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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:52 pm

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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:07 pm

aussie luke wrote:
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Re the snatch, can recommend the A+A strongfirst approach - not for the supposed magical cardio benefits - purely for the fact that 5 reps on the minute for 20 minutes is a very easy way to get 100 reps in without breaking a sweat, and after a few weeks of doing that a couple of times a week, the bell feels a lot lighter and you’d probably be close to knocking off the 100 reps goal pretty quickly. I might have to try that again soon.
I've found this to be a good way to get back into snatching. Good rep count while staying fresh.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Sangoma » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:55 pm

I would caution against being too enthusiastic with A+A snatches. Snatching without fatigue for 20 minutes allows you to accumulate significant volume and corresponding benefits. The flip side of this is that negative effects accumulate just as well and you can get injured fairly quickly. That's the story of my latest shoulder injury. Mind you, the tipping factor was probably BJJ session the day after the A+A snatch workout, but I would still recommend caution.

My advice - start low volume and build gradually. Waving the load or using random loads may also be a good idea. Refer to Strong First forum for the best dice recommendations.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Sangoma » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:02 pm

I have to admit, with great shame, that I started S&S (-ish) workouts to supplement my BJJ. I don't like TGUs and my workout consists of one arm swings, one arm KB presses and double KB front squat.

The goal is to get to at least 24 kg for 100 swings and press 28 kg with one arm for 10 reps (still nursing right shoulder injury).

Jump rope and Megareps pushups is another thing I am doing, but with no real goals.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by aussie luke » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:11 pm

Sangoma wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:02 pm
I have to admit, with great shame, that I started S&S (-ish) workouts to supplement my BJJ. I don't like TGUs and my workout consists of one arm swings, one arm KB presses and double KB front squat.

The goal is to get to at least 24 kg for 100 swings and press 28 kg with one arm for 10 reps (still nursing right shoulder injury).

Jump rope and Megareps pushups is another thing I am doing, but with no real goals.
I hate TGUs too - my version of an S&S workout is 10x10 one arm swings and 3 x 2,3,5 kb presses per side, and a few goblet squats and pull-ups before or after.

I also hate myself for liking more Strongfirst workouts but I recently found alternating days of the A+A snatches with days of the ‘Strength Aerobics’ workout - 1 clean, 1 press, 1 front squat, put it down and rest, then repeat on the other side - going one side every 30 seconds for 20 minutes

While I’m at it I also did a non SF workout yesterday that I saw on here from years ago:

10 swings, 5 snatch, 5 clean and press, switch hands and repeat, then rest a minute and go again

Did 5 rounds with a 20kg after some other work and was done.

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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Wild Bill » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:07 pm

This year it will be planche, free hspu, and some tricks on gymnastic rings.

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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Cayenne » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:02 am

motherjuggs&speed wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Cayenne wrote:
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What would a rucking PR look like?

For me it would be completing a long walk without having to take a shit in someone's yard.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Sangoma » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:28 am

motherjuggs&speed wrote:
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For me it would be completing a long walk without having to take a shit in someone's yard.
That's easy:

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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by motherjuggs&speed » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:34 am

I resent the implication that I, as a clean athlete, would resort to PEDs.

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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:45 pm

motherjuggs&speed wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:34 am
I resent the implication that I, as a clean athlete, would resort to PEDs.
Watch out for Russian "doctors" they have a bad reputation in the sporting community.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Sangoma » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:36 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:45 pm
motherjuggs&speed wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:34 am
I resent the implication that I, as a clean athlete, would resort to PEDs.
Watch out for Russian "doctors" they have a bad reputation in the sporting community.
You need to be prepared to do what it takes to become a top level neighbourhood walker.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by powerlifter54 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:02 pm

Current PR 7 miles, 2 hours, 40lbs.

Goal is 10 miles, 3 hours, 40lbs.
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Re: 2020 Goals

Post by Bob Wildes » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:37 am

Quit being a fat tub of goo.

Gonna trim up. At least as well as an aging broke dick can.
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