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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1395 on: August 19, 2018, 10:25:54 am »
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Quick vid of said box jumps while I was warming up (2 separate days lol)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7n-_rg7Pc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7n-_rg7Pc</a>

Thinking about it I'm still exhibiting decent tendon stiffness so i SHOULD be feeling "springy" instead of just powerful. Gotta be the extra weight.
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« Reply #1396 on: August 22, 2018, 05:39:23 pm »
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Deadlifts and such late last night. Exhausted. Came in at 192.6lbs.

Extensive dynamic warm up and some jumps.

Deadlift pyramid to a single 455 pull. 3x2 at 405 with a drop set 315 x8 for speed on the last set. Hit core and some machine leg work to finish. Wasn't the greatest session just too tired but managed ok. Working a 12 today and can not wait to rest tomorrow.
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1397 on: August 22, 2018, 10:07:17 pm »
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Quick vid of said box jumps while I was warming up (2 separate days lol)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7n-_rg7Pc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7n-_rg7Pc</a>

Thinking about it I'm still exhibiting decent tendon stiffness so i SHOULD be feeling "springy" instead of just powerful. Gotta be the extra weight.

exhausted? looks so damn springy.

crazy hehe

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« Reply #1398 on: August 23, 2018, 06:53:37 pm »
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Yeah that was a 3am workout lol! Less springy more raw horse ponies it felt like.

Squatted today. BW at 192.4 lbs. Actually had 7.5 hours of sleep. Felt good. Warmups were on point.

Pyramid up to a 405 PAUSED SINGLE!  :personal-record: :personal-record: Honestly felt like I had 425 in me. Played it safe tho and dropped to 365 for 3x2 paused with a dropset 315x6 for speed at the end. Quick machine circuit and a few box jumps. 2/3 stepped a 10'9" touch at the end which is awesome for post lifting for me. Time to stretch and eat!
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« Reply #1399 on: August 24, 2018, 10:54:19 pm »
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Quick vid of said box jumps while I was warming up (2 separate days lol)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7n-_rg7Pc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7n-_rg7Pc</a>

Thinking about it I'm still exhibiting decent tendon stiffness so i SHOULD be feeling "springy" instead of just powerful. Gotta be the extra weight.

I crave that springy feeling. Doesn't come too often for me: explosive - yes, fast - yes, but it almost always feels muscle driven. Notice anything that correlates it? Tendon stiffness obviously and that gets built over a long time but for peaking in particular. I've only got two days logged in the summer season when I felt particularly bouncy. I think you are more CNS/neuro driven so I dunno if anything you do would work for me but it's worth a shot

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« Reply #1400 on: August 25, 2018, 05:46:30 pm »
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I don't really do anything to cultivate it besides slam some plyos before hand.. usually. I think the "springy" feeling is DEFINITELY cns based. The only semi correlated points I can attest too are these: when I feel a challenge (someone else dunking around with me, trash talk etc) and if I have played a lot. Granted a normally don't lift as much volume if I'm playing a considerable amount so that may play a part as well.
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« Reply #1401 on: August 30, 2018, 07:59:00 pm »
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Deadlift day last night from 1230am to 3am 😂

Weighed in at 194lbs.

Warmups felt fantastic. Was semi springy on depth jumps but definitely explosive feeling.

Pyramid to a a 455 single which had ok speed. 4x2 at 405. 315 for 5 fast reps. Then hit some machine work (quads, hams, glutes, calves). Finished rotating some box jumps with core work. Got hyped and hit a few 41" seated box jumps. Standing was ok and a 2 step was around 42" max. I had some knee bend to get to the 41" but definitely didn't want to clip toes 😂. Overall the workout was better than expected for the time frame and all. Went out and shot at the house for about 20mins to cool down
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« Reply #1402 on: September 09, 2018, 09:09:00 pm »
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Have had a couple junk workouts. Still sitting at 192-194lbs. Have shot and played some and am quick, handle is almost back consistent, jumper as well but I'm not springy. Did some math and I'm about 45-50lbs short on squat and 20-25lbs short on deadlifts to get back to where I was relative strength wise at 182lbs. So the immediate goal is to get those back up then hit an explosive block with jump squats/hang cleans and some plyos along with a ton of dunking to see how my body reacts.
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« Reply #1403 on: September 14, 2018, 10:19:40 am »
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Tough week continued. Pulled Tuesday at 192lbs. Top single at 475. 4x2 at 425. Felt really good with the exception of my head feeling like it was going to explode (thought it was allergies. Learned Thursday that it was actually a retrograde virus that's still kicking my ass today, Friday). Managed virtually no sleep Tuesday night between work and this sickness. Tried to play ball Wednesday night and my body just wasn't having it. Woke up with my right knee sore and creaky Thursday morning. It's getting steadily better but I'm shelving squats until at least Suday. Hopefully this virus will have run it's course by then.
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« Reply #1404 on: September 18, 2018, 07:40:19 pm »
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I've got back to 2 upper days. BW at 190lbs last night. Skwaaats.

