Friday, September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021: Neider Press, Variety, SW, ArmBar, GU

After Wednesday's lifting, the evening found me pretty tired, and the weather was very muggy, and I went to sleep early. Yesterday, Thursday, no lifting but a 5 mile walk with a couple of stops at stores as destinations. Felt tired afterwards but basically good, had a bigger-than-usual midday snack, and taught most of the afternoon afterwards. Today, Friday Neider Press: 8 kg x 15 lf, x 8 rf - still liking how my shoulders feel after these. First time doing 2 sets, I think. MP: tried seated press w/ 8 kg x 3 each side. Left side, as expected, works better PU: 1 very slow on rings, only minor discomfort, no pain left side - progress! CU: on bar, slow, didn't feel good to go 100% of the way up, break, success this time! SW: last week, I did 90 swings. This week, I've done 260 already by today, so we'll take it a bit easy on the volume today and tomorrow: 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 02:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 03:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 - 30 total, working on loading hips because the better the hip load, the easier it is to perform these well: more explosiveness, better height, less fatigue ArmBar: experiment, cannot do "by the book" with right arm because lumbar rotates and puts pressure on herniated disc. So, instead of bent leg, straighten it, which my flexibility allows and seems to stabilize lumbar sufficiently. Used 12 kg GU: play w/ 12 kg and bw only, and just to elbow, still sorting out coming up onto left elbow, still finding right oblique, and that way of the X, from right foot to left elbow, lacking severely, but it gets better with some repetition.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021: PU, Neider Press, DL, SW, GU

PU: 1 very slow on rings. Less discomfort in left shoulder this time, still a little, paused there to feel it out, making progress for sure. Now doing all my short bar hangs in 4 different positions: overhand, both over/under grips, and underhand. Neider Press: lf, 1-2-3-4-5 ladder, no break first 4 rungs, short rest between last two. While teaching: SW: 32 kg x 2h x a few DL: end of teaching session, 225 lb x 10, light tng, felt great to do break SW: 00:00 28 kg x left x 10 01:00 28 kg x left x 10 03:00 28 kg x left x 10 04:00 28 kg x left x 10 06:00 28 kg x left x 10 07:00 28 kg x left x 10 09:00 28 kg x left x 10 10:00 28 kg x left x 10 11:00 28 kg x left x 10 12:00 28 kg x left x 10 - as yesterday but w/ 28 kg. Experimenting with keeping elbow really locked out, seems to feel better! break GU: 8 kg, 2R/L, 2R/L to hand. Figured out that right oblique doesn't fire when weight is on right side, thinking about making that happen fixes most things. PU: rings, x 1, 1, super slow - didn't false grip solidly 1st rep, hurt left side. Better grip on next rep and it was good.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021: SW, GU, MP, ZDL

Played around with chinup grip. Hangs feel really tight. Slow, with rotation on rings hurt on my left shoulder. slow on a bar felt OK, though. Need to get back to being able to do chinups! SW: 00:00 24 kg x left x 10 01:00 24 kg x left x 10 03:00 24 kg x left x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 06:00 24 kg x left x 10 07:00 24 kg x left x 10 09:00 24 kg x left x 10 10:00 24 kg x left x 10 11:00 24 kg x left x 10 12:00 24 kg x left x 10 - haven't gone this light in a while, also haven't done 100 swings in a while. Nice opportunity to sort out some form things: weight distribution and hinge dept GU: bw: rf, full, stepover style 8 kg: rf, full, stepover style x 2 alternating singles. Halting progress, but nonetheless, progress walk and break MP: 20 kg x 5L/R, 5L/R - using GLAG-P, excellent set of cues! Thank you, Fabio!! Zercher DL: 155 lb, worked on getting a better starting position, which I did, but then got an ab cramp after the 2nd rep, so only 2 reps today. This is a good weight for a while for me on this movement.

Monday, September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021: SW, GU

Saturday, September 18 - Neider Press, 8kg x 10 each way Sunday, September 19 - Neider Press, 6 kg, 13 each way, later 2 mile ruck w/ 25 lbs Today, Monday SW: again, playing w/ time 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 01:30 40 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 28 kg x left x 10 05:30 28 kg x left x 10 08:00 28 kg x right x 10 09:30 28 kg x right x 10 - total 60 swings NB: last time, did 2nd set of each series on the 1:00 and each series on the 5:00. Switching to 2nd set on the 1:30 allows better overall recovery. Want to stay with this 60-swing workout and keep working down the time. GU: 12 kg, 4 alternating singles, lf. When left side is down, still have trouble not sliding my body up as I do the first step.

Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021: MP, 1A PU, ZDL, HLR

riffing on 2 days ago's session PU: partial, packing and unpacking on rings * skip light DL in possible favor of heavy DL at the end MP: 20 kg x 4L/R, x 4L/R, x 4L/R - still using my new cues 1A 1L PU: x 1 L/R @ 12" 1A PU: x 3 L/R @ 12" ZDL: 155 lb x 1, 1 - first time this go-round @ 155 lb HLR: 5 - last rep was tough

Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021:SW, GU, 1-leg 2-kb DL

SW: 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 05:00 28 kg x left x 10 06:00 28 kg x left x 10 10:00 28 kg x right x 10 11:00 28 kg x right x 10 - total 60 swings, avg HR=127, max=146 GU: 12 kg x 3 alternating singles each side, rf, to hand. Finding same problem as w/ swings, need to focus on pressing down with right foot when that's the bent leg. Perhaps related to nerve damage I still have, don't know, doesn't matter, just need to do it. 12 kg is right weight for me to sort out my getup issues, need to stay with this weight a while. 1-leg, 2-kg DL - never really did these before, looking at them as stepping stone to barbell of same lift. 2 x 8 kg x 1R/L 2 x 12 kg x 1R/L 2 x 16 kg x 1R/L - got better as they went, ought to work up this version a bit before switching to barbell

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021: Variety: light DL, MP, 1A PU, ZDL, HLR

DL: a few @ 225 lb while teaching MP: 20 kg x 3L/R, 3L/R, 4L/R - experimenting with new position for right shoulder, thinking "long collarbone" and it's helping get rid of the clicking. Neider Press: 10 kg x 5L/R PU: one slow (~10 sec for roundtrip) on a bar 1A PU: on 12" box, 2L/R ZDL: 135 lb x 5 singles A few failed attempts at 1-leg, 2h DL @ 135 lb - manage to break the bar off the ground but that was it. Need lighter weight for this for sure. HLR: 4 - again, experimenting with keeping right shoulder happy

September 14, 2021: SW

A few hours of driving in the morning SW: - new format today 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 40 kd x 2h x 5 02:00 28 kg x left x 5 02:30 28 kg x left x 5 04:00 28 kg x right x 5 04:30 28 kg x right x 5 - total 30 swings, but experimented with better explosion, slightly straighter arms at the top, keeping the grip balanced between the two hands on 2h swings.

Monday, September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021: Variety

Ruck: 2 mi w/ 50 lbs, roundtrip to grocer store, took it off while in store 1A PU @ 12" x 3, 2 lf MP: 20 kg x 3L/R, x 2R/L - right shoulder definitely sore

September 12, 2021: Short Ruck

First walk w/ 50 lb pack, map says 0.4 miles each way

Saturday, September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021: SW

September 11. Dies irae, dies illa SW: while teaching 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 05:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 08:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 09:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 12:00 36 kg x 2h x 10 13:00 36 kg x 2h x 10 = 80 swings

Friday, September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021: Variety: SW, GU, HLR

Neider Press: 10 kg x 3L, 3R, rest, 5L, 5R - PR for 5 reps @ this weight WM: 8 kg, 1L, 2R but neither on R was good. SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x left x 10 04:00 32 kg x right x 10 05:00 32 kg x right x 10 - 40 reps @ 32 kg one-handed = good break GU: full GU, bw only x 1 each side 10 kg, full GU w my kneeling modification, 1 each side 12 kg, full GU, same, 1 each side, and that's enough getups for today. Overall, better than in the recent past. break HLR: 2

Thursday, September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021:Variety again: SW, GU, MP

10 kg: Neider press, 2 sets of 5 each way WM: 8 kg x 1L/R break SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x right x 10 GU: 10 kg to hand, not lowering from pressed, 5L, 5R (just elbow, hand, elbow, down, back to elbow, etc.) MP: 20 kg x 5L/R, rest, x 5 L/R HLR: 4 - each rep, dead hang then pack shoulders then HLR then lower, then unpack shoulder, repeat

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021: 1A PU, ZDL, HLR

1A PU on 12": 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R ZDL: 135 lb x 1, 1, 1 - progressively better, need to do these more often HLR: 3, 2 - noticing some shoulder discomfort on reps after the 1st rep on right side

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021: MP, SW

Ruck 1.5 mi w/ 35 lb break MP: 20 kg x 5L/R, x 5L/R SW: 00:00 36 kg x left x 5 00:30 36 kg x right x 5 01:00 36 kg x left x 5 01:30 36 kg x right x 5 03:00 32 kg x left x 5 03:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x right x 5 06:00 32 kg x left x 6 06:30 32 kg x right x 6 07:00 32 kg x left x 6 07:30 32 kg x right x 6 - total 64 swings

Monday, September 6, 2021

September 6, 2021: More Variety: MP, 1A PU, WM, HLR

yesterday, Sunday - walk about 2 miles before church Today, Monday: MP: 20 kg x 5L, 5R, rest, x repeat but with ~10-sec hold at end while I looked at the bell overhead Ruck: 35 lb x 1.95 mi 1A PU: 12" elevation x 2, 2, 3 - first triple. Giving up on 1A 1L PU for now, too hard to do more than a single WM: 6 kg x 2L, 2R, 1L, 1R HLR x 3 - getting a little easier

Saturday, September 4, 2021

September 4, 2021: 1A PU, ruck, HLR

1A 1L PU x 2L, 2R 1A PU x 2L, 2R, 2L, 2R walk 2 mi w/ 35 lb pack PU: 2 slow ones on rings HLR: 3

Friday, September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021: SW, GU, HLR

Sept 1 - 2 mi walk w/ 35 lb pack, some partial GU w/ 8 kg Sept 2 - short walk w/ 35 lb pack, clear street trash from 0600 for 1 hour Sept 3, today, Friday Cossack sequence and some splits while teaching Neider Press: 8k x 5L, 5R, rest x 5L, 5R SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 01:00 32 kg x left x 5 01:30 32 kg x left x 5 03:00 32 kg x right x 5 03:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x right x 5 04:30 32 kg x right x 5 (phone call) 08:00 28 kg x left x 5 08:30 28 kg x left x 5 09:00 28 kg x left x 5 09:30 28 kg x left x 5 11:00 28 kg x right x 5 11:30 28 kg x right x 5 12:00 28 kg x right x 5 12:30 28 kg x right x 5 14:00 28 kg x left x 10 - total 90 swings GU: 10 kg today: 5R to elbow, 5L to elbow, 3R to hand, 3L to hand HLR x 3

