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« Reply #1275 on: May 31, 2017, 08:47:21 pm »
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What area will you end up in? I'm pretty lucky in that I have 1 track a 5 min drive from home and another track a 10m drive from work. Now if only I could run... :'(

Out in Coburg. Still have the same commute time except I'm on the tram now.

Yeah there's only two good tracks in WA apparently. Melbourne might have more athletic tracks per capita than most other cities outside of the US (where it felt like every HS I saw had a track/football field combo).

Nice! Coburg Harriers track team? I was there the other day seeing clients and the track there is pretty decent.

Yeah I can think of at least 6 tracks on the east side of the city (within a 30k radius).
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« Reply #1276 on: June 01, 2017, 12:31:49 am »
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What area will you end up in? I'm pretty lucky in that I have 1 track a 5 min drive from home and another track a 10m drive from work. Now if only I could run... :'(

Out in Coburg. Still have the same commute time except I'm on the tram now.

Yeah there's only two good tracks in WA apparently. Melbourne might have more athletic tracks per capita than most other cities outside of the US (where it felt like every HS I saw had a track/football field combo).

outside of the densest parts of cities, this is probably true. i miss it. there is one 400m oval in islamabad and it's inside the national stadium.
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« Reply #1277 on: June 01, 2017, 02:03:17 am »
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What area will you end up in? I'm pretty lucky in that I have 1 track a 5 min drive from home and another track a 10m drive from work. Now if only I could run... :'(

Out in Coburg. Still have the same commute time except I'm on the tram now.

Yeah there's only two good tracks in WA apparently. Melbourne might have more athletic tracks per capita than most other cities outside of the US (where it felt like every HS I saw had a track/football field combo).

Nice! Coburg Harriers track team? I was there the other day seeing clients and the track there is pretty decent.

Yeah I can think of at least 6 tracks on the east side of the city (within a 30k radius).

Yeah they train there. There's at least 25 that I can think of just off the top of my head! I consider myself a synthetic running track connoisseur. Must have run on 20+ over my life.  :lololol:

What area will you end up in? I'm pretty lucky in that I have 1 track a 5 min drive from home and another track a 10m drive from work. Now if only I could run... :'(

Out in Coburg. Still have the same commute time except I'm on the tram now.

Yeah there's only two good tracks in WA apparently. Melbourne might have more athletic tracks per capita than most other cities outside of the US (where it felt like every HS I saw had a track/football field combo).

outside of the densest parts of cities, this is probably true. i miss it. there is one 400m oval in islamabad and it's inside the national stadium.

How much longer have you got over there? Never too late to start up sprinting once you get back. All that functional gymnastics training would put you in good stead.

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« Reply #1278 on: June 14, 2017, 08:50:16 pm »
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So yeah as Coges noted we caught up yesterday at MSAC and had a shoot and a few jumps. Coges summarised it pretty well in his log. Warmup was Coges owning me 1v1 (he's good!). I moved house on the weekend prior so a lot of weighted stair climbs/descents, but I felt OK overall. Just a pure lack of solid training. Hoping to catch up again in 8 weeks with more training and see how that goes. Great motivation.  :headbang:

It might take a couple of weeks to set up my home gym but I have a basketball stadium and track 5mins away so should be able to get some decent training in. There's also a commercial gym nearby as well, which I might utilise in case the home gym setup drags a bit. The best thing about yesterday is that despite a decent number of jumps, I generally fell pretty good, just normal soreness. The tib-fib/hamstring tendinopathy has improved a lot.

Also I think I'm 2nd in the "meeting members in RL" rankings now with three (I think LBSS has met a few more members than me).

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« Reply #1279 on: June 14, 2017, 11:20:20 pm »
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yep i'm at 4. :highfive:
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« Reply #1280 on: July 10, 2017, 05:44:34 am »
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Well the home gym will have to wait a few more years...we just have TOO MUCH STUFF to fit in there plus a car that technically has 'locked garage' as its primary location at night for insurance. But there's a cheap 24hr Snap fitness just up the road which is pretty good. Has a GHR, active area where I can do some half-arsed box jumps and four racks. GHRs in particular are great. 24hrs might be good as my schedule will change soon....probably have to start getting used to 6-7AM workouts...ugh. The basketball stadium up the road is open semi-frequently but only from 9:30AM - 4:30PM and not on weekends. I may be able to use it occasionally but not once I'm working much...sucks.

