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Old 01-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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I spent a good amount of time trying to come up with a witty name for this training log, and the result is... my initials. At least they rhyme with OPT. Right, so I'm coming off a pretty rough layoff in the fall because of a nasty 18 hour/senior thesis semester. I've spent the last month or so getting things back in order with around 95% paleo and IF 2-3 times a week. Workouts have been getting better, so I'm feeling pretty solid. I'm not all that sure about my long term goals right now because I will be spending my second summer as a backpacking guide outside Creede, CO. Last year I lost a pretty good amount of strength and dropped alot of weight. There is very little time for workouts out there. Hopefully, in the coming months, I can figure out a gameplan for the summer that will not leave me skinny and weak (albeit with a killer beard). Right now I'm trying to follow the CA WOD as close as my schedule will allow, with some CF sprinkled in. Mostly I just want to have a good beach bod come spring break. I'm kidding. Sort of.

Male, 6'0", 170 (and falling)

1/27/08
(CA WOD from 1/26)
(All weights in lbs)
Snatch: 95, 105, 115, 120, 125, 130 PR, 135x
Clean and Jerk: 153, 163, 183x(clean), 173x(jerk)
BS: 183, 203, 213, 223 PR
Skipped abs for today.

Notes: Today was a good day. Everything felt good with my new Pendlay bar... I spent a long time on snatches, I'm not very consistent, and had alot of misses that I didn't record. I was pretty tired coming into the C&J's, but felt good, so I jumped right up to 183. I didn't feel like I had anything left, but set a BS PR by 3 pounds. Good stuff. I'm tired.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Nice start Bradford. I don't think anyone would begrudge you a nice beach bod for the spring. My wife certainly likes that aspect of the training. Some of the other particulars (like dropping snatches and clean and jerks at 5:30 AM) she is not so fond of.

There are several guys on here who are into hiking and climbing maybe they will have some ideas on your summer guiding. I know I would take rings, work body weight exercises and tabata protocols.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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1/28/08
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Warmup: 2x(10pullups, 10dips, 10squats, 10pushups, samson)
BS: @175
Snatch DL: 135, 155, 175
PP: @115
Pullups: 9,4,4
No GHD, meant to sub tabata situps but ran out of time.

Derek, I can only hope for a lil wife to whom I can someday say "Listen, I know it bothers you when I drop my 150k snatch early in the morning, but I just can't help it."
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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1/29/08
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Warmup: 2x(5pullups, 10squats, samson)
Burgener Warmup
Wanted to find a new OHS max: 135, 145 PR, 155 PR!, 160x
PC+PJ+J: 135x4 (A little light)
Tall Snatch: Bar only, 5x2

Metcon untimed, with a couple subs. 3 rounds:
8 35lb db snatches
5 KTE's
1 min. rest
3 rounds:
5 Double unders
12 cross chops 1 pood kb

Notes: Really happy with those OHS's. First time I have maxed those in over a year and I was way surprised. Hell of a week for me to start posting, with PR's in snatch, back squat, and overhead squats. I'd like to thank the paleo diet, my new Pendlay bar, and all the little people that helped me get here. Also, tall snatches are very tricky for me. It's hard for me to not dip then shrug.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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1/31/08
(CA WOD from 1/30)
Warmup: 2x(5 pullups, 10 squats, 10 pushups, samson)
FS: 75%x2x5 @140
Clean pull: 135, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195
Rack jerk behind the neck: 135, 165, 175 (stopped with a little wrist pain)

Metcon:
3 rounds for time of:
26 KB swings (only have a 1 pood)
18 Jumping ring dips
23 kipping pull-ups
@10:05

Notes: Pressed out that 175 jerk, but I think I had more in me. My jerk form sucks. I'm going to start uploading some videos on youtube so I can get my form ripped on. I need it. I've been doing all my pullups on a swinging pullup bar, like the one at Again Faster, and I think they are tougher. It's like all the power from my kip gets absorbed into the swing. I also ran a quick mile this morning pre-WOD for my "Lifetime Fitness" class. What a joke. "Get 30 minutes of aerobic activity 3 times a week." Maybe they should call it "Lifetime Mediocrity"
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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2/1/08
Warmup 2x(10 pullups, 10 dips, 10 squats, samson)
Power snatch+OHS+snatch balance x4 @95lbs
Tall clean 5x2 @65lbs

Metcon 1, 7 rounds for time:
Row 200m (subbed 20 kb SDLHP)
5 burpees
@7:44

Metcon 2, as rx'd @ 8:15

Tabata pushups: 9,9,9,9,9,7,6,6

Notes: Pretty terrible day... no focus and no aggression... missed 4 straight snatch balances, for no reason. Lame.

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #7
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2/2/08
Burgener Warmup
Snatch: 95, 115, 125, 135x, 135x, 135x
Clean and Jerk: 135, 155, 165, 175x(jerk)
BS: 135, 155, 185, 215

Also:
3x3 presses @95lbs
3 rounds for time of 400m, 10xDL135 @7:22
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:02 PM   #8
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2/5/08
(CA WOD from 2/4)
Warmup 2x(5 pullups, 10 dips, 10 squats, samson)
FS: 81%x2x5 @150lbs
Clean DL: 135, 185, 225, 255, 295
PP 5x3: 115, 120, 125, 130, 135
Pullups (DH): 8,5,4
No situps

Tabata pushups: 10,10,10,10,10,10,9,8=77
5x 50m Hollow (Sprint, jog, sprint, walk)
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:48 PM   #9
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2/6/08
(CA WOD from 2/5)
Warmup: 2x(5 pullups, 10 dips, 10 squats, samson)
Burgener warmup
Power snatch+OHS+hand snatch: 65, 85, 95, 95, 95
Hang clean+PP+jerk: 135, 135, 135, 135, 135

Metcon:
Rounds in 10 minutes:
5 pullups
5 situps
5 jumping squats
5 clapping pushups
@ 10 rounds + 5 pu's, 5 situps, 5 js's

Notes: Missed 3 hang snatches... I really suck at complexes. My form is pretty fragile. Those clapping pushups were pretty iffy... more like touch pushups.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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2/7/08
(CA WOD from 2/6)
Warmup: 2x(5 pullups, 10 pushups, 10 squats, samson)
Burgener warmup
BS: 78%x2x5 @175
Snatch pulls: 135,155,175,185,195,205,215,225
Rack jerk: 135, 155, 165, 175, 185x
TGU situps: Bar x8x3

Metcon:
3 rounds for time:
100m sprint
10 sandbag PC+PP (subbed 35 lb db's)
10 kb DLHP (subbed bar)
@ 3:56

Also, 5x 50m Hollows this morning

Notes: Felt slow and tired today... metcon tuckered me out. Ready to take a rest day tomorrow for sure.
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