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021: SW

Sunday - just some walking Monday - still on the road Today, Tuesday: SW: 00:00 28 kg x left x 10 01:00 28 kg x left x 10 04:00 28 kg x right x 10 05:00 28 kg x right x 10 Repeat twice more (08:00=left, 12=right, 16=left, 20:00=right) total 120 swings, avg HR 132, max 155

Saturday, August 28, 2021

August 28, 2021: 1A PU, DL

yesterday, 2 mi ruck @ bw + 25 lb 1A PU: 2L, 2R, rest 2L, 2R Today 1A1L PU: 2L, 1R, 1R DL: 135 kg x 1-2 double over, x 1-2 r/u, x 1-2 l/u NB: From last session, switched from a single 1-2-3 ladder, which is 6 total reps to 3 x (1-2) to get all different grips done, which is 9 total reps but no triples, and added 2.5 kg to make the weight 135 kg (297 lb)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021: SW

First time doing 60 swings w/ a 48 kg SW: 00:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 05:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 08:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 09:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 - total 60 swings, no doubt I red-lined my heart rate but wasn't wearing HRM

August 25, 2021:Variety: Ruck, Zercher DL, HLR, Dragon Flag

Yesterday: walk about 1.5 mi w/ 25 lb weight in pack Today, Wednesday: AM: ruck 1.9 miles w/ 25 lb pack, mostly road, some trail, a few small hills PM: Zercher DL: 135 lb x 1, 1 - not bad, 2nd one was almost able to set bar down quietly HLR: a few Dragon Flag - still figuring out my setup but getting closer

Monday, August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021: Variety: WM, SW

Yesterday, Sunday, just a 1 mile walk Today, Monday 1/2 mile walk Cossack sequence - quick, not pushing it WM + press-to-front, 6 kg, 3 left, 3 right, rest, repeat OHS: 8 kg - sitting to 12" box, just to see if I can make some progress on this - not terrible, did 3 reps each side, lf. SW: 00:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 phone call 10:00 48 kg x 2h x 10 talk to someone in my gym 17:00 28 kg x left x 15 19:00 28 kg x right x 15 - total 50 swings

August 21, 2021: SW, DL

Yesterday, Friday: ruck 3 mi w/ 25 lb pack Today, Saturday: Short (1 mi) ruck w/ 25 lb pack break SW: 00:00 28 kg x left x 10 01:00 28 kg x left x 10 04:00 28 kg x right x 10 05:00 28 kg x right x 10 08:00 28 kg x left x 15 09:30 28 kg x right x 15 - total 70 swings break DL: 132.5 kg (292 lbs) x 1-2-3 double over - was going to do more but an easy day felt right

Thursday, August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021: ruck, 1A PU, SW

as yesterday, walked about 1.7 miles w/ 25 lb plate in backpack 1APU: Very interesting today. Plan was Medium as 3 doubles x 2 lf - good, left foot coming unweighted x 2 lf - tried 1A 1L, left arm and right leg worked, right arm and left leg really exposes poor stability in left ankle x 1, 1 right arm side only, kept right foot on ground, albeit pretty lightly, for stability as this is all I'm ready for on this side Overall, a good day. 4 reps on left arm + right foot, 6 reps the other way SW: 00:00 48 kg x 2h x 15 - first time w/ 48 kg, took a little while to find good, load-the-hips, form

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021: SW, PU, Rings

walk 1.5 miles w/ 25 lb plate in pack SW: 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 01:30 40 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 28 kg x left x 10 05:30 28 kg x left x 10 08:00 28 kg x right x 10 09:30 28 kg x right x 10 - total 60 swings, started series on 4:00 today break PU: L-sit on bar x 3 Ring: support x 15-sec, L-Sit support x 10-sec

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021: Variety: SW, 1A PU, Dragon Flag

short walk w/ 25 lb plate in backpack SW: 00:00 28 kg x left x 10 01:30 28 kg x left x 10 05:00 28 kg x right x 10 06:30 28 kg x right x 10 - total 40, varying from 60 yesterday 1A PU: 2 reps x 5 sets, lf, on 12" box. Left ankle, on the inside, kind of sore afterwards Dragon Flag - move dip attachment and start figuring things out about padding thickness and position

Monday, August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021: SW

On the road Thursday PM, Friday, and Saturday. Nice, 2-mile-ish walks both Fri and Sat Sunday, recover Today, Monday: SW - on longer rests 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 00:45 40 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 02:15 40 kg x 2h x 5 05:00 28 kg x left x 5 05:45 28 kg x left x 5 06:30 28 kg x left x 5 07:15 28 kg x left x 5 10:00 28 kg x right x 5 10:45 28 kg x right x 5 11:30 28 kg x right x 5 12:15 28 kg x right x 5 15:00 28 kg x left x 10 16:30 28 kg x right x 10 - total 80 swings

Friday, August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021: Variety

On the road: Walk a couple of miles, did a few stretches and HRL from a tree branch. In hotel gym, HLR x 3, PU x 3, in room, cossack sequence later at a playground, L-sit pullups x 3

Thursday, August 12, 2021

August 12, 2021:

Some kettlebell throws to the back and to the front w/ 24 kg in the backyard with a student, then SW: 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 40 kg x 2h x 5

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021: Variety: 1A PU, SW, DL

Saturday, on the road, walk some, jog a little, cossack sequence, long drive home Sunday, tired Monday, still tired - some 1A PU and walk Tuesday, some lifting w/ students including presses and swings, still tired Today, Wednesday walk 1A PU - working on better form, especially keeping left shoulder down throughout, did 5 singles each side with about 1 min between sides, lf, and 3-5 minutes between sets, did one final, 6th rep left SW: 00:00 24 kg x left x 10 01:00 24 kg x right x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 15 05:00 24 kg x right x 15 = 50 swings Rings: set low, support position (top of dip) and hold ~20 seconds, just working on stability DL: DL: 130 kg x 1-2-3 double over, x 1-2-3 r/u, x 1-2-3 l/u - each ladder completed in ~2:30, ~5:00 rest between ladders

Friday, August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021:Variety: MP, SW

walk twice, some sprints and a bit of jogging at various paces in there MP: 20 kg x 5L/R SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x right x 5 02:00 32 kg x left x 10 03:00 32 kg x right x 10

Thursday, August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021: Variety

Variety day, as always of late. walk cossack sequence WM: 6 kg x 5R, 5L break

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

August 4, 2021: Variety

In the morning: SW: 00:00 20 kg x left x 20 02:00 20 kg x right x 20 04:00 20 kg x left x 10 05:00 20 kg x right x 10 Late afternoon Play around w/ OHS with a stick and a 25 lb bar, shoulder dislocates with a rope. OHS wasn't happening barefoot so put on Oly shoes, and then it barely happened. 25 lb bar and Oly shoes is a good place to practice for now. 1-leg contralateral DL @ 20 kg x 3L, 3R C&P: 20 kg x 1-2-3 ladder, lf 20 kg x 1-2 ladder but these were much better - everything tighter, shoulders better during both ways of press.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Variety: DL

Been away from logging. Saturday, July 31, 2021: - walk, lots of driving Sunday, 1 August - Tired, two naps Monday, 2 August - Buteyko walk including sprint at end, Cossack sequence, 1A PU on 8" box x 2L, 2R - first time doubles on the same side Tuesday, 3 Aug, today Walk Cossack sequence and several WM w/ 6 and 10 kg DL: 127.5 kg x 1-2-3 double over, x 1-2-3 r/u, x 1-2-3 l/u

Friday, July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021: Variety

walk, jog a little cossack sequence 1A PU on 8" box x 1L/R C&P: 20 kg, lf ladder 1-2-3 SW: 00:00 left x 20 02:00 right x 20 - better swings overall

Thursday, July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021: Variety, DL

Yesterday, Wednesday: cossack sequence and 1A PU on 8" box x 2 singles, lf, on shorter rests than previous time Today, Thursday: walk 3-1/2 miles 1A PU on 8" box x 2 singles, lf, getting better, same side foot is beginning to unweight WM: 10 kg x 2R/L - not great break DL: 125 kg x (1 double over, 2 r/u, 3 l/u) x 3, total 18 reps. ~5-sec holds at lockout on final ladder

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021: Variety

Yesterday: Cossack sequence and 2 alternating singles of 1A PU on 8" box. Also WM @ 10 kg x 3R/L Today: walk yard work - mattock to chop and remove some tree roots in the summer heat/humidity. Like Sunday's bluestone schlepping, odd movements I could do but left me a bit tired and sore afterwards (no surprise since I'm not used to either). bar hang for 1:00 play around with overhead things. OHS w/ a stick. Take out the 6', 25 lb bar, put on the Oly shoes, and manage an OHS with it. More OHS w/ a stick - better this time. SW: 00:00 20 kg x left x 20 02:00 20 kg x right x 20 NB: been having trouble w/ left shoulder getting too loose or in a funny place, but these were good. We're up from 16 kg the last time, might try more volume or heavier weight next time.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

July 25, 2021: Variety

Sunday short walk SW: 16 kg x 20L, 20R Later, moved several large pieces of bluestone weighing 50 - 100 lbs or so. Awkward shapes, had to carry a short distance but long enough that it made me out of breath after each one. Reminded me of Inman walking.

