16" Rack Pulls
Car Deadlifts (Setting 2)
Husafell Carries/Sled Drag Medleys
403x114'5" (turns at 50')/500x100'
403x90'4" (turns at 50')/500x100'
34 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Went to bed with a sore throat Friday and been miserable since then. Things went a bit smoother than the last time I trained car deadlift. I had help this time and setup took very little time. Did my warm-ups in the rack and got ready for the car. Kept it on setting 2 the whole time as I knew even just the empty car on setting 1 would be beyond me. Even the car on just setting 2 was tough and I was worried I was going to do even less than I did at the beginning of the month. Jerry hit the same weight easy and I knew I had to get it together. Can't fall apart at the slightest resistance. Threw a plate in the trunk and pulled again. Still tough. Threw another in there and I altered my position a little and it felt better. However, my batteries in the camera died and I couldn't review the video to see what was different or how it looked. Added some more weight and pulled again. Felt just as good. At this point, an elderly gentleman showed up and said he works for the local paper and just happened to see me lifting a car and wanted to know what I was doing. Long story short; Kim, Jerry and I explained we were training for strongman nationals. He wanted to talk a picture of me lifting the car again. I had just put in more weight and I wasn't sure if this attempt would go so the pressure was on. I got it and held it for a little so he could take the photo. Good thing he came then since I missed the next lift (but I did move it). Despite the improvements, I still might not be strong enough to get a rep at Nationals. From there, it took a while to set up the husafell stone. I did two picks to warm-up. Never felt comfortable and I think all of the pulls wore me out big time. My legs felt tired just 50' into my first run. The distances were sub par. The sled was setup on the gravel path as it was the only open place to do drags. First run was slightly downhill and the second run was slightly uphill. I couldn't really lean back on the drags as the gravel would slip. I had all kinds of issues with the final run. During the break between the first and second set, a horse and buggy stopped by to make a delivery of fresh horse manure right down the gravel path. I didn't notice this until I was walking over to do my second drag. I start the pull and it's going alright then I hit a rough patch. I try to get it going and fall right on my rear. Embarrassing. I get back up and just row it a good bit until I feel stable and try dragging it again. That's when I step in the horse poop. At this point, I just don't care and drag it to the finish line. I was also wearing a top hat for all of this. Cleaned up (both my shoes and the equipment) and drove home to stretch.
Sergio Oliva, Part Two - Norman Zale (1975)
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