DannyT's Log

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  1. DannyT

    DannyT Orange Belt

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    "Do the possible today to achieve the impossible tomorrow!"

    10/02/2015
    Current cutting fat
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    71.4kg (10/02/2015)
    73.1kg (22/02/2015) +1.7kg
    72.5kg (01/03/2015) -0.6kg
    71.9kg (08/03/2015) -0.6kg

    Stronglifts 5x5
     
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  2. DannyT

    DannyT Orange Belt

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    Yesterday

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 3
    30 x 3
    40 x 2
    50 x 5 x 3

    Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    20 x 3
    25 x 2
    30 x 5 x 5

    Deadlift
    40 x 3
    50 x 2
    60 x 5

    then some grip work
     
  3. DannyT

    DannyT Orange Belt

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    Today

    Did some wushu today, totaled 3hr15. Loads of basics and form work, felt good haven't trained much for a good couple weeks/months.

    Rest tomorrow.
     
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  5. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 3
    30 x 3
    40 x 2
    55 x 5 x 3

    Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    20 x 3
    25 x 2
    32.5 x 5 x 5

    P. Clean
    20 x a load
    25 x 2
    35 x 3 x 5

    then some pull up dead-hangs

    Power cleans feel better, technique is coming back to me. Will upload some videos for critique soon.
     
  6. DannyT

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    Thanks man. Glad you checked in.
     
  7. DannyT

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    Squat
    20 x 5 x 3
    35 x 3
    45 x 2
    60 x 5 x 3

    Push Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 2
    37.5 x 5 x 5

    Deadlift
    40 x 5 x 2
    40 x 3
    55 x 2
    70 x 5

    Gonna slow down my progression on squats, reduce to 2.5kg increase every workout. Experimented with hook grip today on the deadlift, made it feel ridiculously light. First time doing push presses, I think I'm slowly getting the technique.
     
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  8. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 2
    25 x 5
    35 x 3
    50 x 2
    62.5 x 5 x 3

    Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    20 x 3
    25 x 2
    35 x 5 x 5

    Power Clean
    20 x 5 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 2
    40 x 3 x 5

    some pull-up dead hangs.

    Pretty good workout even though I was tired as shit. Power cleans feel ridiculously light, and I have a feeling my arm is being too involved. I'll keep adding weight until it feels heavy, then I'll post a video to help you guys get a better breakdown of my form when the weight is heavy.

    One thing I know for sure is that my elbows are not turning fast enough, gonna look around to see how to improve on that.
     
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  9. TeddyRoosevelt

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    I thought you died. I don't know what Wushu is, but I wish you good luck with it. One guy I used to train with was our national Sanda champion in some capacity, and he was pretty badass.
     
  10. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 2
    25 x 5
    35 x 3
    50 x 2
    65 x 5 x 3

    Push Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    25 x 3
    35 x 2
    40 x 5 x 5

    Deadlift
    40 x 5 x 2
    45 x 3
    65 x 2
    80 x 5

    some dead hangs after.

    Need to start working on my stretching hardcore. Need to get splits and a good bridge. I think pressing and stretching my lats have improved my upperbody flexibility a bit, but definitely still a weak point. Forearms are very stiff too. Loads and loads of splits, bridging and foam rolling!
     
  11. DannyT

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    Lol, I haven't been around and abandoned my previous log because I've been performing and preparing for competitions in 2012. We did quite a lot of work last year, performances all over the UK, and our team recently competed in China (birthplace of wushu). Now that I have a gym on my doorstep, I thought I'd start lifting again, which will hopefully improve my jumping and stuff.

    Where are you from Teddy? Yeah, hopefully more people start to recognise Sanda and Wushu overall. Wushu is a sport which has two disciplines: taolu and sanda. Taolu is the performance side (what I do), which you may know as the "flashy kung fu stuff". As a sport it is very similar to gymnastics where you get marked on your performance, display of skill and difficulty etc. Sanda is the combat side, uses punches, kicks and chinese wrestling/takedowns.

    I actually practice Shaolin Wushu.

    Here's a video displaying both taolu and sanda:
     
  12. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 2
    25 x 5
    40 x 3
    50 x 2
    67.5 x 5 x 3

    Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 2
    37.5 x 5 x 5

    Power Clean
    20 x 5 x 3
    30 x 3
    35 x 2
    45 x 3 x 5

    then some curls 'cos I could.

    Felt friggin' strong today, felt like I didn't need any rest between the sets. Flew through this workout.

    Gonna have to start altering my programming, need to train more wushu, and possibly lift less. Might cut down to twice a week soon.
     
  13. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 2
    25 x 5
    40 x 3
    55 x 2
    70 x 5 x 3

    Push Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    25 x 3
    35 x 2
    42.5 x 5 x 5

    Deadlift
    45 x 5 x 2
    50 x 3
    75 x 2
    90 x 5

    Felt easy again, some reason everything seems light (maybe because it IS very light). Got training later.
     
  14. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 2
    25 x 5
    40 x 3
    55 x 2
    72.5 x 5 x 3

    Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 2
    40 x 5 x 5

    Power Clean
    20 x 5 x 2
    25 x 5
    35 x 3
    40 x 2
    50 x 3 x 5

    some curls

    Felt achy and weak today but still managed to finish this workout quite comfortably. Cleans are still banging on my collar bone but not as bad, gotta really work on my elbow speed.
     
