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