Big Adam Press Day


Tuesday 12-29

Docket for tonight was overhead work and some shoulder hypertrophy. I decided to hit the axle for the first time in many months to see where I was and familiarize myself with it again. I was really pleased with the results.
Axle Press
180 x 5, 5
250 x 5
280 x 3
300 x 3, 3
Massive, massive PRs for me. I really couldn’t have been happier with these numbers.
Inclined bench w/ pause
135 x 5
225 x 8, 8, 8
Z- press with band assist
265 x 5
275 x 5
285 x 3
Finished up with dumbbell lat raises five sets of ten with a 30 second test between sets. I got one hell of a pump from these. Time to eat!
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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 Trophy day


Tonight was back hypertrophy and a tad bit of grip work

110 x 10, 10, 10
200 x 10, 10
I’ve become a huge fan of these as a all around warmup. Seeing as I’ve been suffering from a lot of pulled hamstrings, I think these have become an overall life saver for me
Axle rows (w/ 30 sec rests)
250 x 8, 8, 8, 8
Axle shrugs (w/ 30 second rest)
290 x 10, 10, 10, 10
One handed axle deads
Drop set:
170 x 3/3
150 x 5/5
120 x 8/8
Set with pause at top
120 x 10/10

Then pumped my lats full of blood with 5 sets of one armed heavy band pull downs without a rest. Time to eat!


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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!
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