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Basketball / Re: NBA 2017 - 2018 Season
« Last post by fast does lie on Today at 12:13:17 pm »
Boston is going to run out of gas midseason without Hayward imo, just puts so much more pressure on tatum, brown and co when he's out. Marcus smart looks so tough this year, might be most improved player of the year.

But boston is still going to be tough, they still have morris that can fill in for hayward, who's prob done for the season tbh.....

Cavs are going to be tough but though people say lebron is still in his prime, i disagree. His skills/experience is at his prime, but his lateral speed is really not there like before.... his explosiveness is still there as well obv..... but lateral speed is so important on defense..... u can't always expect to make up for it with chase down blocks.....

Lebron definitely looked "older" last night, which is still nuts considering how good he played. But, that could be related to his ankle .. he could have been extra cautious. We'll see like 10 games in, but last night had me finally seeing some "aging". I personally hope it's just the ankle.

I'm watching the game right now, didn't have time to watch last night......

I felt he was slower laterally all last year, such as staying in front of defenders while not totally set, but i mean this guy could literally play in the NBA until he's 55 yrs old lol.... Even when he's 40, he'll be able to do a lot, just cause of his skill/size
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 11:56:11 am »
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4x3 Back up to benching 2 plates again for reps  ;D

Chin Ups (8kg attached)
7x3

Pull Ups
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Track-
Need to stop being soo fkn lazy and get out and put in some fitness.

maybe do some really early morning workouts on the track? just nice and light tempo sprints, while the sun is coming up? Just wakeup early, get some fluids in, get out there, and enjoy the fresh air. there is just something about being out there so early as the current section of "earth" is "booting up".

to me, there's something very powerful in that setting.. feels very "clean" and "pure". LBSS kind of mentioned something about that too recently in his journal. I think just beyond the symbolism of it, there's also the (circadian) rhythm / human evolution side of it.

dno just a thought!

fwiw, training as the sun is setting feels great also.. those two opposite ends of the spectrum feel amazing to me.

peace!
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: 165
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 11:50:25 am »
BW: 88.6kg
Activity:
Misc: R knee
Diet Compliance: 12/12

Rest..

rest sessions need more thumbs up!! :ninja: :ninja:

i like seeing when people on here post "rest", instead of just letting it slip by.. obviously there's not much to post, but it's also kind of a good message to yourself, that resting is significant and important. I've been saying alot recently that "it's harder to rest than it is to train", which is the damn truth. It takes discipline to shut everything off for a day, recover, and come back stronger the next.. resting is harder than 1RM attempts :D

the sports "psychology" of it, is becoming more important to me.
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less than 400m Sprinting / Re: The Sprinter Physique Thread
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 11:45:31 am »
man HAA looks like an NFL running back.. HEH. Which is also a testament to NFL running backs, they are absolute monsters.
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800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Re: Misc Running Videos
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 11:41:09 am »
3x per day just doesn't seem sane/sustainable to me.. Apparently Cam Levins really broke down too, tons of injuries etc.. He just seems way too addicted to the mileage, this video is disturbing to me :/

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMkUHM0eOZA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMkUHM0eOZA</a>

https://www.runnersworld.com/rt-web-exclusive/doubling-and-tripling-performance-incentives

man I really hate this video.. it's bothering me alot. dude ate 1 fucking motts applesauce after a 10 mile run, and yet he knows he has like 20+ more miles including a hard workout ahead of him.

what the fuck man.

fuck his coach & any1 around him who didn't smack the shit out of him. he's a damn beast but this video is a great example of training addiction.

that's why i force myself to take rest days... and drink milk (protein/fat) after runs etc.

his style just seems so disordered to me.. ie, maybe he could somehow survive on it when he was younger, but as he is aging, he is falling apart.

KENYAN'S DONT DO THAT SHIT. that's all i know. they eat good, sleep, nap, train 2-3x/day but alternate hard/light days.. And Bernard Lagat takes 1 day off per week, mandatory, with 5-6 weeks off per year after his season.

:pissed: :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:

The thing with Cam Levins is .. he'll probably figure this out a few years from now, when he's "too old", and still make a run at something or make another olympics.. just because he'll reduce the volume a bit and eat better etc.

I saw a quote from some olympic track chick today, forget who, but it said in her bio:

things I hate: junk miles

loved that..

Cam Levins is addicted to junk miles.

Furthermore, towards the end of the vid, interviewer asks him if he'd go harder at night on his ez run because of his bad track session, and he admitted yes.. Again, Kenyan runners wouldn't do that. So much discipline.. so you had a bad session, who gives a fuck.. plus they don't look at their watch on light runs etc.

hold me back. ffs.

I watched the video. I liked how they showed the bad parts and all the preparation that goes into training. It was funny when his physio was trying to explain about what he does with trying to get the tightness out of the muscles- more of an art than a science but I understood.

ya that was funny, typical s&c/physio magic. "I can't explain it to you, but I know it when I see it!". I'm personally wary of that kind of talk.

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Also the toe bleeds. I'm not surprised he's got toe bleeds when he's running 190 miles some weeks.

I wonder if he had been laying off track work, and decided to get in a session for the camera, so putting on his spikes wrecked him.

Just don't see how you could run 190 a week, BE INCREDIBLY FAST, and have toe issues like that pop up coincidentally on the day you're getting filmed.

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A marathon is 26.2 miles and Levin is running 190 miles a week- just insane. He's literally running a marathon every single day for some weeks.

it's impressive for sure, but he doesn't make it look appealing at all, in my opinion. He makes it look like a train wreck. I think for a guy like that, running a marathon worth of mileage per training day is absolutely no problem, but not if it's done 7 days a week. If he did that 5 days a week, to me that seems fine.. but 7 days? Just asking for trouble.

