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Arden Cogar Jr.
10-31-2008, 10:57 AM
Not sure what to call this little workout - but I'm leaning toward "Paul Bunyon" since King Kong is well established. :D

1. It will be cutting a 13" white pine underhand in the following fashion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA9hKrM8xFU

2. Followed by conventional deadlift 405 for 10 reps;
3. Followed by Long Cycle Clean and jerk with a 40 or 48kg kettlebell for 10 reps

Eventually, I'd like to do two rounds of this, but my conditioning sucks right now, so I'll likely only do it once tomorrow.

Thoughts? Nuts? Should see Buddha for sure.

All the best,
Arden

Dave Van Skike
10-31-2008, 11:19 AM
the first and last time I did 405x10 I puked in my mouth a little so I have no advices.

Arden Cogar Jr.
10-31-2008, 11:37 AM
the first and last time I did 405x10 I puked in my mouth a little so I have no advices.
:D

Awesome.

I'll youtube this monstrousity for everyone's enjoyment. I'm more worried about the LCCJ. Like bouncing the bell off my head or something?

Paul Bunyon sound okay? Or Babe, the Blue Ox?

I have a feeling i'm gonna be blue at the end of this one.

All the best,
Arden

Mike ODonnell
10-31-2008, 11:45 AM
What no "Drink a Guinness" between rounds?

Allen Yeh
10-31-2008, 11:48 AM
Babe the blue ox....what don't they have trees in the parking lot you can fell and throw over your head in W. VA?:p

Arden Cogar Jr.
10-31-2008, 12:06 PM
What no "Drink a Guinness" between rounds?

I haven't gotten past the one round thingy yet. Maybe when I get a bit fitter or a bit smarter.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
10-31-2008, 12:08 PM
Babe the blue ox....what don't they have trees in the parking lot you can fell and throw over your head in W. VA?:p

No trees in this lot, but eventually we're going to get a bunch of strongman stuff (tires, logs, stones, etc) on the lot outside.

I've thrown around way too many logs this week as part of my GPP, I don't even wanna think about.

Babe the blue ox is sounding good.

All the best,
Arden

Joe Hart
10-31-2008, 06:51 PM
Beuford the technicolor yak

Derek Simonds
11-01-2008, 04:28 AM
Definitely Babe the Blue Ox. I can't wait to see the video.

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Here ya go. Hope you guys and gals enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhMcqqsFEYc

All the best,
Arden

Chris H Laing
11-02-2008, 05:36 AM
"is that 10?" hahaha your such a beast

Kris Reeves
11-02-2008, 07:23 AM
Arden -

You're a monster! That's awesome man!


BTW - I've got approx 3-4 cords of oak sitting in my driveway that I'm currently splitting for next winter. So, uh...if you're not doing anything over the next couple of weekends I can help keep your metcon up! :)

Jacob Rowell
11-02-2008, 09:17 AM
haha, that's great.

It'll be going on my site next week.

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-02-2008, 12:28 PM
"is that 10?" hahaha your such a beast

Thanks Chris,
I honestly went sorta blank on the 7th or 8th rep. Kinda out of this world saying hello to Buddha.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-02-2008, 12:30 PM
Arden -

You're a monster! That's awesome man!


BTW - I've got approx 3-4 cords of oak sitting in my driveway that I'm currently splitting for next winter. So, uh...if you're not doing anything over the next couple of weekends I can help keep your metcon up! :)

Kris,
I make my wood gathering and my event training part of my met-con and GPP. Nothing better than actual work for GPP. Nothing. I went on four "wood runs" last week and I was actually amazed I had anything left for the workout on Saturday.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-02-2008, 12:31 PM
haha, that's great.

It'll be going on my site next week.

Thanks Jacob,
I'd love to visit your facility sometime. It's not too far from me and I work in your area sometimes.

all the best,
Arden

Jacob Rowell
11-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Any time Arden. We'd love to have you. As long as there's feats of strength involved that is.

Derek Simonds
11-03-2008, 03:56 AM
I just want to be able to do the 405 DL's in the time it took you. Very cool video indeed.

Adam Gagliardi
11-03-2008, 02:41 PM
that's pretty sick...nicely done

Timothy Scalise
11-03-2008, 10:15 PM
awesome, seriously awesome. But yeah try with a guinness next time :P

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-04-2008, 07:08 AM
Any time Arden. We'd love to have you. As long as there's feats of strength involved that is.

I will definitely be in touch when I'm coming to your area. I long to OLY lift with other folk similarly situated.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-04-2008, 07:10 AM
I just want to be able to do the 405 DL's in the time it took you. Very cool video indeed.


