Strength Coaches 40th Birthday Workout

Well known strength coach posted his 40th birthday workout a few weeks
and I was a little disappointed with the workout. I think if you are going to
a birthday workout it should be EPIC!

For a well known strength coach I thought it would be more then just an
average workout. Every year I do a birthday feat, but one that is going to be
tough! On my 43rd birthday I did 4,300 pushups, 46th birthday 4,600
bench dips and on my 47th birthday did 470 superman pushups in 26
minutes that’s just a few birthdays.

Just for fun I do things like deadlift 135 lbs for 1 hour 505 reps, pick up and press
over head a 35 lb rock 1,000 times in 1 hour etc to me the workout below is a regular
workout NOT a birthday workout!

Here’s his 40th Birthday Workout:

Box Squats 4 x 10 @ 225 lbs

2A) Deadlifts 8 x 5 reps @ 225 lbs

2B) Push Ups 40 lbs 4 x 10 reps

3A) Trap Bar Deadlift 4 x 10 @ 225 lbs

3B) Dips 4 x 10 reps

4) Back Extensions 4 x 10 reps @ 40 lbs

I do like the guys attitude, but I think he used age as an excuse to do

I think we need to be a little harder and tougher on ourselves if we are more capable!

Toughness Builds Winners

Johnny Grube


  1. Hi Johnny,
    What shaped your toughness training? Was there a particular coach or mentor? Looking back at my life, I would say my father was the most influential man on me. Working double shifts 3 weeks straight and things of that nature. It wasn’t a fitness record, but extremely valuable as far as developing the ‘never quit’ attitude and doing everything possible for your family.
    Also, do you have any other projects in the works?
    Have a great year Johnny

  2. Hi john,
    when you did all those different excersices for your birthday and the day following you must have been sore. Now mind you, you haved said that you never had injuries. As you get older haven’t had any type of injuries from the wear and tear on your body? thx

  3. Perry thanks for the question. I never said I didn’t have injuries, I have been training for 35 years
    as work labor to earn my living. I stopped heavy training because of the beating my body took.

    I don’t talk injuries I feel its a weakness when you spend all day complaining about injuries. Right now
    I have a few injuries that are getting better, my knee that has had 3 surgeries and my scapula’s.

    But as for soreness not much, sometimes but not often.

    Johnny Grube

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