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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2013, 09:19:06 PM »
Nice benching.....mad jelly...
I think you'll catch me on bench before I catch you on squats or deads.

I doubt it.   :(
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2013, 11:45:58 AM »
Mike, mike, mike, mike, mike guess what day it is! Squaterday woot wooot!
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2013, 01:15:06 PM »
Wow, nice benching. Gogogogogo! Lol
Who's mike?

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2013, 01:28:49 PM »
Who's mike?

referencing the humpday commercial with the camel...apparently unsuccessfully.
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2013, 08:08:22 PM »
8/30/2013

Pre-Workout
L-Glutamine
BCAAs

Squat
165 x 5
205 x 5
245 x 3
275 x 5
275 x 1
225 x 1

Squaterday turned into failed day. Was actually working on my form with my coach and had to leave early for a family function. I'm replacing OHP on Monday with Squats again. He gave me a few things to try and we're going to do some box squats for reps. One of my favorite lifts and I can't do it right.
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

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Squat 455
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2013, 08:41:23 AM »
9/2/2013

AM
Pre-Workout
BCAAs
L-Glutimine

Stretching
10 minutes

Pushup-Planks
3 for 30 seconds

Weight Over Bar drill
35lbs 5 throws 4 sets

Squat
135 x 8
135 x 8
225 x 8
225 x 5
225 x 5
135 x 5

Double Arm Curl
35 x 5 x 5

Really light weights with squats in order to work on form. Trainer thinks I'm overly quad dominant in the movement with poor hip flexibility. I personally noticed I'm pushing of my toes instead of my heels. We're going to work on a routine to fix that but until we get my mechanics better no big weight unfortunately.

PM
Heavy Hammer
10 throws, nothing to write home about

Weight for Distance (~47lbs)
3 throws
3 spins
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Squat 455
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2013, 11:18:57 AM »
You're a tall man. Is your coach tall? Is he used to squat training for tall guys?

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2013, 11:48:45 AM »
You're a tall man. Is your coach tall? Is he used to squat training for tall guys?
He isn't, I was laughing at that the other day. He was trying to show my how to torque down on the bar in the rack and it was set up for me and his shoulders were like 4" under the bar.

He did do an apprenticeship at a D1 university under a strength and conditioning coach who did strongman and he generally shows a lot of knowledge in strength areas. Which is a lot better than my last trainer, who stopped learning once he got his degree.
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

Current PR's
Deadlift 525
Squat 455
Bench 335
OHP 235

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2013, 02:41:59 PM »
You're a tall man. Is your coach tall? Is he used to squat training for tall guys?
He isn't, I was laughing at that the other day. He was trying to show my how to torque down on the bar in the rack and it was set up for me and his shoulders were like 4" under the bar.

He did do an apprenticeship at a D1 university under a strength and conditioning coach who did strongman and he generally shows a lot of knowledge in strength areas. Which is a lot better than my last trainer, who stopped learning once he got his degree.

Ah ok - I have found (& I've read articles to back this up) that tall guys - like over 6'3" - have odd bio mechanics & have to tweak standard squat techniques to accommodate.  There's a great article in Tnation that talks about this - I'll try & dig it up...

Ideal height for squatting is apparently like 5'8" or something & it just gets easier the shorter you are.

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2013, 07:30:59 AM »
Got a stomach virus and was out of the game T/W/T don't think I'll attempt a lift tonight, just in case. May lift and throw tomorrow. OKScotsFest Highland Games weekend after next so I need some throwing practice for sure.
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2013, 10:29:02 AM »
Hope you are feeling better.

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2013, 09:25:00 PM »
Guess who's back, back again...

9/9/2013

Pre-Workout
A good supper

Stretching 2 minutes

Overhead Press
95 x 5
115 x 5
135 x 5
165 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 3

25lb Standing Shot Put
8 throws

Band Pull Aparts
25-80lb band x 15 x 3

Post Workout
16oz Almond milk
48oz HAN Protein

Back from the dead. Going light this week as I have a competition this weekend. Going to be lifting late and light and throwing everyday except Friday.
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

Current PR's
Deadlift 525
Squat 455
Bench 335
OHP 235

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2013, 10:17:37 AM »
Yay, you're back!  How's the stomach?

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2013, 07:41:02 AM »
Last workout before the Oklahoma Scots Festival

9/12/2013

Pre-Workout
BCAAs
L-Glutimine

Stretching
2 minutes

Bench Press
135 x 5
165 x 5
195 x 3
225 x 3
255 x 3 << wrist wraps
290 x 5 << wrist wraps
165 x 10 x 3

Dumbbell Rows
80 x 5 x 5

Standing Ab Crunches with bands
8 x 3 (50-120lb green band)
8 x 2 (60-150lb blue band)

Post Workout
12oz almond milk
48g HAN Protein

Pretty good. 290 felt lighter than I expected. No it's all packing and prep for the games this weekend.
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

Current PR's
Deadlift 525
Squat 455
Bench 335
OHP 235

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2013, 08:28:34 AM »
09/17/2013

Pre-Workout
BCAAs
L-Glutamine

Stretching
3 minutes

Deadlifts
205 x 5
255 x 5
305 x 3
375 x 5
450 x 3
475 x F
475 x F

Post-Workout
48g HAN Protien
12oz almond milk

Tired and sore today before I started. Trying to switch to early morning workouts so I can throw in the evenings. We'll see how it goes.
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

Current PR's
Deadlift 525
Squat 455
Bench 335
OHP 235