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by Luke
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Captain ObvIGx Log
Replies: 1315
Views: 178318

Re: Captain ObvIGx Log

Hi Jack - so are you flying all around the Americas and having to wedge your training in between?
by Luke
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Pavhole on Rogan
Replies: 104
Views: 3916

Re: Pavhole on Rogan

Also, it is just hackneyed at this point to spit out "Pec Deck" with contempt like he did on Rogan and keep going on the anti-machines crusade. People can have both, and both is sometimes better.
by Luke
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Cluster Sets
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Cluster Sets

Read Thib's article here https://www.t-nation.com/training/tip-my-favorite-strength-building-method which is a glowing endorsement of cluster sets. Given what he covers, if you're wanting to build just strength say, what's the need to bother with sets of 5 consecutive reps when this looks less taxin...
by Luke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: Hip Strengthening

Have you done any work on your quads? I had knee pain for years when squatting, running, kicking and just about anything else. A run would leave my knees in agony all night after. Then one day I foam rolled my quads, and that was the end of two decades of issues. Lay down on a hard EVA roller, one ...
by Luke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: Hip Strengthening

https://youtu.be/EN6HAheRHYQ This is good stuff. On the hip side to side also do it forward fully contracting the glute with the knee on the ground. Then box squat with a band doubled around your thighs above your knees. My go to after hip replacement when rehabbing a fully shut down and atrophied ...
by Luke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: Hip Strengthening

Something I didn't mention, but how does he know it's the hip causing the instability? Good call, Ryan. I don't know. I am very skeptical of those fields these days ( https://startingstrength.com/article/aches-and-pains ). To your point, sometimes the ankle and peroneal on that side have felt set i...
by Luke
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: Hip Strengthening

Thanks all! Very useful reminder to think of the hip as being a group of muscles. The shaky work was on single leg squats (decline boards etc.) If I do 1 leg extensions, the left leg jackhammers on lighter loads than the right - so leg and hip perhaps? I think I've probably let the glute medius work...
by Luke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Hip Strengthening

A physio suspects an ongoing L knee issue is down to a weaker left hip. Indeed, when doing single leg work, my left side seems way shakier than the right (just like politics, heeyyooooo). I can't stand the Mike Robertson et al. corrective exercise crowd...all of whom suffer injuries themselves ironi...
by Luke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Pavhole on Rogan
Replies: 104
Views: 3916

Re: Pavhole on Rogan

I've interviewed/interrogated people for over 30 years and Pavel shows some serious signs of deception throughout this interview. His first response to the question of when he started lifting kettlebells. Raised his arm to answer the question. He was like a cat on a hot tin roof during the whole th...
by Luke
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Fucked up shoulder
Replies: 20
Views: 1214

Sometimes do nothing

The hanging shit can also aggravate a shoulder that is inflamed True! I did the hangs after a long period away from the gym and when acute inflammation had long since past. The zeitgeist of coaching and PT avoids this repeatedly. The message to let the body chill and desensitize a bit is routinely ...
by Luke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Occlusion bands
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Occlusion bands

Thanks for mentioning this, syaigh. I was looking into Kaatsu this week actually.
by Luke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Fucked up shoulder
Replies: 20
Views: 1214

Re: Fucked up shoulder

This book helped me, similar to what baffled was discussing: Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention: Fourth Edition I think I heard about it from Maxwell on Rogan's podcast. Monkey grip on a bar for a few minutes. I didn't finish the book because I just did what I heard on the podcast and it work...
by Luke
Fri May 31, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: The Rhino on Recovery
Replies: 30
Views: 2516

Re: The Rhino on Recovery

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:53 pm
"Lift heavy weights three times a week for an hour. Eat lots of food and sleep as much as you can."
Sometimes it's so simple and logical you need to be reminded of it.
by Luke
Fri May 31, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Game Changers
Replies: 38
Views: 4731

Re: Game Changers

No. I found as I moved out of being a newbie into being a intermediate lifter, and research verifies this, that a seasoned strength athlete’s 5RM ability to crank 8 reps drops. So a newbie 300 pound squatter or deadlifter can do 8 reps with 80% plus. 80% is good. I trained that way up until I was 2...
by Luke
Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Westside vs. The World
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Westside vs. The World

A great look at the history of Westside, Louie and all its characters. I didn't know too much about Matt Dimmel so the coverage they gave him was interesting. I agree with Adam Carolla when he says anything can be made interesting in a documentary format. However, this isn't one I think I could show...
by Luke
Wed May 15, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Game Changers
Replies: 38
Views: 4731

Re: Game Changers

That's gnarly. Every set I was Monitoring RPE and bar speed. My goal in base building was to be able to launch Into week 1 very confident that 3x3 would work. Your outline has clarified a lot. Philosophically, are you saying you wouldn't have done that if you could do it all again? Obviously low rep...
by Luke
Tue May 14, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Do you even lift, bro?
Replies: 54
Views: 4395

Re: Do you even lift, bro?

I read the article that Luke mentioned. I did a version of this last night with the viking/landmine press and the wife jumped in too. I didn't quite do it the way it was laid out but I steadily ramped up the weight and after my final heavy set went back to my original starting weight and went to fa...
by Luke
Tue May 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Game Changers
Replies: 38
Views: 4731

Re: Game Changers

Luke, sorry, just saw this. Volume and intensity are the two main drivers of results. Rest periods and frequency are derivatives of the first two. Working in the 7-8 range over and over is a strenghtngame changer. You will get more hypertrophy and strength out of 5x5 or 3x8 sets with 75-85% then wo...
by Luke
Thu May 09, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Do you even lift, bro?
Replies: 54
Views: 4395

Re: Do you even lift, bro?

I'm having fun with "Breakdowns" as explained by Josh Bryant who got them from Fred Hatfield.

- Work up to a heavy set of 4-6
- Reduce starting weight by 15-20% for 10-15 reps
- Cut starting weight by half and then aim for 20-30 reps.
by Luke
Thu May 09, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Meat only, keto etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: Meat only, keto etc

Do you really think it's the keto and the onnit supplements or is it the TRT? That's a great question. Do we assume the Stan Efferdings of the world have been on gear for so long, that it became a normal baseline for them long ago? So nowadays, when they tout the effects of diets etc. the drug use ...
by Luke
Thu May 09, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Game Changers
Replies: 38
Views: 4731

Re: Game Changers

Volume. Always better to add another set than just go for 1 more rep. Biggest regret in my training history is not enough volume. Please, please, please expound more on this. I've come back to the protocols in your article Back Off and Grow article many times over the years, I'd love to know now - ...
by Luke
Thu May 09, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Progressing the Power Clean
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Progressing the Power Clean

Appreciate it, Fat Cat! This is something I'm very embarrassed to admit I don't know the answer to: After a rep of the PC, I usually take a few seconds to set back up. Does this amount to doing singles back-to-back very quickly, or actual rep work. What's the advantage of doing 3s over 1s when doing...
by Luke
Wed May 08, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Progressing the Power Clean
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Progressing the Power Clean

Sorry! Been away. I'll look into the 5/3/1 stuff. I'm 5 10, 87kgs (192 lbs) and my 1RM last month, after no work since October, was 75kg (165 lbs). Having low back back issues right now so have cautiously moved it aside until it all settles down and I can get back to squatting/deadlifting. In the pa...