Saturday, December 15, 2018

48 kg One Arm Swings 10 x 6/6, Box Pistols , wt pushups, laterals



These went really went. Was rested fresh and un tweaked. Good combo
Wasn't freezing cold either and that's huge
The damn bell is heavy that's for sure but I also didn't have to really focus on my grip to get through and try to maximize power without it opening up
That's progress

One Arm swings
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5
28 kg x 4/4
32 kg x 4/4
36 kg x 4/4
40 kg x 4/4
48 kg x 6/6 x 10
120 reps
12, 720 lbs tonnage
RPE 7

Box Pistols


these went well too.  Left side is really coming along  right side is way higher and I haven't figured out the groove yet either. Looking at the video it seems I am twisting right with the torso when I squat left, I should be twisting left. Perhaps I should hold on with the left arm . Will test it

3 sets of 6/6 off box
1 sets of 4/4 on floor. Leg is strong but rec fem screams! especially left side! Still more work to be done

Wt pushups
bw x 10
53 lbs x 10 x 3 sets

horiz bar feels strong

laterals
3 sets of 10/10 with 15s

BW 171.4
BF 11.4
W 59.9

ruck up tomorrow!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Fast Ruck

 Really solid one yesterday. Tracy went with and without a ruck so all the laps times were fast, lol. Legs were a bit tired at first but able to  keep pace.

45 lb ruck
6 laps
48 min
RPE 6.5

 BW 171.6
BF 13.3



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

24 kg speed swings 8 RPA, 107 and 117 lb press 8 x 3, walking lunges, laterals

Late start today but we got it done. Decent too

24 kg speed swings
15:15
8 RPA
14 min
196 reps
10,388 lbs tonnage
RPE 7.5

pretty strong effort all around.

Standing press
107 x 3 x 5 sets
117 x 3 x 3 sets

these felt heavy and triceps were cooked. wanted to go heavier but this was not easy and didn't even feel decent til the 4th set

walking lunges
3 sets of 40

these actually felt good

laterals
3 x 10/10 with 15s

BW 170.8
BF 13.3

day off tomorrow

New MacV 1 boots in. love em so far

Monday, December 10, 2018

180 lb press: 5 x 2 PR! 44 kg belt squats, floor pushups,laterals



This was unexpected. Especially after the first set where I got the second rep but really had to grind on it. The above is the second set ( which I filmed as I didn't know if there would be a third!) but there was. And a fourth. But the fifth was crazy as I really had a ball busting grind on the first rep and that I was done but then decided 'hey, just go for it' and it was easier and faster than the rep before!

SO much of this is just timing everything PERFECTLY.  When it's this heavy if it's not perfect its a grind. But I can do it now and not miss. Just a few months ago I would have missed at least 4 of the 10 reps I did not being committed to keeping the hips forward at the sticking point. Now I know works but still need stronger glutes in extension.
Perhaps band work thrusters of some kind. Serious.

Standing Press
45 x 5
65 x 3
85 x 3
105 x 3
122 x 3
135 x 2
155 x 1
170 x 1
180 x 2 x 5 sets ALL TIME PR

Never did ONE double with this weight before. Definitely strong enough to do 200 if I time it right
Or maybe even if I dont SO much stronger than when I barely missed 200 months ago.

44 kg belt squat
10, 12, 14 ,16

very close stance and really working knees forward in the bottom plus keeping weight on big toe better

Floor pushups
 45
45
45

not sure if  this is an all time PR but it is a recent one

laterals
3 sets of 8/8 with 15s

BW 171.2
BF 13.1

good day!

45 lb Ruck

Another excellent ruck Sunday. Cool breeze, overcast and just a strong one. Started out a bit tight in the glutes and legs from the workout saturday but by the fourth lap things got loose and I got much faster.

Did 8 or supported squat stretches to loosen things up and that helped. No more calf issues since I switched boots


45 lb ruck
12 laps
8 supported squat stretch holds
1:50 min
RPE 7

Most excellent!


Saturday, December 08, 2018

44 kg One Arm swings 10 x 8/8, box pistols, wt pushups, laterals



A lot better than last week. First, not hungover, and second eights are SO much better than tens  (read :easier ) But reallt decent power out put too
Not my best effort with this weight but solid

One arm swing
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 4/4
28 kg x 4/4
32 kg x 4/4
36 kg x 4/4
44 kg x 8/8 x 10
160 reps
15 , 520 lbs tonnage
RPE 7.5

Box pistols
4 x 5/5

rec fems were tightening up A LOT on each side on each rep! Pistols were solid but the rec fem was cramping!

