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Re: FP's log
« Reply #885 on: November 19, 2021, 10:32:05 pm »
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11/19

bunch of rolling and stretches and..
slept a few hours on my back with elevated legs :personal-record: , before the pillow mountain i had built up for my legs became uncomfortable. ive been a 3/4 belly/side sleeper my whole life. I'm coming to realize that every single night on one side my traps become super tight because i put my head/pillow on my arm, and this fucks me over as far as posture the next day

300m jog, 100m sprint *25 mins

Another one. A few notes:
-i had this very distinct feeling that my shoulders were like 2 inches forward and up from where they needed to be to provide a better countermovement to my legs because the shoulder is reliably stable, with no energy leaking. But then at that point I think I would also need a more explosive upper body because I wouldn't be able to rely on my traps dynamically moving the shoulder girdle
-it felt like hip flexors acted to both stablize the hips and swing the leg forward on sprints. I never realized they did both. maybe this is just me trying to fix my messed up motor pattern


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« Reply #886 on: November 25, 2021, 11:42:06 pm »
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Week in cancun with the parents. They have a hotel style gym. They dont have a good enough setup for anything other than bodybuilding. Ive done some bb assistance in the past but always wing it just enough where it could be sapping gains significantly. So been trying to stick to the system a little more.

Sun - shoulders, lats, core
Mon - a few swimming intervals,  easy leg day, core
Tues - chest, lats, more leg day, some jogging
Thurs - shoulders, lats, core

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« Reply #887 on: November 27, 2021, 02:41:39 pm »
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Fri- hang power clean 120 *9,9,8
-was supposed to do 10s but grip sucks. This is the first time ive followed my s&c textbooks guidance for load, reps and rest as far as lifting for power purposes  :uhhhfacepalm: i need to get better at humility and following directions. I already know i can creatively break the rules,have fun, get decent results and interesting insights, now its time to try sticking to the rules
-also apparently hang power cleans for me dont activate outer glutes. Maybe because of my long torso i just cant get into a good position to activate outer glutes. It seems like mostly a quad drive. I think this may have contributed to my bad motor patterns instead of helping them

Sat
Sand sprints 30m *6 (ME, extra long rests)
Sand sprints 30m 2*5 (90s rests)

-for some reason rounding my upper abs (not the lower hip flexors) allowed my swing phase to feel a lot more explosive and stride freq to increase. I think rounding upper core takes some of the burden off the hip flexors to stabilize the hips and allows them to function better as dynamic movers
-was cueing shoulders back and down the entire time, but they would stray towards rounding forward after every rep of the later sets. Its one thing to be able to maintain good posture and stable mechanics when walking, its another to keep it up under high loads doing sprint repeats
-so i had this seemingly basic idea - how one tendon (the achilles for example) is acting to rebound a lot of force, then the other side of that tendon (where the calves insert on the knee) has to keep stable to allow for efficient tendon rebound on the opposite side. Need to spend some time applying this to other muscles.
-outer glutes on left leg inactive again, might have something to do with the sand. As long as my left arch is collapsed slightly i cant activate inner quads and outer glutes at the same time, i think so have to spend time slowly building up stability and flexibility to get into more optimal positions.
-my mechanics are getting better though, especially upper body. Was starting to feel oblique and inner transverse abs fatigue which i think means the upper body is creating enough power to act opposite the lower body and put stress in the core joining them.
-my deep breathing dropped off (but wasnt a focus), maybe core tightened too much
-got to understand how the neck fits into mechanics. Im staring at the ground 90% of the time between reps and that cant be good. For one traps tighten back up and encourage upper cross. Will look into it further
-last thing - i have to be really gradual and cateful with mechanical adjustments. Even if my mecahnics are improving , my body simply isnt used to these positions and i am at risk for injury. Going balls to the wall every workout has to be put on hold for a while.

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« Reply #888 on: November 30, 2021, 11:18:57 pm »
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11/30

140m jog, 60m sprint *25 mins

-slight pull in the neck
-through posture correction and trying to stabilize hips my stride is able to move further out laterally from the midline of the body (which I remember reading is indicative of higher level sprinters), it's stressing my groin more. i feel like im able to do this due to improved balance from doing quick SL stability workouts every now and then (i dont log them) and good posture also encourages better balance
-my chest/shoulders arent ready to generate sprint power in the posture i have set up for them. even though my posture fixes are essentially complete passively standing or walking or whatever, it will be a while before i translate it to sprints. they keep straying forward and rounding, which might be ok for acceleration but not for what I think are ideal top speed mechanics.
--(obviously repeat sprints with jogs in between is not the best place to be in for optimizing mechanics. im being really greedy, trying to work anaerobic, aerobic, tendon stiffness, top speed and modify mechanics all at once. it's a recipe for injury, i have to try to split the work up)


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« Reply #889 on: December 03, 2021, 02:21:53 pm »
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Gave it some thought and wanted to apoligize about my musings lately. I don't have full knowledge of mechanics and anatomy and communicating from a half understanding can be dangerous even if a lot of the stuff makes sense it can lead to the wrong conclusions and worse results.

I've been doing a bunch of SL stability stuff lately and coming to realize that the PCL tear I had is kind of a much bigger deal in terms of mechanics that I've allowed myself to believe. Mostly when I do SL RDL's from different angles I can feel in my left leg there is some kind of compensation mechanics in both the hip (moves along with the femur instead of staying stable during SL RDL) and ankle (arch collapse) and the tibia and femur muscles have tightened up to allow additional stability in the knee joint. If its like this during a simple SLRDL, what it must be like during a sprint must be really significant. Will look around for my old brace that was really expensive and specific to the tear and maybe try to relearn mechanics with it. But it might only really provides stability at hyperextension.  :( Tough luck

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« Reply #890 on: March 26, 2023, 08:48:51 pm »
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So ive been keeping detailed exsci notes about theories and ideas and stuff, but not really logging. Gonna get back to it and try to be organized with training a little more, maybe try some periodization. I have the club fris season coming up, but want to focus more on developing my mechanics rather than maxing out strength or endurance or explosiveness or whatever.

3/26/23
BW: 194 post exercise

5 mile run

Basketball shootaround - 2+ hours (sock shoes, low intensity)

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Running:
Distance running with my current style loads up the quads and ankles elastically with the heels not touching the ground. The calves get worn out relatively fast and stop returning as much elastic energy. Did not really plan for a dropoff in performance, shows my rust or maybe the unsuitability of this style for longer distance. I do think its more specific for fris.

Basketball:
I feel like with my movement work ive been trying to do my dribbling is naturally really controlled.
Inside 3 point range, my technique has really improved. I shoot pistoning from the hip, off the heels (rather than pistoning from the quads, off the toes like I used to) and it ls so much more consistent. Was working on 3s and this technique does not really work, just cant generate enough power or a consistent upper body action. Seems like theres also an issue with coordinating upper and lower body: because the hip windup for a pistoning hip 3 pointer is so fast but the arm action is so prolonged. I cant really get a deeper hip hinge because of my short legs and long torso - maybe if my upper body was more upright? Pistoning with the hips, with a little knee involvement and a bit of a sideways plant I had a 3 pointer streak going maybe like 35-40% out of 40 shots (20% for 175 3-pointers overall). The main thing was the rhythm of the motion, i could instantly tell the quality of the shot based on how I sunk down into my plant. I am cautious of incorporating the quads into the he shot as well as the sideways plant. I lost my streak because of tired arms?, got into 2 pointers and realized my 3 pointer technique mucked up my 2pointer technique. Will need to experiment more.

Common 3-pointer mistakes: push motion with the arms, slide off the wrong fingers (incorrect starting grip), not enough precision in plant angle to face the rim. With no quad involvement: need the arms to do too much and have less control because of rhe power required for the motion, this technique also lends itself to higher arc shots which feel in their nature less consistent (i could be wrong though)

More thought needed: shoulder stability, neutral shoulder, neck and skull positioning, left hand dribblong mechanics, hips moving with femur instead of being stable with the core, combining high intensity CoD with shooting - probably mechanics of one interfere with the other, how anxiety tightens up the diaphragm, exact mechanism of elbow,shoulder and wrist working together, jump shot


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Re: FP's log
« Reply #891 on: March 26, 2023, 11:08:22 pm »
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Hey mate, For mine you seem to be complicating things a lot with your shooting. Your form shouldn't change when you increase your range. I can only imagine this leading to confusion and missed shots. Also, I can't imagine shooting with my weight through my heels. Just tried it in my living room and the motion seems very odd. I can't imagine it translating well to game situtions either.

