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DJ: Monday, Prime Time

aha… thank you.

That’s tomorrow’s reading material sorted then. This house is never gonna get finished…

Yeah, I’ve tried it and I am sure it would work for others, but I frankly found it hard to monitor, figure, and do. I like my simple Front Squat (or Front Squat with Chains) Tabatas. I trust the timing (the clock is right at eye level), I rest when I rest, I go when I go…no “slow down” or turnaround. That’s the killer on the Tabata Sleds…you go pretty damn far and run out of land…

[quote]FlawlessCowboy wrote:
I built a sled yesterday, and was out and about with it today. A thought crossed my mind: Has anyone ever tried Tabata Sled Sprints? It seems like it could work…

-FC[/quote]

Dan, I’m the powerlifter who had e-mailed you earlier today about incorporating the O-lifts into offseason training. Anyone on the board here tonight have insight on how one might combine the two disciplines?

Back in the 1970’s, it was not uncommon. What I remember is that the Press (which got dumped in 1972) really made for great benchers. O lifters pressed like five days a week and often only squatted once, twice or three times, and had a total every Saturday. So, the pulling techs were not like today’s…but they did some good things.

I think it is a natural fit, but fringers from both sides will beat me senseless for saying that.

[quote]LiftChicago wrote:
Dan, I’m the powerlifter who had e-mailed you earlier today about incorporating the O-lifts into offseason training. Anyone on the board here tonight have insight on how one might combine the two disciplines? [/quote]

[quote]BFG wrote:
In other news, I have determined that you are bad for the American economy and tax-payer. I pointed a friend of mine, a high-paid (read: over-paid) government military guy, to your page last week. Apparently, all he did was lounge around the office and read your stuff until he left early on Friday. Not that I know anyone else that does either of those.

Welcome to Monday,
Bastard[/quote]

I agree. I spent last week reading the website instead of listening to whiney clients(physical therapist). Thanks for helping me pass the time, very informative.

Dan, for what federal agency is your wife an agent?

I would think it’s a natural fit as well. In my experience, it doesn’t take as long to get used to powerlifting gear as some would have you believe, so the concept of having to train in the gear often doesn’t hold water. I was thinking of basically focusing on the O-lifts, high bar squats, front squats, military presses, benches, and deadlifts. I figure a steady diet of that for four months or so should pay off nicely at my next power meet in January.[quote]Danny John wrote:
Back in the 1970’s, it was not uncommon. What I remember is that the Press (which got dumped in 1972) really made for great benchers. O lifters pressed like five days a week and often only squatted once, twice or three times, and had a total every Saturday. So, the pulling techs were not like today’s…but they did some good things.

I think it is a natural fit, but fringers from both sides will beat me senseless for saying that.

LiftChicago wrote:
Dan, I’m the powerlifter who had e-mailed you earlier today about incorporating the O-lifts into offseason training. Anyone on the board here tonight have insight on how one might combine the two disciplines?

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Hey Dan,
I think a week or so ago you mentioned you had tried Carbolin 19. I’d just like to get your feedback on it. I’m taking HOT-ROX right now, but it’s still almost 100 every day here right outside of Philadelphia, PA, and I’m taking your suggestion “to go outside and play”, so I was wondering how it’s working out for you.
-Greg

My wife is a paid killer.

Actually, she does a very important job that keeps you safe.

This is the second time someone mentioned that I take Carbolin 19…I just don’t remember saying that…

I had a wonderful opportunity to play a 'horror’ific game of badminton with my daughters today. Unfortunately, I got randomly drug tested and I am now banned forever…

[quote]novamcglone wrote:
Hey Dan,
I think a week or so ago you mentioned you had tried Carbolin 19. I’d just like to get your feedback on it. I’m taking HOT-ROX right now, but it’s still almost 100 every day here right outside of Philadelphia, PA, and I’m taking your suggestion “to go outside and play”, so I was wondering how it’s working out for you.
-Greg[/quote]

Haha, sorry about that Dan, I could have sworn you said something about that.
-Greg

[quote]Danny John wrote:
My wife is a paid killer.

