Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Sun 7/28
20 minutes -
just did stuff with the 16 on the minute. Snatches, one arm swings, h2h swings, etc. Did not really keep track. Tried to keep it mostly to about 30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest.
24kg swings - 10 on the minute - 4:00
Goblet squats - rotated between 24kg and 16kg. Low reps (1 to 5) - just playing with the movement.
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REALLY hot. I was tired. Just got in a session to try and break a sweat and move around a little.

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:27 pm

Mon 7/29
Jog/run - home to 1st bridge, normal rest breaks, short accelerations during long stretch
Great jog/run. Probably my best yet of the "season." Legs felt strong. I was able to move with more power. My natural slow pace is getting quicker. I'm not what I would call running yet. Still jogging. But getting there.
Accelerations - I've run this route for years and know it as well as I know anything. During what I dub "the long stretch" there are some natural points (trees, bottom/top of an incline, etc.) where I will just speed up for a bit. I keep it random. Maybe I go a little faster. Maybe I break into a strong run. Short burst and then I jog it out. I guess it's just doing fartlek but that is a stupid word.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:20 am

At this point we might need to start calling it a comeback. A few personal issues, bad training choices, some life stresses, derailed a lot of progress. It happens.

I'm coming off a haphazard layoff. Diet and training were both all over the place. I'm heavier than I've been in a long while and feeling it.

I did do a relatively successful mini strength cycle.

But I know that I need a lot of "cardio" to deal with weight issues, stress issues, and in general it's just what my body and mind respond to. So I'm rebuilding my endurance (again.)

The current focus is going to be:
* getting in some HeavyHands work as many days as I can as many minutes as I can. Mostly I just pace in my house and pump weights.
* jogging 2 to 3 times a week aiming to increase minutes/distance without stopping
* KB 1 arm long cycle, switch on the minute, building back up to 20+ minutes.

Tue 11/26
HH pacing - 50 minutes total
20kg 1 arm long cycle, switch on the minute, 2:00 on/1:00 off x 2

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:36 pm

Wed 11/27
HH pacing - 45 minutes (straight) (mostly 3lb weights with a bit of 4lb mixed in)
20kg 1 arm long cycle, switch on the minute 2:00 on/1:00 off x 3
HH dsp 12lbs weights - 1:00 x 1
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:54 pm

Thu 11/28

HH pacing - 45:00 (added more time with the 4s)
20kg 1 arm long cycle, switching on the minute 2:00 on/1:00 off x 3
12kg half snatch switch on the minute - 4:00
HH dsp - 12s x minute+ 2 sets

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:37 pm

Fri 11/29
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Sat 11/30
HH pacing 50:00 (mostly 4s)
20kg 1 arm long cycle, switching on the minute 4:00
12kg half snatch switching on the minute 6:00

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:20 pm

Sunday 12/1
HH Pacing 45:00 (4's with some smattering of 5s)
Gym
Elliptical 25:00
DSK - 10s minute+,12.5 minute+, 15s minute+

Mon 12/2
20kg 1 arm long cycle, switch on minute 4:00 on/1:00 off, 2:00
12kg half snatch switch on the minute 4:00 on/1:00 off, 2:00
HH Pacing 20:00 with 4s

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:26 am

Tue 12/3
16kg 1 arm long cycle switch on the minute 6:00 on/1:00 off, 4:00 on
12kg half snatch switch on the minute 6:00
HH Pacing 20:00 with 4s, 10:00 (2:00 with 5s 8:00 with 4s) 8:00 (3:00 with 5s, 5:00 with 4s)
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HH pacing - I mostly just do pump and walk. Nothing extravagant. I little route in my house I do. The route limits my speed, but whatever. The HH work is mostly to just keep me from plopping on my ass for the entirety of the evening. I'm thinking pacing and pumping must do something more (calories...heart rate, something) than just laying flat and watching netflix. Eventually if I end up regularly pacing for 45:00 pumping 6....7 pound weights then something good has to happen.

Same thing with KB work. Endurance is nowhere where I want it to be right now. But if I just keep adding minutes to the total session...minutes to sets....etc...then eventually something good has to come from it. Again more calories burned, more endurance, shed some body fat....all that.

I've been watching what I eat. I'm not dieting really - just now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over just consciously asking myself "do you really need another serving." That and cutting down on alcohol.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:07 pm

Wed 12/4

20kg 1 arm long cycle switch on the minute - 4:00 on/1:00 off; 2:00 on/1:00 off x 2
12kg 1 arm half snatch switch on the minute - 8:00

HH pacing - 40:00 (all 4s)

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