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Chasing the Dragon

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Aleks Sytsevich, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Thanks, but it was quite disgusting. My pulling has come a long way but I don't really care about it. All I care about it squatting.



    Conditioning

    7 km walk

    It was snowing rather heavily and I was one sweaty man when I was done. For about 500-600 meters I was running through snow that was crotch high, it was fucking horrible.
     
  2. MIDMOBOX Telling People things they don't want to know

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    Sounds like you feel about squatting like I do about deadlifting and vice versa. My squat seems to move at will but deads frustrate me, but I would happily give up squats for deads.

    Also running in the snow, very Rocky of you.
     
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    I love deadlifitng and squatting. I do not care about bench though.
     
  4. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    I don't care for deads compared to squats. I care about all lifts, they just aren't up to snuff with the squat. Oh and...DRAGO-O-O-O-O.
     
  5. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    135x5
    185x3
    255x2

    320x5x3

    BP

    45x5
    75x5
    125x3
    165x2

    205x3+2
    205x5
    205x3

    Squats were good, felt light-ish.

    Bench went terribly, hit the j-hooks on the first and third sets.
     
  6. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    135x5
    195x3
    265x2

    325x5x3 (+5lbs rep pr)

    Press

    45x5
    85x3
    115x2

    145x3x2 (push press)

    Lat pull downs

    135x10x5

    Face pulls

    75x15x3

    Squats are going good, not long before I go for a new 1 rm.

    Shoulders are giving me loads of trouble, started Friday when benching and continued today while pressing. Pressing volume may be significantly decreased to sub in more pulling.
     
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    325 x5 x3?! Bad ass man! You are quickly surpassing me.
     
  8. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Thanks Modena, but it's not as clear cut as that. You just did 322.5 for ten triples which is just as good (most likely better than my three sets of 5) as what I did. Suffice to say we are both making good gains.
     
  9. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    ZS

    45x5
    75x5
    115x3
    155x2

    195x5x3 +10lbs rep pr

    BOR

    45x5
    95x5
    135x5x3

    DL

    135x5
    215x3
    275x2
    315x1

    365x2+almost...but fail -- rep PR (+1)

    Wasn't feeling it today. Zercher squats are a pain in the ass (as well as elbow crooks), but they sure feel better than the FS.

    BOR to get additional pulling in, light to ensure lots of lat activation.

    Deads, just as last week, felt mighty heavy. 365 was my 1rm in August and I almost got a triple so it's not a huge loss.

    I feel a 1000 lbs total is very near.
     
  10. Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Nice work in here. Definitely a log I'll be checking out more.
     
  11. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Thanks for stopping by.

    Conditioning

    Run ~1mile -- medium intensity

    BW movements (squat, push-up, lunge) x a bunch

    40 meter Sprint x a few
     
  12. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    BW x a bunch
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    175x3
    235x2

    295x5x3

    BP

    45x5x2
    85x5
    115x3
    155x2

    185x5x3

    BOR

    85x5
    125x5
    165x5x3

    Facepulls

    SUMNx15x3

    Wife and son have been sick since the 2nd, been taking care of them. Thought today would have been harder than it was seeing that I have not left the house really at all in over a week.

    Narrowed squat stance a bit, these were incredibly deep squats. I was amazed after reviewing the vid of set 3. Thought that they would be harder with a narrow stance but difference was negligible.

    Really tightened up bench form, watched Tate's series which really helped. I think. Still trouble with leg drive but shoulder issues seem to be gone.

    Rows...I really don't like rows that much. I used to, but that is really not the case any longer.

    All in all a good day of lifting.
     
  13. Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Good work. I narrowed my stance quite a bit and really like it. I feel like I have a much better rebound at the bottom.
     
  14. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Thanks.

    Agreed. With the wide stance I wasted all the elastic energy stored on the descent simply trying to get lower.
     
  15. Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Agreed. Depth is tough to hit. My only issue with narrow is that I don't feel stable with a lot of weight. My last PR I was a bit wider, but I barely hit depth. I definitely prefer narrow now for all working/rep sets, but it's hard to stand narrow with a shitload of weight on your back!
     
  16. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    When I go for a new 1rm on December 27 (which will not be 430, or anything even close to that really) I will widen up as well. The issue with training different stances is that you're not sure where parallel is. I have found that "bottoming out" is not always the best indicator of depth.
     
  17. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x3
    235x2

    305x5x3

    BP

    45x5
    95x5
    115x3
    135x2

    185x5x3

    BOR

    95x5
    135x5

    175x5x3
     
  18. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    DL

    135x5x2
    225x5
    275x3
    315x2
    365x1

    355x4

    405x1 +20 lbs PR

    Press

    45x5
    95x3

    115x5x2

    Fucking stoked.
     
  19. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    275x2
    315x1

    365x1 +30 lbs pr
    385x1 +50 lbs pr

    Random power cleans x some

    Down with the flu since Thursday, I was shaking like a dog shitting razor blades for most of the warm-up sets. If I had been healthy I can't even imagine how much I would have squatted.

    EDIT: Broke the 1000 lbs big 3 total!!! Huh-zuh!
     
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  20. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Yoga x 45 minutes
     

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