Monday, January 22, 2018

155 lb Military Press 5x5 ( tie pr),36 kg belt squat,floor pushups, crawls, side delt

This went really really really well. I felt strong and confident the entire time, even after yesterday's slow. Got a lot of sleep last night and felt solid all day. Took my supplements yesterday too, which I normally do not do.
I decided that if I need any help from the adaptogens every week it's on Saturday and Monday so why am I skipping Sunday. No more. I'll take another day off to get a break, probably thursday and keep saturday off as well

Warmups went well and I ended up taking some big jumps. The key thing for me now is having that trigger to pull, that simultaneous lat/glute flex to launch the bar. Game changer for me for sure. That also gave me a lot of confidence, especially as I fatigued.

Military press
45 x 5
65 x 5
85 x 5
115 x 3 ( new jump)
135 x 3 ( new jump
155 x 5x5 ( BIG jump!)

First set was a bit of a shock only because I didn't quite take it seriously enough and get UBER tight on the walkout. Fixed that fast. Also have to work on staying back on the descents after the first rep so as not to have to make an extra re set move. see if it works.

also timing on lockout and NOT to push my chest out too early, that really pushes the bar forward right when I need it to go back

Belt squat
36 kg x 16, 18, 20 ,20

tweaked my right QL today( thank goodness not my sacrum again in a weird way! ) wore my regular shoes too. Just rounded a bit ( that never used to matter at all) and felt the ql spas a but then ok. Might have to switch leg exercises here now. got to think about it

it's a message I think

Floor pushups

this was hard but doable. Again creatine on the day before this day makes sense

3 sets of 70 ft

the easiest and fastest these have been

a good day

side laterals
1 x 15 with 15
2 x 10 with 20

strong here too

BW 168.4
BF 12.9
W 56.1

strange here, didn't drink and not much carbs or food yesterday. perhaps the creatine

no worries feel great


Saturday, January 20, 2018

48 kg One Arm Swings 10x5/5, hacks, wt pushups, rear delts

Without a doubt the strongest, easiest and most powerful I have handled this weight for a workout. It just felt like the 36 or 40kg. I spent time last night really visualizing how I wanted this to move and feel and it worked well. I really tried to accelerate it more than usual especially on the back swing.  It didn't pull me off balance at all.

This was great and at the end of the workout it felt like we hardly had done anything!

One arm swing
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5
28 kg x 5/5
32 kg x 5/5
36 kg x 5/5
40 kg x 5/5
48 kg x 5/5 x 10
100 reps
10,600 lbs


Barbell Hacks
65 x 8
95 x 7
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5

Wt Pushups
bw x 12
53 x 12 x 3 
hard a bit today ?

Rear delts
3 sets of 12 with 20

BW 166.7!
BF 10.8
W 58.3

nice. no idea why

really still loving the shilajit. can really feel the difference. It feels "right"

heres to a strong ruck


Thursday, January 18, 2018

45 lb Tannicus ruck

Wore the Danners today and they did great. 95+%, right dorsi flexion still a wee bit tight but nothing compared to before. These are going to work and otherwise are super comfortable.

Overcast and cool, perfect weather and I was loose and fast from the start. Energy was very high right before and I wasn't even hungry or hurried to get back to eat. Just solid.

Each lap got faster and my legs never tightened up. Ruck felt light

45 lb ruck
6 laps
5th lap 7:26

52 minutes

very solid. body feels great. Sacrum has released and all is well.

