New PR, Training

New PR!

Had a solid training session this weekend, focused on Movement Events.

Farmers Walk, 20 m, drop, and return.

  • 1 x 40 kg
  • 2 x 50 kg
  • 1 x 60 kg
  • 1 x 70 kg
    • Weights are per hand, plus 17.5 kg handles.

Yoke Walk, 20 m, drop and return

  • 1 x 95 kg
  • 1 x 135 kg
  • 1 x 145 kg
  • 1 x 165 kg
  • 1 x 175 kg
    • Weights include 55 kg yoke.

Yoke Press (tried it out just for fun)

  • 1 set of 8 with 55 kg yoke

Yoke Front/Zercher Carry, 20m, drop and return

  • 1 x unloaded 55 kg Yoke
  • 1 x 75 kg
  • 2 x 85 kg

Safety Squat Bar Squats (bar aprox. 30 kg)

  • 8 x 50 kg
  • 8 x 70 kg
  • 8 x 90 kg
  • 5 x 110 kg

The Farmers Walk felt very good, and my run with 87.5 kg (about 192 lbs) per hand  was a new PR for me. Feeling very good, and I’ll be posting more updates after every weekend training session.

Cheers,

The Bear.

 

 

Thoughts, Training, Update

Life Changes, Moving Forward

Sorry for the long absence. I had always meant to return to this blog, but life always seemed to get in the way. For those of you who stuck around, thanks!

In the intervening time, I never managed to finish the Starting Strongman 12-Week Program. After 5 weeks, I finally got a new job, and I moved to Taiwan!

So I am currently living abroad, and really enjoying it. Fortunately, thanks to Starting Strongman, I found a gym in my area that has TERRIFIC facilities. Yoke, Log, Farmer’s Walk Handles, the works. Everything  but tires and stones. Only downside is that it’s about an hour and a half travel time from my apartment. But so far I do weekly training sessions, on Saturday and either Sunday or Monday. I plan to continue this for the year that I’m here, with a heavy focus on training events. Since I have access to the event implements, I will be focusing on working with the equipment and developing my technique.

Cheers!