24YO 5'6 230lb Strongman


Hey everyone,

I wasn’t planning on doing a log but thanks to all of the free time I have thanks to not eating I changed my mind.

Background: I’ve been weight training since 2008, I went from 220 down to 160 thanks to a lot of running and learning what eating healthy meant. But any big guy that has lost a lot of size can tell you that this was hard psychologically so I began a quest to add some size. I spent about 3 years slowly gaining weight and slowly losing a little and slowly gaining some more.

Then in 2009 I discovered the sport of strongman and quickly realised that being 190lbs wasn’t going to cut it, and by the end of 2010 I was 235lbs.

So onto my current stats.

Deadlift: 585lbs
Squat: 455lbs
Bench: 365lbs
Overhead: 275lbs

Height: 5’6"
Weight: 230lbs
Belly: 44"
Thighs: 27.125"
Calves L 17.125" R 17"
Chest: 48"
Shoulders: 52.5"
Arms: L 16.75" R 17"
Neck: 17.5"
Waist: 39.5"

I started the diet on Sunday the 1st, and so far it’s going pretty good. The biggest problem has been breaking habits. I’ve only been hungry a handful of times, but find myself always wanting to eat. To combat this I emptied the fridge and loaded up on about 10 types of caffeine free tea.

My other issue was the first workout, I felt sick the entire time and really had to pace myself not to throw up. I’m following the Intermediate workout, and hopefully once my stomach gets used to the sweetness of MD I’ll be able to put in some more intensity.

Going to weight in Saturday morning, do the VBurn challenge than go to a nice Bistro for one of the best steaks in town!




Just finished workout Number 2! Went much easier than Monday but still very tough, 30 seconds was not enough time to recover! I’m used to an hour between events :wink:

I’ve had to reconsider what my 8rm is and what my 8rm with 30 seconds rest is. Pushpressing 135 was a far cry from my usual shoulder workouts.


Insomnia, Sore Muscles, and Hunger Pains, Anyone else had this happen to them on day 6 of the V-Diet?

On a positive note, I get to deadlift today :smiley: If you ever want to make a strongman happy tell him he gets to deadlift!


I may have been too excited to deadlift, 315 for 40 followed by benching 185 for 40 left me with nothing for pullups, almost passed out. So instead I crawled upstairs to bed for an hour, had some Surge and some salt water and played some battleship… I’m hard as Christmas Candy.


I am on day 5 and have been dealing with insomnia as well, especially night 3. I’ve heard good things about the sleep support supplements that Biotest offers. I use a mild dose of a prescription sleep aid but still struggle especially on this diet. I don’t want to up my dosage of the prescription so I may try to switch to the supplement.

And I want to EAT! But I want healthy food which is so weird for me I almost don’t believe it. My first HSM is tomorrow. I’m excited and scared…


My gf is doing this with me and our first HSM is going to be a date tonight I can’t wait :smiley: we’re both pretty big junk food junkies and to hear us drooling over chicken and steak must be a sight to see.

On the upside of not sleeping much the night before I had a great sleep last night.


Height: 5’6"
Weight: 230lbs
Belly: 44"
43.25 -.75"
Thighs: 27.125"

Calves L 17.125" R 17"
L 17" R 16.75"
Chest: 48"
46.5" -1.5"
Shoulders: 52.5"
Arms: L 16.75" R 17"
L 16.5" R 16.75"
Neck: 17.5"
17" -1"
Waist: 39.5"
38.5" -1"


Med-Rare Ribeye with grilled pepper,zuchini,sweet potatoe, and served on rice. 2 cups of black coffee and 2 glasses of water.


MMMMmmmm! Sounds like a great HSM. Yay that your gf is doing this with you.


Thanks! It was delicious! nice to dress up and go out not to mention be healthy and celebrate our weight loss.

It’s been great having her do this with me, together we’re our own worst enemies, and together we’re making this happen.


Vburn done in 30:46 not bad for someone that never does 10 reps of anything.


Measurements: end of week 2
Height: 5’6"
Weight: 230lbs -> 216lbs -14lbs
Belly: 44" -> 42.5" - 1.5"
Thighs: 27.125" -> 26.5" - 5/8"
Calves L 17.125" R 17" -> L 17" R 16.5"
Chest: 48" -> 46.75" -1.25"
Shoulders: 52.5" -> 52.25" - 1/4"
Arms: L 16.75" R 17" -> L 16" R 16.25" - 3/4"
Neck: 17.5" -> 17" -0.5"
Waist: 39.5" -> 38" - 1.5"