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Monday March 9 2009
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Aimee breaking in the new jerk blocks
  • Snatch - heavy single
  • Clean & jerk - 85% x 1 x 2
  • Front squat - heavy single
  • Planks (front, side) - 3 x max
Bulgarian Cycle 2 Week 1
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12 Comments
Mike Gray 2009-03-08
Dude those are HAWT!
Aimee 2009-03-08
Dude. Don't you dare try to touch them when your here. They are mine. all mine... ;)
Mike Gray 2009-03-08
I get my knee scoped tommorow ao the PVC pipe I will be using when I am up there shouldnt ding them up too much
B. Law 2009-03-09
What plans did you all use for those Jerk Blocks? As in is there some directions in writing for some one who doesn't have a handyman bone in his body. Or is Greg like a master woodsman handy man who just makes a trip to Lowes and several hours later, voila.
ADR 2009-03-09
Snatch - heavy single - 165# Clean & jerk - 85% x 1 x 2 - 205# Front squat - heavy single - 255# (5# PR!) Planks (front, side) - 3 x max - 1:30/1:00/1:00
Greg Everett 2009-03-09
B. Law - My own plans, but pretty standard stuff. In the next issue of the PM there will be a building tutorial for them.
Rossi 2009-03-09
Sn - heavy single 185lbs C&J - 210X1X2 FS - heavy single 315lbs
Brian DeGennaro 2009-03-09
Aimee, where did you get the orange pants? I want a pair... seriously.
Chris Ramsey 2009-03-09
Newbie Question! Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question. I just started the 1st strength cycle from 12/15/08 today. Am I supposed to ramp up to the prescribed weight on each exercise, or go straight to it? My squat was 225 x 3 x 5. Do I start with lower weights 1st and if so, how many warmup sets should I do with each exercise before starting the final weight. Thanks in advance!
Greg Everett 2009-03-09
Chris - Warm up to all your weights. How you warm up is up to you largely - the basic idea is to get yourself prepared as well as possible while incurring as little fatigue as possible. For your 225 squats, assuming they're your first lift of the day (as programmed here), you may do something like this (I'm doing it in kg): bar x 5; 40 x 5; 60 x 3; 75 x 3; 90 x 3; 102 x 3 x 5.That's a fairly conservative warm-up. With exercises that fall later in a workout when you're already warm, you can trim that down considerably (particularly if you've been doing similar exercises, e.g. cleans before your squats).
aimee 2009-03-09
Brian! I know, right! aren't they freakin' sweet! I searched everywhere for those things.
jongb 2009-03-10
i did better on CFT last time, but cheated MAJORLY with the smith machine on DL and BS. Today I did the CATHLETICS.COM workout AND a proper CFT, combined. Snatch-(Heavy Single) 133x1 Clean and Jerk-(85%x1x2)177x1x2 Front Squat-(HS)(Did BS on CFT instead) BS- 315 SP- 199 DL- 397 CFT= 911
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