quote:Originally posted by JohnnyFiveokey dokey, well I don't like your routine as it is, it lacks.. hmm.. focus if you know what I mean. Just seems like random exercises have been put on random days without thought to why they are there. Exercise selection is generally good though, and I can imagine you might have made some good gains off it assuming your rep range was good. I see you are woking grip three times a week which is good, you have your head screwed on right! Anyways I would change it to this:1:Deadlift - progressive singles zercher squat from the floor - 3x5farmers walk - three 30 second walks with the heaviest dumbells you can2:Hang clean and jerk - progressive singles Military press - 3x5Overhead squat - 3x5Simple as that, then add in my odd object routine for the third day and I can assure you you'll make better progress than on that last routine. If you are going heavy, and you should be, anymore than three times a week training and you will struggle to recover. Don't be tempted to add exercises, you will only take away from your recovery ability, and they would be unnecessary anyway. We all as strength trainers need to get away from the mentality that unless you do ten exercises each session and work every bodypart individually we will lose strength or size, it just aint the case. You need to work on two things in strongman and that's picking things up, and getting things overhead. Keep it simple and keep it focussed.