July 24, 2021: Variety

Yesterday, Friday - a longish, 4 mile walk in the heat and humidity of what was supposed to be a nicer weather day, stopped for cold drink and a snack along the way. Today, Saturday: Buteyko walk - haven't done in a while, felt rusty but was great to do. break Cossack sequence, pistol @ 6 kg x 2 alternating singles each side, WM x 3 @ 6 kg, 1A PU - 2 ugly alternating singles each side

Thursday, July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021: Variety: WM, SQ/BP/DL and a few swings

Tuesday, July 20 - Cossack sequence including bw WM and then 1 WM @ 6 kg Wednesday, July 21 - not much Today, Thursday, July 22 Cossack sequence including bw WM x 3 short break WM: 6 kg x 3R/L 10 kg x 3R/L 10 kg x 1R break Pistol: 8 kg, lf, failed both sides 8 kg, lf, got both sides, albeit a little wobbly at lockout First barbell lifting since competition 8 days ago: SQ: 135 lb x 3 - playing around with stance width and depth 135 x 3 - same 135 x 3 - same, video, depth questionalbe 135 x 4 - better depth I think, but no video BP: 135 lb x 5 - focus on using leg drive SW: 16 kg x 5L, 5R, 15 H2H all in one set. DL: 125 kg x 1, 2, 3 - double overhand, focus on pushing with legs, controlled negatives

Monday, July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021: Variety

Reporting on the last week or so Monday, July 12 - fly to left coast, drive to Palm Springs Tuesday - weigh-in Wednesday - USPA Nationals Thursday/Friday - walk a lot in San Diego Saturday leave San Diego, finall get home after huge delays on Sunday at 2 pm Sunday: bar hang for :30 - will keep GTG'ing these as left shoulder is funky. Today, Monday bar hang for :40 break bar hang for :20 break 1-leg DL, 16 kg kettlebell, all doubles left leg unilateral right leg unilateral left leg contralateral right leg contralateral break RT Hang for :30, tried to keep RT oriented as if on a bar

Saturday, July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021: Easy lifts pre-meet

Meet in 4 days, fly out in 2 days walk SQ: 155 lb x 5 BP: 135 lb x 6 DL: 125 kg x 1 double over, x 1 r/u, x 1 l/u

Friday, July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021: Variety: SW

walk SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 - meh 01:00 32 kg x left x 10 04:00 32 kg x right x 10 05:00 32 kg x right x 10 08:00 32 kg x left x 10 - tighter grip, better weight distribution between feet - better overall 09:00 32 kg x right x 10 12:00 40 kg x 2h x 10 - total 70 swings

Thursday, July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021: Variety: WM, SW

walk Cossack sequence WM: bw x a few, 6 kg x 1, 2, 1, 10 kg x 2 - best 10 kg yet this go-round later: SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x right x 10

July 7, 2021: DL

Walk SQ: 175 x 3 BP: 155 x 3 DL: 125 kg x 2 135 x 1 145 x 1 155 x 1 - finally remembering how to breath deep and grip the bar tight for heavy DL

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021: Variety

walk PU: on RT, 3 slow and controlled in both directions Dragon Flag - figuring out setup on new power rack, got a couple b/u and one from the top down and back up again

Monday, July 5, 2021

July 5, 2021, SQ, BP - meet prep

Yesterday, July 4, lots of driving, a bit of walking Today, July 5, Monday SQ: 135 lb x 3, 185 x 3, 205 x 2, 215 x 1 (meet opener is 97.5 kg, which is 215) BP: 135 lb x 5, 155 x 3, 175 x 1, 1 - had hoped for 175 x 2, my setup is still inconsistent

Saturday, July 3, 2021

July 3, 2021: SQ

Yesterday, Friday, July 2 - walk about 5 miles Today, Saturday, July 3 WM: bw x 2, 6 kg x 2, 10 kg x 2, 6 kg x 2 all rf Dip: bw x 2, focus on form SW: 00:00 36 kg x left x 5 - first time 1h swings @ 36 kg 00:30 36 kg x right x 5 01:00 36 kg x left x 5 01:30 36 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x right x 5 05:00 32 kg x left x 5 05:30 32 kg x right x 5 SQ: on June 25 (1 week ago): 155 lb x 3, 175 x 5, 185 x 4, 195 x 3, 205 x 2, 215 x 1 = 18 lifts Today: 135 lb x 3 155 x 3 175 x 7 195 x 4 - enough for today. 17 lifts today, good because I'm tired

July 1, 2021: Variety

WM: bw x 1, 10 kg x 1, 1, 1, 2 R/L - getting better. Every other day is good for these, less often is not. SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x right x 10

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

walk Meet is 2 weeks from today. Mini-meet, sort of, is our format. SQ: 185 lb x 3, 205 x 2 = 5 reps BP: 135 lb x 5, 155 x 3, 165 x 2, 175 (80 kg) x 1 = 11 reps, BP likes a little more volume, even light days DL: warmup:225 lb x 3 double over 125 kg x 5 l/u 132.5 x 4 r/u 140 x 3 l/u 145 x 2 l/u 150 x 1 l/u - was tired, hard to get psyched for it, was slower, but still steady. Next week, in the interest of staying fresh for the meet, might do the same but skip the 150 kg single.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021:Variety

Cossack sequence, good Tried WM again, bw OK, 10 kg not, just tired from a long day and from 6 WM each side yesterday Bunch of kb press w/ 12 kg and 16 kg, just to get a feel for this again. BP: 135 lb x 5

Monday, June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021: SQ (light), BP

Today, Monday, June 28 WM: bw x 2R/L, 10 kg x 1, 1, 2, 2 R/L - got better as they went, pretty poor to start SW: 00:00 32 kg x right x 10 01:00 32 kg x left x 10 - first swings in a while SQ: 160 (71%) lb x 8, 180 lb (80%) x 6 - both up 5 lb from last easy day, all felt solid BP: 135 lb (70%) x 5 145 (75%) x 5 155 (80%) x 5 145 (75%) x 7

Friday, June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021: SQ

Cossack sequence including bw WM cut the lawn WM: bw x 2R/L, 10 kg x 2R/L, x2R/L, x 1R/L - first day of 5 each side w/ 10 kg, need to do these more often, need to spend more time on 10 kg than I did on 8 kg SQ: 155 lb x 3 175 x 5 185 x 4 195 x 3 205 x 2 215 x 1 - a good day

June 24, 2021: Variety

a lot of bottoms-up Dragon Flags DIP: 2 or 3 BP: 135 x 5, focus on good form Later, tried some WM but glutes so tight that I gave up.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

walk WM: bw x 1R/L, 10 kg x 1R/L SQ: 155 lb (69%) x 8, 175 (77%) x 6 break BP: 135 lb (70%) x 8, 150 (77%) x 5 DL: 185 lb x 1, 235 x 2, 285 x 1 - double over On May 29 we did: 00:00 135 kg x 5 double over 04:00 135 x 5 r/u 08:00 135 x 5 r/u 12:00 135 x 5 l/u 16:00 135 x 5 l/u Today, 140 kg 00:00 140 kg x 5 double over 06:00 140 kg x 5 r/u 12:30 140 kg x 3 r/u - getting tired 19:00 140 kg x 2 l/u - first DL real workout in 4 weeks, tired, not going to push. Intensity was high at 86%, lower volume is OK, longer rests are OK, meet is in 3 weeks

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021: Variety

walk Quite a bit while teaching Cossack sequence 1-leg DL PU - hang, pack and unpack, hollow 40 kg swings with Jessica 00:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 03:30 40 kg x 2h x 5 04:00 40 kg x 2h x 5 04:30 40 kg x 2h x 5

June 21, 2021: Variety

Saturday, June 19: USPA "Doc Strong" meet in Southampton, PA. SQ 102.5 kg, BP 85 kg, DL 152.5 kg Sunday, June 20: first WM w/ 10 kg. bw x 1R/L, 8 kg x 2R/L, 10 kg x 2 R/L Today, Monday, June 21 SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x right x 5 01:00 32 kg x left x 5 01:30 32 kg x right x 5 PU: RT hang x ~15 seconds

Monday, June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021: SQ

Saturday, June 12 - played classical guitar for 3 hours Sunday, June 13 - nothing Today, Monday, June 14 - meet is this coming weekend WM: bw x a few, 8 kg x 5R, 5L - excellent, and now time to start incorporating 10 kg DIP: bw x 5 SQ: 155 x 5, 175 x 3, 195 x 3, 205 x 1

Friday, June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021:DL

walk Lifted some yesterday, don't usually do 2 days in a row Meet in 8 days SQ: 135 lb x 2 BP: nothing DL: 185 lb x 3, 235 x 2, 285 (130 kg) x 1 125 kg x 1 double over 135 x 1 double over 145 x 1 right under 155 x 1 left under - not really difficult

Thursday, June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021: SQ, BP

Yesterday, walk about 5-1/2 miles Today: a few bw deep dips SQ: 165 lb x 7 BP: 155 lb x 5, 165 x 3, 175 x 2, short rest, x 1 break 1-leg barbell DL: first ever successes, 1L and 1R @ 115 lbs.

June 8, 2021: SQ, BP

Yesterday, June 7, WM 8 kg x 3R/L, good result wasn't feeling well in the evening and decided to miss NJWS rehearsal. Today, Tuesday, June 8: Meet is in 11 days walk SQ: 135 lb x 5 160 x 5 185 x 3 205 x 3 (about 92.5 kg) - a good meet opener, maybe even 95 kg BP: 135 lb x 5 165 x 3 175 x 2

Sunday, June 6, 2021

June 6, 2021: Variety

Just a few windmills: WM: bw x 2R/L, 8 kg x 2R/L, x 2R/L

Saturday, June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021:

Friday, June 4 - nothing, very sore from all the BP and floor press yesterday Today, Saturday - again, nothing. Was ravenously hungry yesterday and again today, also very tired, so I decided to play it safe and take it easy. Meet is 2 weeks from today so it's time to taper, anyway.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021: BP

SQ: 155 lb x 5 BP: 135 lb x 8 155 x 5 165 x 3, 4, 3 - was short on time today break Floor Press: 95 lb x 5 115 x 5 135 x 5

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021: Variety, DL (light)

walk, including several stair sprints WM: 8 kg, rf, doubles x 3 or 4 - excellent result SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 Later DragonFlag - Airex cushion, straight arms, a few singles and doubles Rings: 1-leg tucked FL, a few seconds on each side DL: 225 x 10 double over, keep tension at bottom

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021: SQ, BP

Sunday, May 30: SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x right x 10 Monday, May 31: walk about 3 miles Today, Tuesday, June 1 - meet is in 18 days, so starting to dial back volume Some stair sprints while running errands, about 4 long flights, walk 2-3 mile altogether. Halo: 16 kg x 2 each direction SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x right x 10 SQ: Meet is in 18 days 155 lb x 3 205 x 3 - did 5 x 5 last week 215 x 3 - this would be an OK opener, it's 97.5 kg. Last meet I went 90, 95, 100. 225 x 2 - this is 102.5 kg (actually 102 even but close enough easy day so far, finish with: 185 x 5 BP: 135 lb x 8 155 x 5 165 x 5 - I get out of the right groove when it's less than this weight ... Out of time for now, probably good not to do more today, anyway. Some double swings and double cleans with 2 x 24 while teaching

Saturday, May 29, 2021

May 29, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

Not much the last couple of days Today, Saturday: SQ: 155 lb x 3, 195 x 3, 3 BP: Floor press, 2nd session: 65 lb x 8 85 x 8 105 x 8 - was top weight last time 125 x 8 - good DL: grip double over, r/u twice, l/u twice 2 weeks ago: 125 kg on the 5:00, grip double, r/u, l/u, r/u, l/u last week: 130 kg on the 4:00 grip as today (see above) today: 135 on the 4:00 245 lb x 5 double over to warmup 00:00 135 kg x 5 double over 04:00 135 x 5 r/u 08:00 135 x 5 r/u 12:00 135 x 5 l/u - bar moves faster with this, my favored grip 16:00 135 x 5 l/u - excellent, was harder than last week but kept form and speed _better_ than last week! Maybe next week: 140 x 5, 145 x 4, 150 x 3, 155 x 2, 160 x 1 Maybe June 12: 155 x 4, 160 x 3, 165 x 2, 170 x 1????