To top it off, the athletics track next door to the basketball court is 'private'...I used it a few times but it's usually locked up by the club there. You can use it from 5-7PM if you pay up a mere $90 though so there's that  ::). It really pisses me off when tracks are locked by clubs. They're almost always funded by the local or state council and there's literally nothing to steal! All it achieves is alienating potential club members.

I had planned on doing T0ddday's program again but....I might keep it real simple until I jump with Coges again. It's also kind of a bummer that he's not really around any more to get advice from. So just: build up the squat with 5x5 a couple of days a week, GHR/RDLs, jump as much as possible at the courts during the day while I'm writing my thesis and maybe a bit of oval tempo sprints. My squat is weak atm, but I got around 33'' today at the courts for a DSVJ. I think I can get better quick.

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« Reply #1281 on: August 13, 2017, 09:06:33 am »
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Well, I don't advise trying to finish a thesis and have a child at the same time haha. Not good for the general order of life. But all really positive so far, no issues and it's great fun having your own child. Plus, the thesis is in and I finally have time to organise my training thoughts.

The biggest thing I've really decided on is that I'm WEAK. My lifts are right down, so before I really launch into jump sessions I need to get strong again. My workouts are:

//Workout 1//

Warmup: jog 400m, dynamic stretch, sprint 400m at 17kph (approx 75sec)/general activation stuff (T0ddday's and a few other things)

//LB
Squat: 5x5, started at 60kgs, now at 80kgs
GHR: 3x10
Hip thrust: 3x10@60kgs

//UB
V.Push: DB shoulder press, 2x10@12.5kgs
V.Pull: Neutral grip pullups, 3xF (in the 10,8,6 range atm)
H.Pull: Seated cable row, 3x10@45kgs

//Core
Cable pallof press: 2x20@11kgs
Weighted situps: 2x12-15@5kgs

//Workout 2//

Warmup: same

//LB
RDL: 3x10@50kgs
SL squat: 2x6@6kgs
DB BSS: 2x10@25kgs total

//UB
H.Push: DB bench press, 2x10@12.5kgs
H.Pull: Seated cable row, 3x10@45kgs
V.Pull: Lat pull, 2x10@45kgs

//Core
Weighted window washers: 2x20@5kgs
Hanging leg raises: 2xF

Just alternating these every two days until I'm not as weak as an anaemic kitten + a bit of running. I'm emphasising upper body pulling mainly just to strengthen the back as it can get sore with lots of volume on squats/DL. The focus is getting fit and strong in the lower body again. Goals are:

- Squat: 5x5@110kgs --> just a paltry 125kg max, but will switch to 5/3/1 on the major lifts once I hit this.
- Hip thrust: 3x10@100kgs
- SL squat: 2x6@15kgs
- BSS: 2x10@40kgs total
- RDL: 3x10@100kgs
- UB/core: don't care

Once I get here I will start throwing in a jumps session. Luckily I managed a flexible working arrangement until the end of the year so I should be able to jump 1-2x in the mornings hopefully. All of this is baby-dependent of course. It's been relatively OK so far but it can change.

The best things about my new gym are the 24hr access and the equipment, but they're only just enough to overcome the proliferation of gym-bro's. So many gym-bro's at these places...There's also a PT there who is just abysmal, spends more time on his phone than supervising his clients. One time I was there he was training a guy on squats and was loading the bar up way too much. The PT is on his phone while the clients walks 130kgs out, shaking so much he looks like he's about to blast off into orbit, does three half-squats and nearly falls over backwards on the last rep, just managed to save it. PT comes over: "How were those mate??" "Yeah good mate".
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« Reply #1282 on: August 13, 2017, 12:44:06 pm »
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The best things about my new gym are the 24hr access and the equipment, but they're only just enough to overcome the proliferation of gym-bro's. So many gym-bro's at these places...There's also a PT there who is just abysmal, spends more time on his phone than supervising his clients. One time I was there he was training a guy on squats and was loading the bar up way too much. The PT is on his phone while the clients walks 130kgs out, shaking so much he looks like he's about to blast off into orbit, does three half-squats and nearly falls over backwards on the last rep, just managed to save it. PT comes over: "How were those mate??" "Yeah good mate".

