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Old 02-25-2009, 09:26 AM   #21
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RECOVERY
Squat - 3 sets of 3, first two @ 100kg, last @ 120kg (went for speed)

2-position Clean (power clean, full clean) - 80, 85, 90

Full Clean - 100, 105

105 went up very easily. Had it not been a recovery session I'd have pushed on.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:09 AM   #22
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INTENSITY
Squat - 2 reps @ 155kg

Push Press - 3 reps @ 87.5kg

Clean - 105kg

Disappointed with my 3 and a half reps at 87.5, was so close to a fourth.
Even more disappointed with missing a 110kg clean and jerk, as I knew I'd bottled it even before it became a clean pull. Didn't even feel particularly heavy, that's the worst bit.
Good squatting though.

Metcon
Alternated 50kg CJs (I'm metabolically weak atm) with a friend - 5 rounds of max reps, resting as the other worked.
Total - 40 reps (burning forearms were the weak link)
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:15 PM   #23
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Random post

Went into the garage yesterday and military pressed 75kg. Went in this morning to prove I wasn't dreaming and did it again. An official "advanced" press, by some way too. Felt nice.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:30 PM   #24
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You are disgustingly strong for your bodyweight. How long have you been training?
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:05 PM   #25
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I was recently freed from the CF mindset as well. I have done SS, and I didnt like it actually. It moved me farther away from my goals, because most are bw based (OAC, planche pushups, etc.) and SS+GOMAD made me fat and slow. The strength gains were nice, but I didnt want to continue it at the expense of my other goals. I'm still trying to find what works for me training wise.

BTW...it was only a tuck planche haha not too impressive.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:08 PM   #26
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VOLUME
Squat - 4,4,4,4,4,3 @ 135kg LSD - 10

Push Press - 5 x 5 @ 75kg LSD - 9

Clean - several, not going beyond 90kg

Felt absolutely crap today, thanks to consistently extremely poor nutrition, poor sleep and the fact I did my volume workout 3 days late. A disappointing final week, but I'm going to do some light ROM stuff tomorrow and give it my all to post max singles in the squat, push press, deadlift and clean on sunday.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:16 PM   #27
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My first taste of Texas Method is now over. Those were 6 extremely enjoyable weeks, which I ended with 1RM tests and the following improvements:

Squat 1RM - 160kg (20kg improvement)

Push Press 1RM - 95kg (10kg improvement)

Press 1RM - 75kg (5kg improvement)

Clean 1RM - 105kg (stayed the same, but it was no longer shakey)

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It definitely works, and now I know I can stand to jettison metcon and not worry about leanness for a while without the world ending. Halfway through my diet completely nose-dived though, and despite minimal changes in body composition I do believe the strength increases would have been more impressive had I ate well.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #28
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Nice PRs! Great progress in 6 weeks. What are your plans for training now? Gunna get back to CF?
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #29
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NEW GOAL

"I hate medium" (Dan John)

Hell yeah, Dan. For the next 28 days (gulp), my goal is to lose the 3.5kg I've just put on (though I suspect a good deal of that is retained food - my weekend was disgraceful), and to reintroduce my body to metcon. And, if you like, to re-establish good eating and sleeping habits.

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M - Heavy CJ & CF-style Metcon
T - Rest
W - HIIT
T - Squat/PP/Deadlift
F - CF-style Metcon
S - Rest
S - HIIT

By HIIT I mean dragging myself to this huge hill near mine that I cannot believe I haven't thought of using before, and running up it to failure. Or rowing intervals. Or 2 or 3 consecutive 4 round tabatas. Essentially: pain, repeat.

1600kcal diet broken down as 16 protein blocks, 8 carbs and double the fat. Green as possible.

IF several times a week, preferably on off-days or HIIT days - looking forward to HIIT totally fasted.

And no cheat days either, just the allowance of eating slightly more on sunday (but this still must be paleo). It's only 28 days...
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #30
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CF Metcon

10-8-6-4-2 reps of couplet:
60kg CJ
Pull-ups

Time: 6 mins 48

Simple, but brutal. Would normally have doubled the pull-up numbers or added weight, but the last time I did just 75 after a pull-upless period I had bilateral bicep tendinitis the memory of which will go with me to my grave. Plenty tough as it was.

*15 hour fast
13P, 6C, 18F
Last Meal 8pm*
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