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021: SQ (light), BP

walk hang from RT hang from rings, play a little with straight-arm push-down from rings SQ: 165 lb x 6, 185 lb x 4 BP: 135 lb x 5, 155 x 3 165 x 5, 5 - one of the j-hooks came out of the rack - replacement j-hooks, insufficiently padded and with some flex tape added, altogether not a winning combination! With the current setup I have, getting out from under the bar was pretty uncomfortable as I had to roll it down my body until it got to my hips before the bar was resting on the safeties. Change of plans, then - learn the floor press (FP): FP: 135 lb x 0 - can't figure out how to get the weight into position watch a YouTube or two, then bar x 10 65 lb x 10 85 x 10 105 x 10 Seems my bridge point is more like my belly button than my hips. Thank you to my wife for giving me feedback about body, bar, hand, etc., positions on my first day doing these. NB: my shoulders downright hurt, even with an empty bar, the first few reps as my body and brain tried to figure out what to do, but that went away as I sorted things out. Also worthy of note that my grip is much narrower. No DL today - it's been enough for the day.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021: Variety

walk a few lifts while teaching including a 315 lb deadlift. WM: all R/L bw x 1 4 kg x 1 6 kg x 2 8 kg x 2 - first 8k this go-round

Monday, May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021: SQ, BP (light), DL (light)

walk WM: bw x 5R, 5L, 1R SQ: 155 lb x 3 185 x 2 205 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 - personal best 5 x 5, 205 lb x 1.2 = 246 lb (guesstimated new 1RM) Tentative (dates are Mon/Tue, depending on when I have time to lift each week) May 31/June1: 215 x 4 x 4 June 7/8: 225 x 3 x 3 June 14/15: 235 x 2 x 2 June 19: tentative meet attempts: 102.5 kg (226 lb), 107.5 kg (237 lb), 112.5 (248 lb) kg BP: 165 lb x 3 - about 10:00 after SQ was finished, felt heavy, but goal was to keep this brief, so it's OK DL: 265 lb x 5 r/u, x 5 l/u - keeping tension at bottom

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021: WM

Sunday, today: Early Buteyko walk WM: bw x 2R/L 4 kg x 1R/L 6 kg x 4R/L - trying to continue not being piggish and progressing slowly

Saturday, May 22, 2021

May 22, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

Today, Saturday: walk SQ: 155 lb (~70% 1RM) x 5 175 (~80%) x 7 195 (~89%) x 3 BP: 150 lb x 7, 8 DL: 235 lb x 5 double over Last time, on the 5:00 and double over, r/u, l/u, r/u, l/u This time, +5 kg, - 1:00 rest, grip r/u twice then l/u twice (more grip fatiguing) 00:00 130 kg x 5 double over 04:00 130 x 5 r/u 08:00 130 x 5 r/u 12:00 130 x 5 l/u 16:00 130 x 5 l/u - finish 4:00 earlier, grip more fatigued, especially left side

Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021: Variety: walk, wheel, clean, WM

walk while teaching/demo: standing wheel on 4th step x 2, single and double kettlebell cleans up to 2 x 24 kg WM: bw x 3R/L 4 kg x 3R/L 6 kg x 3R/L - finding my form on these again, finally.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021: WM, SQ (light), BP, DL (light)

WM: bw x 3R/L while on a walk WM: 4 kg x 2R/L, 6 kg x 1R/L, x 1R/L SQ: 155 lb x 10, 175 lb x 5 BP: 145 lb x 5 165 x 5, 5, 5, 3, 2 - NB: 165 lb is 85% 1RM, about a 6RM according to 1RM calculators DL: 255 lb x 5 r/u, x 5 l/u - all quick, all keeping most of the tension at the bottom.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021: WM, SQ, BP (light), DL (light)

Yesterday, Monday, still feeling tight and kinda of wound up from both Saturday's DL's and a big day on Sunday. Today, Tuesday Walk WM: bw x 3R, 3L while on my walk later: bw x 1R/L 4 kg x 1R/L 6 kg x 3 alternating singles rf SQ: 135 lb x 3 165 x 3 195 x 5, 5, 5, 5, Maybe May 24/25 = 205 x 4 x 4 (or maybe 1 higher, e.g., 205 x 5 x 5?) Maybe June 1 = 215 x 3 x 3 Maybe June 8 = 225 x 2 x 2 and try 235 in there Maybe June 14/15 = 235 for a single, maybe more Meet June 19: maybe 100, 105, 110 kg BP: 145 lb x 7, 8 break DIP: bw x 5 DL: on regular bar: 235 lb x 10 singles, conventional, double over, in about :50

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021: Variety

short walk Rings: 1-leg FL, lf this time, then right Some mobility work with a stick and a 25 lb, 6' bar 1-leg DL, 16 kg unilateral, 1L, 1R contralateral, 1L, 1R unilateral, 2L, 2R contralateral, 2L, 2R

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May 15, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

walk WM: bw x 2R, 2L 4 kg x 5R, 5L Rings: 1-leg FL each way for a few seconds SQ: 145 lb x 5, 165 x 5 - both easy, need to try heavier for next light SQ day, maybe 145 and 175 BP: 135 lb x 5, 155 x 5 DL: conventional, reset - one breath - at bottom 00:00 125 kg x 5 double over - about :40 05:00 125 x 5 r/u - about :40 10:00 125 x 5 l/u - faster, less than :30 15:00 125 x 5 r/u - about :30 20:00 125 x 5 l/u - about :26 First time we've tried 5 x 5 for DL

Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021: Variety

walk SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 03:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 04:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 04:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 WM: bw x 2R, 2L 4kg x 4R, 4L - definitely better doing right side first. DIP: bw x 3 walk

May 13, 2021: Variety

Variety walk Play with dragon flags with straight arms. MP: 16 kg x 5L, 5R DIP: bw x 3 1-leg DL, unilateral, 16 kg x a few singles Zercher Squat (from DL): 195 x 3, 1 Sumo DL: 195 x a few WHEEL: 4th step, x 3 in a single set

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021: SQ (light), BP (returning), DL (light)

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 11, just some kb lifts while teaching, and walked Today, Tuesday: walk Dip Stretch x 1 + 1 dip SQ: 135 lb x 5, 155 x 5 BP: 135 lb x 5, 155 x 5, 5, 5 - no more today, was playing around with bench height/position, and am tired. DL: 125 kg x 3 double over, x 3 r/u, x 4 l/u

Monday, May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021: SQ, BP (light)

walk WM: 4 kg x 3R, 3L break WM: 4 kg x 3R, 3L SQ: Last time we got up to 195 x 4 x 4 before we started ramp ups to heavier singles in advance of the April 17 meet. NB: Had a pretty vigorous "off" day yesterday, so not going to push things had today. 195 x 5 x 5 is a good goal now 135 lb x 3 155 x 3 175 x 3 195 x 4, 3, 4, 4, 5 - had a spotter for last set but it was good BP: did these yesterday, albeit light, so easy today 145 lb x 8 - better than yesterday, groove returning

Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9, 2021: SW, PU, WM, BP, DL

Friday, 7 May, walk quite a bit, 5-6 miles Saturday, no lifting Today, Sunday, 9 May, after taking a few days off and getting ready to get back into a routine SW: 00:00 24 kg x left x 10 01:00 24 kg x right x 10 later PU: RT x 5, break, 3 WM: 4 kg x 2R, 2L - trying to dial in form BP: 145 lb x 5, 5 DL: 185 lb x 5 double over - fast 235 x 5 r/u - also fast 125 kg x 5 l/u - not quite as fast but still not too shabby for almost no deadlifting for a month

Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021: Variety: Zercher SQ

chores (cut grass, etc.) Zercher SQ: 1 sumo DL to knees, ZSQ reps (from and back to knees), DL return to floor from knees 135 lb x 3 185 x 3 205 x 3 225 x 1

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021: Variety: dip, PU, Wheel

walk DIP: bw x 2 PU: RT x 6 DIP: bw x 5 break WHEEL: standing, 4th step: 3 singles, full extension and brief pause

May 4, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light)

Still somewhat in recover mode - procedure was a week ago SQ: 135 lb x 5, 7 BP: 135 lb x 10 break SQ: 155 lb x 5 play around w/ stick and w/ 25 lb, 6' bar - clean, press from behind the neck, just for mobility BP: 145 lb x 7 break

Monday, May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021: Variety: sprint, Wheel

walk run/sprint: jog a couple of minutes, walk, 20-step sprint, walk 20-step sprint NB: feels fantastic later in the day break WHEEL: standing, on 4th step: 2, 2, 1, 1 - for both singles, pause at full extension

May 2, 2021: FSQ

walk FSQ:super deep, paused, exhaled for maximum left ankle dorsiflexion 105 lb x 5 115 x 5 125 x 5 - a little more difficult 135 x 5 - starting to feel the weight more on my hands as I come up out of the hole, not good. walk again

Friday, April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021: FSQ

Monday, 26 April - off, driving Tuesday, 27 April - prostate biopsy Wednesday, 28 April - recovery Thursday, 29 April - recovery plus a little lifting while teaching today, Friday, 30 April walk NB: not really supposed to be doing any heavy lifting but wanted to do a little something, and since I'm between training cycles, did: FSQ: Oly shoes, bar x 10, 105 lb x 5 1-leg DL: 20 kg, bell outside foot, 1L and 1R to demonstrate for my son. walk again

Sunday, April 25, 2021

April 25, 2021: SW

SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 HR: 04/19: max = 143, avg = 126 04/21: max = 142, avg = 128 04/23: max = 138, avg = 119 - progress! 04/25: max = 146, avg = 132 = early Sunday morning

Saturday, April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021: WM, BP, DL (all light)

Still recovery week, bw has been 151.x lbs all week In new shoes, a short jog and a short sprint - seem good WM: on the porch, 4 kg x 3L, 3R - need to stay at this weight and keep working on finding what works later BP: 135 x 6 - slow, controlled, focus on form, especially leg drive DL: Hack, 185 lb x 5 l/u

Friday, April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), SW

Still in recovery/easy week after meet. WHEEL: a few kneeling while demonstrating WM: bw x 1 each way SQ: 135 lb x 5 BP: 135 lb x 5 break SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 HR: 04/19: max = 143, avg = 126 04/21: max = 142, avg = 128 04/23: max = 138, avg = 119 - progress!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021: WM, GU, WHEEL

WM: bw only, 2 L/R 4 kg, 1L/R, long pause at bottom fingertips to ground GU: 12 kg x 2 alternating singles, rf - better than they used to be WHEEL: 2 standing, board on 4th step. Not bad after not practicing these.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021: SW, C&P, PU

walk walk again Did a few swings while teaching yesterday, also 32 kg x 1h SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 HR: 04/19: max = 143, avg = 126 04/21: max = 142, avg = 128 - did a longish bar hang before, maybe not the best timing for that, grip felt weak KB C&P: 20 kg x 1 l/r, x 2 l/r PU: RT x 3 - hang, pack, PU, hang, unpack, pack, PU, etc.

