Sunday, September 22, 2013

I've Been a Bad Blogger

I am sorry that I haven't been keeping this up to date on my training. Though, perhaps, it may be best that I start doing a once a week post instead of posting every time that I train. I say this because my posts are, as a general rule, becoming shorter since I have less interesting things to talk about. I don't have all the interactions that I used to at the gym and what have you. So, I may start posting less often unless I have something really interesting to talk about.

Anyway, that bit of rambling is out of the way now. I had a bit of fun when I did my cleans this week, though. I dropped the bar with 100 lbs on it, and almost all the weight landed on one of my thighs. I'm fine, though. It hurt like hell, and we had to use some Voodoo Tape on it immediately, but I didn't even bruise. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish my cleans for the day, though.

There's also something that you may have already read on my husbands Facebook page, or not. We are going to be trying to find me an Olympic Coach. In the meantime, though, there is some programming from an Olympic lifter with LBEB that I'm going to be starting. Next week I'll just be working on finding out what my 1 rep maxes are for the lifts so that I can properly do the programming. Much of it goes off of percentages of what my maxes are.

I also did a behind the neck Jerk for the first time. It was a lot easier then I thought it would be. I figured I would flame out on it pretty quickly, but after watching Liu Xiao Xiang what I needed to do for it clicked. He doesn't go into a split stance like most weightlifters when he does the clean and jerk, so it was more obvious what he was doing.

Well, I think that's about all I have to talk about for the moment. So I'm going to post the numbers now. Thank you all for reading! As always, it's appreciated.

Squats: 135x7x2

Deadlifts: 175x6x3

Barbell Bicep Curls: 45x5x3

Snatch: 65x2x4

Cleans: 100x3x2

Klokov Presses: 80x3x3

Deadlift: 265x1x1

Jerk: 105x1x1

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Couple Days

So, somewhere along the lines I forgot to make a post for what I did on the 12th. So this post will be including two days worth of training again. This past week I thought was a deload will, but it's been a Volume week. Next week we get to deload a bit. So that will be a nice change of pace.

Anyway, there's not a whole lot to talk about. I did some thing that surprised me a bit. Some of my lifts are stronger then I thought they would have been. Since there isn't much to talk about, and I'm currently thinking about doing nothing more then passing out, I'm just going to keep it short.

I will say that my dead lifts are suppose to be a 5 rep max. They way you warm up for this, though, on our current training is that everything you do up to your 5 rep max are all 5 reps. I was able to do 245 for 2 reps this way. So between the way you warm up, and the fact that our bar is a bit heavier then the one we used at the gym, I just couldn't pull what I normally would. I'm disappointed about that, but it will get better.

Anyway, here are the numbers.



Sumo Stand Romanian Deadlifts:

Car Push:
5 times for 90 second intervals. I don't know how far I pushed it exactly, but I pushed it as far as I could in that time.

Box Jumps:
3 sets of 10

Sandbag Squats:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Event Day and More!

I have a couple of days to post for. I would have posted before now, but there was a hiccup in the internet that sort of interfered with the wireless on my desktop. It's all better now, though! So, I'll be talking a bit about the fun we've had over the past couple of training days.

This week is a all about volume! So it's a lot of stuff at high reps. Before that, though, on Saturday I had to do more stuff with the sandbag and what have you. Everything that we did that day was timed, though, so we could only do so much at our max weight.

So, the sandbag work and such was fun. We also scored a couple metal 45 lbs plates for fairly cheap. Well, a heck of a lot cheaper then you would be able to get them for new. I guess there isn't much to talk about aside from explaining what one of the things I did on Saturday consisted of.

I had to do something called bar walkouts. This is where you just stand with the bar on your shoulder for a set amount of time and increase the weight until you reach your max. It sounds a lot easier then it is. To me it's easier to squat 200 pounds then it is to just stand with it for half a minute.

Everything else I did was pretty straight forward I think. The sand bag to shoulder was where I had to pick it up off the ground and bring it up to my shoulder, alternating between them. That was pretty fun, though I did a little worse on it this time then I did last time I think.

Right, so on to the numbers. I was suppose to do decline bench for one of them, but we don't have a decline so I just did a normal bench. Oh, and I was suppose to do Farmers Deads for time, but since we don't have farmers handles I had to do regular deadlifts for time. I did the two sets at different numbers because I thought I would get more reps if I dropped from the 225. I didn't get more, but it was probably still the best call.

Anyway, on to the numbers now!!!

Bar Walkouts:
312.5 for 30 seconds.

Timed Deadlifts for 1 minute intervals:

Sandbag to Shoulder for 1 minute intervals:

Overhead Press:

Close Grip Bench:

Seated Overhead Press:

Bench Press:

*Note: I was suppose to do eight on those. However, instead of posting the next one down that I did reach eight on, I decided that I would just post the final set. I got very close to reaching the 8th rep on both of the overhead presses, and I'm still proud of getting that many reps for those weights, even if it wasn't the full eight that I was suppose to do.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Different Day, Different Lifts

I had even more fun training this my training yesterday. I even tried a proper Snatch, thought that didn't go very well. It's a very technical move and is almost assuredly going to require that I have a coach to learn it properly. Even though I did it wrong, though, it was fun.

There are a few things we'll still need to go to the gym for until we have all the plates and equipment we need, but it wont be long before we can just cancel the membership and do everything from home. Though, there are things that we'll have to find a new locations for if we want to do them properly, mostly the sandbag carries since our yard just isn't big enough for it.

Well, there isn't much more to talk about. I have some mobilization that I need to do on my IT bands and such, but I'm chugging along with that work. My back is much better then it was when I started pushing heavy weight. Still, there's a lot of work to do.

Anyway, here are my numbers. Thank you all for reading.

Muscle Snatches: 75x2x6
Hang Cleans: 90x5x5
Weighted Goodmornings: 95x5x3

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fun With Training

Alright, so I have a few days to tell you all about. Saturday I did a 100 pound sandbag carry for 500 meters. We were suppose to do the car push as well, but the celebration of our anniversary and my birthday sort of held it up. It was also sweltering hot, so that may have played a small roll in that being cut short. It will happen next time though. Nothing will keep me from doing the car push the next day that I'm suppose to.

I have had a bunch of PR's this week, so I'm pretty happy about that! Most of them have been 10 pound records, but some have only been five pound. One wasn't a PR at all, but that's okay. Most of my lifts have increased, so I'm happy about that.

There isn't a lot to talk about, though. I'm still very much enjoying training at home. It's just superior to having to go to a gym and rush through our session because the daycare will only watch my son for two hours. It's still good to give yourself a time frame, though, so that you don't take longer then you really need to.

Well, to the numbers now! Thank you all for reading!

Bench: 120x5x1
Push Press: 90x5x1
Lat Pull Downs: 150

Front Squats: 135x5x1
Snatchgrip Deadlifts: 215x5x1
Sit Ups: 100