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Old 11-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #121
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Good to see you are still hitting it hard, your log is truly inspiring. Thanks for the good wishes you left on my page. I am back in hell (Iraq) now as my wife is doing good, hopefully she will be able to go back to work in a couple of weeks. I have less than a month left to finish this tour up so I am looking at pushing it really hard in the gym till then.
-grotts
I really appreciate that man. I hardly ever get feedback from anyone, so I really am just fumbling around in the dark. It's great to get an endorsement.

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles, but I know you'll be back busting it out soon. Hope the end of your tour is safe and your training solid. I'll be checking your log!
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Current Lifts (December 2010): BW 166lbs; 285lb Bench Press; 315lb Squat; 175lb Overhead Press; 405lb Deadlift; 205lb Power Clean
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:14 PM   #122
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Just to note that I'm lurking here as well....

I'm slightly confused at to how you are setting up your days -- if you were following C&P, I'd expect to see lots more One-Lift-A-Day kinds of approaches. Seems like your approach focuses on lots of complexes.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:42 PM   #123
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Just to note that I'm lurking here as well....

I'm slightly confused at to how you are setting up your days -- if you were following C&P, I'd expect to see lots more One-Lift-A-Day kinds of approaches. Seems like your approach focuses on lots of complexes.
Yeah, your confusion is justified. It has been a work in progress, and I still have trouble letting go of old habits. I do a lot of complexes/conditioning type stuff. I just naturally gravitate towards that type of thing, but I am still hitting hi intensity stuff with pretty high frequency- big lifts at 85-100% around 6+ times/week . Just instead of doing neck work (like C&P), I tend to do complexes or prowler pushes. I also abhor sitting/standing around between sets so I tend to superset everything, even if its pointless/counter productive.

Basically, a rough outline is Day 1: Quick warmup, Press, Pull, Squat, whatever accessory I have time for/feel like; Day 2: strength based conditioning, body part split routine. Repeat for 6 weeks. I don't know if thats true C&P, but its definitely more volume and intensity than I normally see recommended. Its been fun too.


Really, for me this was more about just training the amount I wanted to rather than being just like the C&P guy.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #124
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Really, for me this was more about just training the amount I wanted to rather than being just like the C&P guy.
Cool. Also note the recent C&P reflections on burnout and rest :-)

The more I absorb, the more I note that there's not much difference between C&P and OLAD + finishers, and not too much difference between 5/3/1 in 4-days/week variants and C&P. I think that's a good thing....
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #125
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Cool. Also note the recent C&P reflections on burnout and rest :-)

The more I absorb, the more I note that there's not much difference between C&P and OLAD + finishers, and not too much difference between 5/3/1 in 4-days/week variants and C&P. I think that's a good thing....
Haha, yeah I have had a chuckle at his recent blog entries. The dude's a beast, and I think his mindset would benefit the vast majority of people, but we (him included) are human. One thing I like about his blog is watching his programming evolve. It is refreshing to see that someone as strong as he go through some of the same learning experiences I have. Lets me know that I may not be as big of a moron as I think I am.

I totally agree about the "different" programs not being so...different. And they all have their fun parts and not so fun parts. I do things the way I'm doing them because, for me, it has been the most fun.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:36 PM   #126
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101 185lb Power Clean tough today, was going to do doubles but just did some jump roping between singles

3,3,2,2,2,1,1 147lb Overhead Press // 100lb Chins no 110lb DBs!?!

55 265lb Back Squat repeat this on Friday, sloppy on late reps
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:53 PM   #127
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Uncle with 4 Plate Prowler Push // Pull // Ab Wheel 9 rds

46 60lb Split Squats // 6 Plate Leg Press // Calf Raise go heavier on all these

310 GHR (banded as able) // 45lb Jump Squats // Hanging Leg Raise

Legs Finisher
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #128
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5x Empty Prowler Sprint

5x5 210lb Front Squat // 185lb Push Press - these got a little sloppy

1x382lb, fx402lb Deadlift - fuck. that is all

Trap Routine instead of extra deadlift volume:

2x6 115lb snatch pull // clean pull // barbell row
3x5 135lb Power Clean from blocks
20x 115lb Overhead Shrugs
3x5 250lb Snatch Grip Deadlift
20x 15lb Snatch Cuban Press
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #129
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Default Thursday November 18 2010

Next week Im in Birmingham for Thanksgiving. Since I wont have bumpers to throw around, Im going to try to take it as an easy hypertrophy/deload week. I will also work on building a split routine I can incorporate into my big lifts for the next few months.



Conditioning:

10x Prowler Hill Sprints // 16kg KB Snatch



Working on a chest/arm routine for next "cycle" (I hesitate to sound like I plan things that much):

3x 225lb, 235b, 245lb, 255lb Bench press all felt solid

410 135lb Reverse Grip Bench Press // 100lb Cable Fly working on scapular retraction/ shoulder symmetry during pressing, didnt like the flies might just do DBs and focus on stretch. Or cable rows, though I was trying to leave my back alone.

46 65 Fat Grip Curl and Press // 65lb Dips

410 65lb Fat Grip Overhead Ext // 25lb DB Curl // Wrist Curl



Too much volume with heavy bench in there unless the next day is completely off my chest, which its not. I think the solution might be to drop the bench and go heavy on the reverse grip, once Im comfortable with it
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:01 PM   #130
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30x 125lb Fat Grip Hang Clean // Press
Time 7:00 - want to cut it to 5:00

6x5 40lb Wide Grip Pullups

5x5 270lb Squat

Bunch of shrugs / Rack Pulls
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