Parallel bar pushups
bw x 10
53 x 10 x 3

decent. good break for horiz position

Laterals
3 sets of 8/8 with 20s

these felt hard. a bit heavy

BW 170.4
BF 11.4
W 58.9

ruck up tomorrow

Friday, December 07, 2018

Thursday ruck

A good one today. Got a late coffee so I was amped and ready to walk! Nice cool overcast weather always helps too, plus the air is so clean again! Legs felt loose and strong as did lungs.All in all very good

45 lb ruck
6 laps
52 min
RPE 6

BW 170.6
BF 13.1

Oh, BTW just ordered these. Could not help myself :) Don't need 'em, just want 'em

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

24 kg speed swings 13 min 7 RPA, standing press 105 x 3 x 10 , walking lunges, laterals

This actually went easy today. Felt rested, strong and ready to go. Always nice although these instances are further and further apart, at least they still occur :)

 Even got rushed into the start and it went fine

24 kg speed swings
15:15
7 RPA
13 min
182 reps
9646 lbs tonnage
RPE 7

very strong today on all front, power, grip wind, acceleration

Standing press
45
65 x 3
85 x 3
105 x 3 x 10

I like this better. 10 first reps practice is better than 5 or 6 sets

Walking lunges
4 laps of 40 ft

next week add sandbag weight. ready again

Laterals
3 x 10/10 with 15's

best this move has felt in a month

BW 171.6
BF 13.1

datsit it
ruck up tomorrow

Monday, December 03, 2018

175 lb Standing Press 5 x 3 PR!, 40 kg belt squats, floor pushups, laterals



Got all them first shot! It's been a long time since that has happened.The video is the second set, they got better each set after that with the last set truly the best set! This is so dependent of perfect timing of the press into the bar drive, the hip/ glute extension and static hold as you go through the sticking point and then being patient and staying in balance through the lockout. Lots to go wrong and not much leeway to not go off

But I was strong today despite another too busy for optimal recovery weekend

Standing Press
45 x 5
65 x 3
85 x 3
105 x 3
120 x 2
135 x 1
155 x 1
175 x 3 x  5 sets PR!! ( big warmup jumps too)

3 min minimum rest between sets. probably some close to 4 . This helps so much. Vital at these workloads and volume

40 kg belt squat
12, 14, 16, 18

very close stance. strong and rhythmic/ hammies were sore from all the rucking and swings and four straight days of training

Floor pushups
45
45
40

strong

Laterals
3 x 8/8 with 20's

best these have felt in a month

BW 172.2 !!
BF 12.4

1 pm ( three poops later :) )
170.2
11.4

ate a lot yesterday

of much needed day off. very happy with the sets. next week 180 for doubles

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Full ruck



What a beautiful morning. Cool, crisp and slightly overcast. Made to go fast. And, right after a fresh rain so the air is full of O2 and moisture. Perfect.  Had a few interruptions the first 20 min which required slowing down but I made up by going super fast the rest of the two hours. Brought it in right on on time but felt stronger each lap.

45 lb ruck
12 laps
2 hours exactly
RPE 6.25


BW 170.4
BF 10.4
W 69.9

Post bath again but it's great to see those numbers again

Ok tomorrows press is 175 for triples. Will see how many

datsit

Saturday, December 01, 2018

40 kg One Arm Swings 10x10/10, box pistols, wt pushups, laterals



It's a good thing that kettlebell training is " the best thing for a hangover" because i overindulged just a bit last night.
You pick it, you play it, is a favorite saying of mine so I did.

It wasn't that bad but it wasn't fun, especially on todays' big volume workout, lol.
Serves me right

One arm swings
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5
32 kg x 4/4 ( I actually thought we were using this weight today! total mind gap! Have ZERO idea why as we haven't use this weight for sets and reps in years. Could have been the wine
40 kg x 10 x 10/10
200 reps
17,600 lbs tonnage( now that'll knock the alcohol out!)
RPE 8.5-9.0

Didn't help I rucked yesterday, either. Legs were feeling it
No worries though, I lived :)

Box Pistols
4 sets of 6/6

now these were the best ever. Really finding my groove and my rec fems are getting stronger every week

Wt pushups
bw x 10
53 x 10 x 3

strong here too

Laterals
3 x 10/10 with 15s

no problem

BW 168.4
BF 10.4 !!!
W 59.9

wow haven't seen these numbers in forever. I'll take it. Especially the day after :)

Ruck up tomorrow  full two hours!