Charles Fay Training Log Nummer Zwei
I had a log on this website for a good while, unfortunately when the site crashed, my logs were lost here and i did not start up again and just maintained my log on the badattitude website. For anyone interested i have competed in the 275 and 308 weight classes, multi ply in the APF. My best lifts are 1058, 660, 733 2414@275 and 1008, 688, 738 2424@308. My last meet was southern states where i did pretty well but tore my already damage pec on my left side. As a result i have been gradually coming back from that and have been doing alot of highland games practice. I competed at my 2nd games in January and got PRs in the weight for height with 14ft and the heavy hammer with 74' 10. I am just an Amatuer B in Highland games and dont have a throwing background, so it is not natural for me and i have alot of improvement. I compete again march 1 in Ft Lauderdale. Hopefully i can get back on the platform this fall. Otherwise i am a Firefighter/Paramedic at a very busy fire department and am a very new parent, so i work my training around my life and work.
Thursday Squat/Dead Deload
Thursday Squat/Dead Deload
Warmup: 45 degree hypers 3x15, GHR 3x12, band hip abductions 2x30, stretching.
Raw Narrow Stance Front Squats on low box w/harness
Raw Sumo Pulls
245 2x3, 335x3, 385x3, 425x3
Rev hypers 3x12
Leg raises 2x20
Today was just a raw deload getting a little bit of volume in. My body is starting to get pretty fried at this point because i have been doing alot of throwing with the highland games implements on my off days from lifting. The low back and knee are feeling it a bit and i have two or three more throwing sessions left and a couple of workouts and will then deload for the Ft. Lauderdale Highland Games next Saturday. I wont be lifting at all after tuesday of next week.
Saturday S. Fla. Highland Games Writeup
South Florida Highland Games
This was my 3rd Highland Games and i normally compete in the amateur B class. Today they put the B's in along with some novices and one or two A class guys into one big Men's open class. The weather was beautiful and it was a long day. We started with height events and went from there.
Sheaf: No height! I dont know what happened but i was out of control and the sheaf went everywhere but over the cross bar. I have cleared 20ft twice before so to miss like this at 14ft was sorry!
56lb Weight For Height: I passed until 10ft, then cleared 10, 11 and 12 on my first tries. At that point i had beat everyone else so i went for a PR at 14.3 and cleared it easily, i then went for 14.6 and cleared it on my first try as well. I set and broke several field records with these throws. I stopped with the PR and saved my energy for the rest of the events.
Caber: I had never had a chance to throw the caber before and it was a shit show! The first try i got the pick wrong and dropped it, then on the next two i had no control of the caber and got a 25 and a 45. Horrible!
Heavy 22lb Hammer: This hammer was very heavy feeling to me, i threw a little over 61ft with it which is way off my best which is 74.10. Took 3rd here
Light Hammer: 95.10, PR, won the event by several feet and set a field record with it.
Braemar Stone: 31.4, PR, won by a good margin and set another field record.
Open Stone: 37.1 PR. I started off using my SA spin technique but wasnt hitting the power position, so i just did a standing throw on my last to hit the PR. I took 2nd on this event.
56lb Weight for distance: 21.85, didnt have much finesse on these and due to my history of tearing a bicep on this event in the past i dont push this too hard. Once my technique gets good then i will try to turn it on more. I got
2nd place here.
28lb Weight for distance: 45.95 PR, 2nd place.
I ended up with a decent day, i hit alot of PRs and set 3 field records. I placed 3rd overall. The poor performance on the sheaf and caber really hurt my overall placement. It was fun though.