Cameron Wins Winter Wreckage


Well sometimes it is better to be late than never…

Our buddy Cameron competed earlier this month in NAS Winter Wreckage.

This is his first open competition since winning his Novice in October. Any coach knows the struggles and frustration that comes with athletes that constantly want results but do not put in the appropriate amount of time and/or drift off from programmed training.

Cameron has been the opposite of that thus far. He is in the gym weekly event training and prepping for his contest and today it showed and paid off.

Cameron set out with specific goals in mind and had several PR attempts in mind.  At Mongrel Garage our goals for our first Open competition are pretty simple. No goose eggs and try not to end up last. A few other goals but those are the two important ones we emphasize.

Cameron’s day started out with the Log Clean and Press for Reps. He tied for first in this event and got off to a very good start.

Followed it up with a 2nd place finish in the Rolling Thunder.

Thirdly, Cameron was the sole winner of 1st place in the Keg load event. An event that his height helped and constant work in the gym. We love these type of events.

directly after he went into the Car Deadlift. We were all confident with his 15 reps but the two competitors following him pumped out 20 and 21 reps. Very impressive. 3rd place on that event.

Lastly was the Sand bag event which Cameron placed 3rd in.

Cameron took first place by 2.5 points and Qualified for NAS Nationals in 2016.

Good day for him. Congratulations buddy!


Adam Training on 12/27

Today wound up being a full body beat up session.
Was hoping to do some car deads, but the rain prevented that from ever happening

Front squats w/ pause

135 x 5
225 x 3
315 x 1
Shrugs              shruglife_fullpic
225 x 3
425 x 3
515 x 3
4″ deficit axle deads
125 x 3
215 x 3
305 x 3
395 x 3
485 x 3
575 x 1, 1, 2, 1, 1

I got a head full of steam for that double!

APJMKR Character Ugly Gurning Man with steam coming from ears.
APJMKR Character Ugly Gurning Man with steam coming from ears.

But I became a big fan of these tonight. Really liked the general feel of torture these had to them.

Barbell Strict Presses

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 5, 5, 3
Went set for set w/o rest with Randy Young for some face pulls
80 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

Mega set DB lat raises

10s x 5
20s x 5
30s x 5
40s x 5
50s x 5
40s x 5
30s x 5
20s x 5
10s x 5
Then finished up Tricep push downs set for set w/o rest again with Randy Young
100 x 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
Then I pounded a bottle of FairLife Chocolate milk because good lord I was hungry!
Adam's Training Log

Adam Event training 12/6



Last training day before wreckage.

Was honestly a struggle to get my ass moving to even go to the gym. But thanks to Tim, I mustered up the energy and got it in!

Chuck Norris

Didn’t have time for sandbag carries, because I had a lot going on today, but still very pleased with my overall performance.

Log C&P every rep:
picked a weight that I could easily rep out for a minute but still feel like I was doing something. Kept a good pace each set, and even set a couple rep PRs.
Keg loads: not to toot my own horn,maxresdefault but I think I’m a fairly competent loader. So I went heavy and just went for 10 rep sets. Beat the hell out of my thumb by the time I was midway through the second set, so I called it quits after 8 reps. Both were under a minute so I’m pretty pleased there.
Car deadlifts: had my wife’s Impreza and a big head with big numbers floating around. Got humbled by the front end, so I re-evaluated my expectations lol. Still hit double digits on every set after turning the car around, but the third took someone screaming at me, a mouthpiece, and some ammonia. It was fairly heavy IMO.
Less than a week until Winter Wreckage and just found out that they combined the classes. This will be a real test and excited to compete against these guys! Nationals 2016, I am coming for you!!!
Adam's Training Log