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Train like a Girl

Posted in Dinsoaur Style by Mike on September 4, 2006

Kept it light today after yesterday’s extravaganza. I went up to the park and Laura decided to come along. she ran with me while I drug the tire, she ran with the tire some and she invented the meat grinder listed below.
jog tire around soccer field
jog without tire around field

to half way, then backwards back
Down and back with the tire
Meatgrinder: halfway with tire, back w/out, return to tire, take the tire the remaining halfway, take the tire back to the start

I walked with  the tire around the field once between each set.

Laura played with the fifty lb sandbag. I tried doing some one arm snatches at the end and succeeded  in ripping a chunk out of the inner bag. I knew I needed to rebag them anyway but I think I wll be doing it sooner than expected. $60 for a full kit from Ironmind, not bad. Better than those “Ultimate Sandbags”, $80 for one out bag. I hear army duffels make great outer bags but I need the inner bags the most right now.

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Posted in Strongman by Mike on September 4, 2006

Got a great session in with Luke yesterday. I was a bit more of achatty cathy than usual so I probably drug it out longer than neccessary, but it was good. Got a yoke walk up in the 550s. Luke managed it all in one go while I had to set it down twice. The first time I was just not set, the second time I literally tripped myself. I had gotten a bit wobbley and was crossing my feet over one another and managed to catch my toe on my ankle. I was pretty smoked by then, for that walk, anyway, I rested a minute or probably two and finished it. I did a couple lockouts but didn’t want to get to crazy as I felt like I might have tweaked my back during one of the walks. Luke took it up to, I believe, the 900lb range, which is unbelievable for a 200 lb guy. Pound for pound I was have to be locking out something like 1200lbs to compete with that. I got a variety of farmers walks in which concluded with a decent 20 – 30 ft walk of 256  (I think that’s right 2X100lb plate 55lb bar and heavish collars) per arm. Then we did a few front carries, I believe the last one was 320ish, (45 X 4 and 140 lb apparatus).

A great day, left me tired and a tad sore. I had to clear out my snadbags from my car today so we could g look at furniture and that seems to have done wonders to refresh the back and lose the soreness. A little blood flow goes a long ways. I should probably do some yoga today and I have neglected it horribly and it has great restorative effects for me.

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