Have you checked out Mike Dunn? He has some excellent and really simple info on shooting.

https://www.instagram.com/seemikedunn/?hl=en
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« Reply #892 on: March 27, 2023, 02:45:15 am »
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Don't lead with the knees! To achieve true balance and stillness, hinge the hips backwards and drop straight down, equally distributing the weight between the arches of your feet. Leading with the knees shifts our weight forward, making it harder to keep the rest of the shot (and body) still and balanced. Keep the full foot connected to the ground and don't transfer weight to the balls of your feet until it's necessary to do so! Feel the stillness! Feel the balance!

From that insta page. Basically this is exactly what im trying to achieve, but because my weight is more back it puts me more on my heels. I do agree with you though, having different 3p and 2p techniques might get confusing and certainly shooting off the heels carryover to games might be limited. I cant really get much of a jumper with this technique either. To its credit though im a lot more accurate than before.

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« Reply #893 on: March 27, 2023, 07:59:54 pm »
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Don't lead with the knees! To achieve true balance and stillness, hinge the hips backwards and drop straight down, equally distributing the weight between the arches of your feet. Leading with the knees shifts our weight forward, making it harder to keep the rest of the shot (and body) still and balanced. Keep the full foot connected to the ground and don't transfer weight to the balls of your feet until it's necessary to do so! Feel the stillness! Feel the balance!

From that insta page. Basically this is exactly what im trying to achieve, but because my weight is more back it puts me more on my heels. I do agree with you though, having different 3p and 2p techniques might get confusing and certainly shooting off the heels carryover to games might be limited. I cant really get much of a jumper with this technique either. To its credit though im a lot more accurate than before.

I think his quote is a little misleading. Sure he hinges somewhat but he also breaks at the knees. Check out his shot and you can see plenty of knee bend, weight through the centre to forefoot, coming off the toes and transferring forward as he shoots.

 
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« Reply #894 on: March 28, 2023, 03:09:44 am »
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Don't lead with the knees! To achieve true balance and stillness, hinge the hips backwards and drop straight down, equally distributing the weight between the arches of your feet. Leading with the knees shifts our weight forward, making it harder to keep the rest of the shot (and body) still and balanced. Keep the full foot connected to the ground and don't transfer weight to the balls of your feet until it's necessary to do so! Feel the stillness! Feel the balance!

From that insta page. Basically this is exactly what im trying to achieve, but because my weight is more back it puts me more on my heels. I do agree with you though, having different 3p and 2p techniques might get confusing and certainly shooting off the heels carryover to games might be limited. I cant really get much of a jumper with this technique either. To its credit though im a lot more accurate than before.

I think his quote is a little misleading. Sure he hinges somewhat but he also breaks at the knees. Check out his shot and you can see plenty of knee bend, weight through the centre to forefoot, coming off the toes and transferring forward as he shoots.



Ehhhhh. I dunno. He looks like he is leading with the knees and there's a lot of moving parts. I'm repeating myself but when I switched to a hip dominant technique is when I started effortlessly making higher percent of shots. I think minimalist shoes also play a role cause they have zero heel drop. I suppose I'm kind of attached since it's something I figured out on my own and seemed to work pretty well but hopefully will have the good sense to let go and find a compromise if it no longer makes sense.

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« Reply #895 on: March 30, 2023, 03:23:18 am »
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Guys so I don't expect anyone to read any of the notes, it's just a lot more convenient for me to review them in the forum format than wordpad docs. I enjoy looking back at my notes from the forum sometimes as well, its a different feeling

As far as periodization i'm kind of running late for the season. Just conditioning for the rest of the week and will attempt to define in greater detail when I have the club schedule mapped out and on hand

3/28
Fris league game

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-Few bursts of top speed, which I havent practiced much lately and feeling like I dont have enough time to cycle legs all the way through, maybe late stance is taking too long or hip flexors not up to scratch.
-My mechanics involve frequent bends at the upper lumbar/low thoracic to accelerate, not really the best mechanics imo. If that bend happened at the hip it might be better - need to do a corrective circuit and practice alternative movement patterns prior to league games. Torn PCL might limit this
-Not a lot of awareness of wind - trying to develop a routine every time I catch the disc I move it in a certain way that allows me to bring to my attention the wind influence
-would be good to have enough awareness to remember and later analyze specific footwork on defense and offense as well as the opponents footwork
-great awareness as mark
-need to attempt to engage the mark as a thrower and get a sense of what different fake routines might allow me to do
- better define spaces that can be attacked during continuation cuts and how to be in optimal position to attack those spaces
-, I am certain there are available to me, 2,3,4 step movement sequences that will get me open how I would prefer in lots of situations. but my awareness of my movements is not developed enough at this stage to figure this out yet

3/29
25 min low/moderate intensity jog

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-Trying to center my balance around the upper pelvis/stomach area. Usually I feel centered around my shoulders, like thats the point that the rest of the body stabilizes from. I think my spine alignment is finally modified enough for the stomach center of balance to be practical, but I dont have a lot of practice with this change applied.  Once again, need to do prep work before games or conditioning so these movements are practical
-I think if I can get this new balance point to work, my shoulders will be able to relax a lot more (no longer needed for stability) as well as my upper and lower rectus abdominis for possibly improved breathing
-last few laps trying to visualize as if I am about to accelerate into a defensive effort for frisbee and my jogging mechanics change slightly

lat stretch
lunge elbow to foot stretch
lunge torso rotation with upwards reach stretch
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I felt an interesting change in my mechanics after these stretches, I think it may have had to do with lat and traps releases, felt like I had potential to generate more power and it was related to upper body

watched college team practice (left early)
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-they don't practice throwing at short distance and their techniques for the most part i think wont translate when more touch at short range is required
-3-man mark drill is very non-specific, rewards bad habits and misses what is needed for a good mark in game situations
-observe conditioning and scrimmages and try to built up a dossier of movement styles

3/30
league game

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-the level of conditioning is not quite what I need. I am running a lot between 50% and 85%. I just don't have enough 95% efforts for this sort of conditioning to carryover as much as it could to higher level of play. Will keep in mind for future efforts.
-this was out of state (in DC) and the playstyle people play with just feels so radically different. It was refreshing to see such a change, ultimate was getting to be a bit repetitive and this was such a cool mixup. need to think more specifically about the difference between regions
-my first step and change of direction mechanics can lazily rely on my speed instead of building good habits. once again need more awareness of the specifics of how I am moving.
-maybe think about what my positioning gives me vision of and how different line of sight setups can allow me to have more influence in certain situations
-one guy I saw running with the style I aspire to. The goal style seemed very resource efficient, basically the legs are pretty relaxed throughout it, especially during swing, whereas with the style I run with, there's a lot of tension at the glutes and hamstrings
-After having attempted to pattern the "stomach center of balance" earlier in the day, during the game I noticed a change into APT, tightened hip flexors that made these mechanics seem less practical.
-one guy I was covering was not athletic at all but he kept running in serpentines and circles at low intensity all the time, and somehow my conditioning has not prepared me for this playstyle. Need to try some conditioning in this style
-made some difficult grabs, but missed one that was tipped. i can get the timing of a difficult catch down if I know where its going, but having to adjust to a tipped pass is a lot more difficult. Might be helpful to have a strategy accounting for what the disk is doing after tipped. Maybe I can get it down to a handful of scenarios
-throwing with modified mechanics I think due to a mix of new cleats and frigid hands. need hand warmers, maybe better comparison between new and old cleats
-threw a huck to a girl and a guy caught up with and caught the disk off a poach. It was a "im trying to prove myself as good as someone else" sort of throw and the decision was made too quickly and I didn't notice the poach. Need to be aware of my insecurities
-pretty solid throws considering modified mechanics
-throws in awkward position of way to the right of direction im facing
-new cleats, pressing on ingrown toenails. Might pull them out or file down the sides.
-New Cleats less maneuverable than my old ones - cant flex toes much and I think motion at the ankle is restricted. I am hoping they will wear into a more flexible form (I have had these cleats before, so I think they should). Side accelerations faster with them (due to cleats studs on the side of the shoe), but the loss of mobility is a huge blow.

