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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Age vs Vertical
« Last post by vag on Today at 05:08:28 am »
15 Deember 2017

Bodyweight@session : ~85,5kg
Soreness : none
Injuries/aches : none

3@45kg ( +1 rep ) , season best
-Very strong, despite not having done them the previous week.

8@90kg ( +5 kg )
8@95kg ( +5 kg )
8@100kg ( +5 kg ) , season best

6 each leg @ 20kg each hand
6 each leg @ 20kg each hand
6 each leg @ 20kg each hand

-Too easy, should have done havier.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: 106
« Last post by Mutumbo000 on Today at 03:48:05 am »
BW: 89.7kg
Activity: ? (no fitness tracker)
Diet Compliance: 6/6
Skill work:

Not enough sleep. Feel tired AF.

BSKB 4x150, 4x150, 4x150, 4x150, 3x150, 3x150

One of those days where every rep was a fight. I just love making things as hard as possible for myself by dieting thru the week trying to get lean while hoping to PR volume at 150kg. Dickhead. Wanted 6 sets of 4x150kg. Managed 4, the 4th rep was super ugly.

The weaksauce guys lifting in the smith machine adjacent to me staring at me killed the vibe. I get self conscious and i cant focus on the lift and it throws off my form and then it's just messy and i lose the plot. I thought to approach them before the set and go hey sorry for being obnoxious but this is hard and i need to yell and grit, dont take offense. But  actually talking to randoms at the gym is obnoxious enough because who does that?  So you find them staring at the weird al quada training camp transplant straining away in their pretty little white gym and you know they're thinking wtf is this guy doing gtfo.

Need to start looking for a new gym for summer. I hate it so much when the atmosphere ruins the session b/c you need everything right to not die..But rant aside, i did okay, 22 reps is a PR at 150kg. Next time i'll get 24 fo sho.

 :( :( :(

On a positive note congrats on the 22 reps of 150kg.

With regards to the people at your gym block them out. Try and think positive. Often people stare because they are secretly mirin. For me I use people staring at me as positive motivation. If I think they're hating on me I use that as motivation as well "like fuck you I'm going to lift this weight and I don't give a fuck if you think I look like I can lift it or not".

400m Sprinting or Shorter / Re: The Misc Sprint Thread
« Last post by Mutumbo000 on Today at 03:26:43 am »
Rohan Browning becomes just the third Australian teenager (behind Matt Shirvington and Josh Clarke) to run under 10.20 for the 100m yesterday, clocking 10.19 (+0.1) at the Carlee Beattie Shield.

2 SEXY 4 U / Re: Female Athletes
« Last post by adarqui on December 16, 2017, 09:35:23 pm »
Anicka Newell

Pole Vault

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: FP's log
« Last post by Final Phenom on December 16, 2017, 09:25:01 pm »
This should have been a rest day. With finals week over and classes done I suddenly have as much time as I want to train.. but I need to rest.

Chinups 3x8

SS1a:OH tricep DB extension: 60 2x8, 65 x8 (+5 lbs last set)
SS1b: DB curls: 30's x8,8, 35's x8 (+5 lbs/arm last set)
SS1c: Ab machine 120 (max resistance) 3x12

SS2a: Flys 30's 3x8
SS2b: Reverse flys: 20's x8,8,7 (+5lbs/arm)

SS3a: Tricep Pulldown: 3 sets up to 95 x8
SS3b: Rows: 150 3x8

Squat 315 x5,5,5,4 ugh
« Last post by adarqui on December 16, 2017, 08:40:14 pm »
just a quick LOL clip, Celi doing that Beckham Jr dance, lmao:


this mac mcclung kid is non stop highlights:


wonder what he'd do against "chino hills" or some of those schools, top in the nation. He's Georgetown bound.. looks deserving perhaps, jumper seems solid, crazy athleticism etc.
800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Re: Misc Running Photos
« Last post by adarqui on December 16, 2017, 07:42:42 pm »
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on December 16, 2017, 07:37:30 pm »
Some things (quotes/mantras etc) i've been thinking lately.

If someone were to ask me why I approach races the way I do: "I don't care about losing, only about winning"
- ie, take risks & don't worry about failure. losing is overrated.
- so I take a huge risk, achieve it or not, burn out and perform worse overall than expected .. who cares?
- so I take a huge risk, achieve it, maintain a respectable level of performance, and perform better than expected -> break mental and physical barriers, set new limits, gain more confidence .. boom.
- so i plan on taking a huge risk, wimp out, fail miserably .. worse case.

Running is actually easy. All you have to do is slowly conquer fear & doubt head on. The only way to do that is to not back down.

I'm trying to focus more on the skill of racing, than the physiology of running. The former is more about rising to the occasion, no matter who shows up. Not limiting yourself to numbers/predictions based on workouts, past races, or what you think you are capable of, but more about finding out on race day -> it's more of a fight/combat approach than it is a strict formula. For fighters, this is an easy analogy: no matter who you are in there with, you try to win, survive, etc - no matter how much more accomplished/skilled/experienced your opponent is. For dunkers, this is analogous to throwing a high lob, going up and trying to get it. It's not precise, even if you want it to be. Sometimes the ball bounces higher than expected, and somehow you still get up there and get it, even if it's just a hard miss.

Finally the idea of inhibition: I tend to already think of myself as someone who could run some insane times/do some sick performances. I think you have to believe that if the mindset above is to be executed properly. I feel like i'm trying to remove inhibition, rather than gaining fitness. By simply removing inhibition, i'll go faster, because i'm already capable of maintaining faster speeds physiologically. So by stripping away layers of inhibition, i'll be able to utilize higher levels of my current fitness, and at the same time, create a stronger stimulus for improving fitness. The circle of PR life.

This prefontaine quote is perhaps the best quote i've ever read, because i've actually used it recently in a few training sessions & in my last few races: “Something inside of me just said ‘Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,’ and I just took off."

I've actually thought about it, and then gone faster. I think it resonates with me so much because, I can imagine myself being that guy that someone took off on, and not fighting for it. So, that quote is the only one i've ever used in competition of any kind, as far as I can remember.

Obviously there's a legit physiological component to all of this, but I find the mental components to be most challenging (evidenced by this & many of my previous posts).

There's probably some more but i'm forgetting them right now.

First and foremost though: need to stay healthy, not do anything stupid!

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Triathlon sprint prep
« Last post by adarqui on December 16, 2017, 07:09:25 pm »
Idk where I left off so yesterday I did a 30 minute jog and today I did a 30 minute bike session.

Tomorrow will be a bro/xfit day

literally a few hours earlier I started wondering if you were slackin` !!
Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Triathlon sprint prep
« Last post by John Stamos on December 16, 2017, 07:03:55 pm »
Idk where I left off so yesterday I did a 30 minute jog and today I did a 30 minute bike session.

Tomorrow will be a bro/xfit day
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