Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on May 17, 2006

Did an extended Whippo last night, wow, what a workout.

Hang Snatch X3 reps
20K, 30K, 40K, 50K

Hang Clean X3 reps
60K, 70K, 80K

90K, missed 100K 4 times

Deadlift (all pounds from here on)
DO X3 reps 225, 275, 315
mixed X2 reps, alternating hands 365, 405, missed 455

Rack Pull
465, 515 (I view that as a massive PR, I don’t think I have ever heald 500+ lbs in the deadlift position)

I decided to esperiment with the homemade trapbar in the gym. The weight is only the plates as I don’t know the weight of the apparatus. 1 rep each
90, 180, 270, 360, 450, 540
the last rep was hard but I wouldn’t have minded trying 600 except this device didn’t have enough room for the plates. I’ll try the commercial trapbar next time.

Waddle Pulls
In the August Marylands Strongest Man Competition we have to do a waddle walk. This, from what I understand, is when you take a short, straight bar (like you might use for tricep pushdowns) and attach it to a loading pin. You have a known weight on the pin and basically have to lockout the weight, then walk with it swining between your legs. I have never done this so I thought I would start out just by learning the lockout portion. I understand graham uses a thick bar which is always a good twist. So I took my 2″ FBBC dumbell and attached som 550 cord to it through the cunning use of caribeners. I then attached it to a loading pin in the gym. Then I stood up with it. It was going great until 360. This is where the weight seemed to be getting interesting, I had to start playing with my grip a bit. I have to do this exercise with 400lbs so I was head toward that kind of territory. 550 cord should be good as it got it’s name from the fact it is supposed to be able to hold 550lbs. Not mine, it snapped at 360. So back to the drawing board on that one. I still lik the approach, I just need something better than a single piece of 550 cord. Maybe a bunch of pieces, maybe climbing rope, maybe a chain. I’ll figure it out.

Didn’t do kettlebells do to the wife wanted to go. I think I will be going to Dumbarton on my in in future which is probably not a bad thing.

EDIT: forgot to mention, I did a little light grip work. I was tossing a 20K plate back and forth from hand to hand, keeping the plate vertical. 10 catches or so per hand, tough but could be tougher.

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