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Old 11-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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Default Thursday 11/20/08

Unfortunately no sprints tonight, another poker tournament with the guys :-)

2:30pm weights

Tall Clean
95 3x5

Rack Jerk
140 5x2

Clean High Pull
155 3x3

Weighted Incline Abs (DB behind neck)
+15 3x12


Notes: Tall Cleans felt smooth, nice and light. Rack Jerks felt surprisingly smooth and controlled.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:31 PM   #12
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Default Friday 11/21/08

12:00pm weights

Front Squat (parallel)
155 5x5

Press
85 3x8

Clean-Grip RDL
185 3x10

Chin-ups
10, 8, 9

Twisting Abs
3x20


Notes: Parallel Front Squats was bad idea. Hips kept moving too far back resulting in a forward lean making it tough to hold onto the bar. Going to go back to Split Squats for these days. Felt absolutely no work in the hamstrings during the RDL's. Might because I've gotten flexible enough to not get a good stretch out of them anymore? I don't know.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:48 PM   #13
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Default Sunday 11/23/08

Spent 1.5 hours on the ice today. 5v5 scrimmage for about 30 minutes and then shoot-out style shooting for about an hour.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:07 PM   #14
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12:00pm weights

3-Pos Snatch (low to high)
111 3x1

Pressing Snatch Balance
85 2x2

Snatch-Grip Push Press
135 3x3

GHD Sit-Ups
3x12

Notes: Second time trying the pressing snatch balance and it felt very slow. I'll have to work on that speed under the bar.


4:00pm ice rink track

Decided that since it's rediculously cold out now that I would do my "distance" runs on the walking track around the ice rink. We took a very rough estimate and said about 6 laps would equal a mile and all I have to say is we were off.

6laps- 5:00
10min recovery
6laps- 5:00

Average- 5:00

Notes: Even though it wasn't a mile, I felt like I had good speed for the 6 laps. Since I work at the ice rink I'll probably bring something to actually measure it out and get exact distances next time I'm down there.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #15
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Default Tuesday 11/25/08

Back home on Thanksgiving break. Hopefully the stress doesn't get to me.


2:30pm weights

Snatch (1RM)
45 x 3
95 x 3
105 x 3
115 x 2
125 x 1
135 x f, 1
145 x 1 (10# PR)
150 x f, f (bad catches)

Clean and Jerk (1RM)
115 x 2
125 x 2
135 x 2
145 x 1
155 x 1
165 x 1 (5# PR)
170 x f, f (not enough drive on the jerk)

Notes: 2 PRs so can't complain.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:30 PM   #16
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Default Friday 11/28/08

Just treated myself today by ordering my first pair of weight lifting shoes (Adidas Ironworks II). They should be here in a week so I'm pretty excited to feel the difference from the running shoes I've been using.

Figured this would be a better investment and wait until Christmas to get my acoustic guitar. We got any musicians out there?
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:12 PM   #17
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Default Monday 12/1/08

Pretty much overtraining my legs this week since I'm going away for the weekend, and next week is finals week so I'm not sure exaclty how much I'll be able to work out.


1:00pm weights

Snatch
116 4x1

1-Legged Leg Curls
70 3x6/6

Knees to Elbows
3x10


8:00pm indoor track (100% + spikes)

3pt start; full recovery

2x10m
2x20m
2x30m
2x20m
2x10m

Emphasis on knee drive off start.


EDIT: I noticed while doing snatches today that I jump about 3-4 inches back from pull position to receive position. Is this a no-no thing, or is that only jumping forward? Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:27 PM   #18
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Default Tuesday 12/2/08

Kinda ticked that the field house with the indoor track was locked up tonight considering open hours are suppose to be 7pm-11pm. Ended up running a 5k

11:00am weights

Clean and Power Jerk
133 4x1

Front Squat
175 2x2

Press
95 5x3

Notes: Power Jerks felt strong, will probably throw them in more often. The front squats felt surprisingly easy for 90% doubles. Presses are still progressing nicely it seems.


7:00pm 5k road run

23:49

Notes: I'm pretty glad about this. First time running a 5k since back in highschool for cross-country. Shins definately a little sore, but they'll adapt. I might start making the 5k an every Saturday kinda thing as a general cardio day for my 400m training.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:42 PM   #19
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Default Wednesday 12/3/08

5:30pm weights

Weighted Pull-Ups
+25 5x3

Stability Ball DB Bench
65s 3x5

1-Arm DB Row
110 3x5/5

Weighted Dips
+45 5x3
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:26 PM   #20
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Default Thursday 12/4/08

2:00pm stationary bike + weights

Bike
10 mins easy warm-up
1. 45s hard, 45s easy
2. 30s hard, 30s easy
3. 15s hard, 15s easy
4. Repeat 1-3 for 5 total cycles
5 mins easy cool-down

Sumo Deadlift- heavy triple
355x3, 365x2+f

Handstand work for a couple minutes.


Notes: Sumo pulls felt nice; been awhile. Going to start working on handstand stuff because I really want to get a free-standing one, don't know why.
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