JP might build up to Finlands Strongest 105 in 2014

A place for vegan athletes from all levels and sports to keep their training journals.

Moderators: hardcore iv, fredrikw, JP, stateofflux, bronco

Postby SpugFab » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:38 am

Great work on the cleans man! More there when fresh too I reckon.

Stronger than ever. That is what I am claiming.

250 deadlift just needs pulled though :?
User avatar
SpugFab
Active Member
 
Posts: 4512
Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:35 pm
Location: Frankfurt am Main

Postby ninearms » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:55 am

Very nice! Jerk's there already once you stop messing about with power jerks and start splitting. :wink:
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end. Then stop.”
User avatar
ninearms
Perked Member
 
Posts: 6045
Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:07 pm
Location: Leicester, UK

Postby bronco » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:27 am

[quote="JP"]cleans from floor
1x70
1x90
1x110
1x120 - pb
1x125 - pb

easy :D Over the fucking moon! Didnt think i will ever be able to do this. Maybe another side effect of losing some weight?

Was buzzing for a while but then realised i cant jerk anything like that, and i do all my jerks with bar in my hands and this was bar on my shoulders in a clean position.

= jerks back to the drawing board.

Solid cleaning :D !

If I understand you correctly you need to work on your wrist flexibility so you can keep the bar in hand while resting it on the shoulders?
User avatar
bronco
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9019
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:25 am
Location: Vienna, Austria

Postby Crash » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:37 pm

[quote="JP"]
Front squats
My front squat nemesis robbo was looking solid and went ahead on the PB table with a nice 175!

cleans from floor
1x120 - pb
1x125 - pb

easy :D Over the fucking moon!

= jerks back to the drawing board.

Woohoo Image for all those PB's JP! (Good luck with the jerks.)
Demolisher of faces and my enemies beards (no matter where they are located) since 2002.

www.PCRM.org
Click here to help homeless animals.

All truth goes through 3 stages - 1st it's ridiculed. Then it's violently opposed. Finally it's accepted as self-evident.
User avatar
Crash
Active Member
 
Posts: 3318
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:51 pm
Location: U.S.A.

Postby ralst » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:35 pm

[quote="JP"]cleans from floor
1x70
1x90
1x110
1x120 - pb
1x125 - pb

easy :D Over the fucking moon! Didnt think i will ever be able to do this. Maybe another side effect of losing some weight?

Was buzzing for a while but then realised i cant jerk anything like that, and i do all my jerks with bar in my hands and this was bar on my shoulders in a clean position.

= jerks back to the drawing board.


Really good lifting, JP. More there too.

Do you mean you jerk with the bar in your hands not resting on the shoulders? If so, that shouldn't take you long to sort out... maybe ten minutes or so :D
User avatar
ralst
Active Member
 
Posts: 1220
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:53 am
Location: California
Top

Postby JP » Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:14 pm

thanks folks!

My overhead strength is down the drain at the moment and jerking something like 125 will take its time... Not sure what my plan is, but i think after i have done my next comp i wont do much event training and just focus on my barbell lifts, including learn to split jerk.

Spug, SOLID CLAIM! There or thereabouts mate. When some solid pbs start falling i will also make that statement - and if that happens so that its in the buildup to the comp, i couldnt ask for more!

about the barbell on my hands with jerks thing. If i take it from the racks or power clean it, my elbows are pointing downwards, so my forearm is totally vertical, under the bar, and while some of the bar rests on my shoulders, it is essentially in my hands. Its suboptimal, but always felt stronger like that (naughty me for giving in to bad tech for short term gains).

Now if i do a proper clean the barbell ends up in proper clean position with elbows high and forearms horizontal - weird to get it overhead from there. Will start from light weights and learn it - have great coaches with absolutely beastly overhead numbers around me, so i should be in good hands :D

Todays training, with big mick and beefy milsy

THE DUNGEON

Front squats
5x60
5x60
3x100
1x120
1x145
1x160
1x165
4x155 - pb triple!

IFSA log
3x70
3x70
1x80
1x90
1x100
fx105 - ya bastard. Nothing in legs to be honest...

farmers
40m x 70
20m x 100
20m x 120

then quickly to watch the beasts battle at the uk strongman north qualifier, good comp! Did the crucifix hold during the break as spectator challenge, 51 secs which was 3 secs less than i did in the comp last year (with exactly the same equipment).

Novice comp to watch tomorrow...
User avatar
JP
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19190
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany

Postby JP » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:36 pm

Arguably the shittyest session for a while :D

Though keeping up with the tradition, it was all due to weak pressing. Left shoulder is weak, fact. 5 weeks left to the comp and the 110kg log target looks in danger.

