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We Make Holes in Teeth


#1

Since German maxed out my old log, gotta start a new one.

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_senior/on_to_the_next_one?id=4139997&pageNo=45

To answer your question on why the weight loss, it was because I felt like a walking heart attack. Actually I feel the best as far as a combination of strong and healthy around 255-265. A couple of weeks ago I crept back up around 270, now moving back down to 260. That way I have some leeway to grow a little into the next meet at end of October.

And yeah, I gotta come up with a better log name. Too busy reviewing cabling quotes for the creative juices to be flowing, so suggestions are welcome...


#2

Sorry Pete...lol
I hear ya on the weight. I had the same reckoning about 4 years ago and went back to 198. Actually went 181 for a few meets but was way too light.


#3

cardiac/conditioning (i.e. not feeling like a walking heart attack)

sled drags
90lb x 70yrds x 1
135lb x 70yrds x 1
205lb x 70yrds x 2

intervals on stepper 10 minutes, hrt rt up to 153

elliptical 15 minutes, kept hrt rt at 140ish

decline sits bwt x 15, 75 x 10, x 10

cable abs 3 x some

stretching

back to work to sweat at desk for rest of afternoon


#4

I like the cool way you spelled skool...looking foward to following.


#5

well, you just made me change the name....

trying to think of something witty. I keep coming back to Murphy's Law's 'Crucial BBQ' for some unknown reason.


#6

At your size it can't be too much of a stretch to drop 10-15lbs; like a good bathroom break?

How are you liking the sled drags and cardio? I was asking a friend/fellow lifter about conditioning work last weekend. Do you think it has any impact on your strength? Is there a tipping point for you when there is a negative effect?


#7

A good bathroom break, and maybe making it through a weekend without beer. Not sure how likely that is though.

The low level cardio, i.e. the steady state, I think you can always get away with. Really all that should be doing is replacing normal activity if we weren't most of us so desk-bound.

Prowler/sled stuff you need to time and program correctly. Either after lower work, and/or the next day. I also think it should be dialed back a little the last few weeks before a meet. I think it helps considerably though, I have training partners who struggle to get through their main lift, much less assistance work, and always drag through a meet.


#8

Have you tried it as a third leg day? Lets say you do lower on IDK mon/thur then sled sat so you would have a day in between workouts but be like training lower 3x per week? I played with that a bit and liked it.


#9

Yes, for awhile I did that exact schedule, and eventually it beat me up, but I think that was because I had Monday as my ME day. I think it would work say Saturday sled, Monday DE, Thursday ME, so that sled was almost active recovery type stuff.


#10

How bout Cavity Creep or Care Bear lol


#11

thanks....


#12

I am hoping to get back to that type of template for the next month. Have to be careful that the sled day is more recovery...good point.


#13

We make holes in teeth...wtf...ha ha ha
I think you should have a new log name daily.


#14

Liquor in the front, poker in the rear.


#15

lol Git...I just heard that recently.

Ummm huh, on log title Be interesting to see what others come up with.


#16

I think this guy is more your size

Nice last few sessions....


#17

Lovely.

Lovelier still.


#18

Log name - soft spoken old fart


#19

Matty and I share a common musical history...


#20

The title of a great Reverend Horton Heat record...