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Old 10-20-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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I would not have believed that a three week vacation, with no strength training involved in said vacation, would result in such a lack of strength, but it did result in a lack of strength. This is my attempt to bring my numbers back up and beyond.

I mostly do the Olympic lifts and the squat variations. My short term goal is to get a body weight snatch, body weight cj, 2x body weight bs, 1.5x body weight fs, and body weight ohs. My goals after these goals are, obviously, to increase those lifts.

Monday, October 20, 2008

(All weights in lbs. every squat ata)

ohs (1x2) 75 (1x1) 80 (1x2) 85 (1x2) 95 (1x1) 100 (1x2) 105

cj (1x2) 95 (1x1) 100 (1x2) 105 (2x1) 115 (1x2) 120 (1x1) 125

bs (1x2) 135 (1x2) 155 (1x1) 175 (1x2) 185 (1x1) 190

ps (1x2) 55 (1x1) 65 (1x4) 85

fs (1x2) 155 (1x1) 165 (2x2) 170

hspu - nose to floor, full extension with five second pause at the bottom - 3 reps, 5 reps.

dead hang pull ups - 8
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Snatch - 65 lbs x1 75 lbs x1 75 lbs x1 75 lbs x1 75 lbs x1

cj 1x2 95 lbs 1x1 105 lbs 1x1 115 lbs1x1 125 lbs 1x1 130 lbs 1x1 135 lbs 1x2 115 lbs

fs 3x3 165 lbs
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome!

Not trying to make a huge buying plug, but if you haven't read Greg's book yet, its an amazing resource of information!

Also, I found that video taping my lifts, then immediately watching them off the camera helped me immensely in getting my form down and getting the weight up. I put 40 pounds on my max clean and jerk just through form!
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome!

Not trying to make a huge buying plug, but if you haven't read Greg's book yet, its an amazing resource of information!

Also, I found that video taping my lifts, then immediately watching them off the camera helped me immensely in getting my form down and getting the weight up. I put 40 pounds on my max clean and jerk just through form!
Thanks, George. I have not read Greg's book, but from what I have read online about it, it sounds like a phenomenal read.

My form on the snatch and the clean and jerk could definitely use a lot of work. I will try to record myself during my next training session. Also, would you recommend attempting a 'heavy' snatch or clean and jerk sans bumper plates? The gym I attend does not have bumper plates, which makes it hard, nay impossible, to dump the bar if I had to dump the bar.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:39 AM   #5
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Without bumpers it is really hard to safely dump the weights. When I travel and work out in a gym without bumpers I work triples with weights I feel comfortable controlling down.

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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Without bumpers it is really hard to safely dump the weights. When I travel and work out in a gym without bumpers I work triples with weights I feel comfortable controlling down.

Hope that helps.
Thanks, Derek.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:26 PM   #7
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

back squat 5x5 155 175 200 210 205

notes: I am going to try an MEBB type program.

Sat. - deadlift + hspu or press to handstand practice
Sun. - squat (rotate among back, front, overhead, zercher)
Mon. upper body (rotate between presses, weighted pull ups)
Tue. - rest
Wed. - squat clean
Thu. - metcon
Fri - metcon (or rest. depending on how feeling)
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #8
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Push Press 5x5 150 170 170 170 (fail on last rep) 160

notes: All reps in the 90 - 95% range.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:24 PM   #9
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squat clean 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1

130 135 140 145 150 155 160 160 (failed on last rep. didn't keep bar close enough to the body)
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:33 PM   #10
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Deadlift 5x5 250 260 270 275 260

3 rounds of "cindy" 5 pull ups 10 push ups 15 squats time: 2:05

notes: Deadlifts felt horrible. I was getting an uneven pull. One side was rising quicker than another side. It was weird. This didn't even happen when I was pulling over 300 last weekend. Has this happened to any of you before? If so, then what did you do to help correct it?
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