kg X 6
90kg X 6
100kgX 6

WIDE GRIP PULLDOWNS:

70kg X 6
80kg X 6
90kg X 6
100kgX 6
100kgX 6

CABLE ROWS:

80kg X 6
90kg X 6
100kgX 6
110kgX 6
120kgX 6

BACK EXTENSIONS: (WITH 15KG PLATE)

5 SETS, 10 REPS

Lost 5kg on my deadlift but overall i was happy with tonights effort.

If anyone can suggest any changes or ideas please dont hesitate to comment i need all the help i can get as iv just put my name down for my first comp which is in 9 weeks.
» Starting Strongman - My training log (Advice and tips appreciated) (Go to post)31-07-2012 @ 18:47 
This is my first proper gym session back after 2 weeks off because of a car accident.

My diet aint been to brilliant either so just gave it my best effort, so heres my workout today.

SHOULDERS - 31/07/2012

STANDING MILITARY PRESS (OLYMPIC BAR)
5 X 6 : 40kg, 50kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg(Fail)

UPRIGHT ROWS (OLYMPIC BAR)
5 X 6 : 40kg, 50kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg

DUMBELL FRONT RAISES (WEIGHT EACH HAND)
5 X 6 : 15kg, 15kg, 17.5kg, 20kg, 22.5kg

DUMBELL SIDE RAISES (WEIGHT EACH HAND)
5 X 6 : 15kg, 15kg, 17.5kg, 20kg, 22.5kg

UPRIGHT ROWS (CABLES)
5 X 12: 40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg

STANDING MACHINE SHOULDER PRESS
5 X 20: 30kg, 40kg, 50kg, 60kg, 50kg

DUMBELL SHRUGS (WEIGHT EACH HAND)
5 X 15: 40kg, 40kg, 40kg, 40kg, 40kg.


Iv lost a little strength especially on the over head press and it still feels slightly tender lowering the weight but now that my diet is back on track along with the training hopefully i'll be getting the strength back in no time.
» Muscleinc Strongman summerslam 22nd september 2012 (Go to post)28-07-2012 @ 16:08 
Can i get my name down for the novice comp.

Stephen McMillan

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