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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2015, 03:07:07 am »
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Squats look goooood to me

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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2015, 04:18:19 am »
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No expert here but it looks like you could control the eccentric speed a little more, you are going too fast.
I had the same problem in the past, lance gave me the solution of starting slow and then accelerating.
Very nice looking squat overall.
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2015, 12:14:08 pm »
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agreed, squats look pretty good. bordering on a little high for powerlifting purposes but you're not trying to be a powerlifter so whatever. what kind of shoes are you wearing?
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2015, 07:51:59 pm »
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what does "good" nutrition mean?
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2015, 11:08:16 pm »
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dec.18,2015

nutrition

good

training

evening:

squat 3x5 - 170lbs -- felt easy (attached video for form check)
overhead press 3x5 - 60lbs -- good
deadlift 1x5 - 175lbs -- decent
seated calf raises 3x10 - 90lbs -- held at bottom and top for 3sec
leg curls 2x15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fTdCM1r1DA

looking good! you may want to get a bit more air in you before you descend, it'll give you a stronger base at the bottom, which is where you probably need it the most.

here's an example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x474y3tab8

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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2015, 01:35:35 pm »
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did not understand your question in my journal about being explosive in the rep on the concentric portion (i.e. on the way up). what were you asking?
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2015, 11:39:29 pm »
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puke more! get all that nasty ish out! hah

in all seriousness, try decreasing milk/chocolate/acidic/citrus related stuff pre-workout.
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2015, 12:45:30 am »
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ah, good question. well, it depends on what your goal is for the set. that's a near-max lift, i'm just trying to lift it as explosively as i can because if i'd gone slower i'd have failed. if i'm doing a set for 5+ reps i'm not trying to drive the bar off the top of my shoulders with each rep, i'm trying to make it to the end of the set. so each rep is done as smoothly as possible and under control. here is an example from 3+ years ago*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMx2gx0EvWc. i'm dive bombing a few of those reps but generally they're not bad.

that said, purposefully taking 3 seconds to complete the concentric part of a heavy squat seems frankly dangerous to me because of the difficulty of maintaining a stable core throughout the lift. don't listen to that dude.

*you can see how little progress i've made on my squat since then, smh. if i had known at the outset that it would take years and years to reach my goal i would have done things very differently. for one, i would have done what we've all told you to do: spend some time just getting stronger and not worrying about bells and whistles.
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2015, 01:40:34 am »
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I would argue that slower controlled lifting is good for increasing time under tension when hypertrophy is the goal and also allows for better form control

However, for the most part if athletic performance improvement is the goal, I would say after the proper form and technique has been mastered, to perform the eccentric controlled, but reverse the weight back up and EXPLODE through the concentric as fast as possible.  This Compensatory Acceleration Training aspect helps with improving RFD on top of the obvious maximal strength gains and is also less draining on the CNS due to less time under tension with heavy loads.  Also carrys over to sports movements better

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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2015, 10:08:47 am »
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eh, the specific carryover from squatting to sports is pretty limited. there are better ways to add time under tension than consciously counting off the duration of the concentric, you're getting into superslow training there and that shit has been pretty thoroughly debunked. and there are better ways to work on RFD than moderate-weight, moderate-rep squats. tooslow is novice enough to still just be able to get everything he can out of simply squatting down and up with as good form as possible, and leaving any other thought about it to when he's stronger.

just lift, brah.
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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2016, 08:33:58 pm »
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update:

season started this weekend. it feels good when people tell me that I'm a lot faster than before! the game was going super well, I got a header for a 1-0 lead in the first 45.. however, second half I went in loosely for a tackle and sprained my knee... we ended up losing 5-1. hit 225x1 in the squat last week at a bw of 155 (it dropped without me knowing.. a result of training hard and eating pretty clean). going to take at least this week off to recover.

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Re: a teenager's attempt for explosiveness
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2016, 09:08:03 pm »
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update:

season started this weekend. it feels good when people tell me that I'm a lot faster than before! the game was going super well, I got a header for a 1-0 lead in the first 45.. however, second half I went in loosely for a tackle and sprained my knee... we ended up losing 5-1. hit 225x1 in the squat last week at a bw of 155 (it dropped without me knowing.. a result of training hard and eating pretty clean). going to take at least this week off to recover.

good and bad news.. sucks about the knee man. heal up.

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The Journey Towards a Scholarship
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2016, 02:10:07 pm »
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Went to the physiotherapist today. She said it's a MCL sprain. I told her I had a very important tournament/showcase coming up and she said it's not 100% likely I will be able to play but it is possible. I am allowed however, to deadlift.

Also, you probably noticed I changed my journal name. I had a rude awakening that I'm not too far from college... every training session is important from now till then. I also realized the previous title didn't really mean anything... for me, atleast. I think seeing this new title will motivate me because it'll remind me of my end-goal.

I have two years to make my dream a reality.

 

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Re: The Journey Towards a Scholarship
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2016, 03:15:45 pm »
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go get it.
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Re: The Journey Towards a Scholarship
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2016, 02:13:37 am »
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TODAY

Rehab:

-swiss ball leg curls [2x20]
-single-leg RDL [2x10]

Lifting:

-bench press [105x5]
-dumbbell row [R:50x8,8; 45x8] [L:50x(6,2),(4,4); 45x8]
-dumbbell shoulder press [35x5,5]
-lower trap activation [3x12] / Y-W-T [3x30s]
-bicep curls