Road to the Beast Challenge Day 4

Posted on December 22, 2009. Filed under: Beast Challenge | Tags: , , , , , , |

Short Day

Goal: Light, Build Perfect Repetitions. Working on “Long Spine” and “Bone Rhythm”

Focus: Squat, Press, Pullup, Planche, Front Lever

Practice, Practice, Practice.

The Training:

50lb Sandbag Jerk

50lb Sandbag Squat

50lb Sandbag Rotational Deadlift

Lock-Offs (Pull-Up Position)

Straddle Planche Assist

Front Lever Assist

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Road to the Beast Challenge.

Posted on December 11, 2009. Filed under: Beast Challenge | Tags: , , , , |

December 16, 2009

The Road to the Beast Challenge is a grave one. Arduous and fraught with vines the size of stone pillars – the task is to take me a mere mortal to the heights of the few, who have climbed to the top to reach one of the highest pursuits. To tame the untameable.

I am starting at a bodyweight of 151-154lbs, a body fat percentage of 12-15%, and starting numbers that would have me tremble at the mere mention of them because the bridge is long and narrow and climb steep and dangerous.

I begin with a 36kg KB Press, 36kg Weighted KB Pistol, and an Untested Weighted Pullup approximately at bw+80lbs. I stand at a measly five foot, two inches, which many would call an advantage, but I call an undertaking. A beast press, pistol, and pullup, which is 48kg, or to the uninitiated 106lbs, and at my size,  is still a large task and one that I choose to undergo.

Throughout the following weeks I will share my training philosophies and why I chose to do it in such a manner. Enjoy the trials and tribulations and follow along me the path to Taming the Beast!

I’ll leave you with this awesome video of Marcus Martinez from MBODYSTRENGTH playing with the beast like it’s a chew toy.

His blog is here

Darryl Lardizabal

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