Brovatar Korra

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  1. Do you ever get lower back pain after leg press? I had some issues so I switched to single leg press. It purportedly helps you keep your hips stabilized and thus less strain on the lower back. Just curious! Haha thanks. I think it will be hard for everyone, so that makes me still worried but not AS worried. Tuesday 5/23/17: 1. Strict Press 45x5x2, 75x5, 95x5, 105x5 Was going to go up higher, but 105 felt rough so decided to switch to push press, which is how I will be moving the log anyway. I've hit 115x5 strict press before, so was a little disappointed. 2. Push Press 105x5, 115x5, 125x5, 135 3x3 3. Lat Pulldowns 50x10, 60# 3x10 4. Face Pulls 30# 3x15 5. Kroc Rows 35# DB, 3x10 6. 3 way shoulder raises 7.5# DB, 3x10
  2. Hey there! I have competed in strongman, highland games, weightlifting, and powerlifting. I am not a strong thrower though. I do have a friend that DOES shot put, he almost qualified for the Rio Games, and he does barbell training (bilateral) all the time to build general strength. Every time I see him in the gym he's doing some type of cleans, bench, presses, etc. He also does incline bench with DB quite a bit. For what that's worth. I also totally agree with everything Juni0r83 said. I think you're spot on here. For general power keep the movements general (bilateral) and for specific training get as specific as you can (throw stuff!) Having said that, one arm snatches are FUN to vary things up on a boring day. And definitely talk to the competitors at the gym, I bet they'll have a great advice and will be more than happy to share their knowledge.
  3. I am doing yet another strongman competition. I thought 2017 was going to be all about powerlifting, but so far I have done 0 PL meets and this will be my 3rd strongman of the year LOL. Big Tex Classic USS Strongman Competition (@Naturally Fit Games) Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78701 Saturday, June 3rd 2017 Events: 1. 16" Axle DL max reps 60 sec 2. Car Squat 3. Arm over arm truck pull, 60 sec cap 4. Log clean and press away, 60 sec cap 5. Chain crucifix hold for time
  4. I did a write up of this in my previous challenge thread if anyone was interested! New PB: 315# trap bar/hex bar for 5 reps!
  5. Monday 05/22/17: Front Squats - 45x5x2, 85x5, 105x5, 125x5, 135x5 Was aiming to work up to 150 (75%) but 135 felt so rough I decided to stop here for the day Single Leg Press - 50x10, 90x10x3 Weight listed is just the plates added on. WTF does a leg press weigh empty? Leg Extensions - 50x12, 60x12, 70x12, 80x12, 90x12, 70x12 90# always seems to be where my form breaks down and I can't hold it for a pause at the top Crucifix Hold - with DB 10# ~45 sec, 12.5# DB ~ 30 sec The event on June 3rd is a chain crucifix hold for time, 30# per hand. Ooph. It looks like this:
  6. Throwback to my very first workout of my very first challenge February 2013: "OKAY! First workout of the challenge went great, I'm setting personal records all over the place! I think all those Reeses peanut butter cups I ate yesterday gave me a burst of energy Bench: 45x8, 65x8, 85x5, 105x5, 115x4 (PR!), 105x5 Squats: 45x8, 65x6, 95x6, 115x5, 125x5 (PR!), 125x5 Deadlifts: 65x6, 85x5, 115x5, 135x5, 145x3 (PR!), 145x4" Four years of progress, the PRs don't happen as often or as fast but still...
  7. Today's workout: Bench Press - haven't benched in ~2 weeks, so I knew this would be a bit rusty 45x10, 85x5, 105x5, 125x5x2, 145x5x3 Deadlift - practicing for the comp from blocks 16" 135x5, 185x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x3, 315x3 - the competition weight is 335 for max reps in 60 seconds. 315 felt like a good stopping point. I'm going to go for 335 next weekend. I don't think I'll have a challenge thread for the next round, since I'll probably be posting so infrequently. But I am doing a Strongman competition on June 3rd, and I'll definitely post pics and write-up in my daily battle log: Albeus51's Epic Journey to Become an Amazon Warrior.
  8. Great news everybody! I am now officially Dr. Brovatar Korra! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi everyone! I am so excited to have just joined this site, and to have an area where I can hold myself accountable. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I used to be very fit when I was in the Army, but I got out last year and had a 10 month binge of not working out at all and eating terribly all the time. Predictably, I gained 30 pounds and my body started getting curves in places where they shouldn't be! I'm resolved to change, and in the last month I went from 190lb on my petite 5'3" frame to 181lb. Nine pounds is a great start! My current stats: Squat: 135lb (6x3) Bench: 85lb (6x3) Deadlift: 95lb (6x3) I can barely run a mile without having to stop and catch my breath I can do about 20 push-ups, but I can't do a chin-up without at 50% assistance. My goals are to reclaim my warrior status, build up my strength and endurance and reach these goals in 6 months (August 1st): Squat: 200lb Bench: 100lb Deadlift: 135lb 4 chin-ups without any assistance Weight: 159lb Run 4 miles in under 44 minutes I also love yoga, I don't have any specific goals other than to keep going to classes regularly 2 x a week. For my diet, I am not following a particular plan per say, mainly cutting back on processed foods, soda, fast food, and focusing on eating more vegetables, fruit, and protein every day! I'll update stats at least 1 x week, I GOT THIS.