Monday, April 19, 2021

19 April 2021: SW (and link to meet report)

Friday, April 16: weigh-in at 67.5 kg Saturday, April 17 - meet report here: https://www.strongfirst.com/community/threads/meet-report-uspa-iron-will-classic-2021-april-17-norwood-nj.19392 Sunday - off Monday, today: walk yard work SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 NB: wore HRM, went up to 143, avg 126. Probably could wait longer than on the 2:00 to start the next series, but I think we'll see how we adapt to this schedule before changing it - haven't done much in the way of swings in the last few weeks. Later: PU: RT x 2 - very slow and careful: pack shoulders, pullup, hold, lower, unpack, repeat

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light)

Short early-AM walk 2nd short walk SQ: 135 lb x 2 BP: meet week: 135 lb x 7

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021: SW

walk Some swings while teaching

Monday, April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021: SW, SQ (light)

short walk early AM carry in 10 x 50 lb bags of water softener salt - shoulder, walk, up a few steps, down a flight of steps. SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 SQ: meet week, so nothing very heavy 135 lb x 5 175 x 3 200 x 1 - pretty smooth

Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021: SW

Tried one set each, lf, of 44 kg, 1h swings. Not much swinging happening More SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5

Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 10, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

Yesterday, Friday, walk - no lifting Today, Saturday SQ: 135 lb x 5, 175 x 3, 200 (near 90 kg planned meet opener) x 2 Plan for meet: 90, 95, 100 kg (198, 209, 220 lb) BP: 135 x 5, 160 x 4, 175 x 2 - excellent result, must remember to use leg drive on every rep, just to keep practicing it. Today, 175's 1st rep didn't use leg drive but 2nd rep did and 2nd rep looked/felt stronger in every way. DL: Hack: 235 x 3 l/u, 235 x 3 r/u Conventional: 142.5 kg x 2 r/u 152.5 x 2 l/u Decided against a heavy single to finish - we'll save that for the meet next weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021: SQ (light), BP

walk SQ: 135 x 3, 155 x 3, 175 x 3 BP: 135 x 5 155 x 5 175 x 1 - not so great, x 1 - much better. Have been forgetting what a heavy BP feels like ... Saw ortho, right pec is good to go, lump was hematoma and, 3 weeks later, is almost completely reabsorbed

April 7, 2021: SQ

short walk While teaching, a few 2h swings @ 24, 32, and 44 kg SQ: nominally heavy day but less volume and few heavier singles 135 lb x 5 155 x 5 175 x 3 195 x 2 215 x 1

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April 6, 2020: SW

Goblet SQ: 2 or 3, some bw, some 24 kg with a few curls thrown in SW: 24 kg x 2h x 30

Monday, April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021: SW

On the road w my wife and 1 x 24 kg kettlebell SW 00:00 my wife 02:00 24 kg x left x 10 03:00 24 kg x left x 10 04:00 my wife 06:00 24 kg x right x 10 07:00 24 kg x right x 10 08:00 my wife 10:00 24 kg x left x 10 11:00 24 kg x left x 10 12:00 my wife - did not do, I took the extra rest, anyway 14:00 24 kg x right x 10 15:00 24 kg x right x 10

Sunday, April 4, 2021

April 4, 2021: SW

short walk SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 03:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 32 kg x 2h x 10

Saturday, April 3, 2021

April 3, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

Yesterday, Friday, weighed-in at 151.4 lbs, excellent. No exercise, lots of eating. Today, weighed-in at 153.2 lbs Today: SQ: 135 lb x 5, 185 x 2, 205 x 1, 220 x 1 - recent PR BP: bar x 10, 135 lb x 5, 155 x 4, 175 x 2 - first time 175 lb since noticing sore right pec, excellent result, no soreness at all today, whatever largish lump that was there can now just barely be found and felt. DL: (did Straddle a couple of days ago, so today light-to-moderate Hack, the heavy conventional Hack: 135 lb x 3 l/u, 225 x 3 r/u Conventional: 140 kg x 2 r/u 150 kg x 2 l/u 160 kg x 1 l/u - decided to go for 1 good rep instead of also a 2nd one that would be ugly

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021: SW, GU, DL (light)

SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 7 00:30 32 kg x left x 7 02:00 32 kg x right x 7 02:30 32 kg x right x 7 2nd set of 7 not nearly as good as first on either side. Either we take more rest or we wait to adapt to this short a rest period. GU: 12 kg x 1 alternating, rf - first time in forever doing GU after SW DL: Staddle, axle: 255 x 5 lf, 255 x 5 rf - may be a PR reps @ this weight/bar/movement Maybe hack DL at my next break, or maybe not - we'll see

Mach 31, 2021: SW, BP

Didn't sleep well, think I was overtensing during swings SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 7 00:30 32 kg x left x 7 02:00 32 kg x right x 7 02:30 32 kg x right x 7 - enough for today, not really standing up tall in the plank, I think. BP - still dealing with possible right pec injury, also now on our new BP setup in rack 85 lb x 8 135 x 8 - interesting that pec isn't sore but right anterior deltoid is a little

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021: SW

Buteyko walk SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 7 00:30 32 kg x left x 7 02:00 32 kg x right x 7 02:30 32 kg x right x 7 05:00 32 kg x 2h x 20

Monday, March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021: GU, SQ

yesterday, Sunday, March 28: Buteyko walk, jogged a block on the way home Today, Monday: GU: 1r, 1l, 2r, 2l, 2r, 2l - 5 each side, good, time for heavier weight SQ: high bar x 135 lb x 3 low bar for rest: 135 lb x 3 175 x 4 195 x 2 - kind of tired today, meet is less than 3 weeks from now, erring on the side of doing lower volume Also a little tired from those getups - obviously not the weight but still ...

Saturday, March 27, 2021

March 27, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

SQ: 135 lb x 5, 185 x 5 BP: experimenting with how the rack and bench are setup. 5 reps for everything bar x 5 65 lb x 5 move hooks up, put 2" x 4" under head end of bench and another under foot 85 x 5 swap out for different hooks 105 x 5 115 x 5 135 x 5 155 x 5 - hooks moved a little and couldn't rerack the bar, need to make sure the hooks stay square because position is perfect when they do, I think My wife pointed out that the right side of my rib cage, the side w/ the sore pec, was higher off the bench than my left, so tried to fix that and I think it helped, too. An excellent day, much less discomfort in right pec, but a little scary trying to rerack the bar, my wife helped. DL: Plan calls for 135, 145, 155 137.5 kg x 2 r/u (red, red, white, silver, clamp) 147.5 x 2 l/u (red, red, green, silver, clamp) 157.5 x 2 l/u (red, red, green, white, silver, clamp) - took too much air for 2nd rep, was a slog

Friday, March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021: GU

GU: 4 alternating singles each side @ 8 kg

Thursday, March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021: DL (light)

walk about 3 mi DL: Hack: 225 x 5 l/u, x 5 r/u

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021: GU, SW

GU: 8 kg, 2 right, 2 left - easy, quick. Right pec felt fine, didn't go for slow, perfect controlled form SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 6 00:30 32 kg x left x 6 02:00 32 kg x right x 6 02:30 32 kg x right x 6 04:00 32 kg x left x 6 04:30 32 kg x left x 6 06:00 32 kg x right x 6 06:30 32 kg x right x 6 09:00 32 kg x 2h x 20 = 68 swings

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021: SW

SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 6 00:30 32 kg x left x 6 02:00 32 kg x right x 6 02:30 32 kg x right x 6 04:00 32 kg x 2h x 20

Monday, March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021: SQ, DL (light)

walk Last week was Sun/Tue/Thu then Sat and today is Monday, so a bit tired, but looking forward to Mon/Wed/Sat from here on in - rest before Sat will be great as I really want to feel good for my heavy DL's. SQ: 135 x 5 185 x 1 205 x 4, 4, 4 - and enough for today, excellent result after only getting doubles and triples last time. BP: tried 135 lb, even lowering it part-way didn't feel good, so that's it for BP for today. DL: Straddle, Axle: 215 x 5 lf, x 5 rf 265 x 3 lf, x 3 rf

Sunday, March 21, 2021

March 21, 2021: SW, PU

00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 PU: RT, bw x 3 - a little stretch in the sore area but nothing awful

Saturday, March 20, 2021

March 20, 2021: SQ (light), BP (very light), DL

Yesterday, not much. Saw orthopedist at 4 pm and will have MRI on right pec, hopefully in about a week. When not lifting it feels fine, just stretching it feels weird. Today, Saturday: a few bar and ring hangs, still right pec is sore, not terrible, but not right, either SQ: 135 lb x 10, 185 lb x 5 BP: 135 lb x 2 - experimenting with different positions to see if something I've been doing has been the cause of the irritation. Tried keeping elbows closer when lifting off and also throughout the movement, seems it might help. Still, no need to do more than this today as I can feel where it's sore pretty clearly. DL: Hack: 185 x 2 r/u, x 2 l/u 235 x 2 r/u, x 2 l/u 265 x 1 r/u, x 1 l/u Conventional: 132.5 kg x 2 r/u 142.5 x 2 l/u 152.5 x 2 l/u

Thursday, March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021: GU, SQ (light), BP

GU: 8 kg x 1 rf w/ 4 presses from hand and again from elbow, both only on way up 8 kg x 1 rf - as above but 5 presses each Finish w/ some "roll to the side, put one hand down, and stand up break SQ: 135 lb x high bar x 1 135 lb x 10 BP: 135 x 5 155 x 4 - right pec felt sore, decided to stop lifting for the day

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021: Variety: WM, SW

WM: 8 kg x 1, 1 left first - not great but not terrible, either. SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 08:00 32 kg x left x 5 08:30 32 kg x left x 5 10:00 32 kg x right x 5 10:30 32 kg x right x 5 = 60 swings

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021: SQ, BP (light), DL (light)

