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Old 12-20-2009, 10:10 PM   #411
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Yeah, I've done the saw horses, but if I start to fall forward that could still suck.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:24 AM   #412
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Yeah, I've done the saw horses, but if I start to fall forward that could still suck.
I lose lifts in the hole, where they are easy to dump. If you have a different pattern of missing -- yes, platform or rack.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:13 PM   #413
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Other milestone: I weigh 94kg exactly. Heaviest I've ever been. Now to be the same weight with different stuff on me.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:51 PM   #414
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Tues:

Still feeling Sunday's workout.
sn: light, actually felt fast
clapping pushups: pitiful number of pushups
bsq: 84 kg x 5 x 2: didn't feel light
Grumble grumble. Hopefully recover for Thursday's max 5.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:18 PM   #415
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I may have missed it, but is this an Oly Based Texas Method approach you're working?

On the snatches did you have a set number of reps/sets or were you just working speed for whatever felt right? I like to go about it that way if I'm working pure power and technique stuff.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:25 PM   #416
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I'm doing pure Texas Method for back squats and press/push press, and a set of "as many as feels good" snatches before hand to keep technique and speed up. Focus here is strength (back squat up to 300#x5, then focus on front squat, and push press up to BW or April 1st, whatever comes first), with enough work on the snatch to keep things from going to hell.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:15 PM   #417
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Nice. Sounds like a good way to go.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:46 PM   #418
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Thurs:
sn: up to 47.5 for a few quick singles
pp: 61x2 (better, but still urrr...)
bsq: 120 -- trying for 5, hit 1. Clearly not recovered well, total opposite of last week. Will cut Mon workload down...
farmers walks, ~105#x45mx2, x30m
Kroc rows: 3x15 with 24kg kb.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:20 PM   #419
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Later: long walk with 10 or so hill sprints and some 70# son carries.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:10 PM   #420
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Another walk today. No hill sprints -- feeling beat up. But my son decided he was tired, and I had to carry him up a steep damn hill....

Realized today that my third anniversary of starting lifting is coming up. Probably first lifted mid Feb sometime. I did machines before that, but squats and deads and presses and the like didn't start until then. It seems like a lot longer.
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