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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:27 am

oct igx challenge/power cleans/30 min/80% bw

bodyweight a bit north of 210

weight on the bar 165

35 power cleans, all singles--lower the bar, not drop it.
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:54 am

picked up a cold traveling last week and skipped a couple of workouts.

i know: mannatech

lift--planned to hold the weight from previous session and back off the total reps since i'm still recovering.

dead 235 x10 (-4 reps)
bench 140 x10 (-4 reps)
db row 45 3x15 (-1 set)
clean 140 x15 (+1 rep/felt relatively light after the oct challenge last week)
ab whl x12
chin x32 (assisted)
bodyweight squat x35 (knees pain free)
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:37 am

erg

40 min/8054 mtr/125 hr
500 mtr/1.54.1/151 hr

42 push-ups
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:47 am

business travel fucking up the training routine

erg/

40 min/8061 mtrs/124 hr
500 mtr/1.53.8/152 hr

77 push-ups

stretch
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:31 am

lift/15 reps (+1 rep)

dead x235
bench x140
clean x140
db row x45 3x15
squat x45 3x10
ab wheel x12
chin x23
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:17 am

re- and pre-hab and mobility stuff, including

bands--hamstring and shoulder
rotator cuff
halos
hindu push-ups (down and up dog)
glute and hip, including bird dog
planks
plus 59 dips (assisted)

when on schedule, this is my every third day routine. it functions as an active rest day and seems to be working ok
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:29 am

yesterday-erg

40 min/8092 mtrs
1k/4.08.3/hr 159

either the heart rate was an aberration or i have lost a lot of endurance.

today--lift/15 reps (+1)

press 110
db curl 37.5
kb swing 200
12 kg x60
16 kg x140
squat 55 2x15 trying to squat again. concentrate on pushing hips back. knees seem ok.

no ab wheel or pull-ups. fuck it.
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:53 am

monday-erg
5k/22.11.7/hr 144

tuesday-erg
6k/26.40.2/hr 144

tonight-lift 15 reps-add weight

dead x240# (+5)
bench x145# (+5)
db row 3x15x50# (+2.5)
clean x145# (+5)
ab whl x15

steady progress. no aches or pains of note.
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:46 am

erg

30 min/6812/hr148

12 kg bell

l/r x5 snatch
l/r x10 snatch
l/r x15 snatch/hr 152
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:36 am

lift/15 reps (unless otherwise noted)-add weight

squat 4x10 x65 (+10 lb)
press 115 (+5 lb)
db curl 40 (2.5)

press 3x5x95
db curl 2x10x20

not much energy, but did a few lighter sets at the end
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:25 am

lift (instead of mobility)

hang pwr clean and press 12x5x95
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:34 am

row

5k/21.53.5/hr 149
500/1.52.5/hr 157

16 kg bell/1-arm c&j 3x7
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:11 am

missed posting a couple of rowing workouts.

tonight--lift-15 reps/add weight

dead 250#/+10#
bench 150#/+5#
db row 55$/+5#
pwr clean 150#/+5#
ab wheel x15
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:19 am

persistent cough has kept me from training.

tonight did an easy 20 min row.
went fine, but i'm hacking again, now.
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:38 pm

cough has improved but not gone. it is seriously fucking with my good nature and my training.

yesterday 30 minute erg at a snail's pace.

today more of the same.
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:49 am

sat--7k erg
sun--sprint erg

today--30 min erg, plus

4 min 12kg one arm cl&push press (switching at 6)
2 min 16 kg one arm cl&push press (switching at 5), plus

a bit of abs and back

3 days of travel coming up.
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:33 am

fri-7.5k erg

sat and sun--felling and skidding in the woods. nothing left afterwards for working out.

today--
6.5k erg

deadlift 2x3 x235
dbell rows x20
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:11 am

erg--6,935 mtrs
gradually extending the distance of my basic endurance row

lift
m. press 5x3x115#
goblet squat 5x12#/12kg/16kg (knees ok)

dead bug
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Re: futility

Post by dead man walking » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:22 am

weds
erg/intervals

4x1250

curl 3x6x35
kb swings 30x12kg + 70x16kg

today

erg 7,131 mtrs

bench 3x5x130
wrist roller 2x10lb
ab whl x6
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