Halo: 12 kg, alternating singles, about GS curl: 12 kg, a few FL: Rings x 1, pointed toes, whatever I could do 1-leg contralateral DL x 1 each way, left foot + right arm first FL: rings, bent knees - I think my shoulders, not my "core," are the weak point. SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x right x 5 - grip wonky, from FL, no more for now walk 3 miles Break Teach - did a few kb deadlifts, goblet squats w/ 32 kg, etc. SQ: not ideal prep, having walked a ways and having taxed the abs earlier, but first day w/ 205 lb: 135 lb x 4 185 x 2 205 x 2, 3 (barely),3 - better, found my abs finally ... break BP: 155 x 5 - enough DL: Hack 195 lb x 3 245 x 5 275 x 2 - thought about 3 but it would have been a hard effort and I didn't want that today

Monday, March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021: Variety: GU

Yesterday and today, do the arm swinging t-spine/shoulder movement - helps immensely, although the first time or two never feels good. GU: 8 kg, 3 alternating singles, rf, with 3 presses each at hand and at elbow on the way up PM: walk

Sunday, March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

All in dress clothes, just for fun, and mostly videod as well SQ: 135 x 5, 185 x 5 BP: 135 x 5, 155 x 5 DL: Straddle: 215 lb x 1 lf, x 1 rf 265 x 1 lf, x 1 rf 305 x fail - lost grip but had gotten most of the way up, x 1 rf - wouldn't have counted since I first started, realized my grip positioning was off, and tried again, and the 2nd attempt wouldn't have counted because my right heel came off the ground, but at least I held onto it to lockout - and put my heel back down. Switched from Converse Allstarts to DL slippers but kept rest of dress clothes Conventional: Plan is 130 kg x 2, 140 x 2, 150 x 2 130 kg x 2 r/u 140 x 2 r/u 150 x 2 l/u Next time, we will l/u for last two sets so that it feels a little more familiar for the heaviest set

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021: Variety: GU, FL, PU

The plan was/is weekly Friday weigh-ins and losing 1 lb/week. Last week, 153.x, and today, 152.x, so on target. GU: 8 kg, rf, 3 presses on way up from elbow and hand, 2 alternating singles walk break FL: rings, v-legs x 1 PU: made rings about 1-1/2" further apart, lf x 1 each way, 5-sec hang at end Interesting for right arm hang to try to stay hollowed but still allow shoulder to be open. That worked and it's what I need on my right side. Additional difference in ring heights seems to make no difference at all. Enough for today, heavy DL day tomorrow

Thursday, March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021: SW, SQ (light), BP

SW 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x right x 5 05:00 32 kg x left x 5 05:30 32 kg x right x 5 short walk SQ: 135 x 5, 10 BP: 135 x 5, 155 x 3, 175 x 4, 4, 2 - enough for today, right pec still sore, lost the groove a little on final rep

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021:Variety: GU, BP (light), DL ( light)

FL: rings, V legs, 1 - still getting used to this Dip Stretch GU: 8 kg, rf, 2 each way. All reps: on way up, 3 pr from elbow, 2 pr from hand Improving!!! I was a little nervous after the unexpected stretch during yesterday's light BP that I might have torn something, but everything felt fine today. I think I'm actually accomplishing something here with all this work on my right shoulder and t-spine. walk BP: 135 lb x 3, 8 - trying to work out what was sore yesterday DL: Hack: 225 x 3 l/u, 265 x 1 (got dizzy), 4 (got dizzy again) r/u

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021: PU, SQ, BP (light)

Yesterday, just a lot of driving and a little walking Today, Tuesday walk about 3 miles PU: uneven rings, lf x 1 w/ 5-sec hang at end. Still weirder to hang right than left SQ: 135 x 1, 155 x 2, 175 x 2 195 x 4 reps x 4 sets today, that was the goal Tentative Plan until Meet: March 15/16 - 205 (93 kg) x ? March 22/23 - 205 x 4 x 4 March 29/30 - 215 (97.5 kg) x ? April 5/6 - 215 x 3 x 3 April 12/13 - 225 (102 kg) x 2 x 2 BP: 145 lb x 5 - really felt it pulling on scar tissue on right, that's enough for today and we're out of time

Sunday, March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021: SW, GU, PU

SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 01:45 32 kg x right x 5 02:15 32 kg x right x 5 03:30 32 kg x left x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 05:15 32 kg x right x 5 05:45 32 kg x right x 5 long break Played w/ FL but tightening everything was pushing on my bad disc. GU: 8 kg x 1, 1, rf, figuring out how to keep shoulder back on right side presses PU: RT, 5

Saturday, March 6, 2021

March 6, 2021: Backoff Week: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

SQ: 155 x 3, 175 x 2, 195 x 1 BP: 155 x 3, 175 x 1 DL: Straddle on axle: IAWA record, 55+, 70 kg, is me at 127 kg or 280 lb 235 lb x 3 lf, x 3 rf 255 x 2 lf, x 2 rf 285 x 1 lf, x 1 rf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL7H6dqUJhY Decided to skip Hack DL Decided to work on 3 doubles every Saturday, ending with 160 the week before the meet Conventional, "drop w/ the weight" negative, reset at bottom 127.5 kg x 2 r/u 137.5 x 2 r/u 147.5 x 2 l/u The plan is for doubles at the following top weights. It's just adding 2.5 kg each week to today's lifts. March 7 = 147.5 March 14 = 150 March 21 = 152.5 March 28 = 155 April 3 = 157.5 April 10 = 160 160 for a double ought to mean I'm good for 165 at the meet on April 17

Friday, March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021: Variety/Off/Easy: GU, SW

GU: 8 kg x 1 rf, press 3 times on the way up and the way down from elbow and hand, shoulder rotations from bent half-kneeling. Repeat above but just 1 GU each side, rf SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x left x 5 02:00 32 kg x right x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x right x 5

Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021: Backoff Week: GU/SW, SQ (light), BP, DL (light)

GU: 8 kg x 1 rf. Pressed once from each of 1st two positions, did twists w/ bell in 3rd SW: Almost same as yesterday - haven't been swinging on a big PL day but trying this every day 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x right x 5 02:00 32 kg x left x 6 02:30 32 kg x right x 6 walk SQ: 155 x 5 reps x 2 sets BP: 135 x 3, 155 x 5 reps x 5 sets DL: Hack: 225 x 5 l/u, 245 x 5 r/u - would benefit more from 3 triples @ heavier, I think

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021: Variety, SW

A few overhead presses with empty axle (weighs 33 lb) GU: 8 kg x 1 each side, tried a few presses again, cannot press from half-kneeling-with-hand-on-ground w right arm GU: try above again, do some partial and gradually increasing ROM presses I couldn't as described above, bailed after a few. GU: 8 kg x 1, 1 each side, rf as always. Focus on looking at bell in some positions where left was OK but wasn't doing right - success. break WM: play w/ 8 kg, not working well on right side, as usual. Need also to keep at these. Rotating to the right is the issue. WM: play some more, do some presses and overhead holds and walks w/ 8 kg. PushUp: watched a YT video about gradually bringing hands further back in PUs - like the idea, played with it a little SW: First swings in nearly a week. Tried a new format. 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x right x 5 02:00 32 kg x left x 5 02:30 32 kg x right x 5 Worked well, swung 32 to good height, higher than usual for 32 kg x 1h for me

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021: Backoff Week: SQ, BP (light), DL (light)

Last lifted on Friday. Got COVID-19 2nd shot on Saturday. Felt like I had the flu on Sunday. Monday I was well enough to walk outside but not to lift. Today, Tuesday, will start an easy week of lifting, and then next week I will ramp/taper/prepare for the meet on April 17. Rings: FL, legs in V x 1 Same on bar x 1 SQ: backoff week 135 lb x 5 155 x 5 175 x 5 155 x 5 135 x 5 high bar BP: 155 x 5, 5 - longer than needed pauses, maybe 2-sec DL: plan is straddle today, hack next session on Thursday, then all three on Saturday Straddle on 2" axle: 215 x 5 lf, x 5 rf

Friday, February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

walk SQ: 145 lb x 5, 165 x 5 - Max Aita cue of keeping knees in the same forward position when coming out of the hole is brilliant for me. First time I've tried it, looking forward to trying it on heavy SQ day next week as well BP: 145 lb x 7, 155 x 5 DL: Straddle on 2" bar: 245 lb x 4 lf, x 4 rf Hack: 225 x 4 l/u, 4 r/u, 255 x 3 l/u, x 3 r/u Conventional (up 2.5 kg, as we've done for the last few weeks) NB: Really working quads today _before_ we do these below: 142.5 kg x 1 r/u 152.5 kg x 1 l/u 162.5 kg x 1 l/u - bit of a slog but up it went 6 more Saturdays plus the meet. I'm thinking time to backoff a bit, so 152.2, 155, 157.5, 160, 162.5, and then at the meet, something like 150 to break NJ record, 162.5 to break national record, and either stop or go for 165. And in the meantime, hit the straddle axle and hack DL's harder during March

Thursday, February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021: GU

a little warmup: Halo: 8 kg by 1 each way, 2 each way GS (goblet squat): 8 kg x 3 w/ curl at bottom GU w/ presses: 8 kg, press from elbow and hand on way up and way down, x 1 each way, rf repeat above NB: Right shoulder feels in completely foreign territory pressing from these strange angles, need to get it to pop/crack before it's painfree, but wow, something I need to gradually build up some volume with, and at nothing heavier than this. Shovel some snow.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021: SW, BP, DL (light)

SW: it's of questionable wisdom that I do these on heavy BP day at all, so we'll keep it brief 00:00 24 kg x left x 5 00:30 24 kg x left x 5 01:00 24 kg x left x 5 01:30 24 kg x left x 5 03:00 24 kg x right x 5 03:30 24 kg x right x 5 04:00 24 kg x right x 5 04:30 24 kg x right x 5 Forgot to SQ first ... :( BP: 135 lb x 5 155 x 3 175 x 5 (PR), 4 (failed 5th rep), 3, 4, 4 = 20 reps in 5 sets, a huge PR despite the failed rep. last week: 175 x 4, 4, 3, 3, 3 = 14 reps in 5 sets @ 175 DL: 125 kg x 3 r/u 125 x 3 l/u 135 x 3 r/u 135 x 3 l/u

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021: Variety: GU, PU, FL, SW

GU: 8 kg, lf, 1, 1 - 2nd rep each side, presses twice from elbow position. Overall, form is improving but I need to do these more often. Every non-heavy day would be good. PU: RT using SE protocol: 00:00 PU x 1 + hang at bottom 00:15 PU x 1 + hang until 00:30 Rest about 5 min Repeat above - barely hung on until 00:30 FL: rings x 1 - leaning back a little helps SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 10 01:00 32 kg x right x 10 04:00 32 kg x left x 10 05:00 32 kg x right x 10 08:00 32 kg x left x 10 09:00 32 kg x right x 10 walk