5 * 26 would have him at 130
5 * 30 would have him at 150

either of those seem fine to me, because it's the *5* that makes it work. He could do 10 miles in the morning, with warmup, speed work, cooldown, etc, then 16 miles light at night, hit his 26, then the next day go light and hit 13 in the morning, 13 at night, hit his 26, ... probably remain very healthy.

That "Nicolo" (el coyote loco) guy i posted a year back or so, got addicted to the mileage like Cam Levins and he got hurt. He fell off track completely. He was putting in 180-190 a week for a month, did a 5k race and wrecked his knee. He'd post videos of him just trying to get more junk miles in. That's when I realized these guys are nuts. They are trying to brute force their way to the top, instead of being more efficient.

TBH, it really bothers me. If they just toned it down a little bit, and had more rest days, these guys would probably be way better off. Why are they putting in more miles than Mo Farah, Kipchoge, etc? Do they really think that they are outworking everyone? Or are they really just digging themselves into a ditch? The story about some guy running 350+ miles a week is ridiculous.. You can go on strava and find people running 400+ miles per week - THEY RUN SLOW AS SHIT. It's impressive from one perspective, and ridiculous from another.

Everyone needs to learn from Bernard Lagat.. It's not his training that they should emulate, it's his dedication to "rest", "recovery", and long deload periods after the season. His longevity & consistency is so impressive. He mentions how runners he know, won't take a day off, that they think 1 day off will make them worse. This is a horrible mindset that permeates most of athletics.

Finally, the toe bleed stuff is emblematic of his mindset. Sure you're getting someone to film you, but fuck the rocky shit.. cut that session (and day) short & take care of yourself.

I guess I just see someone who "can't stop", "can't take a day off" .. and from my experience, and what i've seen online, that mindset always backfires eventually, because injuries creep in and force you to take months off.

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http://www.all-athletics.com/node/173097

I wonder what he does for speed work?

dno, lots of fast repeats from 200-1k I imagine. He's got some really strong ankles from some of those clips on the track: no heel touch in those spikes in alot of the footage, during km repeats. That's pretty major. He's got some serious speed, that's for sure.

peace!
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800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Re: Misc Running Videos
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 11:17:19 am »
toe...midfoot...heel

yea, beautiful.

and he's the slowest of the pack.........  :trollface:

other two have different form, which is what makes it an extra cool clip. white shirt is more traditional midfoot, yellow socks/nikes is more heel->toe.

the guy with more forefoot runs most graceful though, that's for sure.. looks amazing.

yeah i meant that one is landing toe-first, one midfoot-first, one heel-first. all clearly elite.

ahhhhh.. nice, my bad. also, funny how the order of toe->midfoot->heel, describes the first runner's strike itself, hah.

exactly.

yup, such a great clip.
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« Last post by maxent on Today at 10:42:39 am »
Yes of course, i didn't know you are in an intense volume phase and didn't have a good idea of your max yet, should not be thinking about that as it can be a distraction right now.

I think I'm going to try a 10 set of 4 - 6 at really heavy weight some time to see how that works out.

I know that 3 or 4 x 8-10 rep at heavy weight is grueling. Especially the 1st and last sets..... last sets i start to shake on like the 2nd rep from body stress.....

dont do it heavy straight away. start light and and build up over it slowly over time. i began around 105kg and added 2.5kg every week for a few months. the first couple of weeks were brutal, like i couldn't sleep my body was really overwhelmed by the stress. now it's adapted and deals well with it but be careful. you dont wanna get injured.

my abs are torched from yesterdays ~40 chinups. i knew that would happen but im hoping i'll be recovered in time for heavy day tmr? yea lets see.
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 10:24:57 am »
word, think i'm gonna get myself a garmin for my birthday. now just need to figure out which one. don't want a smartwatch, do want something that tells me how fast i'm going, has an interval timer/stopwatch, and syncs easily with mapmyrun.

awesome. ya man you will love it. will make you want to run even more too, hehe.

it's cool in a race when everyone's watch beeps at basically the same time.. things are really accurate.
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Sorry to ask, but are you sure they're 35kg DBs and not 35lb (15kg) DBs? Because that is absolutely staggering that you can do >1xBW for seven reps....I'm full squatting 120kgs 5x5 and could not do more than 20-25kg for seven reps/leg on BSS. I do them much wider than you too. You're also handling them like toys. If they're definitely 35kg DBs, bravo, I'm impressed.

I am 100% sure they are 35kg dumbells. But I also cannot do 120kg full squats with barbells. I also carry them (the dumbells) back with 2 hands each. But I am definitely not handling them like toys, especially towards the end. After I finish one leg I go straight to other leg and the last reps are a push but not grinding hard.

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They are pio dumbell sets - my gym has option 2 the one I am using. 35kg. Lol even I started to have doubts after you mentioned how easy it looks.
https://www.mifitness.co.za/product/pio-dumbbell-sets/

pc
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Basketball / Re: NBA 2017 - 2018 Season
« Last post by adarqui on Today at 09:11:41 am »
Boston is going to run out of gas midseason without Hayward imo, just puts so much more pressure on tatum, brown and co when he's out. Marcus smart looks so tough this year, might be most improved player of the year.

But boston is still going to be tough, they still have morris that can fill in for hayward, who's prob done for the season tbh.....

Cavs are going to be tough but though people say lebron is still in his prime, i disagree. His skills/experience is at his prime, but his lateral speed is really not there like before.... his explosiveness is still there as well obv..... but lateral speed is so important on defense..... u can't always expect to make up for it with chase down blocks.....

Lebron definitely looked "older" last night, which is still nuts considering how good he played. But, that could be related to his ankle .. he could have been extra cautious. We'll see like 10 games in, but last night had me finally seeing some "aging". I personally hope it's just the ankle.
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