Johnny, thanks for starting the thread. I was going to post my log on Bear’s thread but this is just as good.
10/Oct - LBDE
30" x 5, rest 1min
32" x 3, rest 1min
34" x 3, rest 1min
36" x 2, rest 1min
38" x 2 - this is getting hard… rest 1min
40" x 2 - really hard, taking deep breaths before attempts
41" x 1 - missed. Right shin hit box. Ouch. rest 1min.
41" x 2 - Again taking deep breaths before attempts. Got it at last (This is a new PR for box jumps)
(Note: There wasn’t any proper jump box in my gym. My “stack” is a wood box + 7 20kg plates + foot platforms + rubber mat. The strange looking stack and my jump attempts (esp. the failed attempt) attracted a few stares :p)
(Note 2: I am thinking about switching my jump exercise since I have maxed out the box jumps. Please fill in if you have any suggestions.)
DB Reverse lunges from foot platform
3 x 8 / side @ 2x22kg DBs rest 1min
Alternate set with
Iron woody bands pull-thru (Blue band) 3 x 12 rest 1min
For rev. lunges, it was burning towards the last few reps of the second leg
For pull-thru, locking-out was pretty hard towards the last few reps on every set
Abs circuit with cables:
High-low Cable woodchops 3x12/side @ 36kg
Reverse side-bends 3x12/side @ 66kg
Standing cable crunches 3x12 @ 66kg Rest 1min
- Again the last circuit was pretty hard
This is it for today. Pretty happy with the box jumps’ new PR.
Good to have you on board there Geekboy. I have 3 operations in the past 2 years (1 knee, 1 adductor and 1 shoulder) so I’m yet to get into the jump training post op. I’m probably a month off it so I’m itching to get into it.
When I was doing plymotrics I used to find the broad jump a good alternative and pretty easy to do because you only need room. No equipment is necessary.