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Jake P
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2003/11/09 18:03:30 (permalink)

Routine advice

Im doing this routine right now

1st day
Hang clean and press
Overhead squats
Shrugs or powershrugs
Powercurls
Grip

2nd day
Bench press
Dips
Pullovers
Rows
Pullups

3rd day
Box Squats
Front squats
Zercher squats
Calves
Grip

4th day
Strongman work
Grip

my question is, i read a post j5 made about odd object lifting with sandbags

Routine
Half bodyweight bag - clean and press/overhead walk complex
Five or ten minute rest
Three quarter bodyweight bag - continental/squat complex
Five or ten minutes rest
Bodyweight bag - bearhug walk

would this routine be good to put in for my strongman work? or is it to much work for a four day routine? any comments are greatly appreciated and thanks in advance
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    Jake P
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    RE: Routine advice 2003/11/10 02:42:28 (permalink)
    I just enjoy training strongman style, i dont plan on competing for a long time. I train natural, I have been lifting for about 5 months now.
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    RE: Routine advice 2004/03/22 19:40:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by JohnnyFive

    okey 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 - 3x5
    farmers walk - three 30 second walks with the heaviest dumbells you can

    2:
    Hang clean and jerk - progressive singles
    Military press - 3x5
    Overhead squat - 3x5

    Simple 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.





    Is that like Zercher deadlifts? I've heard rumours some crazy people do these but never tried them....or do you mean get the bar up then get it into position in the elbows?
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    RE: Routine advice 2004/03/22 20:12:44 (permalink)
    Cool, yeah one to try once I've sorted out my posterior chain flexibility.
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