Training Log

Post your training journals here if you like. I'll make back-ups to avoid losing your data.

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Re: Training Log

Post by greenghost » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:28 pm

Thanks Bill,

About the pushup reps with weight vest... I think that it's just a matter of being different as opposed to being better. However, it will still boil down to what you are able to handle once you move up to 80 lbs ( or more ). IMO, you should be able to handle 8x3 or even 10x3 right off the bat with the 20 lb increase, using more or less the same period of rest between sets.

If you find yourself struggling on set 8 and want to do 10 sets increase the rest period by 50% or so, and bang out the last 2 sets.

I've always preferred set and rep schemes of 3s and 5s whether it's 8x3,12x3,5x3,3x5, etc, etc.


As far as the 3 lb Gloves go... When I worked at the jail I remember that Earnie Shavers told me that he did this back in the day. Earnie used to come in and talk to the inmates about jesus stuff and I would be assigned to escort him around the building to their housing units. His version of gloves were big pillow gloves while mine are just 16 ozers with 2 1 lb weights inserted into each of them.

While I do consider this skill work, ( done first in workout ) I do feel that there is a training benefit as far as shoulder endurance and overall conditioning goes. I also like doing various punch drills with these gloves without using the heavy bag. Of course, I always warmup going slow, half speed before going all out. The 150 lb bag explodes when using the 3 lbers.

I also do this from time to time with just 1 lb added for a 2 lb total. When I switch to the 12 ozers ( on another day ) it feels like I'm punching with just fists. I'm also tempted to get into a kibadachi stance and throw 500 punches with the 3 lbers. What would Mas do? or even say ? Me thinks that he would approve since he liked putting on some iron geta and doing kicking drills.

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Re: Training Log

Post by ab g-d » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:50 am

I think Mas would approve, so I will try that drill in the full spirit of OSU.

The 8 or 10x3 will be a good way to do "same but different" in the context of what I'm doing.
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Re: Training Log

Post by TomFurman » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:46 pm

Earnie Shavers used to carry his own situp rig for a type of roman chair abdominal work. I saw him use it on TV at various training camps.
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Re: Training Log

Post by greenghost » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:42 pm

Sat.

2 KB Dead Cleans done using 80s for 7 singles. ( outside of legs )

Swing High Pulls done using 150 lb KB for 3 sets of 12 reps.


Sun. Off


Mon. Mid Morning

Heavy Bag done for 6 Rounds of 100 punches each using a 60 sec rest break. ( 12 oz gloves used )

Evening

Elliptical machine done using 90 lb vest for 20 minutes. Just over 1.5 miles

Finished with suspended pushups ( feet elevated higher than hands ) wearing a 40 lb vest for 5x5.


Today Mid Morn

Swing High Pulls done using 170 lb KB 5x5. 60 seconds rest after each set.


Evening

2 KB Dead Cleans done using 70s for 5x5. 120 seconds rest after each set. Touch n go from the outside of legs.


Strength training is all about the weight that's used and not about the implement that's used.

Basic,Brief,Brutal. Tomorrow bag work with 3 lbers.

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Re: Training Log

Post by greenghost » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:00 pm

Wed. and Thur. Off First back to back training days off in eons !


Friday Morning.

Heavy Bag Power Punches using 12 oz gloves for 5 rounds of 80. 60 seconds rest between sets.

Weighted Pushups done on handles wearing 40 lb vest + 1 mini-band for 5x5.



Evening

2 KB Dead Cleans done using 62s for 10 sets of 5 reps. 30 seconds rest between sets. ( outside of legs, the only way I've ever done them ) MY TRUE WAY! LOL.


Today

Elliptical machine done wearing 170 lbs for 12 minutes. Dreaded every second but once I was done it was euphoric. ( Loaded my vest to 130 and added a 40 lb GO-Fit vest ) Getting another 40 lber next week.


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Re: Training Log

Post by beefheart » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:15 pm

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Re: Training Log

Post by Mickey O'neil » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:12 am

Bump. Too much good stuff to review.

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Re: Training Log

Post by Soupbone » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:07 pm

Mickey O'neil wrote:Bump. Too much good stuff to review.
hell yeah!
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Re: Training Log

Post by beefheart » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:07 am

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ab g-d wrote:I can't understand how, given the training they did, the cavemen beat the dinosaurs.

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Re: Training Log

Post by jakeischillin » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:14 pm

Every time you guys bump this I think he's posting again.

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Re: Training Log

Post by Dunn » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:41 am

Been reviewing so BUMP! Great info.

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Re: Training Log

Post by Bobby » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:54 pm

Think I`ll have to read everything in this one (unfortunatelly they`ve blocked this site at work :superfuckingpissed: ).I´ve already read Mickey`s entire log and that took some time!
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Re: Training Log

Post by Dunn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:15 am

Just to let this rise to the top for the newbs.

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Re: Training Log

Post by Holland Oates » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:04 pm

You cats know he's on Facebook? He doesn't post much training stuff but he's always been willing to answer questions.

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Re: Training Log

Post by Dunn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:39 pm

BUMP for posterity.

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Re: Training Log

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Get prepared for a surprise in the next few months. Gag order on for now.
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Re: Training Log

Post by Dunn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:27 pm

TomFurman wrote:Get prepared for a surprise in the next few months. Gag order on for now.
Cool. Keep us posted Shaggy.

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Re: Training Log

Post by greenghost » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 pm

The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated! lol Ok , still training and as a matter of fact I joined a gym here in Henderson back in June. Some goals are to get back over 500in DL....pulled 455 using the RSR a few weeks back. No KBs, much rope climbing, both one arm and two...for the purposes of upper body cardio. Heavy on close grip chins, currently can do one rep with 100...after not training them for quite a while. SSb squats are in once weekly, Dling 2x weekly, DE and ME. after 3 weeks of DLing I will have a backoff week. Half volume?intensity. Arm day is Heavy Tri decline DB extensions and Heavy DB Hammer Curls. Ball Slams, on DL days ...and Ball Throws on arm day, Step ups on squat day. Tune in folks and ask away! I will also throw in heacy bag/kb swings for cardio on a "We'll see" basis.
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Re: Training Log

Post by Mickey O'neil » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Why the break from KBs?

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Re: Training Log

Post by greenghost » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:19 pm

Mickey, much better training with BBs than Kbs for ME and DE strength....since i can add more weight/chains /bands/ etc. More bang for my buck. Much more. Same goes for BBing building purposes too. Kbs are a great great training tool ( even heavy ones ) but I still have much left at soon to be 59 that I can go heavy to the metal with BBs and DBs. More "carryover" from straight bar to Kb. the other way around, not so much, at all.
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Re: Training Log

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:41 pm

Hubba hubba good to see you ghost!
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Re: Training Log

Post by greenghost » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:53 pm

Hey Fat Cat! likewise dude
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Re: Training Log

Post by Mickey O'neil » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:57 pm

greenghost wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Mickey, much better training with BBs than Kbs for ME and DE strength....since i can add more weight/chains /bands/ etc. More bang for my buck. Much more. Same goes for BBing building purposes too. Kbs are a great great training tool ( even heavy ones ) but I still have much left at soon to be 59 that I can go heavy to the metal with BBs and DBs. More "carryover" from straight bar to Kb. the other way around, not so much, at all.
Makes sense.

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