Monday, February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021: SW, SQ, BP (light), DL (light)

SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 24 kg x left x 5 03:30 24 kg x right x 5 04:00 24 kg x left x 5 04:30 24 kg x right x 5 walk about 3 miles SQ: 135 lb x 5 155 x 4 175 x 3 195 x 4, 4, 4 - a fine first day with a new weight. Total for the day is 24 reps, 12 @ 195 in 3 sets BP: 155 lb x 7, 5 DL: 125 kg x 3 r/u, x 3 l/u

Sunday, February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021: PU

PU: RT x 4, 6, 5 w/ brief pause at top and bottom, 6 w/ pauses but rotating inwards - rotation makes it feel much stronger. 21 reps for today, certainly a volume PR for RT pullups in a single session so we won't be pigs about this and we'll stop there. Want to remember to rotate inwards for everything from now on. DIP: 4 reps @ bw - don't usually do these, felt like a nice variety thing to try

Saturday, February 20, 2021

20 February 2021: SQ (light #2), BP (light #2), DL

BP: 135 lb x 1 - test out new padding on rack hooks, seems good SQ: 155 lb x 5, 5 BP: 135 x 12, 155 x 8 - trying to stick to competition/heavy groove DL: Straddle on 2" bar: 235 x 5 lf 235 x 5 rf Hack: switching which grip goes first today - was doing same as conventional, but maybe, since the bar is behind me, switching is better? 245 x 5 l/u 245 x 5 r/u This order is much better, so remember: bar behind the back, grips work opposite Conventional: (increase 2.5 kg from last week) 140 kg x 1 r/u 150 x 1 l/u 160 x 1 l/u - tired, not sure how low I kept my hips, but it went up without pause. Should video next week's DL's

Friday, February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021: SW

SW: 00:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 32 kg x left x 5 03:30 32 kg x left x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x left x 5 06:00 32 kg x right x 5 06:30 32 kg x right x 5 07:00 32 kg x right x 5 07:30 32 kg x right x 5 09:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 09:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 10:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 10:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 - total 80 swings

Thursday, February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021: FL, GU

walk floor stretching Front Lever (FL) on bar. Did 5 of them with 1-2 min rest. They got worse as they went but it was good to accumulate more volume than my usual 1 or 2 reps GU: 12 kg, rf, 1 each way. A bit wobbly after the FL practice

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021: SW, SQ (light), BP

Yesterday, Tuesday: walk about 3 miles Today, Wednesday: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 32 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 24 kg x left x 5 03:30 24 kg x right x 5 04:00 24 kg x left x 5 04:30 24 kg x right x 5 later Lots of rearranging the two weight areas in the basement, lots of moving plates, then: SQ: high bar x 135 lbs x 5, paused and exhaled, low bar x 155 lb x 7 BP: 135 x 3, 155 x 4 175 x 4, 4, 3, 3, 3 - 17 reps in 5 sets, excellent! Big stretch in right pec and shoulder, feels great. NB: 2 weeks ago: 14 reps in 5 sets, last week 11 reps in 4 sets No DL, out of time and too tired, anyway. Maybe light DL tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2021

February 15, 2021:SW, SQ, BP (light#1), DL (light)

SW: 00:00 32 kg x left x 5 00:30 32 kg x right x 5 01:00 32 kg x left x 5 01:30 32 kg x right x 5 03:00 24 kg x left x 5 03:30 24 kg x right x 5 04:00 24 kg x left x 5 04:30 24 kg x right x 5 walk SQ: 155 lb x 3 185 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 (last week: 185 x 5, 5, 5, 4, 4) BP: 155 lb x 6, 8 DL: 115 kg x 5 r/u, 125 x 5 l/u

Sunday, February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021: SW

SW: 00:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 04:00 32 kg x left x 5 04:30 32 kg x right x 5 It's Sunday morning, just a little something to kick off the day.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

February 13, 2021: SQ (light), BP (light), DL

walk Dip stretch KB FSQ: double 24 kg x 3, 3 SQ: 155 x 3, 7 BP: 155 x 5, 7 Straddle DL on 2" bar: 215 x 2 lf, x 2 rf 265 x 5 lf 265 x 5 rf Hack: 225 x 3 r/u, x 3 l/u 285 x 2 r/u, x 1, 1 l/u Conventional: (increase 2.5 kg from last week) 137.5 kg x 1 r/u 147.5 x 1 l/u 157.5 x 1 l/u

Friday, February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021: SW, PU

Yesterday, Feb 11 - 1 Front Lever on a bar, 1 on rings, walk Today SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 05:00 24 kg x left x 10 08:00 24 kg x right x 10 09:00 24 kg x right x 10 break PU: Rolling Thunder, bw x 11

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021:SW, BP

Early SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 05:00 24 kg x left x 10 08:00 24 kg x right x 10 09:00 24 kg x right x 10 walk GU: 12 kg, rf, 1 each way with a few presses. Right side press felt very awkward in some positions, will try next time with 8 kg to see if I can sort that out. Also not loving doing getups after swings because I need my abs for getups and they're already a bit tired Pushup: 5, just because I hadn't done these in a while SQ: 155 x 3 - skin on back felt irritated by doing these two days in a row so stopped with this. BP: (first time doing BP Heavy the day after SQ) 155 x 5 175 x 3, 3, 3, 2 (failed 3rd rep), stopping for the day. 11 reps. (Last time: 175 x 3, 3, 2, 3, 3 - total 14 reps in 5 sets) NB: Maybe doing swings and getups and pushups and then BP the day after SQ isn't such a good idea.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021:SQ

Very tired yesterday, feeling much better today GU: 1 each way w/ 12 kg, some presses from various positions walk Dip stretch SQ: 135 x 2 (high bar, a few breaths at the bottom 165 x 3 (low bar) 185 x 5, 5, 5, 4, 4 - excellent, 23 reps, up from 16 Last week was 185 x 4, 5, 4, 3 - 16 reps Would BP and DL but out of time for today

Sunday, February 7, 2021

February 7, 2021: DL

walk 00:00 24 kg x left x 5 00:30 24 kg x right x 5 01:00 24 kg x left x 5 01:30 24 kg x right x 5 SQ: 135 lb x 2, high bar, several breaths at the bottom of each 135 x 5, low bar, pause at bottom of each BP: 135 lb x 10, legal pause on chest DL: Straddle on 2" bar: 265 lb x 4 lf, x 4 rf Hack: 225 lb x 3 r/u 225 x 3 l/u 315 x 2 r/u 315 x 1 l/u - failed 2nd rep Conventional 135 kg x 1 r/u 145 x 1 l/u 155 x 1 l/u

Saturday, February 6, 2021

February 6, 2021:SW

GU: 12 kg x 1R, 1L SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 02:00 24 kg x left x 10 03:00 24 kg x right x 10

Friday, February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021: SW, SQ, BP (light)

SW: easy today, but at least at 9 am, trying to get back into the habit here 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 02:00 24 kg x left x 10 03:00 24 kg x right x 10 break SQ: 135 lb x 3 155 x 2 175 x 1 185 x 4, 5, 4, 3 - 16 reps, up from 12 at this weight a week ago. Very good NB: last time was 185 x 3, 4, 5) BP: 155 lb x 5, 5 - first time w/ new, black/zinc Ohio Power 45 lb bar - nice

Thursday, February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021: PU

Busy morning PU: RT x 9 @ bw, paused at top and bottom RT x 5, same break Thought about SQ today but tired so decided to do that tomorrow, Friday, instead.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021:BP

Lifting earlier than usual today, 9 am. Big day ahead, also want to get used to this for meets where I lift in first session: SQ: 135 x 5, 155 x 5 BP: 135 lb x 5 - felt super easy 155 x 4 175 x 3, 3, 2 - got more lats but less legs, 3 - I think I could have gotten 4 this time but no need to be a pig about it, 3 - total 14 reps in 5 sets, total 25 reps for the workout overall. A fine beginning for this weight (and at this hour of the day)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

February 2, 2020: FL, SW (Variety)

Yesterday, February 1 - lots of snow shoveling and snow blowing Today, February 2, more of the same. Decided to hold off on big lifts and have a "variety" day Dip stretch FL (Front Lever): on a bar, much easier than on rings, not a bad angle and not a bad hold, either. Another FL on the bar SW: 32 kg x 2h x 10, 10 OTM, and that's it. Tired today from all the snow work

Saturday, January 30, 2021

January 30, 2021: DL

Halo: 12 kg x a few alternating singles MP: 16 kg x 5R, 5L SQ: 135 x 3 - prying, paused, bouncing at the bottom BP: 135 x 3 w/ ~3-sec pause on chest, 165 x 3 w/ ~2-sec pause on chest DL: Straddle on 2" bar 265 lb x 1 lf, x 1 rf 265 x 2 lf, x 2 rf DL: Hack 135 x 5 r/u - interesting - to focus on quads, broke the bar off the ground and paused briefly before continuing. 185 x 5 l/u - same, can definitely feel the quads working in both sets 235 x 3 r/u, x 3 l/u - same DL: conventional 135 kg x 1 r/u, x 1 l/u - same: break bar off ground, pause, finish lift

Friday, January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021: Ab Wheel

Board on 4th step - my usual starting spot when working back into these - 4 excellent singles, good extension, even backed feet up away to make them harder.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

January 28, 2012: SQ

Came down with a cold, no exercise on Wednesday except for coughing and sneezing. :) Today, Thursday SQ: 135 lb x 5 155 x 3 185 x 3, 4, 5 - enough for today, 1st day w/ new weight, still getting over a cold. BP: 150 lb x 5, 7 - shame on me, I used 2-1/2 lb plates! :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021:Variety/Easy

GU: 8 kg, 12 kg - 1 single each way, rf SW: 44 kg x 2h x 3 sets on the :30 - a bit tired today, had planned 1 full series but wasn't feeling it so stopped.

