Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Strongman Brad Cardoza

Strongman Brad Cardoza is a great example of hard work, persistance, and smart training. Here is an example of his training that he posted on T-Nation.-

"My routine is very simple. I work out in the gym four-five days a week, and I do events on saturdays. I split up my routine different all of the time, and I think thats what works best for me, somewhat like pendulum training. I'll go heavy for a few weeks, and once I feel that my body has had enough I'll mover towards some more speed work again. There is no rhyme or reason to it, I just go on how I'm feeling that week. So far so good.

By the way right now I'm 5'11'' 245 lb's. I will be 5'11'' 230 lb by the end of april.

Press day
1 push press
2 dumbell incline
3 military press ( sometimes lockouts or bottom position)
4 jm press
5 skull crunches

speed pull day
1 hang snatch
2 1 arm dumbell snatch
3 18" rack pulls
4 1 arm rows
5 anderson gm. (think this is the name?)
6 leg curls

leg day
1 box squats
2 split squats
3 step ups
4 1 leg reverse hypers
5 standing calf
6 seated calf

upper day
1 bent over row
2 upright row
3 neutral grip pulldown
4 seated row
5 straight bar curls
6 dumbell curls (the bodybuilder in me)

This is what it usually looks like in no particular order. As for diet, I purchased about 800 meal replacements for about 35 cents a piece a year ago. I probably have 3 to 5 a day depending on my schedule. This means I'm only eating solid food 2 or 3 times if I'm lucky. This makes it relatively easy to stay lean, the only thing I really have to worry about is the hennessy and ginger ale on the weekends. I would definitley suggest picking up a quality MRP like lean mass matrix by prolab, if your trying to gain, N-large chocolate is the way to go. Hope this helps, feel free to contact me again if you have any more questions."
Here is an interview with him. -Click
His website can be found here - www.pinnaclestrength.com

1 comment:

Petr said...

nice, thanks for it