Strongman gym

Axle Clean & Press (continental cleans, clean every rep, push press)

35 x 5
79 x 3
*started wearing belt, elbow sleeves, wrist wraps; chalked up hands, chest, balls*
123 x 1
*switched to tires on the axle*
155 x 1
175 x 1
185 x 1

notes: considering the awkwardness of flipping up the tire, and the tightness of my shoulders (my hands had to go extra wide), I am happy I hit 185 with the axle. PR on the Axle!! I have to remember not to try to wrap my hand all the way around the axle. When I try to clean that way, I end up wrenching my thumbs. The no-thumbs false grip is much better for this exercise, since I go mixed grip anyways.

Superset: Scapulae stretch lat pulldowns & Face Pulls (90 sec rest, heavy band used for face pulls)

90 x 15 / 20 face pulls
105 x 15 / 20
120 x 15 / 20
135 x 15 / 20
135 x 15 / 20

notes: if you don’t know scap stretchers, it is a John Meadows idea – let your arms come out of the sockets a bit and stretch out your scapulae on every negative.

Superset: Fat Grips DB Curls & V Bar Pushdowns (90 sec rest)

22.5 x 15 / 60 x 22
22.5 x 15 / 60 x 22
22.5 x 12 / 60 x 18

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