Warmed up. Pyramid to a top single. 365 was smooth, easy. 405 paused had a small sticking point. 4x2 at 365 then repped it out. Got 4. Possible 5th but it would have been ugly lol!

Machine work, lunges, and some light FS to finish. Knees felt pretty good overall.

Hit back today. Lightened up some stuff and tried to be explosive.
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« Reply #1405 on: October 03, 2018, 06:09:02 pm »
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Got a tad sick and took some time off. Attempting to squat last night didn't go so well. Managed a 385 top single but my knee was on fire afterwards so cut out the work sets and focused on lw accessory work in volumes to get some blood flow to the legs. Knee feels much better this morning.
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« Reply #1406 on: November 01, 2018, 08:15:27 pm »
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Update: busy week. First.... I'm divorced. Happened fast lol! Decided Monday it wasn't worth it for a few reasons. We signed Tuesday. Kinda confirms my thoughts/suspicions. But I feel great. New energy. Just...happy. Maybe it hasn't hit me yet. Or maybe I really am just over the nagging thought in my head that seemed to be draining me. Either way I could FEEL a difference in the gym. So if you follow my IG and this is a shock... That's why lol! She wasn't cheating or anything just had one major irreconcilable difference in terms of what marriage entailed. I wish her the best.

Squats are back to a repeatable 405 with minimal to no discomfort depending on day. Deads at 475. BW 188-190. I've kept assistance work either low volume and heavy or super light and high rep. Trying to keep myself fresh.

New 5v5 league started last Wednesday. I missed game one for work. Excited to get out there. I shot some yesterday and it felt good. Tried a few jumps and even with minimal warmup I felt good. No "pop" to the jumps yet but it'll come I think. For the BW I'm at and the only jumping being a handful of box or depth jumps on leg days... Im extremely pleased. I can still dunk of the dribble on my normal RL plant. On a LR I can't but it's all coordination IMO because I'm easily both wrists at the rim. Which hasn't happened before off that plant. I can occasionally dunk off 1 (L) which is REALLY surprising considering my weight and lifts. And I'm grabbing rim off a SLJ with my R leg. All quite positive just can't get greedy.

SUPER excited to have some time to dedicate back to me!
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1407 on: November 12, 2018, 04:27:58 am »
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Deadlifts tonight at 189lbs BW.

Extensive warmup w/ bike, deadmill, dynamic work and some quick static stretching followed by a few rounds of various jumps. Felt great.

Pyramid up to a 475 single. Straps only. 425: x2, x2, x2, x5. Not bad

Circuit of core/box jumps and li ges, calf raises and ham curls. Finished with some super light FS.

First 5v5 rec game is Wed night so I kept volume super low tonight. Will try to shoot around tomorrow and Tuesday and hopefully be ready to rock Wednesday night!
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« Reply #1408 on: November 15, 2018, 08:03:10 pm »
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We came away with a W Wednenight. Barely. 2 point win. Excellent defensive game. I shot poorly from deep 2-6 and they basically threw 2 at me as soon as I crossed the 3point line with the weak side rotation coming my way as well...so triple teamed by the FT line or just over it. Ended up with 11 assists because of that 😂. Missed a triple double by 2 boards. But idc. We won. Gotta hit skwatssss tonight late. Stupid work lol
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1409 on: November 16, 2018, 08:58:58 pm »
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nice! how many games do you play in the league? also, how many people on a team? u get to play alot i imagine?

sitting on the bench sucks, lol.