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Old 12-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #391
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Whoa bench presses.

How's the progress and schedule for the first Oly meet this coming year?
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:08 AM   #392
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Shoulder strength...

Focus for meet is:

1) Strength focus on squat and push press until start of April
2) Bulgarian-like focus on snatch and C&J with coaching until July

Thanks for asking!
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #393
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Wednesday:
sn: up to 47.5 for a couple singles
pp: up to 61 for a single -- disappointing, since my last PR was 61x3
sq: up to 113.5x5, 5RM PR.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #394
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Nice. Any numbers you're planning to hit in the next few weeks leading up to the meet?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #395
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5 lbs per week until April should get me up to 140x5 on the squat. Push press, God only knows.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:35 PM   #396
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Oops, just noticed I inflated my squat by 20kg. That would be nice. Corrected now. One additional point: last time I played with 250#, I hit 3 reps, but cut depth to parallel. This time, I was squatting full range of motion. Still weak, but stronger...
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:52 PM   #397
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Saturday:

sn: light and fast for 4 doubles
press: went down to 75# because I failed at 80# last week. Easy 5x5. Arghhh.. I hate being this weak.
bsq: 104x5x5. Surprisingly tough.

Wine and pizza last night?
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #398
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Sunday:

Walked up to the local hill with my son, and sprinted up x 3.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:46 PM   #399
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Saturday:

sn: light and fast for 4 doubles
press: went down to 75# because I failed at 80# last week. Easy 5x5. Arghhh.. I hate being this weak.
bsq: 104x5x5. Surprisingly tough.

Wine and pizza last night?
Even I think it sucks, but yes, alcohol+nightshades+gluten+dairy will ruin the next day's workouts. Sad but true.
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Even I think it sucks, but yes, alcohol+nightshades+gluten+dairy will ruin the next day's workouts. Sad but true.
Why does the stuff have to taste so good?
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