|Viking 2000 !
Svend Karlsen, November 30th
Hello everybody !
I'm now in very good shape and training harder then ever to prepare
me for next year's Grand Prix events, and WSM of course. And to get me
ready to be a father, yes my girlfriend and I are expecting a child the
1st of May.
So for this next year I have more to fight for than ever, and I hope
to see that in the results from the shows.
Just now I do most of my training in gyms and only train events once
a week, but my plan is to do the other way around after x-mas.
I'm very strong with the weights at the moment and have done some personal
best lifts just recently. Like deadlift from blocks: 450 kg starting 10
cm below the midpoint of my knee. And in deadlift standing on blocks: 6
reps with 330 kg starting from my toe.
In squat I've done 340 kg sitting down as far as possible for 3 sec
before going up. (And I don't use any equipment, well just a belt. And
squat bodybuilding still)
I am also starting to get my pressing power back, and it's getting there.
I think I have about 95% of what I used to have. As U all know it wasn't
something to write home about at this years WSM, ha-ha. But I assure U
it will be again.
I will hold U informed about anything going on and I'm just waiting
for some pictures that Sami will put up.
Viking regards Svend !
Sami, December 9th
Svend also wrote WSL to let us know his seminars are going very well
and gather a lot of audience. Last week he was in Sveden judging a strongman
Here's some extracts of older mails you will find interesting:
Svend, October 26th
Just a note from Norway. My training is going very well and I'm training
harder than ever. There is no time to rest now, I will for sure be in my
best shape ever coming into next year's events. I'm now weighing 150 kg
in good shape (not fat) and training weights very heavy. I did 6 reps with
150 kg press behind neck (free weights) last week, I will for sure not
be out of pressing power in the next meet (like I was now in WSM). And
I will be training stones once a week to be better with them, and so far
I'm very pleased with my results in training (stones 120-130-140-150-160
kg up to 130 cm in 13.50 sec is my best so far). But I'm not doing them
in full speed every training, I do 4 stones (max 150 kg) 4 times in about
75 % of max effort.
Svend, October 26th
There is no events before Helsinki that I know about, but if there is and
they invite me I will go. Yes, I do a lot of standing presses also, but
with dumbbell's and it gives you even more stability. By the way I have
dumbbells up to 100 kg now!!!!
Take care, viking regards from Svend and Lene.