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by dkay
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Pavhole's new book is out today
Replies: 90
Views: 5526

Re: Pavhole's new book is out today

Kaz, your unrelenting racism aside, how can you give any feedback 3-4 workouts in? Really? JFC.
by dkay
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Max recoverable volume - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Max recoverable volume - thoughts?

Btw, thanks for your input on providing on shifting training proportions on work on the big 3. That was great. I have always enjoyed your input on this board and that was good information.
by dkay
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Max recoverable volume - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Max recoverable volume - thoughts?

Yeah, my general approach has been to do a lot of volume, which has lead to good work capacity - although probably at the expense of more pounds on the bar (and more reps with those pounds). I'm not a strong guy and so I don't think that I am capable of systematically overtraining myself- when I loo...
by dkay
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Max recoverable volume - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Max recoverable volume - thoughts?

I know this question can be swatted away as being context dependent, but thoughts? I'm not training for a sport now but for most of my "training" life I have basically beat the shit out of myself with lots of weekly volume in lifting, running hills etc. I've tried to do something almost daily for th...
by dkay
Mon May 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Do you even lift, bro?
Replies: 54
Views: 3581

Re: Do you even lift, bro?

And that is with about 75% of max.
by dkay
Mon May 27, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Do you even lift, bro?
Replies: 54
Views: 3581

Re: Do you even lift, bro?

I find it hard to do any meaningful volume of lifting on top of four sessions of BJJ a week. For now I have stuck to deadlift singles several times a week, A + A kettle bell stuff when I can and pull-ups. At my level I do use considerable strength in my wrestling, and this little extra seems to kee...
by dkay
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: This is a thread about increment plates
Replies: 26
Views: 3663

Re: This is a thread about increment plates

About 20 years ago I made myself 1.25 lb incremental "plates" by going to Home Depot and getting a small length of chain and a clip that I could slide on the bar as a fixed loop - I think I could actually weigh the gizmo in store and just get the guy to clip off a couple links to make the weight. Ea...
by dkay
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Question about following a "Power to the People" routine at higher weights?
Replies: 36
Views: 4195

Re: Question about following a "Power to the People" routine at higher weights?

My problem - I want it all. I want to be a panther on the mat and look like one on the beach. Hey Champ, sounds like you've got what they refer to in the business as a "Madonna-Hooer Complex". When faced with this dilemma, bodymen from Saxon to Grimek relied upon a heavy regimen of progressive brea...
by dkay
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Muscle memory...
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: Muscle memory...

I'm going to call bullshit on this. To use a tired old example - if this were true then ex pro-bodybuilders would be able to attain and maintain "next level" muscle mass without drugs (albeit, less muscle mass than when on cycle) and I haven't seen any examples of that. I agree with the general noti...
by dkay
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Can an airdyne be adjusted for a 6'5 mostly torso avg armed guy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: Can an airdyne be adjusted for a 6'5 mostly torso avg armed guy?

I've got an airdyne - I use it sporadically when I can't run hills or sandbag stuff. Generally do intervals on it for about 20 minutes a session b/c it is just as boring as any other exercise bike. Anything longer and my junk goes numb. One thing you should be aware of - it is possible that the arm ...
by dkay
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Is it stupid?
Replies: 38
Views: 7674

Re: Is it stupid?

Not stupid. I started at 57, and still do it 8 years later. In fact, I rolled today. Good advice above. Other thoughts: 1 - If/when you spar, you don't need to go all-out. Fear and ego will drive you to try that. 2 - The school is important. Not all JJ schools are the same. Watch some classes, shop...
by dkay
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Time pressed endurance training
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Re: Time pressed endurance training

I'm jealous - I loved my long, slow jogs for years (especially in the dead of Canadian winters doing trails) and a couple of terrible marathons. My dream was to spend my 50s until death travelling around North America a few times a year to Try and finish whatever ultra was on offer, but a disc comp...
by dkay
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Time pressed endurance training
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Re: Time pressed endurance training

I'm jealous - I loved my long, slow jogs for years (especially in the dead of Canadian winters doing trails) and a couple of terrible marathons. My dream was to spend my 50s until death travelling around North America a few times a year to Try and finish whatever ultra was on offer, but a disc compr...
by dkay
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Getting Old - Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Re: Getting Old - Again!

Haha! Thanks, syaigh. Your story about your lifter is fantastic and inspirational. I had a bit of a low ebb today. That was a very thoughtful response.
by dkay
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Getting Old - Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Getting Old - Again!

This is not meant to be a self-congratulatory post - more of an observation about the decline. For the past couple of months I have worked on reps - I took a DL max triple from 10 years ago (405) and worked up to 40 reps in 10 mins (5 sets of 8 with about 2 mins rest between - 52 now, 41 then). Thes...
by dkay
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 2017, new shit?
Replies: 29
Views: 8123

Re: 2017, new shit?

I'm going to move to more bb style stuff for a while - lighten up a bit, move reps up to 15+ per set, add a few sets. I'll try and get in a heavier press, squat, or dl session once in a while so that I don't lose too much of my already meagre strength.
by dkay
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: What's better...
Replies: 6
Views: 3431

Re: What's better...

Depends on what you want out of your training. I have always preferred full body to splits - for my purposes of general health it makes no difference. Right now I'm lifting 4-5 times a week (in my garage) plus some walking, hill running and sandbag stuff for cardio. Every workout I choose one lower ...
by dkay
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Low frequency deadlifting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4790

Re: Low frequency deadlifting?

Bajan, Btw I'm in Holetown right now - 3rd time in about 3 years - just got here a couple of hours ago at a regular house that we rent. Well stay for a few weeks. For some reason, I just actually noticed your Bajan tag. Beautiful country and even better people.
by dkay
Tue May 30, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Gregg Allman, dead at 69
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Re: Gregg Allman, dead at 69

Here's my Gregg story: Back in the 70s, when I worked for Rolling Stone, I was assigned a story on Gregg Allman. I first met him in a small bar somewhere in the South while he was on tour. It was tense. Another RS reporter had done a major story on the Allman Brothers that some thought was unfair t...
by dkay
Wed May 17, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: playing hurt
Replies: 6
Views: 2894

Re: playing hurt

the stanley cup--where bad judgment masquerades as manhood https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/sports/hockey/nhl-playoffs-injuries-erik-karlsson-alex-ovechkin.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsports&action=click&contentCollection=sports®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&content...
by dkay
Wed May 03, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: What's volume training?
Replies: 55
Views: 16681

Re: What's volume training?

Sorry, wanted to add that the 80-90% per workout approach lets me come back every day, or almost, for something. This way I can maximize volume. I mentioned this in the "how do u train yourself" thread.
by dkay
Wed May 03, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: What's volume training?
Replies: 55
Views: 16681

Re: What's volume training?

I like Israetel's basic premise of doing the maximum amount of recoverable volume you can put in to achieve progression. This is the way I have always approached things. As a 52 yo, very busy, non-athlete, I still think that this approach is still applicable as a way of staving off inevitable declin...
by dkay
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: How to train yourself
Replies: 100
Views: 22188

Re: How to train yourself

Fucking Trangnock - always with the sprained ankle, and now every kid in the village looks like that fucker. Next time, I'm voting Gork.
by dkay
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Face Pulls
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

Re: Face Pulls

I like standing TRX face pulls using some different angles - to face, y pulls, 90 degrees at elbow. 15- 20 total reps per set and using different angles as I get tired in one plane. Feels good, man. Don't get the same feeling from prone rowing or batwings. I feel my mid-back and traps in a way that ...