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TheKraken
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post contest--48hrs later I am ready to go again. I had a blast. I didn't do all that well, but hit PR's in the stone clean & press 150 x 6, and the farmers, 120 per hand x 250 god forsaken feet. The medley was also terrible. The carry portion, my ole' friend the 150lb stone was a nice 50ft sprint, followed by an empty handed sprint, but the tire was brand new, awkward, and awful.

What did I learn? Not a revelation, but I need conditioning. My OHP capacity is better than I ever thought, but the emphasis on leg drive for the press cost me a lot of energy. I might just add conditioning to my program spreadsheet just to make sure it happens. Chris Karnes, who wrote the program I use, suggested adding box jumps because I feel I need more explosiveness, which I'll do...I guess.

I also need to add more axel work, OHP and C&P to get used to the implement.

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TheKraken
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531 for Strongman, week 1 day 1, cycle 4
OHP
5 X 95
5 x 105
5 x 115
Lat pulls
3 x 10 x 150, 160
Incline press
5 x 135
5 x 155
5 x 165
Face pulls
2 x 15ish x 105
Dips w/slingshot
3 x 5
Tire flipping
2 x 50ft
1 x 25ft

I wimped out on the box jumps. My knees/ankles were a little tender from the contest. I opted for some good ole' tire flipping, instead. I also cut carbs to almost nothing, so my energy is a little lower than usual. This is to restart my weight-loss, cut the extra 5lbs I gained in the past month, and to hopefully improve my ailing sinuses. I'll hang with it for a little while.

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