2016 has been a productive strongman season returning back to the sport. In June I took third place in the Open SHWW with United States Strongman. In September I won the HWW America's Strongest Master with Strongman Corporation. I would like to continue to make improvements and push my performance considerably for next year.

As of right now, I have no competition plans until next year. I am not sure what they will be but am using this down time to address some weaknesses, particularly 12" log and circus DB. Grip training will return as well.

Looking ahead to 2017, the next closest competition in my mind will be grip in some form. While I am not ready to fully commit to mainly grip training, I would also like to bring my skills back up to par.

The week finished up feeling a bit drained from the grip work and just overall. I took everything by feel in anticipation of impending structure coming.



Axle Rack Pulls

Double Overhand

135, 1x5

225, 1x5

255, 3x3

GHR - 3x6


115, 3x5





body weight - 3x5, count to ten on bottom for final rep

plate holds - 3x5, count to ten on the bottom for final rep

SSB Box Squat

265 3x5


COC 2 - 3x5

Hands are toughening up but the close feels slow and painful.