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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1485 on: November 02, 2019, 11:05:59 pm »
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Ah also, found it interesting that I could basically walk by all but one guy all day and get in the lane. Judging by how easy it was to get by guys off no move or a single move I feel like I may be quicker right now than when I was lighter!!! This ATG training seems to be on point.
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« Reply #1486 on: March 20, 2020, 04:14:33 pm »
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WOW. I didn't realize I hadn't updated in awhile.

Ok quick life update for those that care: I quit the nice paying job due to upper management BS. So I took a few weeks off from everything including training. Weight went up to 203lbs before I said enough is enough. Started training again in late January with a modified ATG style split workout. I gained a few more lbs the first week or two then added some actual cardio. Currently I'm back down to 194 and just now starting to expand on some plyo work and feel some spring coming back. This virus BS is hitting the bank account so the race cars are in indefinite hold sadly but life is life and I can handle that.

Current "best" lifts: BS 405lbs. FS 305lbs. Deadlift 425lbs. Hang clean 185x3.

Last week I started shooting around some as well and timing for dunking off lobs is ALLLLLL off. Speed on dribble dunks is awful as well. I expect those to somewhat come back with reps.

For now my local gym is still open but work and basically everything else is up in the air. I've got a semi thought out plan of attack for a home based workout if necessary but with no weights it won't be the best as my body responds to heavier loads better than reps. Training would turn more towards a ballistic approach.

So that's about it. Managed to grab a quick vid of some warmup depth jumps and Tuesdays top back squat single. Struggled more than last week (first week at 405) but it was also 2:30 am and I was exhausted lol I'll take it.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quV_wCDRYP8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quV_wCDRYP8</a>
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« Reply #1487 on: March 22, 2020, 05:21:35 pm »
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Sigh. Just got informed the gym is closing for two weeks starting tomorrow. I'll get one more lift in tonight and then...the struggle begins. Finding a way to train maximally at home.
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« Reply #1488 on: May 21, 2020, 11:56:38 am »
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The gym is back open!!!!

I won't lie, I slacked hard for a bit the first few weeks and gained some "quarantine weight" before saying F this and pulling the treadmill out of the basement. I can't run on the treadmill so I started doing some longer incline walks to burn some cals then added some BW exercises at the end. After a week of that I busted out the spikes and did some track work in the backyard. Weight is back down around 195ish. I plan to test my "max" squats and deadlifts tonight at the gym. If I'm super deficient in one areaill modify my old training block to accentuate that area.

Kinda falling back in love with sprinting as well. I need to get on a real track and see where I'm at time wise. I had the woman hand time a couple 40s the second day of sprints and they weren't awful but better than expected I guess. She started the stopwatch on my "first movement" and stopped it as I passed her. Clocked a 4.41 as the fastest (3rd attempt) but given reaction times and other factors I figured it closer to a 4.75+/-. So not awful. I'm incredibly slow out of the gate it feels and as I stride out around 20yards I can "feel" like there is another gear but I can't quite click into it. Something to work on as I plan to hit some shorter sprints (<100 yards) 2x a week.

Will update later tonight! So excited!
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1489 on: May 22, 2020, 01:07:44 am »
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hah nice! how'd it go?

yea man sprinting is great. feels so good to turn it on for 5-30s.

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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1490 on: May 22, 2020, 06:14:50 pm »
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hah nice! how'd it go?

yea man sprinting is great. feels so good to turn it on for 5-30s.

The short sprints ARE fun.

As for lifting last night I didn't get a chance to deadlift so I'll hit that tonight. Warmed up with some treadmill and track style ballistics, did a few box and depth jumps with lacked "pop". Then started some squats. Made it to a 365 back squat, might have had a 385 but the 365 felt stable and near max so I stopped there. Did some lighter knee/quad based accesory work and some more box jumps which felt much better after moving some weight!
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« Reply #1491 on: Today at 12:47:52 pm »
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Dead AF after a double.... Managed 365 deadlift raw and 425 with straps only. Felt like my glutes aren't firing maximally at all. So I did some KB swings, assisted Nordics and hypers to hammer them and finished with some core.

Definitely going to be a PC dominant block for the next few weeks I think.
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