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« Reply #896 on: April 01, 2023, 06:51:12 pm »
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3/30

Watched college practice

A little zoned out
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They need practice against 3 man cup, not gonna be prepared cause all they run is 2 man
Skill building - throws against in game mark, hucks, hard CoD footwork
Better system for continuation cuts out of ho stack

3/31

1hr 30 bike ride w 100+? Sprint intervals

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A little unsafe, got dark at the end and i got lost, no helmet
The bike ride itself is probably not so great for frisbee conditioning, but i believe bike sprints emulate acceleration pretty well, its like pushing a sled or something. Its like being able to have a body lean and leg action emulating a hard acceleration, but stride frequency is decreased, impact on the knees is decreased, and the intensity is not as high, so the acceleration can last longer. If I can pair this with hard (non-bike) sprint intervals i think it can be of value for conditoning


4/1
Was supposed to be a rest day but ran with friend instead
8 miles

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same trail as last time so weird that its much slower with higher rpe.
Tried running on the dirt instead of asphalt, maybe that cost me some efficiency
Dehydrated last 2 miles, also not carb loaded
+intensity up hills, energy drain
Found myself looking down a lot and had a tough time stabilizing the back with a more upright neck technique
Hips all over the place, unstable
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« Reply #897 on: April 02, 2023, 08:34:40 pm »
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Putting together a big review post!
Sorry for double post.
I have about a month until most tryouts have started, probably looking to get a gym membership and get my explosiveness/power up to scratch, while maintaining conditioning.


2012-13
HS Junior
-1 year of loose jump manual training
-relatively high level of conditioning from track -5:34 treadmill mile
-168 - ? lbs - very little gym muscle (BS 185 *5 with butt wink)
---hip driven squat technique
-training like a dog - super high vol, frequency and pretty intense track workouts

-wow, didn't even realize, even back then my training was kind of crazy. The way I remember this time period was: my track work really helped, but mostly I was just talented
*during high vol's of training, vert dropoff by 4+ in.



2013-14
HS Senior
BW:172
-only 1 logged workout: apparently I was squatting very frequently
-from what I can remember, worse shape than Junior yr, no track workouts



2014-15
College Freshman
BW:187 (much higher)
-BS 265 *5
-pretty high gym vol, freq
-Str training - expl. squats, fair amount of supplemental work like hip thrusts, BSS, bad form cleans
-The adductor strain that plagued me for years......
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-Pain during Adduction, but not when hip is 90 degrees in relation to the femur. Worst pain is when femur is at an acute angle in relation to the pelvis and I try to adduct.
-Restricted femur ROM. Femur can't flex all the way
-After running or cutting, pain radiates to hip flexor area
-Groin pain not present during heavy activity, groin pain appears after heavy activity, and is especially bad the morning after.
-Lumbar pain during hyperextension
-Lumbar pain after running, cutting
-Occasional ITBS pain
-Sometimes, pain during left hip extension
-SLRVJ 28-29"
-apparently decently in-shape, at least for league standard - mostly from lifting


*heavy BB BSS - may have been onto something with that, based on movement in video
*mixed pullup performance - may have been related to mechanics changes
*asymmetry correction block... wow cool
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Left calf stronger, right quad stronger, left leg especially poor balance, left calf tight, hamstrings tight, right foot tended to invert during hamstring stretch- poor medial hamstring flexibility, External+Internal rotators tight, Abductors tight.

no log of club season



2015-16
College Sophomore
BW: 175 (log says PR.. must have been cutting) up to 195 late in college season (+some muscle, some fat), back at 177 early club season
-Similar str loading to previous year
-310*3, 332.5*1 BS (some reps more hip, some more knee dominant)
-SVJ PR: +2" = 31"
-SL jump focus
-training pretty high vol, high freq almost daily, more specific to athleticism than previous years, looks like a lot of supplemental work
-college season "fun"
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For me the bigger problem is weed: after being high pretty much all day for a few months I noticed that I'm speaking differently.. Also my motivation is just gone. Straight up gone. I can get myself to throw for a few hours because that's easy, but all other training and schoolwork have suffered a lot.

2015-16 conditioning
early college season aer
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32:19 jog, 3.68 miles = 8:47 mile pace
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22 minutes at 8:00 mile pace. 2.75 miles
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sweet spot endurance training
-2.7 miles in 20:49 (goal: 21:00)
-10 minute rest
-2.7 miles in 20:42 (goal:21:00)
(7:45 mile pace)
-not in super great shape at start of club season - too much weight room and technique stuff
I think I just had some off days
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--6x800m (4-5 min breaks): 3:02, 3:14, 3:51, 3:25, 3:45, 3:30. Ran these with a teammate. Considerably worse than I expected.
-mid club season mostly pickup, league, practice and some technique work
-late club season conditioning - more conditioning volume during late season, which actually sapped my explosiveness
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60 secs rest between reps, 3 mins between sets
Set 1: 200m x3, 100m x1
Set 2: 200m x2, 100m x2
Set 3: 200m x1, 100m x3
200s were mostly around 28-31s
100s were 13-14s



2015-16 misc notes
*running technique not good for layouts
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ne problem might have something to do with my running technique and trying to take too long strides

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IDK why you put power cleans for ham power.  They are glute + ham, but glute dominant so you're getting full glute + ham hip extension power from those
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worth checking out this dude's free tutorials on how to attempt self-care of different major pain spots. i can't find the home link for this series but the articles are all found at the bottom of this one: https://www.painscience.com/articles/spot-01-suboccipitals.php.
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The problem with regular RDL is it becomes more of a back exercise for me: my back rounds slightly at 285, and pretty badly at 315
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Also, SL bounds are golden for SL jumps so when you do them remember to adjust the intensity so that you are feeling the glutes/hams do work
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A good posture is probably “dynamic,” emphasizing change and movement. Keeping active, frequently changing our posture, and experimenting with new ways of moving through the world are probably good responses to the uncertainties of posture https://www.painscience.com/articles/posture.php
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I have this problem, whenever I'm being forced straight up I tend to throw high release backhand hucks
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My throws, vertical and decision making have a hard drop-off when I'm tired
Accel starts
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starts felt extremely slow, especially off the left leg
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Get your volume in with decline leg raises with a dumbbell. go more intense lower vol with decline situps
sled drags good for low impact conditioning
Low back rounding DL
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i'd personally avoid fighting through fatigue on deadlifts. imho, i'd drop the weight and never let form stray anywhere away from perfect. then like you said, i'd focus on RDL more.
deadlifting off blocks is also a possibility..
pretty decent results with Westside squats, unsure how much of it was actually the squat and how much the assistance work
the 40 time improvements aren't too crazy, makes me unsure of whether to use WS squat, which I was really considering
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https://bretcontreras.com/dynamic-effort-box-squats-and-acceleration-improvements-interview-with-scott-taylor/
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C2 rower intervals?
Yes.  A million times over biking.  Biking shortens the hamstrings and will have short term negative affects on your sprint speed.  And it doesn't really rest it...  And rollerblading just looks lame...
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suck badly at breathing during certain movements. Bounding, DL's, RDL's, BSS, sprints. If I sit/stand upright with chest out, I cannot take a deep breath
this has gotten a lot better with alignment work

ham tears
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Hamstrings are a difficult muscle. I've torn mine 3x and I'm still not much wiser with what's bad pain and what's good pain.
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1)  Running PR level times at meets does not make you sore.  Running a 60m and 200m is not much volume at all if your in shape.  It doesn't feel hard. But if you run 6.7 and your previous best is 6.9 you have put so much fatigue in those hamstrings.  Not realizing this is idiotic.
2)  Lifting weights post performance isn't always stupid but lifting dynamically is.  Respect performance.
3)  Asking for more speed and power out of my legs dynamically in a sport where I cannot accelerate gradually when in a fatigued state.

So train your sore hamstrings.  What you want to avoid is fatigued legs that are not sore.  This is the double whammy.  Fatigued means more likely to tear.  Not sore means still capable of producing lots of power.  Lots of power combined with high likelihood of tearing is not good.

I call it "PR fatigue"

T0ddday speed correlations
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However, there are a few exercises that do past the "ability test".  What I mean by that is not that you must use it as a training tool but that in my observation of sprinters where N == A LOT - I have seen very very very few fast athletes who cannot execute it well if given time to acclimate to it.  Obviously this is a continuum.  Some sprinters can bench press a great deal but I have seen many sprinters who can't bench press much at all even when given time to learn the exercise.  For squats this is less true.   Two of the exercises I find to be by far the most correlated with sprinting speed are:

1) Heavy overhead backwards shot tosses
2) Weighted decline situps

I don't mean all sprinters train with these exercises.  But show me a sprinter who runs 10.5 and is given a mens shot put and shown how to throw it backwards and cannot throw it 15 yards and I will be shocked.  I haven't seen one.  Dan Pfaff goes further with this and claims it actually is extremely strongly correlated in female** sprinters and he gives specific speed and shot throw distance relationships.
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He was telling me all this stuff about buying isolated amino acids, mixing them and taking them at strict time intervals to maximize gains. Also he recommended biotech anadrol, supposedly the closest thing to a legal steroid.

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Noticed my buddy internally rotates his right leg when he runs, where he injured his ACL. I have a similar problem where I sometimes externally rotate my left leg where I have minor impingement, but I haven't noticed it lately. My high school track coach said it's not a huge deal.

t0ddday sprint criticism
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you are under striding severely - you are cause you don't produce power.  All you should think about right now is power.  Alt leg bounding, then speed bounding, then sprinting which shouldn't feel all that different is the path you need to get on

t0ddday aer vs anaer conditioning
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track interval work has more than a surplus of aerobic challenge relative to any team sport.  The biggest problem with long distance running and team sports is long distances do not involve acceleration. Running at constant steady pace is just not a skill team athletes need.  The more we learn the more we learn that the body is more specific than we thought...  That's why I am making the point that intervals are better than long distance but I can't tell the basketball player who refuses to sprint and gets in shape on a basketball court that he might not be onto something...

Long distance running involves maintaining a speed through moderate aerobic respiration - when we play sports we either recovery with massively inefficient breathes or we sprint...  Yes there is an intersection between anerobic and aerobic - but people who play team sports NEVER experience it and for good reason...  If you have ever ran the 400m you know what it feels like to add H+ to lactate (ie ask for a lot out of your aerobic system after you taxed your anaerobic system)

When it comes to team sports shape - you gotta accelerate...
not so sure about his point of team sport athletes not using aer system, but probably his point about intervals having enough aer stimulus is more or less right

T0ddday anaer workout
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Run 400m in under 55 seconds.  One lap.  Do it.  It doesn't take speed but it takes work.  Also do the follow.  10 reps of 150 meters.  Start on the curve, finish at the end of the straight - walk quickly for half a turn and get down and do 5 pushups and start from pushup position on your next rep.   Do 10 reps, keep all reps under 25 seconds.  Finish the workout in less than 10 minutes - that means only about 20 seconds for the quick walk/jog between reps and about 10 seconds for your pushups.  Then rest 10-20 minutes.  Repeat it.  I will promise you that if you achieve those two goals you will be the fittest guy on your team.  Nobody will question your fitness and you will have juice for the entire game.  But its gonna suck far more than long runs...



2015-2016 training progression
-it looks like prior to this my P-chain work was virtually non-existent, wouldn't DL or RDL due to low back weakness (long torso)

Fall
-mostly rehab
-a month of mostly SL-RDL, not squatting due to SIJ
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6 minute plank (shit, that RKC plank workout stuff works)

Winter
-I hit an SVJ PR doing a bunch of rehab, my squat is actually relatively weak at this point, possible causes:
-+P-chain work
--SIJ rehab work - core stabilization
--potentiation from westside squats+dynamic effort a few days prior
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this PR def has to do with posterior chain shit and better core stability
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SVJ is amazing considering I've been pretty much ignoring my quads
-squat improved and PR'ed pretty quick after SIJ got better
Feb: hitting legs pretty hard daily with different stuff -MEBM
+plyos, strong squat = DLRVJ PR 35.5
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super-dominant quads

Spring
body not ready for increased impact of field sports due to not a whole lot of aner work
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shin splints are bad
missed some logging - DLRVJ dropoff with weight increase
Oh man that really bad tourney seems to have psychologically affected me badly, thats when my weight increased a lot
Looks like I dropped intensity and volume in the spring college season and conditioned more, +speed and assistance
Still almost daily training

Summer
Mostly conditioning and SL jumps
SLRVJ:
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Cue that seems to help me is "get low"
So it looks like I have written several times "CNS drained" this seems to be following sigificant increased tryout volume, jump volume, dynamic lifting (which I don't think I did too much prior to this), and conditioning. I was still training daily, but because my training was no longer weight room stuff it seems the volume may have pushed me into mild overtraining.
...and my conclusion was to add in more RFD training because I could see that my athleticism took a dip rather than rest  :uhhhfacepalm:
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OK so most of my lifting should be RFD from now on, and I gotta throw some bounding in there too. I guess this is what happens when you drop all your dynamic quad work for 3 months.
AND THEN finally I took a forced deload after running around for a month with CNS burnout - after tryouts, when it was most critical for me to be performing well!! No wonder I didn't make a good team


2015-16 tourneys
a memorable college tourney second day, after killing it the first day - extremely in my head, wind especially affected throws

club tryout reflection
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2. My offensive cutting needs more awareness and variety.
3. My first 0-20m speed is considerably worse than my 20-40m speed. First 3 steps are way more important to Ultimate.
4. I suck at throwing to girls. I overthrow my hucks to fast dudes, you can imagine what my hucks look like playing mixed.
5. My in-game break throws tend to be high release which is not good. Not enough faking.
6. Unless I'm feeling reaally in the zone, on cutter defense I play a step-off deep which essentially gives the other team free 5-10 yard in-cuts unless I outrun my guy hardcore. I HAVE TO STOP DOING THIS.
7. My in-game awareness of the wind is pretty bad.
8. I'm really bad at making friends. Honestly my biggest weakness, cause Ultimate is all about chemistry and trust. My biggest strength is probably winning 50-50's (high vert+great hands) but fat load of good that does me if no one trusts me enough to throw hucks. I don't think I got thrown a single deep shot during the Hype tryout that went bad. Or maybe my cut timing is really bad or something. I dunno.
another tryout
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-Layout D poaching the cutting lane! I've never gotten one of these (poaching the in-cut) before, my awareness is improving.
-One of the captains complimented my quickness (initial acceleration speed)!!! All those sprint starts are definitely helping.
-Mark was great. Don't remember being broken at all.
-We ran a suicide at the end (about 600m) and I finished first (out of like 25-30 dudes, 15-20 girls) barely beating out one of the captains! Had to lay down for like 20 mins afterwards lol.
tryout
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got distracted by the defenders attempt to get a layout D
thrower threw a high pass while I was running at him and I had an SLRVJ with both hands into the disc and just dropped it (quick react)

tryout tourney
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improve on:
1. throws
2.Being able to jump better out of a sprint would be very helpful. Being more bouncy in general
3.Quicker first 3 steps
4.Better awareness to get poach blocks on defense. But then I'm usually covering the best cutter on the other team so maybe it's not really an issue of awareness.

in-season club tourney
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2 day tourney in pitt. played mediocre, mostly because of rotator cuff but also self-esteem not good. Injured my calf day 2 and played through it. Got 3 hours of sleep day 1 and a stunning 2 hours of sleep day 2. Feeling pretty fast, oddly enough.

club tourney
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Feeling really burned out the whole time. We lost 12-15 to a U-19 team. I didn't make any major mistakes, but just didn't really feel like I wanted to be playing. (why?) No layouts (dives for the disk), no skies (catches over someone in the air), got a lucky pointblock (knocked down someones throw). We ran some "optional suicides" at the end and I finished last for all of them. By a large margin. One set was about ~800m, one was about 200m. Cramps/hamstring aches after practice.

Could my lack of energy be caused by a high protein/sugar diet? Not very many clean carbs last week, very few fats. Also skipped dinner and had a not large breakfast. I refuse to believe I'm this out of shape, I usually do well at suicides. Also maybe the sprints/PR level squats were a little too much getting back into regular training.

**OH SHIT this was right after logging CNS drained consistently for 2 weeks and not resting at all. Wow who would have thought

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8/6-8/7 tourney, 6 games 3W3L. Just feel really burned out. Throws looking sloppy esp with sweaty hands and wind. When I sprint a bunch of times consecutively on offense and the disk turnover, I'll just feel fatigued and demotivated to play hard defense
My forced deload to recover from burnout was...... 10 days before this tourney.

end of season tourney
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I played mostly shutdown defense, wasn't able to get too many poaches cause i was usually covering the best cutter. 0 layouts, 0 true D's. I didn't get beat deep at all but I gave up short unders occasionally, twice i got beat up the line: this is a sign that either my footwork is bad or that I don't accelerate fast enough, both problems I need to address. I know I played good.. Just wish the captain let me play O-line I could have contributed a lot. I got a few tips on run-through D attempts and 3 touches on pointblock attempts. Got lots of goals.

Anaerobic Endurance wasn't a problem at all because I only played about half the D points (long rests between points) and there were no marathon points. I was slow though: not explosive at all (why?). I really should have done more short sprints during the last 2 weeks, 5 interval sessions at submax speed with not a whole lot of speed work to balance the fiber counts was poor planning.

This was 3 weeks after previous tourney. Looks like I went hard with conditioning and it didn't pay off much. I didn't log the workouts but it seems like they may have been a little unspecific for this point in the season. Overtraining may have been lingering from just a month before.

It looks like my strategy was to beat my man on a D attempt via athleticism, which didn't work too well. I played pretty well but didn't get any D's.

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I only gave up short unders against the most athletic cutters and I didn't give up a whole lot of them. I didn't get scored on a single time. The most yards an offensive player got on me was probably 15, and that was maybe once during 7 games of playing starting D-line. I did try to bait a few deep throws but I don't think anyone actually threw it even when I gave the cutter steps on me. I don't like forcing the cutter deep because that takes away your visibility of the whole field and the person with the disc.

It's also obviously bad that I got 0 D's, but players tend to not throw it if it looks contestable especially at the club level.  It's a little different from football because the player doesn't get to run after catching it. Once the cutter catches it I get to set up on them, start counting to 10 and use my body to prevent them from throwing to half the field. If I get to 10 and they don't throw it it's a turnover. Since I have a good mark, offensive players rarely get good continuation throws after catching it, so it's a good option to give up 5-10 yard unders and half the time the cutter is going to throw it for negative yards to reset the count.

Jumps could have also been better. I almost jumped over a kid going LSLRVJ but I was like a foot away from the disc  :-[. I did get a solid 1-step DLRVJ sky for a goal. I need to work a lot on reading and positioning for the disc, being able to jump well while bumping and tussling with the player on the opposite team. Improve plant speed and GCT for both DLRVJ and SLRVJ, learn how to make a stutter steps give me extra jump height rather than making my jump worse.

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A lot of the time I would fully commit to taking away the under: then the defender would get open on a lateral cut out of their initial under cut. This is probably the way I got beat the most actually. If I get too much speed on the initial commitment it will take me longer to do a chop-step, 90 degree acceleration out of it. The good thing is this "7 cut" generally doesn't generate as much yard gains as an "under cut".

Also another note on my "peaking" training: daily throwing was not a good strategy, especially the amount of hucks I threw. As a D-line cutter, I threw 0 hucks at the tournament. All that time I spent on my throws and It didn't pay off much. Didn't stray from my role and didn't throw anything risky. 0 turnovers. People didn't cut deep or breakside (more difficult throws) as much for me though.

Today at pickup I dropped 3 perfect 70 yard dimes: 1 flick, 2 backhand into a pretty good window to recievers cutting deep. 4 pulls, all comfortably 65-80 yards in bounds.

About HIIT and running intervals:FWIW, I think my anaerboic endurance has experienced a lot of short term gain. Could just be luck but I just haven't felt tired from running since i started running intervals.

beat mostly on 7 cuts
0 turnovers
0 hucks
anaerobic endurance actually peaked pretty well with late season intervals




2015-2016 overall reflection

So there's some nuggets here for future review but basically the general idea is I seem to have gone into overtraining around tryout time and didn't have the good sense/understanding to drop volume until a month before sectionals (last tourney of the season). Tryout time may be more taxing as a series of workouts than I thought. I basically didn't plan around this at all.

Workouts pretty unspecific, but I don't think my training age was high enough to do super specific stuff. I enjoyed developing SLRVJ a lot that season, but other than that most of my workouts fit a pretty general GPP framework. I didn't start doing a whole lot of RFD stuff yet, either. Seems like I may have been lacking posterior chain development due to not being proportioned too well for deadlifts. Hip thrusts are pretty useless, my clean technique was pretty nooby, not much BSS or anything else.


2016-17
Junior Year
BW: ~190 higher due to lots of lifting

My training showed consistent development in strength and jumps.

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you found out you have a near complete PCL tear and played basketball the next day???!?!?
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(clean) I gravitate towards that straight body catch with the knees which sometimes causes me to lean back dangerously.
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apparently supreme sports PT in rockville has really, really good coaches.
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my squat is sloooow.

Got a copy of Triphasic Training May 31st
I immediately started following the program recommendations, Ecc block -> Con block -> Iso block -> Peaking. Possibly did not have enough time to actually make that work.

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shortchanging yourself by not doing enough to get loose and bouncy before you start going for ME jumps
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All that upper body work felt completely pointless
-not high enough vol or technique development for upper body BB. Rest periods not quite right either
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Catch still pretty quad dominant but torso angle is no longer vertical which I think is acceptable and safe.

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PCL recovery going slow but definitely improving. Doesn't look like I'll need surgery but at least another few months before I can play Ultimate
-Left thigh is missing 1" mass compared to right thigh. Apparently an effective way to fix this is through Blood Flow Restrictive Therapy (BFRT)
-Got a few exercises for upper cross syndrome, PT said it was pretty noticable
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ssues with pullups: grip strength actually limiting factor, can't keep torso stable, inconsistent pause at the bottom, not keeping scaps locked, wider grip feels a lot harder.
weird thing during BSS
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started feeling extremely sick in the middle of set 2. Face went cold and I just felt really fatigued. Splashed some water on my face and took an extra long rest and felt a little better

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PULLUPS: Forgot phone in locker, didn't film pullups. Stalling hard, no idea what's wrong. Looked through winter notebook and I was busting out 10,11,11 at one point. Tried to start with pullups to be completely fresh but it didn't help at all. Pretty full ROM, body starts rocking around rep 4 (which might be a problem with maintaining the shoulders back position) so I touch my toes to the ground to steady it and am forced to do a dead hang with no stretch reflex.
SUMO DL: Trying to pull without my hips shooting up. I think the reason this happens is because I have difficulty activating my glutes in the bottom position and getting tension in them before starting the lift. Slight back rounding towards the last reps of the last set.
DEC SITUPS: Trying to keep a completely straight body (not curling head) during the eccentric and not drop during the last part, despite decreased weight my technique is a little better. Superset with RDL is good because RDL hits hip flexors eccentrically.
SLRDL: Especially wobbly on left leg, where I'm also missing hamstring ROM. Kind of dropping the weight during the last few inches on left leg, which might be an issue with hamstring activation in that last bit of ROM. Right leg technique film looks good.

My clean and sumo form reflect my compensatory squatty mechanics. The glutes aren't active maybe because the low back is mobile? Which makes sense with my proportions.

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so according to triphasic training, athletes should drop the weight/reps if there is a decrease in movement speed. SO that means no grinding sets, pretty much everything is RFD work, even when you're doing 90% 1RM.

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(DL) That 'jerk' is actually really good imo because youre obviously aggressively pulling and we all know what momentum does.
I don't need to do this anymore, I used to do this before for dec situps too. It's some kind of weird technique to develop a lot of tension quickly.

*Lots of training to failure on big lifts. I prefer high vol and freq, but maybe if I can hold back a bit every workout and strategically do submax reps I can train more frequently and do more RFD reps. Obvious but I'm just able to train at high effort so much I haven't had to strategically do submax stuff even though that's pretty standard for lifting programs.

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Right glute activating very poorly in 90 degree hip flexion.
I still have this problem-ish. I know the tibia isn't supposed to twist, but I frequently get the feeling that my tibia is out of alignment with my femur and that causes the glute to not be able to activate properly.

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Great lunge variation but alternating lunges feels like endurance, need to up the weight, cut the volume and do same leg lunges. After getting consistent technique down.

Triphasic Iso's
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-Not recommended close to important competition: might decrease coordination and speed in the short term

-Excellent for absolute strength - if a certain stage of a movement requires a maximal contraction isometric training is great for improving that stage. It improves rate coding, allowing you to generate consistently high levels of tension, rather than intermittent bursts.

-There are several types of isometrics:

--Resisted load: like a paused squat or paused bench - it is recommended that the eccentric and concentric portions of this movement be as fast as possible. Drop like a brick, come to a dead stop (not a gradual slowdown) and explode back up. Good to start workouts with this to recruit more MU's for the rest of the workout. Not very CNS taxing, especially if done as RFD work.

--Immovable Resistance Isos: these are like wall pushes. These are very CNS intensive, equivalent to Max effort work. Very time efficient, should take no more than 10 mins. Good for building strength without size. There are 2 subcategories:
---Absolute iso: Gradually build up to max contraction and try to maintain it. The whole contraction should be no longer than 8s w/ 10s-30s rests between reps. This is what you would use to improve a slow max effort lift.
---Explosive iso: You are trying to achieve a powerful (70-80%) contraction as fast as possible. This is what you would use for training for dynamic movements.

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i'd say aerobic needs to be in there at every stage, just the intensity of it is what changes. Slow relaxed runs of 30-45 minutes are great for the heart especially, so being able to do say ~30 minutes of relaxed running before lifting as a warmup, and not have it tax you, is a good marker IMHO. The question is really, how do you fit it in: do you do a separate session etc? I personally like getting some aerobic work in as a warmup: ~30 minutes of light relaxed running or jump rope prior to a lifting session, allows you to kind of kill two birds w/ 1 stone. I mean initially you'd start with 10-15 minutes, but ideally you'd want to be capable of 30-45 minutes and feel fine (or even better) when you start lifting. That's a good sign of overall fitness it seems. If doing 30 minutes of light running wrecks you, not good. Should have just as much strength in your lifts, from my experience at least.

Then as you start transitioning into anaerobic endurance/skill, you'll want to throw in some dedicated aerobic sessions 30-45 minutes of steady pace under lactic threshold.

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BB can be great. as long as you put the other pieces together, skill/speed/power, no problem with BB.. BB may or may not be optimal - debatable, but it's definitely useful. The lower body responds especially well to BB style training - for example, high rep squatting (MEBM) is an old BB technique that seems to be underutilized in performance training. Here we are doing all of these advanced things, but then moderate load squatting until you basically pass out and die or 10x10 sets ended up being my favorite method for improving leg/hip strength related to jumping

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you can fry your CNS during a heavy intense session, and then running with that diminished CNS isn't the best idea. On the other hand, when you're fresh, light cardio before lifting will also get you really loose

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adarq said that light cardio even daily can be beneficial, ramping up in intensity as the season progresses

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f you're trying to specialize in both disciplines or peaking one system after building the other as a base - in that case, you need detailed / careful planning .. in your case, you just need to get your body adapted to being able to handle *light* cardio pre or post working

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I think I strengthened my hip flexors so much that my weak link is now my isometric back strength.
(for sprints)

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400m 2x4 (120s between reps, 10 mins between sets):
set 1: 1:21, 1:20, 1:19, 1:17
set 2: 1:19, 1:19, 1:22, 1:20
RPE: 7

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some long yielding isos i've loved:
- hamstrings/back: 45 degree hyper holds with db's or barbell at the top (iso extension stim came from this too)
- for grip: assisted crush with off hand, then try and maintain while being forced to release
- on the fence with this one, but not being able to do it has always been a bad sign for me: single leg side bridge with off leg abducted (this ex is nuts)

partial holds (5-10s):
- pretty much everything can be utilized with a pause: seen some crazy results with pause bench, pause lunge/BSS, most BW variations (pause dips/pushups/pullups)

one quasi-overcoming iso could be TKE's for VMO

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long jog to warmup for ME sprints or anaerobic intense work

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What I tried in regards to ISO's and worked wonders for my jumping ability was this weird exercise I came up with: It's basically when you are standing you lift one foot up and then violently «push» it in to the ground on the balls of your foot with your leg bent at about the same angle like you would jump and then hold this contraction for a short time, release and repeat for 5 reps or so. You could say it's a kind of overcoming iso but with a fast contraction rather than building it up slowly. It sounds very weird but it teached me to fire my muscles quickly and absorb force more efficiently

it would be interesting if this makes any sense but I feel like this «technique» can be applied to various different joint angles and muscles.

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Due to not the best planning, time constraint, injuries and vacations I've pretty much been forced to skip the power block and the strength block was incomplete.

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set 1: 1:21, 1:18, 1:14, 1:13
set 2: 1:14, 1:18, 1:23, 1:24 (dammit what a dropoff. Still decent progress though)

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i can't recall ever being able to train properly when putting in full time (40+) hours per week. that's something I need to address eventually, or just keep working part time (preferred option)



2016-17 Tourneys


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Tourney this weekend went great! Set a record high 12 D's in 7 games which is around double what I got the entire last season (7 D's in 15 games). I got 5 D's in one of our key games we ended up winning. Team went 4-2, we were 1 point differential out of being in the finals game..

Athleticism: Really explosive, got a layout D, a few skies where I played it smart, and a massive over the shoulder layout sky, kind of like 1:27 in this video but i went over the guys left shoulder rather than his right

Throws: Some inconsistency with the wind, but played it very safe taking easy throws most of the time. Pretty high completion percentage.

A few drops but none where I was really at fault. Got beat deep a few times in the zone because of tunnel vision. Pulls far and very consistent.


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Good
-Endurance! Despite playing all D-line was not gassed ever
-Man Defense - hard changes of direction felt better than usual, shutdown defense most of the game even against great players
-Deep cutting - caught a lot of deep shots, much more than last tourney

Average
-acceleration
-athleticism - very few opportunities for skies or layouts
-throws - playing it pretty safe but still managed to throw it into a couple poaches and turfed a few

Bad
-top speed - it just wasn't there. suspect my swollen af knee had something to do with it.
-couple of embarassing misplays where I lost my concentration and got beat
-went for a last minute glove brand switch which changed my throwing mechanics, especially on hucks

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Captain was playing pretty loose lines so everyone got playing time, I didn't get to play much more than anyone else. It went pretty good, was working on trying to set up poach D's but my timing still isn't quite right and these teams are just too high level.. We played the #24 and #25 seeded teams in the nation which is something. Still managed to rack up a few D's mostly from blocks and I think 2G/2A? Out of the 16 total points we scored that's pretty decent and mostly playing D line. Nothing really hype a few pretty good toe-the-line plays.


2016-17 key points

Dang, these things are too much to process in a sitting, especially the multiple paragraph training advice posts

So I was injured with a PCL tear from Feb-August, and that was basically 6 months of non-stop lifting, but it didn't affect lifting, however, basically could not do conditioning or play ultimate. Was still dealing with knee swelling, even around the time of the last tourney of the season

I started the Triphasic Program a couple months away from sectionals and didn't have enough time to do the power block. It went Ecc -> Iso ->Con -> Power -> peaking. Power would have been the most critical block. Even though there wasn't an explicit RFD block, it seems like I still got a very sizable volume of RFD lifting in the previous blocks.

It looks like I did pretty well at the tourneys, CoD improvement from mostly lifting makes sense. Lots of dedicated hip flexor work was likely pretty helpful. Was still having technique/alignment issues with DL and HPC. My legs and upper body were pretty damn bulky.  Acceleration was a weakness, despite a 375 squat. I did a good job counting cals and macros, but ended my cut early, scared to lose muscle

My conditioning and sprinting volume wasn't negligible, especially getting towards the end of the season but nowhere near my lifting volume. I would have thought conditioning would be my weak spot but it seems the lifting worked in my favor a little bit: was basically grinding a lot of my big lifts and the high, consistent volume and doing a lot of it in supersets with other stuff likely helped my anaerobic system a good deal.




2017-18


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180 deg Change of direction mechanics after PCL tear recovery
-hunched posture (unstable?) difficult to 180 out of
-sometimes losing balance
-stressful on the knee
-possible poor coordination - motion not smooth
-chop steps > jump cut : body's way of avoiding injury
-possible poor hip and ankle mobility
-apparently poor eccentric force absorption

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got beat deep by a rookie. twice. granted i was playing a little cocky/lazy giving him a step, walked off field seething
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this one pro baseball player i used to train, comes to mind ... he was incredible at "faking it" when people offered him some kind of like "good try, get em next time" (from me when I was training him s&c or from teammates doing skill work etc) kind of stuff.. internally he'd be locked in like a pit bull, externally he'd be smiles and laughs, like nothing phased him at all

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workout with the plyos the day before seems too close to the date of competition. It's low volume but anything like depth jumps should be kept 7-10 days out from the day of competition
recovered pretty fast

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So I'm coming to realize that the quad-dominant running I naturally gravitate to is much faster than the "perfect top speed mechanics" I try to force myself to do. It's mostly just a matter of stride frequency, I feel like when I have a strong forward lean I can move my legs so much faster and still get decent stride length
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One disadvantage to the "quad dominant high stride freq" running is I can't breathe properly with it and if I really want the fastest time I think I hold my breath.
Interesting take. I think squatting a ton had to do with this running style being successful, but at the end of the day, it was heavily reliant on APT. With my current alignment, I get a solid lean and awesome stride length as well as being more hip dominant.

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The other sort of bad thing was my defensive footwork, got juked out quite a few times. Ended up almost toppled over from balance loss a few times too, which seems to happen when I get too low in my athletic stance.

O-line handler this college season
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Thanks. Will be focusing more on acceleration and agility from now on, as well as upper body to keep hucks strong. Lots of throws as well.

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After my Summer training I have come to realize my best strength is acceleration 0-15Y.
I think I started smoking weed after a long break

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I think playing football would help me really improve my rounded cuts.

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strength endurance SPP - high vol KB swings and stepups
high RPE throughout
Oooo interesting

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4-6 day deload.
nice

Back tweak
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Yeah that jump in weight was a bad decision. first rep of 415 was wobbly asf,  should have known I was not ready for 5rm or heavier half squats yet

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BW: 196 - I was avg 185 for most of the fall

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-SS2a: hip flexor ISO with 50 lbs *10
-SS2b: RFD hanging leg raises *25
-SS2c: RFD cable knee drives 30lbs*10 ea side
-SS2d: overspeed sprints 15Y *6
ME sprints 40y x4

Sprints felt very fast after the last FC set, I especially feel that this might be helpful for top speed. My turnover felt faster than usual. Do not recommend using DL with French contrast, will do trap bar next time.
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french contrast is pretty intense. low volume except on power movements and longer rests between ME efforts.
French contrast for stride frequency, that actually ended up working? Pretty cool.

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SVJ @31"
DLRVJ @33.5"
L-SLRVJ @30"
R-SLRVJ @32"

Going to go a little slower with trying to review so I can have some time to process my learnings.

So far my training seems very specific, high intensity and volume, but including things like careful deloads - proud of myself. I am stronger at this point in the review session that I am today, by a lot. It's a little demotivating actually, to see the quality and quantity of training I used to do.

I had a ton of momentum as well. It seems like I had been lifting weights basically non-stop for several years, which means very high work capacity. Currently, I am coming off a prolonged break from weights (maybe only training a few months high vol in the last 3 years, everything else is maintenance-ish) and quite a bit less training frequency too.

December 25
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injured my wrist
it's fractured for sure
I saw a specialist today and he recommended surgery. 3 month recovery with no lifting
FUUUUUUU
Another season screwed due to injury

So I basically just kept lifting, throwing, jogging after this, avoiding the wrist

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life stresses really piled up, possibly in CNS burnout? I dunno feel like I could train alright. Been spending all my free time rewatching series and stuff like that. 18hr/week Class is brutal it's much harder to draw with the cast

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anyone have thoughts about mixing different training goals in one session? for example max strength and volume in the same day or rfd and volume? the quote i remember from triphasic training is not to mix rfd with anything else because it sends your body mixed signals and you end up developing neither category

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Unfortunately I have developed some kind of back problem which I strongly suspect might be a slipped disc or spondylolisthesis and has not gone away with rest

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so the si joint really took a beating during the last session
its still a little fucked up. im beginning to think ive had this problem a long time only the bigger symptoms were dormant - ive always had issues with my left leg: chronic groin pains, weird immobility and naturally asymmetrical posture that came and went and no matter what my left leg was always a little weaker.
Maybe its more from the PCL tear, surprised I didn't include that in my brainstorm. I did have the groin injury prior to that

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contrast set *3 (long rests):
-safety bar jump BSS 105 *7 /ea side
-1-step SLRVJ *3 /ea leg
-both SLRVJ's over 31", R-SLRVJ might have been as high as 33.5" which is PR level
Hmm. lifting has been lower vol, intensity for a while at this point.

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feeling really woke today and tried to be super aware of peoples footwork during 1v1 drills, as well as my own. Definitely the one area that can elevate my game - footwork and body control.

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figured something important out in relation to my sprint technique. i think i use my traps as prime movers when swinging my arms forward instead of my anterior delts. this somehow relates to forward head tucking during acceleration as well as unstable shoulder movement. there is definitely something to fix there, not sure whether its mobility or motor reprogramming +strengthening.
Despite all my mechanical improvements, this particular thing is still happening during ME sprints. I haven't fully managed to get the shoulders and neck neutral. But then again, almost all of the people I visually evaluate have this issue


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i cant do much going only lefty

- im bad at crashing the cup as a cutter playing against zone defense
- i start my deep cuts too early, anticipating unrealistically perfectly executed hucks from my teammates
- i need to practice accelerating out of 135 degree hip turns
- i need to stay more grounded in neutral defensive positioning because i get beat mid-stride when taking too long strides
This all feels pretty relevant weirdly enough (except the CoD), although maybe some stuff to a lesser degree.

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I don't like using bar for high intensity BSS: kind of dangerous. also the weight distribution is janky. left leg almost failed rep 6 of 19

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so i can do the dot drill pretty fucking fast for my height but my body control while doing it is very noticably bad. im very good at adjusting to my imbalances but my body is all over the place. solution: slow it down and focus on keeping my center of gravity over the center dot.

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9-10 miles @ 8:30-9:00 pace: 1hr 23, distance PR

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-bobbled in dunks w/ SVJ, rslrvj

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PM run: 4 miles in 29:20 ~ 7:20 mile pace  :personal-record:
died during the last 200m but otherwise consistent 7:15 pace!
I still haven't beat this PR!

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last practice before sectionals. its been a week in hell, ive accumulated at least 15 hours of sleep debt. still a little bit sick, lungs not working optimally and im short of breath faster than i should be. also some 1 handed drops during throwing on high balls. didnt throw any turnovers, but definitely lost a good deal of upper muscle mass, hucks are missing that bit of oomph

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the other biggest issue was strong winds the entire weekend and our lack of dedicated throwers. i turned it a lot because of poor throw selection for the given wind.

otherwise i was pretty good at everything else. got a layout callahan, which is when you block and intercept it for a score before they manage to get it out of their endzone. a few big skies and layouts, a lot of pointblocks. shutdown defense against their best players in critical moments. second day my IT band flared up and i was hobbling around at times but still managed to do a good deal.

going to make a full year program to mini-peak once at the end of the summer club season and then again for next year's sectionals.
SLeep debt, bronchitis? IT band flare up, hobbling around?? Bad wind throws?

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i busted up my IT band pretty bad so i took the last week off. im reviewing my notes on programming, triphasic training and verks supertraining and thinking about what i want to do for thia next program. a year is a lot of time to think about. i dont feel like i really have any particular athletic weaknesses except maybe attention span. i have to choose what i want to specialize in or end up slightly above average at everything at the end of this next training year
Cool, good thinking.
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thinking about a few weeks of building work capacity+ trying to get big. gonna take some of the pressure off and temporarily abandon this idea of a perfect athletic program for me. its gonna be summer. i should put on some aesthetic weight and enjoy my young adult life while its still easily possible
Mmmmmmmm

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i need to take a longer rest between high int squat days.

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ahype was today, med men this weekend.
tryout went fine. no highlight type plays but pretty consistent at everything with no wind. defensive footwork is looking shoddy once again, speed wasnt quite there.

i nees to be more honest with myself so heres a brief monologue about my feelings at the moment. i am baselessly arrogant. i have never played on a high level team. my training organization is shit. i am just ego lifting every other session and my training is likely doing more harm to my athleticism than good. barely giving myself enough time to recover.

for the rest of the summer, im keeping all non-rfd lower body to once a week and brolifting to twice a week. i have been working on a program and i have a good general idea of what i need but i need to iron the specifics out.
Ego lifting every session awareness, weight room freq drop, yes.

Man, there's a lot of stuff about club season, this was the season when I hit my best athleticism

'17-18 Club Tryouts

Summary
-still keeping weight room freq high
-I seemed to have been training hang power clean and hip flexors and core frequently when I peaked my top speed
-logged a few 'slow top speed' tryouts, "not resting enough."

-"some days my endurance is my best quality, today it was my worst. it was 90 degrees and i possibly didnt pre-hydrate enough."
-"My conditioning has clearly taken a hit" - result of all weight room stuff, no conditioning skill work

-"I think I am still yet to throw a turnover at any of the high level tryouts"

-had an injury (not from doing something stupid) that left me out of upper level team contention

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-I like this scheme for hitting the hip flexors. I hit them for max RFD, max strength/middle ROM, and bottom ROM. All I need is some weighted iso knee-up holds and I'm hitting them from every angle.

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400m *1 @60s
set 2:
400m *2 @78s, 85s
set 3:
400m *2 @83s, 89s
set 4:
400m *3 @78s, 78s, 82s
-since I tend to die hard after really intense efforts, I decided to just go close to ME on the first rep (could have maybe shaved 2-3 seconds off, but I would have been totally dead). Then try to do the rest of the workout after that super fatiguing first rep. I was so fucked, never really recovered, despite 3x 10-minute breaks. That last set kind of evened out though, weirdly enough. I really wanted to give up after the third one.

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3v3 ulti *45 min
-worthless reps. I really need to keep a lookout for higher level pickup cause im in desparate need of touches but this is not the answer.

Specific notes
I'm gonna read these another day - just 10 pages left in the log!

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most of these were in rain. much more consistent than in wind: I was throwing with 8 discs, and on some of the sets I was hitting a 5*5Y box 55Y out with 6/8 discs, I think I got 7/8 once. Hit a handful of money 85Y pulls. The really excellent thing is I am getting my hang time to be much more consistent. Before I would just throw for distance but having a space as a target and tracking hang time will help my game throws a lot.
Realized that my backhand technique just needed a complete makeover, so I was trying out a different technique today. Again, sacrificing some distance for a much better extension, much lower hang time and consistency. The distance will come with practice.
misc notes:
-my first few sets I always anticipate the throw to blade over and adjust for it, leaving an ugly but accurate throw. But as the sets keep coming and my technique becomes better, I should stop adjusting for it because my technique becomes good and throws end up veering off IO.
-Practicing pulls and backhand hucks on the same day is a bad idea because a good stepout backhand huck has a tight torso and a good pull has a loose one. Learning one interferes with learning the other.
-having difficulty transferring momentum from power position backhands to my throw. Maybe throwing more IO would help? I default to always throwing OI backhand. In general my runup/power position hucks need loads more work, they are not as powerful as my stationary throws.

400m workout:
400m*3 1:21, 1:19, 1:17 (90s rests)
6 min rest
400m*2 1:14, 1:18 (90s rests)

I did a few laps and the ankle felt good enough for some 400's. Big improvement from last time, even though I have not done anything anaerobic in more than 2 weeks.
The other thing with the 400's: There are 4 ways I have gotten fatigued from doing these: leg lactic acid buildup, ammonia buildup in the head, core fatigue, and lung fatigue. I almost always get exhausted from lactic acid buildup and sometimes ammonia buildup (horrible headache feeling). Today it was mostly lung fatigue and some core fatigue. Very strange. Possible reasons: my hip flexors are the strongest they've ever been and I think the hip hikes I've been doing have been a game changer. General core strength is around PR levels too. Maybe the swimming improved my breathing? I am completely awful at breathing when swimming.

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heavy wind. upwind i couldnt get my flicks past 40y and no consistency. downwind i focused on choosing whether the disc went IO or OI. too much in either direction and the disc blades or pops up and veers 20y to the side. no point in being able to throw a full field bomb if you cant control it. i did end up hitting a water bottle from 50y out but y'know, it's 1/100. who gives a shit. jk it was a money shot

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-upwind (+slight RL cross) flicks worst, complete opposite of last time i threw with this wind. Need to slow down and get my flick technique down, I think im overcomplicating the arm motio ln
-overall pretty inconsistent, especially upwind. Downwind im controlling the angle much better, everything was looking decent towards the end.
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Re: FP's log
« Reply #898 on: April 25, 2023, 09:10:25 pm »
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Guys I had kind of an epiphany. So ive been avoiding the squat forever maybe like a year and a half. Doing all the other variations: westside squat, split squat variants, deadlift etc. I just couldnt imagine a way to squat for it to be consistent with all the other P-chain dominant mechanics ive been trying to encourage.

And lo and behold, i have a squat day, attempting to target the quads specifically, and ALL the alignment stuff ive been working on reverted back to how it was before. Strong APT, tightened groin and QL muscles, hamstrings demoted to a more secondary role . Even my throwing is more how it used to be.

I think the potential for athletic movement is a lot lower with this set of mechanics, but there are some significant advantages too. I tell ya, early tryout season is not the time to be having to make this choice. The analyst in me wants to make this a developmental season, keep tinkering and better understand for future reference what each movement style offers but the competitior and growth addict wants the best possible option now, which for the most part is the P-chain dominant alignment, which may give me higher tryout potential. However, I do not yet have a full understanding of just how weak the weaknesses are with the P-chain style, while with the quad style those weaknesses are actually leveled out a little bit (and i have more exp with that style).

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« Reply #899 on: May 08, 2023, 07:13:47 pm »
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https://youtube.com/shorts/qxQtEXIbul4?feature=share

Had this jump a few days ago, ventured out with a yardstick to measure the rim height today.
Rim is 9' 11"
Standing reach is 8' 1" + just a little bit of change (with minimalist shoes without insoles, previously closer to 8' 2" with nike free's)
Hairband in arm is 14.5" up the arm
Im estimating that im going around 13.75" over the rim from visual analysis of where it looks like the hairband is during the jump
However i planted a little early and my arm isnt vertical, which adds a little bit
Which puts me at around 35.5 - 36.5

So im super excited about where this is going!! If you compare to my previous 36.5 jump vid you see the technique is very different too. My quads are super explosive in the 2018 vid, but now its a more coordinated full body movement.
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