Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pull+ Events Thursday @ Legendary Lifting

The Iron Chef, Tango & The Don
(from left) Tango, the Iron Chef, The Don, Sen & me @ Legendary Lifting
LEGENDARY LIFTING is a big, shiny new training facility in West Perth owned and operated by Donovan (henceforth known as The Don); a former engineer who chose to follow his true passion in life and is now a strength coach. A mutual friend put us in touch after The Don mentioned to them his desire to promote Strongman to his clientele. We got to chatting earlier in the week and he invited me over for a training session, so last night I performed (most of) my Pull+ Events template at Legendary Lifting while accompanied by a small crew. A small crew that included a very large man, and future WASM contender.
 
If you're a strongman (or a foodie!) in Western Australia, there's a good chance you've heard of Navarre 'the Iron Chef' Top. He arrived on the local strongman scene last year, immediately making an impact during August's rained-out qualifier at Coventry square, Morley. Standing a massive six foot seven and possessing obvious genetic gifts, the Iron Chef has more recently had to place his training on the back burner so as to accommodate a burgeoning career as owner and head chef of the Merchant in Inglewood. But he's now returned to regular training and intends to compete again this year.
 
When I first started coaching Kong, within a few weeks every big name in the local Strongman scene had contacted me to chat about him, and those conversations all followed a theme. The consensus was that he was a guaranteed contender for WA's strongest man, but his FIFO work was affecting his progress. Navarre is in a similar circumstance. If people with their genetics could devote their every waking hour to the sport, they would dominate the local scene soon enough.
 
I had a lot of fun! Though I spent too much time gasbagging and performed only two of the eight x 20 meter runs of Farmers walk I'd programmed. But the deadlifts were a solid personal record for reps at that weight, so I'm happy enough.
 
The Don has invited me back again this Saturday to do my regular events session from 1pm. All are welcome to attend.
 
PULL+ EVENTS Thursday January 10th
Deadlifts:
70 kg x 8
120 kg x 5
170 kg x 3
210 kg x 1
230 kg x 3 x 9 PR
Farmers walk (p/h):
60 kg x 3 x 20 meters
100 kg x 2 x 20 meters
115 kg x 2 x 20 meters
Meadows rows (l&r):
50 kg x 3 x 10
Face-pulls:
63 kg x 3 x 20
DB side raises (p/h):
10 kg x 4 x 10
Seated rows:
150 kg x 5
120 kg x 5
90 kg x 5


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