Good Morning!

The lads rocked some serious weights on Saturday at my strength and conditioning bootcamp.  Last week, we were lifting very heavy with a lower number of sets, yet had a good 6-7 exercises for all muscle groups.   I might just add that at last weeks bootcamp, the lads were pulling 140kg deadlifts for 4-5 reps!! 

When was the last time you actually saw that much weight on the bar?

Yesterday, we went for a bit more overall training volume, as well as intensity on 4 classic exercises.

Here’s the session plan:

1. Deadlift  130kg  6 sets of 3

2. Chin ups  Bodyweight 6 sets of 3

3. Push Press 60kg 6 sets of 3

3 min rest

4. Forward sled drag  120kg  x 20-30secs with 40 secs rest  x the length of the field and back!  This turned into about 5-6 sets. 

3 min rest

5. Backwards sled drag 120kg x 20-30secs with 40 secs rest x length of the field and back!  Around 6-8 sets.

3 min rest.

We finished with  2 rounds of a heavy circuit which included more deadlifts, press ups, chin ups and walking lunges with a minute between rounds.

Let’s just say that we were pretty done by the end!  Did I forget to mention that I took part too – I got the urge to lift some heavy iron, and the lads were more than happy for me to train like a beast alongside them.

I don’t know of any classes in the hull and surrounding area offering this kind of strongman training.  The benefits are there for all to see.  Stronger arms, a thick, rugged upper body, and a set of legs that will help you move a car if you needed to.  You will get a hardcore level of conditioning that surpasses any other type of training I have ever done!  If you think you ‘re fit and because you can run a 10k, a marathon – or whatever……………….. then by all means, come and pull this 120kg sled for more than 40 seconds and realise that strength is the base of all physical attributes (eg balance, agility, stamina etc)

After all,  How can you have strength-endurance……………..if you do not have strength in the first place?!!!!  (More on this in future.)

Hope you have a great start to your week! 🙂

John

www.yournextlevelfitness.co.uk