BW 167.4
BF 13
W 56.3


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

24 kg Speed swings 10 RPA 12 min, 120 Lb Military press 10x3,walking lunges, arm casts side delts

This was a BIG wakeup call. Going back to 10 reps per arm per 15 kicked my ASS! Cardio WAAAAY tougher. And it's all about speed. No the all the reps weren't as poweful but there was much more eccentric overload,, not as high but way faster on both sides AND my breath was seriously challenged . Did a lot of double breathing ! Not fun at all but it's what I need and I know it.
Gotta do it. Embrace the Suck indeed

24 kg Speed Swings
15:15 x 10 RPA
12 min
240 reps
12,773 lbs

Going to come back to this slowly. Next week 13 min then 14 then 15. then start back at 12 and make 2 min jumps
Let myself adapt

Military press
45 x 5
65 x 3
85 x 2
105 x 2
120 x 3 x 10 sets

GREAT after the first two sets. was hard to transition from swings to this at first but once i got warm it was great. Able to really play with the technique and a 'lighter' approach to the bar as it felt easy. I go you go pace

Walking lunges
3 laps of 40 steps

this help re set my tailbone which was a little wonky after those too deep belt squats.

Arm casts
3 sets of 8/8 with 25

3 sets of 10 with 15 light,
done very strictly and slow

BW 168.2
BF 12.3
W 56.3

1 pm
BW 167.4
BF 10.3
W 58

ruck up tomorrow


Monday, January 15, 2018

Military Press 145 x 5x5,32 kg belt squat, floor pushups, crawls,rear delts

This went very well.  Went back to what I was doing before plus a few minor changes:
1) slightly wider grip ( one inch)

2) Risto boot instead of Innov8 with slightly higher heel

3) after walkout/setup flex  lats as well as glutes prior to launch ( this really helped)

really good bar speed off chest and into lockout. I think the wider grip helped across the board- off the chest and at lockout- especially using the lats more

Next week at 155 will be the tell

Military press
45 x 5
65 x 5
85 x 4
105 x 3
120 x 3
135 x 2
145 x 5 x 5

32 kg belt squat ( also using risto boot)
4 sets of 20 the higher heels definitely gets me lower. ack :)

Floor pushups

well this was hard ,lol. take a few weeks off the schedule and this is what happens!

50 ft
60 ft
70 ft

these were hard today

rear delts
3 sets of 12 with 20

BW 167.6
BF 12.1
W 56.7

off tomorrow glad to be back to the old schedule. feels right


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Slow to fast ruck

Just as the title states this ruck started out slow and hard and finished up fast and strong. Wasn't tired per se starting out but legs were heavy and slow. Nice and cool and foggy just how I like it. Let me myself warm up slowly and I did. By lap SEVEN I was good to go and the rest finished strong. Nice to feel better at the end than the beginning

50 lb Ruck
12 laps
11 iso squats
1:53 min

no timed laps

BW 167.4 !
BF 11.5
W 57.2

back to 5x5 in the press tomorrow. can't wait :)


Saturday, January 13, 2018

44 kg One Arm Swings 10x8/8, barbell hacks,wt pushups, side delts

I wish every workout felt this good. Slept SO WELL last night I almost couldn't believe it. THAT'S how one is supposed to feel everymorning. Unbelievable. I generally sleep very well, but this, well, this was amazing

The older I get the more I appreciate the energizing and healing power of deep sleep

Everything felt light, strong and powerfully. Barely broke a sweat even though we were going fast. Can't remember feeling this good on a weight of this size. It felt like a 40kg on a good day.

One arm swings
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5
28 kg x 5/5
32 kg x 4/4
36 kg x 4/4
44 kg x 8/8 x 10
160 swings
15,520 lbs

most excellent

65 x 8
95 x 7
135 x 5
155 x 5
165 x 5

bigger jumps felt solid.  going to keep the top two sets at 5 reps and  keep the weight higher. this will be my pre SFL DL training until the last month prior when I'll go back to real deadlifts- just using a heel this time

Wt pushups
bw x 12
53 x 12 x 3


side delts
15 x 12
20 x 10 x 3

strong too, go figure!

BW 167.6
BF 10.6
W 58  ( post bath)

hope the ruck feels this good tomorrow

BTW my new favorite adaptogen Shilajit Been using it for two weeks and I can really feel the difference in overall energy.