Thanks Derek,
It's all relative. I'm blessed in that I have inordinately long arms and a over developed posterior chain (much thanks to my father for all the physical work he put me through during my formative years). I can't, comparatively, bench press anything like I can pull or squat. And I'd love to be able to do a muscle up; but that's a few years and a few pounds down the road.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-04-2008, 07:11 AM
that's pretty sick...nicely done


Thank you very much. I think it would be cooler if I could two rounds of it. I'd certainly see Buddha and give him my regards. I love the physical path to enlightenment.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-04-2008, 07:13 AM
awesome, seriously awesome. But yeah try with a guinness next time :P

That's very interesting. When I was at Crossfit WV, a bunch of the guys had done Fran in a similar fashion. I don't drink and the thought of drinking a beer in between rounds ....is....well.....:o

Definitely hard core.

All the best,
Arden

Gant Grimes
11-04-2008, 08:00 AM
Damn strong work.

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-06-2008, 10:59 AM
Damn strong work.


Thanks Gant,
Means a lot coming from a crazy/strong fit fellow such as yourself!!!

All the best,
Arden

Anthony Bainbridge
11-12-2008, 04:48 AM
Hahahaha, "was that 10?" That was awesome. Strong work.

Susie Rosenberg
11-12-2008, 05:14 AM
Whoa, Mr. Arden "is that ten?" Cogar. Intense work. You made it look easy!

Susie

Allen Yeh
11-12-2008, 06:17 AM
Nice video, one word.

Impressive.

Kris Reeves
11-12-2008, 06:42 AM
Arden -

As I've grown really fond of using my wood stove over the past two years, my dad saw this book and thought I would like it: The Backyard Lumberjack (http://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Lumberjack-Frank-Philbrick/dp/1580176348)

The book has a section on logger games and what a surprise it was to see a few pictures of you on page 127!

Kris

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-12-2008, 10:02 AM
Hahahaha, "was that 10?" That was awesome. Strong work.

Thanks Anthony,
Honestly, I sorta blanked out around the 8th rep and went into the zone. The way I was feeling I think I could have around 20 but I'll never push the envelope that far. Life's too short.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-12-2008, 10:04 AM
Whoa, Mr. Arden "is that ten?" Cogar. Intense work. You made it look easy!

Susie

Thanks Susie,
I tell you, I was feeling when I was done with the LCCJ. I would love to eventually do that entire cylce twice. That would be brutal. Especially the chopping part after doing the LCCJ. It may not be the wisest move, but it would be fun. I've chopped in a pre-fatigued state before and I've done surprsingly well. Causes one to really dig deep and really think about what you're doing. Toes are dependant upon it. :eek:

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-12-2008, 10:06 AM
Nice video, one word.

Impressive.


Thanks Allen,
I think it would be even more impressive to get my fat arse to do a muscle up. Such a humbling movement, but I've been toying with it a bit. I think if I mastered the kip a bit better, I might be to propel myself high enought to turn over and dip into it. Maybe when I'm thinner? If that ever happens. I so love food.

All the best,
Arden

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-12-2008, 10:09 AM
Arden -

As I've grown really fond of using my wood stove over the past two years, my dad saw this book and thought I would like it: The Backyard Lumberjack (http://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Lumberjack-Frank-Philbrick/dp/1580176348)

The book has a section on logger games and what a surprise it was to see a few pictures of you on page 127!

Kris

Thanks Kris,
That's a great book. And, of course, I have a copy. The young fellow who wrote it actually competed at one of our events a few years back. Big strapping guy who has lots of athletic ability.

Did I ever mention that my father would likely disown me if I ever used a wood splitter? yeah. We also agreed that neither one of us could buy an ATV until we had some form of leg or hip surgery. He had his knee scoped to years ago and has since bought both he and my mother really nice 4 wheelers. Til I can't do it no more, I'm walking where I'm going.

All the best,
Arden

Allen Yeh
11-13-2008, 03:52 AM
Thanks Allen,
I think it would be even more impressive to get my fat arse to do a muscle up. Such a humbling movement, but I've been toying with it a bit. I think if I mastered the kip a bit better, I might be to propel myself high enought to turn over and dip into it. Maybe when I'm thinner? If that ever happens. I so love food.

All the best,
Arden

Did you ever get a chance to look at Greg's article detailing the big kids muscle up?

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-13-2008, 08:15 AM
Did you ever get a chance to look at Greg's article detailing the big kids muscle up?

I have not seen that.

Where might one learn the ways of the force for fat guys?

All the best,
Arden

Allen Yeh
11-13-2008, 08:28 AM
I have not seen that.

Where might one learn the ways of the force for fat guys?

All the best,
Arden

Heh, it was basically an article on training the dead hang muscle up. Pretty detailed and well worth a look.

Emily Mattes
11-13-2008, 04:20 PM
What the crap Arden, that workout was freakin' beast!

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-14-2008, 11:54 AM
What the crap Arden, that workout was freakin' beast!

Thanks Emiily,
I enjoy moments of transcending. And nothing like crazy stuff to bring that about. I see a date with "Linda" and "Helen" in my not so immediate future.

All the best,
Arden