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#62

@Chris_Colucci sorry, forgot the link rule.


#63

Made a decision: taking out all KB swings and making off days focus solely on shotput. I made a 7 x 7 circle, and marked out 16-foot increments. It’s ghetto, and I’m yet to make a platform for throwing (yard is grass/gravel), but it’ll work for now. @bustedwheel , need your advice here man. Should I do the 10 throws-a-day thing + drills and running hills? I live on a giant hill, so that wouldn’t be a problem. Also, can you suggest drills to me? Thanks.


#64

I wouldn’t go that extreme. Your lifting is progressing well. Keep at that. Do throws on same days as weights and you could totally do hills (as long as not all out) on other days.


#65

Alright, cool. Would you then suggest somewhere around 5 throws a day on days where I lift? And then 3 x 5 box jumps + hill runs as conditioning on off days?


#66

No - I’d say throws (10+) and box jumps on lifting days and hills or prowlers (I prefer hills) on conditioning days. You could also work glides (no throw) on non throwing days.


#67

Gotcha, thanks for the advice.


#68

4/12/18

Throws

  1. 26’11"
  2. 32" – PR! Although I may have fouled it, not sure. Don’t have a proper ring, so idk if I stepped over the line. All I know is that the glide felt solid, and the throw felt good too.
  3. 25’10"

#69

4/13/18

Day 3, Week 2

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
250 x 1
275 x 3 x 5

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
95 x 1
110 x 3 x 5

Edit: Subbed in sled work for throws and swings, just to give my shoulders a break for the weekend.

Prowler (assuming the Prowler is 45 lb.)

  • 135, 225, 315 x 20 yd.
  • 405 x 6 sets x 20 yd.
  • 315, 225, 135 x 20 yd.

Sled work is a different animal. Looking forward to taking the weekend off.


#70

Well, I’m in the hospital with what the doctors think is food poisoning. Fuck McDonalds’ egg sandwiches. I’m gonna rip their manager’s head off as soon as I get out of here. I’ve had the worst stomach pain of my life for 5 hours and running now…hopefully this shit is over soon.


#71

After 3 days of absolute misery, I decided to suck it up, go to school, and lift. Crazy, right? It helped me feel better, surprisingly. The medicine they put me on for pain (Toradol) fucked me up bad. Boy am I glad I used a Training Max for Deadlift.

4/18/18

Day 1, Week 3

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
250 x 1
275 x 1
310 x 3 x 3

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
95 x 1
110 x 1
120 x 3 x 3

Chins

3 x 5

Currently living off oatmeal, lemon/ginger/honey tea, and pure willpower.


#72

4/21/18

Day 2, Week 3

Well, my coach forgot to enter my name into the computer for the track meet I was supposed to attend today, so I lifted instead.

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
275 x 1
310 x 3 x 3

These were way harder than they should have been.

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
95 x 1
110 x 1
120 x 3 x 3

Lost my balance at the top of the last rep of the last set, had to take a step back to finish the rep.

Monday shall be a better day, and the beginning of a better week.


#73

4/23/18

Day 3, Week 3

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
250 x 1
275 x 1
310 x 3 x 3

A few things on this:

  • firstly, I pulled (and pressed) barefoot today
  • secondly, my thumb burst open from hook grip, so I had to switch to mixed grip for my last set
  • thirdly, these were also way harder than they should have been. Glad this training week is over.

Presses

45 x 5
75 x 3
95 x 1
110 x 1
120 x 3 x 3

These went up nice.

Chins

3 x 5


#74

4/25/18

Day 1, Week 4

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
255 x 3 x 5

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
100 x 3 x 5

Chins

3 x 5


#75

4/27/18

Day 2, Week 4

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
255 x 3 x 5

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
100 x 3 x 5

Chins

3 x 5


#76

4/30/18

Day 3, Week 4

Deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 1
255 x 3 x 5

Press

45 x 5
75 x 3
100 x 3 x 5

Chins

3 x 5


#77

This Monday, I woke up with a bit of nagging pain on the right side of the middle of my back. I had a workout planned yesterday, so I went ahead and did it. Deadlifting and pressing didn’t affect my pain any, so I figured I was okay. Today, I woke up, but the pain was worse (it feels like a muscle pull, because the pain increases every time I relax my posture). I do chins at every workout, I’ve read SS (I learned proper technique from that book), and I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I thought maybe I slept on it wrong because I didn’t do any lifting over the weekend, but now I’m not sure. Any ideas on recovery/should I lift tomorrow? Thanks.

@MarkKO
@T3hPwnisher
@chris_ottawa


#78

Look up trigger point charts, do myofascial release on possible trigger points. That’s all I can tell you, any questions will be best answered by searching online. I have had plenty of aches and pains and that is how I solve them. It seems to me that the most common cause of pain among lifters is tight muscles and trigger points, things get pulled out of place and put pressure on nerves and that is just part of the game.

If you are lying to yourself and you know that you fucked up and busted some shit up then you are in trouble, nobody but a doctor will touch your case and 90% of them are fucked up too. There are some good sports doctors out there, but they are few and far in between.


#79

Is all you do deadlift, press, and chin ups? That is some fucked up training, I can see that being a problem.


#80

There’s no way I messed my back up, I pulled 255 (75% of 90%, which works out to be 67%) for 3 sets of 5 and pressed 100 for 3 sets of 5 the Friday before this Monday. I took the weekend off from lifting like I usually do. I don’t use messed up, lower-back rounding, hitching form. I didn’t feel anything get tweaked in that workout, either. That’s why I say it’s weird. It feels like a tight muscle, but deadlifting and pressing don’t cause me any pain. I feel pain when I relax my posture and let the middle of my back curve. When I mimicked the deadlift motion earlier and put my chest up and lats back, it hurt a bit then, too (this was just today, though).

And yes, that is all I do at the moment because it is next to impossible for me to do anything else until summer.


#81

Apart from your back hurting. I believe your back more than your opinion.

I’m not a doctor, physio, or any other kind of practitioner. I go by pain. If shit hurts, pay attention and fix it. If you think you aren’t fucking up technique, you’re fucking up technique or severely weak in a key spot.

Just because you’ve read SS and reckon you don’t camelback your pulls doesn’t mean shit.