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Postby buzz » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:56 pm

105 = bw overhead! :) Numbers creeping back up man, nice one.
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Postby Jonathan » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:59 pm

Very solid Joni - well done!
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Postby JP » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:06 pm

Cheers mofos! Still 25kg behind my all time best :D Hoping to get back to about 120ish before my comp in the end of july, that should do it.

slowly, slowly...

OLYMPIC SPORTS GYM

Today, a monster session with crews from Catts, Sugden, Dungeon and home crew of Olympics + two new lads.

For me it was highs and lows. Tendon complained after the deadlifts, and it looked like i cant do anything after that, so that was a bit of a downer. But got some work in which lifted the spirits a bit.

Vertical jump showdown to increasing height as a warmup, me vs. Millsy - got owned!

Deadlift
5x60
3x100
3x140
1x180
1x200
2x220

tendon not happy.

Tyre flip singles - maybe 5.

tendon not happy.

some dragging.

And then 112kg farmer duck walk carry for 20m + fucking heavy drag medley, which was solid conditioning work.

tendon now a bit better.

Stone was there, calling to be lifted to the 68.5 inch platform.

fx90 without tacky
1x90 with tacky

Sandbag carry, 70ish meters

and some other sandbag work.
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Postby JP » Sat May 02, 2009 12:06 pm

Dungeon session today was like a gathering of battared guys :D

Thursdays big session was still felt, but we all got some good work in nevertheless.

DUNGEON

IFSA log
1x70
2x70
1x70
1x80
1x90
1x95

they were all pretty shit to be honest :) Nothing was firing properly.

front squats
5x20
5x70
3x100
1x120
1x140
1x150
2x160 - PB - bring it on!
fx170 - for a moment i thought i had it!

rack pulls 19-20 inch
5x70
3x110 - hard lol! not promising...
2x150
1x190
1x220
1x240
fx260
5x220
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Postby gauze » Sat May 02, 2009 5:38 pm

how do you do your vertical leap? onto a platform or straight leg, touch a marker?
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Postby JP » Sun May 03, 2009 6:36 pm

[quote="gauze"]how do you do your vertical leap? onto a platform or straight leg, touch a marker?


just jump on boxes mate. or stairs, or what ever is at hand :D

So its not a real vertical jump in that sense. Should do the marker ones one day as well to get a measurement. I know for a fact that i am not as good jumper as some guys who i leave behind simply because i am fairly flexible in the hip area and pull my legs up fast to gain height.

Today:

1hr walk + 15 min interval running in a park
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Postby tal » Mon May 04, 2009 2:52 am

Nice work JP! Glad to see the recovery is progressing well and some very nice numbers.

We are expecting big things from you at VFW :)
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Postby Clem Snide » Mon May 04, 2009 12:05 pm

[quote="JP"]
2x160 - PB - bring it on!


A PB already? Where's the fanare? Or are front squats not very important for strongmen?
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Postby JP » Mon May 04, 2009 4:51 pm

Thanks Talyn - i am really looking forward to it already :D

Obviously as it stands i cant take part into the powerlifting comp, but perhaps instead of squat i could front squat, and instead of bench i could overhead lift :D

[quote="Clem Snide"][quote="JP"]
2x160 - PB - bring it on!


A PB already? Where's the fanare? Or are front squats not very important for strongmen?


VERY IMPORTANT :D

Just being modest mate :lol:

but to be honest, i was over the fucking moon!!!

Back into the graft today, wee session with .flux.

OLYMPIC SPORTS GYM

Not recovered from saturday, when i was not recovered from thursday, so was not sure what to do.

When in doubt, front squat.

And followed Mark Cleggs detailed scientific routine of:

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Feel Shit - Take it easy
Feel Good - Train Hard
Feel Hardcore - Train your Bollox Off !!!!!!!


and went light.

Front squat
5x60
5x90
2x110
2x115
2x120
2x125
2x130
2x110

farmers
3 x 60m x 52

sandbag work
few x pick up, run 4m and load to platform.

Tried couple techniques and i think i have my favourite.

Timed one of the runs, 7 seconds. Something to improve on.
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Postby Clem Snide » Mon May 04, 2009 9:58 pm

[quote="JP"]

[quote="Clem Snide"][quote="JP"]
2x160 - PB - bring it on!


A PB already? Where's the fanare? Or are front squats not very important for strongmen?


VERY IMPORTANT :D

Just being modest mate :lol:

but to be honest, i was over the fucking moon!!!


Nice work. Celebrate with ice cream, the food of strongmen.
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Postby gauze » Tue May 05, 2009 4:43 pm

I get some of my best workouts when I feel like horseshit. I think it's mainly mental.
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Postby JP » Tue May 05, 2009 6:26 pm

i hope i get a great one tomorrow - big session coming up!

Somehow managed to inflame rotator cuff, or rear delt, or something in there, so no pressing this week. Painful when i raise the arm. Dont even know where i hurt it so i will blame some random thing, like using the computer at work.

SUGDEN CENTRE

10 mins cross trainer full fucking blast

i miss cardio, should make time for it since i seem to enjoy it

gunz

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1hr yoga, tons of spinal twists and pelvis/hip area stretches.
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Postby Crash » Tue May 05, 2009 8:40 pm

[quote="JP"]front squats
2x160 - PB - bring it on!

Congratulations on the PB! 8)

[quote="JP"]rack pulls 19-20 inch
5x70
3x110 - hard lol! not promising...
2x150
1x190
1x220
1x240
fx260
5x220

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Postby gauze » Wed May 06, 2009 6:19 pm

i told you JP - indian clubs! westside bb are big advocates too.
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Postby JP » Wed May 06, 2009 7:38 pm

aye, tho now when its hurt its a bit too late :D Just need to let it rest and calm down.

Should keep on doing the cuff work with the bands i have with me to the gym every day :D I do use them once in a while tho even if i am not logging it...

Today, good session with Milsy, Smalls and BigSam at the infamous

OLYMPIC SPORTS GYM

Deadlifts
5x70
5x110
3x150
"shit, i think i needed to do some platform pulls"
Standing on a platform:
1x150
1x180
1x200
1x210 - happy.
from floor:
3x200

front squat
5x60
5x90
3x110
1x130
1x150

Tyre flip
couple singles, then a set of 5 flips. Not solid.

Some sandbag loading work and a half hearted attempt at a farmers hold with the 112kg suitcases.

Solid session nevertheless!
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