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richards9876Icon...03-08-2009 @ 19:57 
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Still looks like a decent session even if you felt like it was a grind.
BlackKnightIcon...03-08-2009 @ 21:14 
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dr_hazbun said:
nice journal. I'll be popping in from now on!

Do you like deadlifting in olympic shoes?


Thanks Doc!
I much prefer the oly shoes. I know it doesnt make sense since flat soles shorten the rom but I feel stronger-they just feel 'right'!
BlackKnightIcon...03-08-2009 @ 21:17 
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richards9876 said:
Still looks like a decent session even if you felt like it was a grind.


Thanks mate-bit pissed to have messed it up. The plan was 170x3 and a back -off of 140x8. Week off in Anglesey and then hit some singles before back on the 5's.
I'll stick to it anyway-at this stage I'll be satisfied with a quality 180x1.
BlackKnightIcon...04-08-2009 @ 18:08 
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Tuesday 4/8
Core & conditioning
3x20x24KB Swings
6x20x32KB

3x8 Kneeling ab wheel rollouts-still sore from last week.

1x12 per sidex24KB side bends
3x12 per sidex32KB side bends

I've decided to tweak the weights sessions to a simple Squat day, Bench day and Dead day template from now on.
Same set/rep scheme and same targets-namely to regain lost strength in the short-medium term.
So Monday will be concentrating on Back squat with some front squat as assistance. Wednesday will be Bench with some Military press and chins and Friday will be Deads with power cleans as assistance. Still incorporate KB/core at some point. Keeping it simpleCool
richards9876Icon...04-08-2009 @ 18:16 
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How do you find kettlebell training?

Ive got a 16kg kettlebell on the way that should be here this week - i plan on doing 3x50 swings and turkish get ups but havent decided how many times per week yet.
BlackKnightIcon...04-08-2009 @ 18:21 
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richards9876 said:
How do you find kettlebell training?

Ive got a 16kg kettlebell on the way that should be here this week - i plan on doing 3x50 swings and turkish get ups but havent decided how many times per week yet.


I enjoy it which I suppose is good enough reason to use them.
I've used them more extensivley in the past for conditioning and fat loss-sure beats regular cardio for me.
I need to find a way to incorporate them which wont interfere with recovery from weights but which will help with general fitness and improving core strength.
richards9876Icon...04-08-2009 @ 18:25 
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Sounds similar to me - i am planning on doing them 3-4 times per week to work on conditioning and fitness.

Hoping that kettlebell training will also help me get a bit leaner.
BlackKnightIcon...04-08-2009 @ 22:12 
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richards9876 said:
Sounds similar to me - i am planning on doing them 3-4 times per week to work on conditioning and fitness.

Hoping that kettlebell training will also help me get a bit leaner.


When I was really into them I found double snatches (24kg per hand) and thrusters, again with 24kg per hand) were the daddy for intense workouts.
BlackKnightIcon...05-08-2009 @ 22:29 
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Wednesday 5/8
Bench
Warmed up with pressups, then:
bar x lots
60x5,5,5
80x3
100x2
120x1,1 Shoddy
130x3-Hit the target reps but not very convincingly
120x5 Loads better
100x12 reptastic-not sure where this came from, I would have been v.happy with 10

Military press
50x5
60x3,3,8,8,6,5. Lost the plot a bit here. Think I'll stick to higher weight and lower reps from now on-3's ought to do it.

Close grip chins
B/Wx4x8
Struggling by the last couple-aim for 4 sets of 10 over the next few weeks.

On reflection I think I should spend more time warming up thoroughly before the working sets. The experience with the bench tonight and in other instances in the past leads me to think that Im short changing myself sometimes when I reach pre-determined working weights befor Im ready for them. We'll see.Roll-Eyes
FinchIcon...05-08-2009 @ 22:43 
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Nice log and a good read.
Good luck, I look forward to reading about your progress.
BlackKnightIcon...06-08-2009 @ 12:03 
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Finch said:
Nice log and a good read.
Good luck, I look forward to reading about your progress.


Cheers, ta!
richards9876Icon...06-08-2009 @ 12:14 
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Decent session as always BK...
BlackKnightIcon...07-08-2009 @ 17:30 
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Post Edited: 07.08.2009 @ 17:30 PM by BlackKnight
Friday 8/8
Really not very good at all. Its hardly worth recording but for the integrity of this as an accurate training journal......
Deadlift
Warmed up with the bar for ages then,
60x5x5. Not moving well at all-dont know why?!
100x5-These should fly up-I can clean more than this but it feels sloooooww
130x2
150x1
170x1-wtf, feels like lead!
Thinks.. I'll drop down again
150x5-No better
170x feels welded to the floor!
Bin it.
However, this was supposed to be the last session for a week or so (we're off to Anglesey on Sunday). I dont want to end on a bum note so Im going to try again tomorrow....ever the optimist
richards9876Icon...07-08-2009 @ 19:05 
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f**k it - just go on holiday and train when you get back. Youll come back stronger.

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