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Re: acole14's journal
« Reply #1350 on: June 02, 2018, 07:35:26 am »
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I think it was like mid september last year.

We'll say on or before Oct 1st to show vertical gains (or losses  ;D )
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« Reply #1351 on: June 02, 2018, 06:16:15 pm »
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better not be any losses......... lmao.

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« Reply #1352 on: August 18, 2018, 08:12:02 am »
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I'm still mostly doing my plan from a few posts ago, but sprints and jump practice have been hard to come by. I've had a hell of a time trying to get the athletics track a mere five min away open on the weekends. It's a long story, but I may get somewhere with it soon (got a local councillor on my side, but it seems to be pin-balling around lots of departments and there's a lease agreement involved). It's very hard to get jumping in without a track at the moment. My home-made vertec experiment has just been a disaster because my backyard isn't very level and it's also a wind-tunnel. The gym isn't really very jump-friendly now either as I have to go during busy times (7:30-8:30PM). Same for sprinting - I'd love to be doing more of it as I feel better when I'm consistently running, and fitter too.

The only change to the weights side is that I'm doing more front squatting instead of RDLs, mostly because my squat started stalling a bit (that's also because I'm getting smashed by work and had a few weeks completely scuttled). This is probably the best style of training for me atm with life being fairly busy (I couldn't imagine training for or playing a competitive sport right now). I'm handling the current volume pretty well and throwing in some volume front squats has helped with quad/mid-back strength too (I rarely got quad or midback soreness doing the very hip/glute-dominant slow ATG squats I filmed a few months ago). So basically, a lot of squatting in addition to sporadic jumping and accessory stuff. As the weather gets better, I can do more outdoor backyard SVJs, and I'm switching gyms to a much bigger setup, which should allow me to jump more (I hope). More than anything, consistent access to good jumping spots has been my biggest nemesis.

I made this the other day from a Dragon Ball Super episode I saw on yt. Hehe:


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« Reply #1353 on: September 23, 2018, 07:36:59 am »
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Front squatting has really helped a lot (no surprise I guess). I got 130kgs x 5 last session. Been getting a few more jumps in as well, still hard. I just wait until the smaller room at the gym is free and try and hit the roof  :ninja:. Bits of a session from yesterday:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsg_aziJYk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsg_aziJYk</a>

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Re: acole14's journal
« Reply #1354 on: September 23, 2018, 07:43:51 am »
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Video blocked from WMG on "copyright grounds".

130x5 FS is good though!
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« Reply #1355 on: September 23, 2018, 09:45:10 am »
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Video blocked from WMG on "copyright grounds".

130x5 FS is good though!

Lol. It picked up the song being played over the gym speakers. As if the music isn't awful enough on its own, now it's blocking my videos  :huh:. I erased the audio, it should be fixed soon.

Oh and I should have said 130kgs x 5 for back squat, not front. I wish I could hit 130 x 5 FS. I've just been doing 3x10 at 70-80kgs, that's plenty for my wrists atm.

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Re: acole14's journal
« Reply #1356 on: September 23, 2018, 11:20:17 am »
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Front squatting has really helped a lot (no surprise I guess). I got 130kgs x 5 last session. Been getting a few more jumps in as well, still hard. I just wait until the smaller room at the gym is free and try and hit the roof  :ninja:. Bits of a session from yesterday:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsg_aziJYk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsg_aziJYk</a>

damn those SVJ's are looking GOOD.

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« Reply #1357 on: September 23, 2018, 11:22:04 am »
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Video blocked from WMG on "copyright grounds".

130x5 FS is good though!

Lol. It picked up the song being played over the gym speakers. As if the music isn't awful enough on its own, now it's blocking my videos  :huh:. I erased the audio, it should be fixed soon.

Oh and I should have said 130kgs x 5 for back squat, not front. I wish I could hit 130 x 5 FS. I've just been doing 3x10 at 70-80kgs, that's plenty for my wrists atm.

yea your text was misleading, made sense when i watched the vid tho.. :D

i really loved front squats as well, just made my upper back feel to achy once i started getting good with them. probably should have stuck with them though (at the time). definitely felt a good boost in my quad power when FSQ'n.

