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» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)18-06-2021 @ 16:06 
Wayne_Cowdrey said:What does 3221 mean?

Also, I HATE yoke, but appreciate it as an excellent strongman test.



Those are tempos: 3s excentric, 2s pause at the bottom, 2s concentric, 1s pause at the top. x (usually for the concentric) means as fast as possible.

Yoke is (was?) one of my best events, but it's definitely a back breaker. I usually train it light and work on speed, but these days I lack the raw strength for that to transfer well to heavier weights.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)18-06-2021 @ 15:29 
Today at lunch:

PULL-UPS/RING DIPS - EMOM alternating
8 rounds each of 6+4 pull-ups/5 ring dips

YOKE - E90s
200, 240, 240, 260x10m, 240x20m. Loaded up 280 and got it off the ground, but felt like trouble, so did a longer run at 240 instead. Speed was meh.

» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)17-06-2021 @ 08:15 
This morning:

SUMO BELT SQUAT — 3221
5x8x65

SINGLE LEG RDL — 2020
4x8/side x60

BTN CLEAN GRIP SHOULDER PRESS — 31X1
5x6x35

FAT GRIPZ DB WINDMILL
3x3/side x12

CLOSE GRIP DEAD HANG / HANDSTAND
2x30s each, alternating.

Rushed for time, skipped a few sets here and there.
» old timers occasional log (Go to post)16-06-2021 @ 21:06 
jt said:Thanks guys, went to school and back on My lovely elswick hopper a splendid bike rod brakes 3 speed rear hub.



You hipster, you.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)16-06-2021 @ 16:39 
jt said:Whats the thinking behind Sumo fronties?

I have never tried them but can imagine they are awful!


Just another way to load up an adductor stretch, basically. I hit a point (inches above parallel) where I can't get my hips any lower, even with "bad" form. Definitely uncomfortable Tongue


This morning: UT2/UT1 progressive row (June CTC of 3/2/1 miles done without the rests)

39:24.7 9,654m 2:02.4 21 134
8:54.2 2,000m 2:13.5 21 120
8:08.9 4,000m 2:02.2 22 130
7:59.3 6,000m 1:59.8 22 136
7:53.4 8,000m 1:58.3 22 141
6:28.8 9,654m 1:57.5 22 145

Nice and sweaty
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)15-06-2021 @ 10:45 
Monday morning:

SPLIT SQUAT — 2020
5x10/side x30kg

WEIGHTED CHIN UPS — 5s neg
5x5x12kg. Tempo went south after the second set.

DB BENCH PULL-OVER — 3311
5x10x18kg

Monday evening: some easy rowing/skiing


Tuesday morning:

KNEELING JUMP
5x5

SUMO FRONT SQUAT — 3221
4x6x70. Felt better, but still not hitting depth

COSSACK SQUAT — 3221
4x6/side x12kg

DB BENCH PULL-OVER — From a glute bridge position, 3221
5x10x18kg


One hour later: Run 8x30/30", 10x20/20", 13x15/15"
In the woods, on flat singletracks. The shade was nice, the thorny branches across some sections not so much, and the twists and turns weren't conducive to speed and intensity (HR barely cracked 160). I should probably stick to the road or track for this workout. 6.5k/44' total
» coronavirus (Go to post)14-06-2021 @ 16:31 
WILLSAN said:
there is a debate to be had there. but putting that aside for the moment...
I dont set myself up by prancing around the thread proclaiming my superiority and drenching my posts in condescension.
when you dont take yourself too seriously being right or wrong just adds flavour to the conversation.


Oh, please. You take yourself very seriously and dearly wish others would as well.
» old timers occasional log (Go to post)14-06-2021 @ 09:09 
Bim said:Great 500's jt!

120x17 bench is very good repping


Agreed on both counts!
» coronavirus (Go to post)13-06-2021 @ 21:08 
WILLSAN said:
because it would prevent you from looking silly when you make certain proclamations on things which have been previously countered earlier in the thread.
you are 20 steps behind anyone who has read even 1/3 of the evidence that has been posted on this subject.



My poor boy.

It has been shown repeatedly that what you post either doesn't say what you claim it says, or doesn't mean what you think it means. In the process, it has been shown repeatedly that you're not up to the task of selecting worthwhile evidence out of the mass of bulls**t being fed to you by fringe websites. Much time has already been wasted on your "evidence", and there is little incentive to waste even more.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)13-06-2021 @ 20:33 
Friday before lunch:
PULL-UPS/RING DIPS — EMOM, 14' alternating
10 pullups (6+4)/5 dips


Friday evening:
Run 3.5k/21'/132m D+, ave HR 159, max 177, the tasty part being the middle 2.5k. This should have been a longer tempo workout, but didn't find the time so I upped the intensity.


Saturday morning:
Road bike 50k/2h/570m D+. Enjoyable (ave HR 128, max 160).

Sunday evening (shortened session):
4cm DEFICIT DEADLIFT
8x120, 8x160, 4x200

COSSACK SQUAT — 2121
2x12
» The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Go to post)13-06-2021 @ 13:21 
There it is! Perfect pacing, too.
You put in the work and you reached your goal, congratulations!
» coronavirus (Go to post)13-06-2021 @ 12:47 
dannyboy73 said:

Maybe we will now get an unbiased, anti-woke news channel that deviates from the nanny state narrative.



You're really relentless in your stupidity, aren't you?
» coronavirus (Go to post)11-06-2021 @ 09:07 
Nimble said:

macroth said:
The only valid question is, what was happening in a given location before the lockdown, and what happened after?

The simple fact of the matter is that in countries where cases/deaths were rapidly increasing and a lockdown (of some sort) was implemented, daily cases and deaths almost immediately leveled off or started to decrease rapidly.


Surely this is a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy? The same trends can be seen in non- locked down places, too, and in typical flu season peaks and troughs.


Absolutely not. Hasn't anyone here looked at the graphs? They're the first thing you get with a simple country + covid Google search. Nothing to do with a typical flu season, everything to do with national lockdown dates.



macroth said:
Reducing human interactions slows the spread of a virus among humans. Claiming otherwise is idiotic


Sure, but to what extent? And what impact does in/out/in have on numbers vs not locking down? Perhaps the integral is the same with longer, shallower curves.

Clearly, lockdowns as practically implemented in real life are not the same thing as a theoretical mathematical lock down. (The extreme and ideal mathematical lockdown would solitary confinement for the entire pop!). The question is whether real lockdowns work, not theoretical ones.

All that said, still the most important question remains—presuming they do work (I imagine even bad lockdowns work to an extent, despite the lack of clear evidence), are they a good idea? That’s a much harder question to answer.


We're talking about real lockdowns here, such as they are/were. There is no "control group", therefore you can't accurately measure the effects compared to no lockdown at all (although the short term effects on cases and deaths are clear). But the goal and result is simple: a shallower curve means the healthcare system isn't as overwhelmed, therefore more people can get proper care at a given point in time.

Whether or not lockdowns are a good idea from a social or economic point of view is separate from the question of their effectiveness from a medical point of view, and everyone will have a different opinion on the acceptable balance of costs and benefits, which is why we end up in these in/out/in/multiple tier situations that further blur the lines. But those are political decisions, not medical ones.

You can criticize lockdowns and their implementation in a given area for plenty of reasons. "They don't slow the spread of disease" isn't one of them.
» coronavirus (Go to post)10-06-2021 @ 16:24 
Comparing countries to evaluate the effectiveness of lockdowns is unbearably stupid. None of these so-called studies even pretend to be able to account for demographics, compliance rates, initial case/death rates and all the other confounding factors, let alone how you define "lockdown".

The only valid question is, what was happening in a given location before the lockdown, and what happened after?

The simple fact of the matter is that in countries where cases/deaths were rapidly increasing and a lockdown (of some sort) was implemented, daily cases and deaths almost immediately leveled off or started to decrease rapidly.

Reducing human interactions slows the spread of a virus among humans. Claiming otherwise is idiotic.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)10-06-2021 @ 15:25 
Sparrow said:Nice effort at the comp! I also miss strongman.


Thanks! I'm lucky that there's a few comps a year that are easy and close enough that I can do for fun.


Today at lunch, at the gym:


SUMO BELT SQUAT — 3221
5x8x40. No dip belt, so no belt squat. Used a 40kg KB.

SINGLE LEG RDL — 2020
5x8/leg x60

BTN SHOULDER PRESS — clean grip, 31X1
6x30, 5x6x35

DB WINDMILL
5x3/side x12. Fat grip loadable DB.

CLOSE GRIP DEAD HANG + HANDSTAND HOLD
6 rounds x 30" each (alternating)

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