The Plan is to up the volume for the next two weeks to get some meat on my wee shoulders. Also the leg drive is a bit weak, frequent front squatting may have a part in that, who knows. Will tone it down after couple of weeks. Third change is focus: cant try to build barbell jerks, axle overhead, log and viking at the same time. Log first, everything else as assistance, with more strict pressing, and hopefully some board pressing for tricep strength.

About front squats, i looked back and it did look like i did fair bit of it...

In past 7 days top sets:

sunday - 1x150
monday - 1x160
tuesday - 1x130
thursday - 1x160
saturday - 1x160, 1x165, 3x155

for what its worth, todays session...

OLYMPIC SPORTS GYM

tried to power jerk from the full squat clean hand position, 3 fails with 100 - learning this will have to wait till after the comp. Cleans easy, but just lost with what to do with it once its up.

Axle clean & jerk
full squat clean and some kind of jerk till 95
then power clean & push jerk 95 - tons easier

Empty big log, 97.5 - three fails

axle power jerks from blocks
8x35
5x65
5x85

front squat
5x70
3x110
1x140 - easy enough but didnt have drive to go heavier

viking strict press
3x10x40

Smooth sea never made a good sailor.

LETS GO!
User avatar
JP
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19190
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany

Postby Crash » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:56 pm

Congrats on your triple PB! Strong farmers too. 8)
Demolisher of faces and my enemies beards (no matter where they are located) since 2002.

www.PCRM.org
Click here to help homeless animals.

All truth goes through 3 stages - 1st it's ridiculed. Then it's violently opposed. Finally it's accepted as self-evident.
User avatar
Crash
Active Member
 
Posts: 3318
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:51 pm
Location: U.S.A.

Postby JP » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:21 pm

Thanks Crash :)

Today - well that turned much better than i anticipated...

OLYMPIC SPORTS GYM

Deadlifting with Gaz who pulled a nice clean and crispy 285 out of nowhere

Deadlifts
5x70
3x120
1x170
1x210
1x230
1x245
3x220

245 equals my (really) old pb, happy about it. Was slow throughout but felt like it was never going to fail.

Small log
5x52
5x52
3x72
1x92

Big log
2x97.5
2x97.5

very pleased, failed to nail this on monday.

Strict press with small log
6x52
6x61
10x61

front squats
5x70
1x110
1x150
User avatar
JP
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19190
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany

Postby ralst » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:30 am

Solid session JP, good pulling :) Have you been following any kind of deadlift plan/vague outline lately, or just going by feel?
User avatar
ralst
Active Member
 
Posts: 1220
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:53 am
Location: California

Postby JP » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:01 am

thanks ralst!

[quote="ralst"]Have you been following any kind of deadlift plan/vague outline lately, or just going by feel?


just the radical notion that lifting heavy weights make you stronger.

Rule of thumb, as said by many good lifters:

- not feeling good, go light or not at all
- feeling ok, train hard and heavy
- feeling great, go fucking all out!

detailed plans may work for some, but mostly they dont work as well as going by how you feel.
User avatar
JP
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19190
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany
Top

Postby JP » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:55 pm

Today:

40 mins trail run (gentle)

swimming

hours of spa

cant complain.
User avatar
JP
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19190
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany

Postby Andrewc » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:16 pm

I hope you recover from that brutal spa session!
User avatar
Andrewc
Moderator
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:32 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby JP » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:17 pm

dont know if i did mate :lol: felt a bit weak today.

OLYMPIC SPORTS GYM

cleans for warm up, to 100kg

few single flips with the tyre

medley:
- 2 x 5ish m sandbag carry & load
- 15ish metre 122kg suitcase farmers
- 2 x tyre flip

fucked this one up and time was bad.

Also a bit of a wake up call how tough it is to start the session with a heavy medley. Felt sick afterwards for a good while...

17inch deadlifts
3x70
3x120
3x170
1x220
1x260
fx280
3x260

small log
5x52
3x72
1x92

big log
1x97.5 - ropey
1x102.5 - much better
1x105 - best

cant complain! Frequency works - this was the third time on the log this week. Dont think i have got any stronger, just the pressing line was much better. Need to keep this up for a while.

Arm over arm
12m x 152kg on tyre - too heavy, or rather, was too weak for that. Still, good training since its impossible to know how heavy the arm over arm will be at the comp.
User avatar
JP
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19190
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany

Postby gauze » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:23 pm

have you tried one arm dumbbell presses for the left shoulder?
gauze
Active Member
 
Posts: 731
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:07 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Training Logs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron