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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: FP's log
« Last post by FP on Today at 10:59:00 pm »
By high fat I mean 3-4 days before I'm at like 50:25:25 fat:carbs:protein and the day before and on the day of cpmpetition I'll carb load above daily caloric value while continuing to get fats in.


2 league games - 3 total hours
Got in as a sub. Played pretty well although maybe somewhat selfishly. Was good all around. Drenched in sweat early on and my throws looked worse then they should have.

I can't do deep jump stop plants on turf, just can't get enough traction. The alternative is chop steps but I have to take 4 chop steps instead of 2 to get a good change of direction. Neither is optimal and I couldnt efficiently guard the best cutter with thia dilemma. The solution is probably better body control or more chop step practice. Working through some eccentrics and iso's at chop step joint angles would also be helpful. I feel like this is the main parameter that is holding back my game from being elite.
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« Last post by maxent on Today at 10:16:38 pm »
AM temp/hr/bw: 38.3/64/80.9
AM skinfold(mm): pec(7), sup(7), ab(11), sum(25)
Weight Vest: 6()
Misc: n/a
Diet Compliance: 1/1
Mobility: T
Skill work: T


No caffeine today. Shud be interesting!
Football / Re: Odell Beckham Jr needs his own thread
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 07:12:17 pm »
Jager (2nd from front) looks so damn insanely strong for his thin-ness.

Moh and Jager, similar builds. Tall middle-distance folks.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Two Hands Two Feet
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 05:04:02 pm »
Have had an interesting last week or so. Nothing quite like having a cold and gastro at the same time. I never knew that sneezing could be an extreme sport haha.

eek. lol.
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: FP's log
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 05:02:31 pm »

-explosive through the roof. Focus pretty off. It's weird, days when Im an athletic freak my conditioning sucks and days when I can run forever my speed is usually average. It might be correlated with diet.

that is an interesting observation. might be worth logging diet for a little while to see if you can find a clear correlation?

big ups on the squat PR, btw.

My idea was that high explosiveness = high carb, while high fat = good endurance. Probably the explosiveness was because i did some heavy neural work: 2-3rep trap bar, squat 5's, had multiple practices, then no lower body for a few days and had a mini peak. I highly suspect the conditioning is because of high fat though. Additional evidence: is that normally I sweat insane amounts but during the double weekend practice despite it being really hot i didnt sweat almost at all. The lack of sweat makes my throws so much smoother, almost worth cutting down carbs just for that.

In my experience, high carb is always the way to go, endurance and/or explosiveness.

For myself, need some saturated fat/cholesterol to feel strong (eggs are a miracle), without it I personally feel like i'm broken. High fat/lower carb diets tank my endurance.

The vast majority of middle/long distance endurance athletes are high carb as well. You get some high fat folks in the "ultra" endurance realm. But when we're talking endurance with a speed component, hardly anyone performs at the elite level on high fat/low carb etc.

Just my 2cents.

I mean if you feel it's working, don't listen to me that's for sure. Also don't know if by "high fat" you mean high fat low carb, or just high fat in addition to carbs etc.

In other news im starting a job where i will be working a 60 hr daily graveyard work week  with no weekends off and including driving. So far its alright but is going to get intense real soon.

damn 60 hours, intense.
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 04:44:12 pm »
Thanks brothers!!!

I'll get out of this rut soon :headbang: Weights are beneficial but there are other ways to exercise e.g. jogging, sprinting, doing pullups on the monkey bars etc.

Here's a couple of cover tackles from my last 2 games of league.

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last hit is savage.
- run 6.94 km in 37:17

- stretch

so begins the journey of (mostly) letting go of workout to workout pace targets. i'll still probably throw in a few progression runs or fartleks 1-2 times per week but for the most part, it's ~40 minutes per run, working up to 60.

FUCK it's humid. 74%.

nice!! fu*k workout-to-workout pace targets!!

for me, makes it way too machine-like. "Listening to your body" with running is a serious art, the more we learn to push/back off based on our current state, the better. It's very similar to jumping etc, but the "heart muscle" component adds a different dynamic. I guess jumping's version of heart/muscle-fatigue is CNS-fatigue, except in running you can experience both (heart & cns fatigue). How the heart is responding on any given day, is not at all bound by our instruction, depends on so many variables.

word that's some nice humidity. :ninja:
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 04:37:13 pm »
I got my legs waxed today. I was going to go for the Manzilian but I chickened out LOL!

lol, why?


manzillian got me lol'n.
Tennis / Re: Wimbledon
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 04:11:42 pm »
poor isner, losing another marathon match, brutal. lol.

6h for women is really nuts.. considering they play best of 3. damn that is crazy. on scale with the 11h men's match.
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