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Old 11-14-2007, 12:04 PM   #21
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Greg - are you going to include any of the "girls" wod's at all?
Elizabeth, Diane, Fran etc?
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #22
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Probably not. But maybe.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:21 PM   #23
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Greg,

For the Metcon workouts...Are they specific to the WOD/day they are assigned or can I use one from another day? Just curious because of equipment constraints. I really like what you have going here.

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Old 11-16-2007, 12:25 PM   #24
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For the Metcon workouts...Are they specific to the WOD/day they are assigned or can I use one from another day?
They're relatively specific, but the occasional switching shouldn't be too damaging. Basically Wednesdays are the gnarliest and Fridays the easiest. As long as you scale any switched workouts accordingly, you shouldn't have any considerable problems.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:11 PM   #25
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Next week will be my last week of the first strength cycle. I'm a noob with crappy technique, so my numbers are going up almost every workout by virtue of figuring out how to lift.

So far I've handled the volume (thanks to recovery days), but it's rough on the shoulders and elbows. I read that joint pain can be a problem with beginning lifters in the Bulgarian cycle, and I'm already coming close to that (I'll have to sub BS for FS half the time until my knees adjust).

My question, for Greg and those who are on the second cycle, is this: should I press on and go with the Bulgarian cycle or repeat the first strength cycle? I'm more interested in getting stronger in the lifts, not just lifting heavier weights (if that makes sense). Thanks.

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:02 PM   #26
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I was getting a bit of right elbow discomfort in the Bulgarian cycle as well--I attributed it to doing a lot more OL and my gymnastics stuff more consistently.

A little cold laser, joint mobility, and the new cycle has the discomfort gone completely.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:47 AM   #27
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Gant, the Bulgarian cycle was difficult for me and I am definitely a beginner for the o/lifts. Unless Greg recommends otherwise I would do it. It is amazing what some ice, active recovery, massage and any other therapies (i.e. cold laser) you can use will help you through.

There is something to be said for difficult as it builds some nice intestinal fortitude.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:22 AM   #28
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Greg we do have a mandatory unloading week coming up at the end of this cycle correct?
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Greg we do have a mandatory unloading week coming up at the end of this cycle correct?
End of the next Bulgarian Cycle according to the thing he wrote up.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:16 AM   #30
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Thanks to those who answered. I'll press on as previously planned.

I think some of my shoulder problems were cause when I lowered a behind-the-neck rack jerk and missed (ouch). I didn't jerk Friday, and my shoulders felt better Saturday. I also narrowed my grip on the cleans, so my elbows aren't stressed as much in the rack position.

My numbers will still suck, but I'm looking forward to the meet this weekend.
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