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Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: beast
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:53:03 pm »
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Christian Coleman, 6.47, jogged at the end. Jesus Christ.

He broke the world record...6.37


I prevent the knee from hitting the ground. Usually I do knee to grass lunges, making sure my knee goes all the way in front of my toes and then I come forward all the way on my toes until it hits the ground. It hurts my knee a lot but I do it anyway.

I was joking... Lol. Not sure what whoever begged me visualized there.

I just do normal lunges. The knee of your back leg hits the ground to complete a full ROM. In the amortization lunges I stop just shy of full ROM, consciously working on amortizing powerfully. It's harder.

Yesterday did tempo work:
2x 300m,150m, 100m, 50m, 20m.

The coach told me to go at 50%, I didn't go that low but definitely
Not nearly as fast as I usually go. I like that. After the 300s were over it got easier, I only walked 100m between those, but walked 250m between the 150s which makes no sense. Should take shorter rest periods next time.

Nutrition & Supplementation / Re: Saturated fat and heart disease
« on: March 23, 2014, 10:04:02 am »
Yea no surprise. Keto though, will be interesting to see cohort studies on that in the future. I doubt keto can be successful long term.

The body is amazing...

Late morning around 11 speed training and bounding.
40m fly, bounding alt standing start 30m, depth jumps from 48" or so, two sets. Second set I did a 60yd dash, timing the first 40 and last 20.

Ran the slowest time I think I may have ever clocked in my life. I didn't feel fast from yesterday, but still, max effort. 5.2s, and 7.23s. WOW. I felt the opposite of explosive. The depth jumps were bad too, I was barely able to jump back up from such a high drop. Legs felt heavy.

For whatever reason at 5pm I realized I felt like sprinting again. Did the same stuff...
Normal times now. 4.82 and 6.88s for the second pair. Not my fastest but I did calves and lines yesterday so I think that's good actually.

Weird how much of a difference there was over 6 hours. Probably due to body temperature maybe. My nervous system also felt weaker in the morning for sure even though I was able to exert max effort.

Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: beast
« on: March 20, 2014, 12:29:53 pm »
Oliver Sacks, a neurologist who wrote one of my favorite nonfiction books (Awakenings) and is one of the best-known doctors in the world - definitely the best-known neurologist - dead lifted 600 pounds in a powerlifting meet as a young man.


Wow that is beast. I've read "Musicophilia," but now I want to read his other works definitely.

Squatted 620 at 190.

I prevent the knee from hitting the ground. Usually I do knee to grass lunges, making sure my knee goes all the way in front of my toes and then I come forward all the way on my toes until it hits the ground. It hurts my knee a lot but I do it anyway.

Yea man, let's do it. Next week is my last week here.

Lunges update:
90s amortizations today, last time I did this maybe 1 wk ago. Def struggled to use speed in the amortization and prevent knee from hitting ground. But today was much much easier, huge improvement, hands getting tired by 2nd set though.

Cleans update:

Felt like doing them. Pressed 155 in the air without pressing overhead in a while.
Cleaned 185 5 times. Had a lot of speed for sure. Felt like I could do 225 again today.
It just doesn't feel like I'm hitting my legs that hard... That's why I never enjoyed training this regularly, but I'm also not going into a deep squat so that's why I feel that way too. Single legged deadlifts definitely help with this.

Got to 90s on single legged deadlifts, 2x5. Definitely could do another set but tomorrow I need to sprint so don't want glutes to be too sore. Felt just as easy as 85s a couple weeks ago, except front foot stabilization a little tough, but not really because I can do all 5 reps without having to readjust.

All time PR. Planning to be very conservative with my strength training now. Planning on staying with the same weight for at least a month at a time, then adding 5-10lbs. Maybe 2 months. Haven't improved much on any lift except this one since the summer. But I'm running better for sure. Time for spring to come and jumping more
Often. Done with the snow.

Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: funny / horrible training videos
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:39:16 pm »
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Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: beast
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:02:15 pm »

You'll never guess how much triathlete Alex Viada squats.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:45:52 am »
october?!?! jesus.

impressive. i've never been able to go that long.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:43:57 am »

3. The explosive stuff (DJs, bounds, etc) programs your neural and musculature circuits differently. Your body gravitates from being comfortable in a squat motion to being comfortable and therefore more efficient in another (jumping,  running, whatever)

With that said I have also noticed this weird conundrum with myself. I train a strength block and add say 20-30lbs to my squat and its now 300lbs (vert doesnt go up much or at all, we'll say it stays at 30" for comparison sake). I take up a explosive block and my vert shoots up a few inches, and squat strength goes down. Now, funny part, I go to another strength block...I can't do 300lbs so I go down to 275. Work my way up to 320 or whatever and my vert stays where it was after the explosion block and doesn't decrease while I cut back on reactive stuff. So it keeps going up faster than my weights are. This has happened twice now. Just my experience but still a thought worth considering.

Reason 3, exactly how I feel.

I've had similar experiences squatting. Except, the stepwise increase in vert hasn't been as smooth as predicted. It has happened a little though. It's amazing how much "strength" I "lost" if I stopped squatting for a week. If I didn't do any plyos, I wouldn't lose strength, I would gain strength. But if I decided to do bounding and sprinting, I would immediately lose strength. My legs started to feel comfortable expressing strength in more of a quarter or half squat position as they do in the amortization phase of sprints and bounding, but not in a deep squat position.

The thing is, jumping and sprinting will affect negatively the squat, which can negatively affect jumping and sprinting if you try to do both within the same block.

The stepwise process is thus probably best, because I haven't figured out how to gain strength and explosiveness in the same block yet but I thought I did once. But, i'm still working on it.

cool, maybe i'll try that. i like my single legged raises though, i like to focus on one at a time.

The best calf soreness I have EVER had was after doing step-ups. The leg that was going backwards to be put on the floor off the platform was getting A TON of calf load, more than in a calf raise, apparently.

I wouldn't think that would be likely, but ill take your word for it.

I experienced soreness today for the first time, by taking much shorter rest periods in between my raises, without supersetting so many exercises in between. I probably took 5 min rest previously. This time a minute maybe.

Finally dips 90x7, almost did an 8th rep but got stuck in the middle. Took so long to pr here.

Back to doing 4 reps with 100lb DBs on lunges.

Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: beast
« on: February 09, 2014, 08:27:28 pm »
He said that if he hadn't lifted, his vertical might be 16 inches lower . . . so he consiers his lifting to have contributed greatly to his vertical.

He gave me these stats:
Front squat max: 315lbs
Clean: 275lbs at bw 170
Snatch: 195lbs but catching it standing

Bounding for 7 years.

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