Actually, she does a very important job that keeps you safe. [/quote]

The reason I ask is that mine is a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. Was wondering if my wife had crossed paths with yours during her travels.

I’m just about to finish up my first go at OLAD. I used a four day split with five lifts and I’ve increased about 10 or more pounds on all my lifts. Thanks for the program and the crazy looks I get at my fluffy gym. I think I could have increased my lifts even more if my back didn’t give out during the second week when I bent down the wrong way. Thanks for the great program.

Now on to my question. In the OLAD Support Group thread, Bastard outlined a very interesting spin on OLAD where you perform two antagonist excercises in the different planes (ie- Upper Body Vertical push and pull etc…). I’m wondering what your thoughts are on Bastards OLAD idea?

Hell, that’s a lot cooler. Tiff is with the OCC.

If my wife was USSS, we would have lots of cool stories…all I hear about is accounting errors and ledger issues.

[quote]74 wrote:
Danny John wrote:
My wife is a paid killer.

Actually, she does a very important job that keeps you safe.

The reason I ask is that mine is a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. Was wondering if my wife had crossed paths with yours during her travels.

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It’s all good with me…I always look at the finished product. If it works…well, hell…it’s great!!!

And everything works.

For a while.

[quote]B-Mac13 wrote:
I’m just about to finish up my first go at OLAD. I used a four day split with five lifts and I’ve increased about 10 or more pounds on all my lifts. Thanks for the program and the crazy looks I get at my fluffy gym. I think I could have increased my lifts even more if my back didn’t give out during the second week when I bent down the wrong way. Thanks for the great program.

Now on to my question. In the OLAD Support Group thread, Bastard outlined a very interesting spin on OLAD where you perform two antagonist excercises in the different planes (ie- Upper Body Vertical push and pull etc…). I’m wondering what your thoughts are on Bastards OLAD idea?[/quote]

Dan ~

How did you do in the Masters Pentathlon last weekend? Being your main focus for the season, were you satisfied with your results and is there anything you would do differently in your training if you could do it again?

~ Kevin Veit

I just beat the thunder storms out of Dallas Sunday night. For inside baseball, the Bob Ward book on the history of the weight pentathlon was a terrific read on the plane. Tip of the hat on the the over 4000. I think only two Americans have ever done that under age 50.
I’m cranked up and ready to go again. Just need to throw the hammer well when other people are watching. Reminds me of all these guys who claim the 500# bench press in their garage.

Hi Dan,

Just wondering if you could take a look at the question I asked in your “Four Seasons of Training” thread from last week, especially in regards to training a newbie to lifting.

Thanks Dan,

Ben

Oh, God no…I embarassed myself and the most of the western states in the discus. Of course, a big PR in the javelin was nice.

My training? Terrible…way off. I am in the middle of changing careers and I just got stuck/caught up/whatever…I was weak as a kitten.

So, what did I do right? Worked my weakness. I am proud to have gone from being a 25 meter thrower to 47 plus in just a few years. Still not great, but much better.

Wrong? I was on the right track with both my extra GPP stuff early in the year, the simple 40 day stuff…but, I knew this would be a rough year for meets. I didn’t have any. No ring experience.

So, I blundered. Yet, I had a good picture taken!!!

[quote]Kevin Veit wrote:
Dan ~

How did you do in the Masters Pentathlon last weekend? Being your main focus for the season, were you satisfied with your results and is there anything you would do differently in your training if you could do it again?

~ Kevin Veit[/quote]

Rugby would naturally fit the Four Seasons approach. Reread Shaf’s wonderful “one lift a day” and “GPP” article in Get Up concerning rugby…

[quote]bg100 wrote:
Hi Dan,

Just wondering if you could take a look at the question I asked in your “Four Seasons of Training” thread from last week, especially in regards to training a newbie to lifting.

Thanks Dan,

Ben[/quote]

DJ,

How much is too much to work the 56?

Currently, I am working the hammer, open stone, and Braemer everyday… Mostly working the timing. I haven’t enough experience yet for it to kick my arse.

Hrmmmm… I bet you have some stuff regarding this in GetUp!.

Have you thought about converting to HTML and indexing GetUp!? I converted them all to HTML. Maybe I should throw together a basic index.