  15. DannyT

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    Today

    Squat
    20 x 5 x 2
    30 x 5
    45 x 3
    60 x 2
    75 x 5 x 3

    Push Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    30 x 3
    40 x 2
    45 x 5 x 5

    Deadlift
    50 x 5 x 2
    60 x 3
    85 x 2
    100 x 5

    curls.

    Tired as fuck again today, work is starting to kill me. Made it through this workout though, but started to get some wrist pain while push pressing. It felt like the weight was pushing my wrist back, causing pain. I might have to adjust my form, but it also may be due to weak wrists. Gonna start doing some wrist pushups for warm up.

    I'm also thinking about changing deadlift for clean pulls. I feel that my form for deadlift and cleans are merging together, so instead of fucking up my mechanics, I might just replace deadlifts for clean pulls. I like how they are more dynamic, which may transfer better to my explosiveness/jumping ability. Something to think about.
     
  16. DannyT

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    Today

    Wasn't actually meant to lift today, but I missed my workout on saturday so I thought I'd do something. I've changed from ss to pendlay's beginners training system (found here) as I want to start doing some snatching and jerking. Becoming more explosive and dynamic is what I want from lifting, so I thought making my transition to more olympic lifts would be a good choice. Anyway..

    Some overhead squats for warm up
    Snatch
    Stick x a bunch
    Bar x 1 x 10

    Some hang cleans for warm up
    30 x 5
    35 x 3
    45 x 2
    Clean pull + Hang clean (Knee)
    50 x (2 + 1) x 5

    Push Press
    20 x 5 x 3
    30 x 3
    40 x 2
    47.5 x 5 x 5

    Squat
    45 x 3
    60 x 2
    77.5 x 5 x 3

    then training


    I really like this, and snatches are starting to come back to me slowly. I never really got my snatch up to a respectable weight, and I'm currently training without a platform and any bumpers so I'm just probably gonna drill technique, and maybe increase weight very slowly. Weirdly, after I snatch, cleaning seems very foreign for some reason, and I got this too when I trained under a coach. The only thing that I dislike about the program, in comparison to ss, is that it doesn't specify how to warm up for the lifts and that it looks complex when I log it. For the complexes at the end of workouts, if I'm not otherwise training later on in the day, I'm probably gonna do some sort of bodyweight hold circuit. Something like handstand, dead hangs and planks etc.

    As I said a couple posts before, I got a competition coming up, so I may have to cut weight. I'm currently gaining weight, and I'll continue doing so, but when I notice that my speed and explosiveness starts decreasing, I'm gonna decrease my calorie intake.
     
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    Gonna try Dan John's beginner program to see how I like it in comparison to Pendlay's. I like the way the programming is simpler and closer to what I'm used to (SS). I'd rather keep making progress on a smaller number of lifts which I do every workout than rotating between exercises every day. We'll see though.
     
  18. DannyT

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    Okay so this is what I ended up doing

    Overhead squats warm up with stick
    Snatch
    Stick x a few
    20 x 2 x 2
    25 x 2 x 8

    Clean & Jerk
    20 x 1+3 x 2
    25 x 1+2
    30 x 1+2
    35 x 1+2
    35 x 1+1 x 8

    Back Squat
    45 x 3
    60 x 2
    80 x 5 x 3

    Press
    20 x 5
    30 x 3
    40 x 2
    45 x 5 x 5

    then some jumping

    All in all it was a great workout. Haven't done jerks for a long time, but they felt good. I'll probably just stick to the program, but change the reps and sets a little.
     
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  19. DannyT

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    Snatch
    20 x 3 x 3
    25 x 2
    30 x 2 x 8

    C+J
    20 x 1+3 x 3
    25 x 1+3
    30 x 1+2
    37.5 x 1+1 x 8

    Squat
    30 x 5
    45 x 3
    65 x 2
    82.5 x 5 x 3

    Press
    30 x 3
    40 x 2
    47.5 x 5 x 5

    and training after.

    Felt good. Really need to get a vid for my snatch and clean and jerks. Need to pull higher up my leg for both lifts, jerks feel solid though. Squats feel heavy but nothing too bad. Press just keeps improving, but today was the first time they felt quite heavy.
     
  20. DannyT

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    Snatch
    20 x 3 x 3
    25 x 2
    32.5 x 2 x 8

    C+J
    20 x 1+3 x 3
    25 x 1+3
    32.5 x 1+2
    40 x 1+2 x 8

    Squat
    50 x 3
    65 x 2
    85 x 5 x 3

    Press
    35 x 3
    40 x 2
    50 x 5 x 5 (PR)


    I experimented with 2 jerks today in the work sets instead of singles. Felt okay, but it's probably a bit too much pressing overall, so I'm just gonna stick to the singles. At least I hit a press PR today, never ever done that before, even a year and a half ago when I was squatting 117.5kg. Dunno why my pressing is so strong these days, and why my legs are so weak lol.

    Some of my snatches and C+Js were a bit wobbly so I'm going to stick at this weight for next time.
     

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