Monday, January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021: SW, BP

Early Halo: 12 kg 2 right, 2 left, 3 right 3 left, 5 right, 5 left SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 05:00 24 kg x left x 10 08:00 24 kg x right x 10 09:00 24 kg x right x 10 12:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 13:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 16:00 24 kg x left x 10 17:00 24 kg x left x 10 20:00 24 kg x right x 10 21:00 24 kg x right x 10 - total 120 reps today, more than lately where max has usually been 80 reps, also went on 4 min instead of 3 today break BP: 135 x 3 155 x 1 switch to shorter (correct) bar 165 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 - PR, 165 is finished, + 10 lb next time

Sunday, January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021: GU

GU: rf, singles @ 8, 10, 12, 16 kg. Excellent result, first time doing a 16 kg GU in a long time, went well. Had planned to do some swings, but this is the most, and the heaviest, getups in a while for me, and it's Sunday (so I was up early, played in church, taught a lesson at home, and am ready for a nap). Nap or swings? Nap.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

January 23, 2021: DL

DL: Straddle on 2" bar 215 lb x 5 rf (right in front) (must remember that bar is only 33 lbs) 215 x 5 lf BP: 145 lb x 8 Straddle DL on 2" bar 235 lb x 3 lf - switched which hand went which way first 235 x 3 rf - this is the right order DL: Hack 275 lb x 3 r/u 275 x 3 l/u 305 x 2 r/u 305 x 2 l/u DL: conventional 115 kg (255 lb) x 3 r/u, x 3 l/u - almost no break between the two sets 125 kg x 3 r/u 125 x 3 l/u 135 x 2 r/u 135 x 2 l/u 145 x 1 r/u 145 x 1 l/u (my wife said right side (my right) came up first. Straddle: 1410 lb in 6 lifts Hack: 1650 + 1200 = 2850 lb in 10 lifts Conventional: 690 + 750 + 540 + 290 = 2270 kg in 18 lifts 641 + 1295 + 2270 kg = 4206 kg / 34 lifts = 123.7 kg avg = 77% HARI/ARI last week, 116 kg avg = 72.5% HARI/ARI (36 lifts) (4185 kg) 2 weeks ago, 99 kg avg = 62% ARI (39 lifts) (3870 kg)

Friday, January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021: BP (light)

walk, with a few sprints SQ: 95 lb (what was on the bar) x 3 Moved 400 lbs of new kettlebells from out front, up the porch steps, and down into the basement gym. BP: 155 lb x 4, break, 155 lb x 4 walk again.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021: PU, SQ

PU: RT x 5, 5, 5 - made the grip an inch wider for the 2nd and again for the 3rd set, just to see what that would feel like. All three grip widths felt fine. Pause at top, pause at bottom on all reps. Didn't rest for quite long enough between 2nd and 3rd sets, grip fatigued by last rep of last set but still completed it SW: 44 kg x 2h x 5 x 4 sets on the :30, aka, 1 series Dip Strech - a bit longer than of late, felt great SQ: 135 x 3 155 x 3 175 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 - yes!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021: Variety

walk GS: 18 kg x 1 w/ 5 curl SW: 32 kg x 2h x 25

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021: BP

Yesterday, January 18, Monday SW: 24 kg x 1 series left, 1 series right, 1 set of 20 = 60 reps Today walk Cossack and goblet squats PU: RT x bw x 8 - shorter pauses than usual but still legal SQ: 135 lb x 5 high bar, long pause; 135 x 3, low bar, pause BP: Two weeks ago was 5, 5, 4, 3, 3 = 20 Last week 165 x 5, 5, 5 (PR!), 4, 3 = 22 This week 155 x 3 165 x 5, 5, 5, 5 (PR), 4 = 24 reps NB: Giving serious consideration to backing down to 4 x 4 for 175 lbs, would then be 3 x 3 for 185, 2 x 2 for 195, and a single at 205. If that all happened, that would be great.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

January 17, 2021: DL

yesterday, moving furniture yet again Today, Sunday: DL: Straddle, 2" bar: 225 x 5 each way, rf Hack, standard bar, 225 x 3 overhand - too light, 275 x 5 l/u (favored), 275 x 5 r/u (not) - second set @275 way harder, next time let's reverse which grip we do first, please. Conventional: 115 kg (255 lb) x 3 over 125 kg (275 lb) x 3 r/u (least favored) 125 kg x 3 l/u (favored) 135 kg x 2 r/u 135 kg x 2 l/u Last week, only up to 125 kg, today 135 and those were still pretty easy. 36 lifts today, down from 39 last week but some of those were too light to count. 100 x 10 = 1000 kg straddle in 10 lifts 100 kg x 3 = 300 125 kg x 10 = 1250 300 + 1250 = 1550 in 13 lifts hack 115 x 3 = 345 125 x 6 = 750 135 x 4 = 540 345 + 750 + 540 = 1635 in 13 lifts 1000 + 1550 + 1635 = 4185 kg in 36 lifts = 116 kg avg

Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021:SW

SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 03:00 24 kg x left x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 06:00 24 kg x right x 10 07:00 24 kg x right x 10 09:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 10:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 short walk

Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 14, 2020: SW, SQ, BP (light)

SW: 44 kg x 2h x 15 SQ: 135 lb x 2 155 x 2 175 x 5, 5, 5 (PR), 4 - Up 5 reps @ 175 from last week, so stop here. Form is definitely improving with practice. NB: last week was 175 x 5, 5, 4 (and 135x3 and 155x 3) BP (light): 145 x 5, 5, 5, 5 - again, was supposed to do 4 reps x 5 sets and did it backwards

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13, 2020: SW

walk - did bw windmills in the park on the way SW: 24 kg x H2H x 30 - haven't done H2H in a while, was fun, got better as they went, I think.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January 12, 2020: GU, Variety

RT hang x :15 Ring hang x :45 GU: 8 kg, rf, 4 to elbow, 5th rep to complete 12 kg, rf, 4 floor presses, 5th to elbow, 3 more to elbow, 5th rep to complete break SW: 32 kg x 2h x 22 reps - all I felt I could get and still be near-maximally explosive.

Monday, January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021: SW, BP

The now-usual swings: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 03:00 24 kg x left x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 06:00 24 kg x right x 10 07:00 24 kg x right x 10 09:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 10:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 PU: RT bw x 5, pause at top, pause at bottom DL: 135 lb x 1, super-slow picking up and lowering BP: 135 x 3 155 x 1 165 x 5, 5, 5 (PR!), 4, 3 = 22 NB: Last week was 5, 5, 4, 3, 3 = 20

Sunday, January 10, 2021

January 10, 2020: DL (thick bar straddle, hack, conventional)

walk SQ: 135 x 3, deep, paused BP: 135 x 3, slow, controlled, paused DL: Straddle DL on 2" bar: 135 x 3 lf, x 3 rf ("f" is "hand in front") here, no rest between sides 185 x 3 lf, x 3 rf 235 x 3 lf 235 x 3 rf Hack DL on standard bar, all double overhand grip 185 x 3 - stupid easy 225 x 3 - a little harder but still not difficult 275 x 3 - grip going on last rep but hung on DL: 115 kg (253 lb) x 3 r/u - 72% of 160 115 kg x 3 l/u 125 kg x 3 r/u - 78% 125 kg x 3 l/u - today's workout felt great, feels like I'm making some of the form changes I'd been trying to make. Much thanks to Pavel and Fabio for their good feedback and advice. 60 x 6 = 360 85 x 6 = 510 105 x 6 = 630 630 + 510 + 360 = 1500 kg in 18 lifts straddle 85 x 3 = 255 100 x 3 = 300 125 x 3 = 375 255 + 300 + 375 = 930 kg in 9 lifts hack 115 x 6 = 690 125 x 6 = 750 690 + 750 = 1440 in 12 lifts 1500 + 930 + 1440 = 3870 kg in 39 lifts = 99 kg avg lift

January 9, 2021: Variety

Variety Day Play with front levers starting from the bottom. Lock abs and glutes, push down on the rings. Did a few singles and doubles to as high as I could reasonably go, videod some - not bad. Maybe 2 singles and 2 doubles, so 6 "reps". KB SN: 18 kg, 3R @ 10/min (about 20 sec elapsed), rest until next min, 3L at same. Looking for good overhead position, looking to see how snatching a kettlebell feels, all pretty good today

Friday, January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021: SW, SQ

SW: 00:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 00:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 01:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 01:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 03:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 03:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 04:00 44 kg x 2h x 5 04:30 44 kg x 2h x 5 06:00 24 kg x left x 5 06:30 24 kg x left x 5 07:00 24 kg x left x 5 07:30 24 kg x left x 5 09:00 24 kg x right x 5 09:30 24 kg x right x 5 10:00 24 kg x right x 5 10:30 24 kg x right x 5 SQ: 135 x 3 155 x 3 175 x 5, 5, 4 - enough for today, short on time, and sets of 5 with my old 1RM ain't bad, even if it isn't 5 x 5 just yet.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

January 7, 2020:PU, SW

Tiring lockouts and hangs on PU yesterday, just something easy today PU: RT x 4, 5, 3 - hang to pause at top SW: 00:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 03:00 24 kg x left x 10 04:00 24 kg x left x 10 06:00 24 kg x right x 10 07:00 24 kg x right x 10 09:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 10:00 32 kg x 2h x 10 HR: AVG=128 MAX=149

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January 6, 2020: BP (light)

walk Play with front lever on rings, starting from ground instead of coming out of Skin-the-Cat Dip stretch PU: uneven rings x 1, lf, 8-sec hold at top, 10-sec hang at bottom BP: light/medium day 135 x 4 reps x 5 sets was the plan 135 x 5 reps x 4 sets is what I did because I was short on time. NB: practice driving with legs into shoulders into bench - like this a lot! NB: Have been focusing on long collarbone on right side, now actively pulling the bar out and lengthening collar bone on both sides, definitely feels different, hopefully works out OK.

January 5, 2020: Hack DL

Busy morning, also bit of an upset stomach today: DL: Hack DL (behind the back) 135 x 5 185 x 5 235 x 5 275 x 4 (grip failed on last rep. NB: didn't rest much between sets)

Monday, January 4, 2021

January 4, 2020: SW, BP

Saturday, January 2 Moved a ton of slate pieces Sunday, January 3 Tired, nothing, got a nap in Monday, January 4 SW: 00:00 44 kg x 2h x 10 01:00 44 kg x 2h x 10 03:00 32 kg x left x 10 04:00 32 kg x left x 10 06:00 32 kg x right x 10 07:00 32 kg x right x 10 09:00 44 kg x 2h x 10 HR: Avg = 127, max = 141 break walk PU: RT x 1 slow, pause at top SQ: 135 x 3, pause at bottom BP: 135 lb x 3: ~3-sec pause on chest each rep 165 lb x 5, 5 (yes!), 4 (last rep was a grind), 3, 3 Notes: First time all 5 sets @ 165, volume of 20 reps @ this weight is up from 16 reps last time and 13 reps the time before that.

Friday, January 1, 2021

January 1, 2021: Variety

Sore from all the moving yesterday. SW: 44 kg x 2h x 10 x 2 sets run errands in the car MP: 16 kg x 10L, 10R - neither felt great on shoulder, right shoulder still tight. Did a couple of more reps right to try to find the good groove. Practiced rotating t-spine to right, then those extra right side presses were OK, barely, but OK. walk