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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