Like usual, I made an abrupt and last minute decision concerning my competition plans. I will be competing in Northern Nevada's Strongest Man on August 13, 2016 in order to qualify for Master's Nationals in Vegas at the Olympia on September 16. In short, I changed my direction because of my love for grip and as a long time advocate to see the return to more grip inclusion in strongman. Northern Nevada's Strongest has max distance farmers and Master's Nats has an awesome farmer's type medley and frame hold for time. The events were calling me. In short, I am in love.

From August 2, 2016


Axle Clean & Press Each Rep
bar, 3x5
95, 2x5
115, 1x3
145, 1x3
165, 1x1

Shut it down. My arms and thumbs are just destroyed. This week should have been a deload week but due to the competition, I pushed thru another week. It didn't make sense to deload although my body is seriously feeling it. Everything is a disaster. It feels like pressing is just spiraling out of control on all fronts. I suspect the extensive grip work is also having an impact on my overall feelings and tiredness.

Stone Of Steel

180, 1x5 to 40"