we should make a thread for these stories. my least favourite is how people do rack pulls (or whatever they are) in the racks by dropping hte bar onto the safety pins. Yea go on just permanently bend the bar for your ego. Not talking about huge weights either like always around 80-140kg. just why?
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« Reply #1283 on: August 14, 2017, 10:27:48 am »
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The best things about my new gym are the 24hr access and the equipment, but they're only just enough to overcome the proliferation of gym-bro's. So many gym-bro's at these places...There's also a PT there who is just abysmal, spends more time on his phone than supervising his clients. One time I was there he was training a guy on squats and was loading the bar up way too much. The PT is on his phone while the clients walks 130kgs out, shaking so much he looks like he's about to blast off into orbit, does three half-squats and nearly falls over backwards on the last rep, just managed to save it. PT comes over: "How were those mate??" "Yeah good mate".

we should make a thread for these stories. my least favourite is how people do rack pulls (or whatever they are) in the racks by dropping hte bar onto the safety pins. Yea go on just permanently bend the bar for your ego. Not talking about huge weights either like always around 80-140kg. just why?

Mate, I bet between you, me, Coges and Mutumbo we could fill a book with the crap you see in commercial gyms here. The dropping of the bar in any deadlift variation really grumbles my Grahams as it's literally half the lift down the toilet.

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« Reply #1284 on: August 14, 2017, 12:59:44 pm »
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i'd annoy the hell out of both of you with my pin squats & when I used to crash the bar to the floor during deadlifts.

I eventually put towels on my pins though for pin squats, so to make it less bouncy if I did hit them & so that it would make less noise.

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« Reply #1285 on: August 14, 2017, 01:00:30 pm »
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Well, I don't advise trying to finish a thesis and have a child at the same time haha. Not good for the general order of life. But all really positive so far, no issues and it's great fun having your own child. Plus, the thesis is in and I finally have time to organise my training thoughts.

damn!!  :wowthatwasnutswtf: :headbang:

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« Reply #1286 on: August 15, 2017, 02:07:00 am »
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i'd annoy the hell out of both of you with my pin squats & when I used to crash the bar to the floor during deadlifts.

I eventually put towels on my pins though for pin squats, so to make it less bouncy if I did hit them & so that it would make less noise.

:D

Haha, it's alright if it's for vert-specific lifts  :ninja:. It's more when it's purposely smashing up plates/bars for ego's sake on stupid lifts. Like these fucking juice heads doing 725lb quarter-shrugs and bending the barbell:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5qKFty8Jcc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5qKFty8Jcc</a>

Well, I don't advise trying to finish a thesis and have a child at the same time haha. Not good for the general order of life. But all really positive so far, no issues and it's great fun having your own child. Plus, the thesis is in and I finally have time to organise my training thoughts.

damn!!  :wowthatwasnutswtf: :headbang:

 :wowthatwasnutswtf: Yep it's hectic.
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« Reply #1287 on: August 15, 2017, 11:10:43 am »
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The best things about my new gym are the 24hr access and the equipment, but they're only just enough to overcome the proliferation of gym-bro's. So many gym-bro's at these places...There's also a PT there who is just abysmal, spends more time on his phone than supervising his clients. One time I was there he was training a guy on squats and was loading the bar up way too much. The PT is on his phone while the clients walks 130kgs out, shaking so much he looks like he's about to blast off into orbit, does three half-squats and nearly falls over backwards on the last rep, just managed to save it. PT comes over: "How were those mate??" "Yeah good mate".

we should make a thread for these stories. my least favourite is how people do rack pulls (or whatever they are) in the racks by dropping hte bar onto the safety pins. Yea go on just permanently bend the bar for your ego. Not talking about huge weights either like always around 80-140kg. just why?

Mate, I bet between you, me, Coges and Mutumbo we could fill a book with the crap you see in commercial gyms here. The dropping of the bar in any deadlift variation really grumbles my Grahams as it's literally half the lift down the toilet.

Haha so true with the book!
 
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« Reply #1288 on: August 25, 2017, 01:31:54 am »
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Ok, so something like the following would be a good contest:

1) First person to increase SVJ by 45% (me) and 20% (you) in 1 year. You would have to reach roughly 37in svj, while I would have to reach 35in. If neither reach it than, whoever is proportionally closer.

Winner gets bragging rights and a dinner gift certificate.
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« Reply #1289 on: August 25, 2017, 09:37:34 am »
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Ok, so something like the following would be a good contest:

1) First person to increase SVJ by 45% (me) and 20% (you) in 1 year. You would have to reach roughly 37in svj, while I would have to reach 35in. If neither reach it than, whoever is proportionally closer.

Winner gets bragging rights and a dinner gift certificate.

Sounds like a bet. Video with height reference verified by adarq.org community for measurements. Good luck sir.  :lololol: