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JP might build up to Finlands Strongest 105 in 2014

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:40 pm
by JP

Strongman wanna-be, 118kg, did plenty of comps, mostly battling for bottom positions, fluked some comps for nice position, went heavier and heavier, tore pec tendon, lost 13kg and all strength.

During the rehab got fitter, some could say even faster and more explosive, and built some of the strength back up. Bodyweight now at 104-105kg with a great set of hair.

The rehab log is now over, its time to start looking forwards.

Strength is still behind, maybe at around 80%, depending on the lift. Back squats and pressing are especially behind, front squats and deadlifts are feeling good. Feeling good enough about my training now to start planning my next comp build ups. The training will still be cautious, maybe paranoid, and balls wont hit the wall still for a while.

Main goal

The whole summers build up is for this competition:


QUALIFIERS, Friday 31st of July:

Medley: sack loading x 2 + 120kg farmers for 20m + tyre flip x 2. Head to head.

Log medley 100, 110, 120 , 130 , 140

Farmers 120kg for 60 m. head to head

Truck pull with harness 20-25 m

Car deadlift for max

Main lifts

- Log press back to where it was, 115kg
- Nail the farmers walks with the goal to get 60m with 120kg farmers, which would be double the all time PB
- Deadlift, big PBs are expected - and necessary - here.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:23 pm
by dublin dave
Good luck with the training... 8)


PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:33 pm
by JohnV
We look forward to watching your success.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:08 pm
by Jonathan
Great to see that you are at the point where your rehab is over! Looks like a solid comp, and no matter where you place in it, competing in strongman in Finland is an achievement, irrespective of placement.

Good luck dude!


PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:46 pm
by emm7
good luck JP :D

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:51 pm
by The Duke
New beginnings. Good luck - get strong - stay inunjured.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:38 pm
by XkillerX
top of the season to yah, and make sure to stay in the U105 category! :D

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:13 pm
by spike
Good luck!

BTW, another falafel place, in case you don't know of it already, is Safad on Bloom St. Very good!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:06 pm
by JP
Thanks for the encouragement everyone, much appreciated!

Its going to be a slow build up - but at least it is a fucking build up! :D

Clem, you asked about shoulder mobility. Its ok now, not much different from what it used to be unfortunately. When tendon tears they have to cut the scar tissue out so in theory it is even shorter than before. However, it grew back on a touch higher than where it used to be in, so that should be good for the shoulder mobility :lol:


couple beasts and bunch of mortals in attendance. Felt like didnt do much, but now looking at it, i guess i got some work in.

Warm ups

Baby log

then tried to wrestle with the thick log which is 97.5kg empty, but am too weak for it at the moment to give it a good try.

Farmers walks
40m x 70
40m x 90
40m x 60
40m x 80
40m x 80

farmers holds
2 sets of about 15 secs with 120s.


Mark got a beautiful big fat tyre, gave it one careful flip. Will be great to nail that for reps during the summer.

Re: The Return of JP - The Road to Strongman Comps

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:13 pm
by kdog

QUALIFIERS, Friday 31st of July

where is this going to happen?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:36 pm
by Crash
Good luck JP! 8) Looks like you are off to a strong start on your goals. :)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:13 am
by Andrewc
This is the log I've been waiting for!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:16 am
by bronco
Nice new log and plan :) .

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:47 pm
by Pekka
I am expecting you to represent Vegaaniurheilijat, mate?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:58 pm
by haisuli
YES! Good luck!