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« Reply #1358 on: September 23, 2018, 11:17:57 pm »
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« Reply #1359 on: September 24, 2018, 01:25:31 am »
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Video blocked from WMG on "copyright grounds".

130x5 FS is good though!

Lol. It picked up the song being played over the gym speakers. As if the music isn't awful enough on its own, now it's blocking my videos  :huh:. I erased the audio, it should be fixed soon.

Oh and I should have said 130kgs x 5 for back squat, not front. I wish I could hit 130 x 5 FS. I've just been doing 3x10 at 70-80kgs, that's plenty for my wrists atm.

damn those SVJ's are looking GOOD.

yea your text was misleading, made sense when i watched the vid tho.. :D

i really loved front squats as well, just made my upper back feel to achy once i started getting good with them. probably should have stuck with them though (at the time). definitely felt a good boost in my quad power when FSQ'n.

Thanks mate! Haha yeah, I hate making those mistakes. Very late when I posted that.

Yeah, when I was training with aths squad, we did front squatting over winter. That, plus a lot of paused squat jumps, had me jumping really well even with no especially heavy weights lifted (max ~80-85 kgs x 10 from memory).

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« Reply #1360 on: September 24, 2018, 01:38:32 am »
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Nice squats. Keep up the great work! Have you experimented with your elbow position on the squat rack? Textbook form has them lower but if you've found higher works better that's fair.
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« Reply #1361 on: September 24, 2018, 04:54:56 am »
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Nice squats. Keep up the great work! Have you experimented with your elbow position on the squat rack? Textbook form has them lower but if you've found higher works better that's fair.

Thanks mate! Yeah I have noticed that during the years and it's definitely not textbook. I find that without the elbows a bit higher, I can't get enough of a 'shelf' for it to be comfortable, but I'll keep playing around with it. The best squatters seem to have them pointing straight down.

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« Reply #1362 on: October 02, 2018, 06:49:35 pm »
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Last time I checked I was at 22-23in svj. So I lost about 1-2 inches of vertical jump over the last year. Couldnt really train the last 3 weeks because of tendinitis.
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« Reply #1363 on: October 06, 2018, 11:29:50 pm »
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Last time I checked I was at 22-23in svj. So I lost about 1-2 inches of vertical jump over the last year. Couldnt really train the last 3 weeks because of tendinitis.

Ah that's too bad mate. I'm away at the moment with limited wifi access so haven't responded, but I had a massive testing fail anyway. Went down to the courts early but I forgot it was school holidays - it was swarming rather than the typical 0-1 other players at that time. I ended up playing about 100 1v1 games with some 12yo kids :huh: Too crowded to really test svj properly and couldn't film, but I got some good ~35'' dsvjs once i got warmed up. So definitely not close to 37'' svj anyway.

I'm going to keep training like this at least until the end of the year as I'm only really hitting my stride now. I'm also planning on getting to the court once a week before work if possible. So if you want, keep it up and we'll see where we're at Dec 31st.

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« Reply #1364 on: October 07, 2018, 11:13:16 am »
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Last time I checked I was at 22-23in svj. So I lost about 1-2 inches of vertical jump over the last year. Couldnt really train the last 3 weeks because of tendinitis.

Ah that's too bad mate. I'm away at the moment with limited wifi access so haven't responded, but I had a massive testing fail anyway. Went down to the courts early but I forgot it was school holidays - it was swarming rather than the typical 0-1 other players at that time. I ended up playing about 100 1v1 games with some 12yo kids :huh: Too crowded to really test svj properly and couldn't film, but I got some good ~35'' dsvjs once i got warmed up. So definitely not close to 37'' svj anyway.

I'm going to keep training like this at least until the end of the year as I'm only really hitting my stride now. I'm also planning on getting to the court once a week before work if possible. So if you want, keep it up and we'll see where we're at Dec 31st.

Your vertical and squat video looked really good. Dec 31st might be a much better time for me to see where i can get in terms of vertical jump.
33yrs | 24in SVJ | >45% BF | 227LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 400lb max squat paused | 5'8 wingspan | 26in RVJ

Coming back from 2 years of inactivity!

Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB