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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #315 on: May 04, 2018, 05:48:16 PM »
Hope the back thing is nothing serious. That looks like a brutal training session. Those brutal ones only make us stronger though.

I was like for with switching back and forth with my Chucks and Adipowers. I feel a lot better in flat shoes vs the Adipowers.

Thanks Anthony.  The back was nothing serious.  I've aongoing problem with my low back / right hip which is why I usually do block pulls and only pull off the ground if I'm competing.  For some reason deficit deads doesn't bother it either.  I try to get more pulls from the floor in as I get closer to the meet, but as soon as I start to feel an issue developing I switch back to the block pulls.

I agree about the flat shoes.  I feel a lot better in them too and I plan to stick with them heading into the meet.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #316 on: May 05, 2018, 08:08:36 AM »
Solid press and pulls Greg. I think I tried a squat workout in flats last summer and it felt awful for me. Probably just my longass legs though, I need some serious forward knee travel to hit depth and the heels help me with that.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #317 on: May 06, 2018, 10:11:31 AM »
Yesterday morning I completed the following Sheiko Workout (#32_Wk2_C):

Squats   3-45, 3-135, 3-175, 2x3 @ 205, 2x3 @ 240, 3x3 @ 275, 2x1 @ 295, 2x2 @ 275

Bench Press   3-45, 3-155, 3-185, 3-225, 4x2 @ 245

Superset:
Incline DB BP   3x6 @ 45
DB Hammer Curls   3x10 @ 20
 
KB Back Raises   4x6 @ 53

Bodyweight: 218.4 Pounds

Workout Duration: 1:13:08.75 h:mm:ss

Great workout at Untamed yesterday.  It was strangely un-crowded for a Saturday.  This day of Sheiko didn't get real heavy on squats but damn it called for a lot of sets.  I was happy when I finished my final back off set at 275 it was a great feeling. :D  Bench was relatively light so I really focused on form and bar path.

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Solid press and pulls Greg. I think I tried a squat workout in flats last summer and it felt awful for me. Probably just my longass legs though, I need some serious forward knee travel to hit depth and the heels help me with that.

Thanks Shawn. :) The presses, pulls, and squats all seem to be clicking lately.  I'm thinking it's going to be a good meet.

My legs are long too, although I think my femurs are longer in proportion to my lower legs.  Whatever the reason, it seems like I have trouble getting my butt back far enough with heavier weights when I use squat shoes and that seems to cause me to fold forward a bit.  With the flats I feel much more comfortable sinking my hips and keeping my chest up.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #318 on: May 07, 2018, 09:27:03 AM »
Killer squat volume Greg, must have been thrilled when those were over!
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #319 on: May 07, 2018, 06:24:02 PM »
Killer squat volume Greg, must have been thrilled when those were over!

Thanks Shawn. :)  Damn straight...I was definitely happy to get that final set of 275 done.  That is really my last tough day in terms of volume of sets before my meet.  The food is prepped and loaded in the oven...now it's just a matter of tapering and waiting.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #320 on: May 07, 2018, 11:13:38 PM »
I'm excited for your meet man. I'm ready for the PRS :D

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #321 on: May 08, 2018, 05:04:22 AM »
Is your meet this vomit my weekend?
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #322 on: May 08, 2018, 12:46:31 PM »
This morning I completed the following Sheiko Workout (#32_Wk3_A):

Bench Press   5-55, 3-155, 3-185, 3-215, 2x2 @ 245, 2x1 @ 260

Squats   3-135, 3-175, 3-205, 3-240, 4x2 @ 275

Incline DB BP   3x6 @ 45

Decline Situps 3x10

Bodyweight: 217.6 Pounds

Workout Duration: 0:48:40.69 h:mm:ss

Good workout today.  Work is crazy this week so I went ahead and worked out this morning instead of trying to go to Untamed tonight.  I'm hoping I can make it down there tomorrow to get a final workout in with Andrew but with my work schedule it's going to be hit-or-miss.

The worksets today were a little lighter than they have been and everything felt good.

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I'm excited for your meet man. I'm ready for the PRS :D

Thanks Anthony. :)  I'm excited too and am looking forward to a good one.  Now I have to patient and wait for the 20th.


Is your meet this vomit my weekend?

Hah...I'm assuming that was a typo Shawn. :)  My meet is the 20th.  Sheiko just has a longer taper than I normrall do.  Hopefully no vomiting will be involved. :D
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #323 on: May 08, 2018, 05:40:14 PM »
Nice training today Greg.

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #324 on: May 10, 2018, 07:55:54 PM »
Nice training today Greg.

Thanks Anthony.    Squats and bench are both feeling good these days which is nice.  I'm about to do some deads as soon as I get off work...I'm looking forward to getting some time in the gym...been a hectic week.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #325 on: May 11, 2018, 08:56:01 AM »
Last night I completed the following Sheiko Workout (#32_Wk3_B):

4" Block Pulls   3-225, 2x3 @ 265, 2x3 @ 310, 5x2 @ 335

Bench Press   5-45, 3-155, 3-185, 3-215, 4x2 @ 245

KB Back Raises   4x4 @ 50 lbs

Bodyweight: 217.2 Pounds

Workout Duration: 0:50:40.19 h:mm:ss

Another good workout last night as my taper continues.  The volume was still somewhat high on block pulls but the weight was lower than it has been.  Everything felt good on those and on bench.  I wrapped things up with the weighted back raises using a ketllebell and called it an evening.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #326 on: May 11, 2018, 10:55:28 AM »
Last night I completed the following Sheiko Workout (#32_Wk3_B):

4" Block Pulls   3-225, 2x3 @ 265, 2x3 @ 310, 5x2 @ 335

Bench Press   5-45, 3-155, 3-185, 3-215, 4x2 @ 245

KB Back Raises   4x4 @ 50 lbs

Bodyweight: 217.2 Pounds

Workout Duration: 0:50:40.19 h:mm:ss

Another good workout last night as my taper continues.  The volume was still somewhat high on block pulls but the weight was lower than it has been.  Everything felt good on those and on bench.  I wrapped things up with the weighted back raises using a ketllebell and called it an evening.

Solid session. Simple yet effective and work got done. When is your meet again?

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« Reply #327 on: May 11, 2018, 04:41:29 PM »
Solid session. Simple yet effective and work got done. When is your meet again?

Thanks Anthony. :)  My meet is next Sunday 5/20.  I've got 3 more workouts and then it's Go Time! :D
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #328 on: May 12, 2018, 03:14:41 PM »
This morning I completed the following Sheiko Workout (#32_Wk3_C):

Squats   3-45, 3-135, 3-175, 3-205, 2-240, 3x1 @ 260

Bench Press   5-45, 3-155, 3-185, 3-215, 3x2 @ 230

Superset:
Back Raises   3x8
Neutral Grip Chins   3x8

Bodyweight: 217.2 Pounds

Workout Duration: 0:40:22.07 h:mm:ss

Good workout today as the taper to 5/20 continues.  Low back was sore but squats still felt good.  Weights were light across the board.

I've got two more light workouts next week then it's meet time.
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If in doubt, squat and run hills. So you walk into the gym and don't know what to do? Then squat and run hills. -Wendler

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #329 on: May 14, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »
Solid training boss.

Does Untamed have a Reverse Hyper? Ever since I started using one my low back has felt a lot more stable with my squats and pulls.