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No formal training for the weekend, but plenty of snow shoveling. 8 inches or so of heavy, wet snow, lots of ice scraping, 3 different driveways... oof.

Since I'm planning to work on my press in the next training block, tried a cold press test of the 40 on Sunday night (no warmup, just grab the bell and press it) - can't do it. For a guy my size, definitely seems like a weak point - brother @Mirek presses it for breakfast. Seems like a good near-term goal.
 

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12/02 06:00

5min samurai getups
EYFS +

12/02 13:30

Static stretching sequence x1

12/02 21:00

GSQT 3x5 48,48,28 with curl
Halo 3x5 24
Bridge 3x6
Shoulder dislocates 3x6
KB1HS 8x5 48
Circuit L3 x5
- KB C&P 32,32,28
- Pullups 10#,10#,BW
ZSQT 3x5 170#
Grip circuit x3

Was originally going to call this medium weight, but based on how I'm feeling going to have to call that heavy. Press really does need work.
 

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No formal training for the weekend, but plenty of snow shoveling. 8 inches or so of heavy, wet snow, lots of ice scraping, 3 different driveways... oof.

Since I'm planning to work on my press in the next training block, tried a cold press test of the 40 on Sunday night (no warmup, just grab the bell and press it) - can't do it. For a guy my size, definitely seems like a weak point - brother @Mirek presses it for breakfast. Seems like a good near-term goal.
Yeah... that snow was certainly unwelcome...
 

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12/03 06:00

Agile 8-1 + 5x10 pushups
62min treadmill run / walk 4.2m

12/03 13:30

Static stretching sequence x1

The ROP-style session has really taxed my grip, bar hanging was tough.

12/03 18:50

Karate practice
 

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I sometimes experience an interesting phenomenon where, if my shoulders are particularly tired or sore, I wake up in the middle of the night feeling awful all over, and it takes at least an hour to reset and get back to sleep. I think I must tense my whole body while I sleep or something.

Yesterday's karate session was a burn-out conditioning session - probably threw 600+ strikes. That was enough to set off a sore-shoulders-poor-sleep episode. When the alarm went off in the morning to go run, there was just no way - headed back to bed for more sleep.

12/04 16:30

Static stretching sequence x1

Volleyball in the evening. Frustrating session that reminded me that most of the old people I'm playing with are only getting worse, not improving. Gotta work on accepting that, even if I am improving myself, no matter how good a team I was on, I'd still have to go to work next morning.
 

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Getting old ain't for the weak, or the faint of heart my friend....

I find that I can still go pretty hard and charge with the young un's... for a day... but I sure can't go day after day like I used to do.

"I'm not as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
- Toby Keith
 

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12/05 06:00

5min samurai getups
EYFS +

12/05 16:15

Static stretching sequence x1

12/05 21:00

GSQT 3x5 48,48,28 with curl
Halo 3x5 24
Bridge 3x6
Shoulder dislocates 3x6
KB1HS 12x5 48
Circuit L3 x3
- KB C&P 28
- Pullups
ZSQT 3x5 170#
Grip circuit x3

Noticed that I was hyper extending my back on the left handed swings. Focus on hitting the standing plank harder, much better for the back.
 

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12/06 06:00

Agile 8-1 + 6x10 pushups
62min treadmill run/walk 4.1m

I've been surprised how much leg fatigue I'm getting from swings and cleans. It's showing up in my running.

12/06 13:30

Static stretching sequence x1

12/06 18:15

Karate seminar, lower intensity than normal practice.
 

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No training on Saturday, too busy with chores.

12/08 07:00

Agile 8-1 + 6x10 pushups
82min treadmill run/walk 5.3m

2 hours of low-intensity volleyball in the evening. But, even low intensity adds up over 2 hours.
 

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12/09 06:00

5min samurai getups
EYFS +

12/09 14:30

Static stretching sequence x1

12/09 22:00

GSQT 3x5 48,48,28 with curl
Halo 3x5 24
Bridge 3x6
Shoulder dislocates 3x6
KB1HS 10x5 48
Circuit L3x4
- KB C&P 32,28,28
- Pullups 10#,BW,BW
Grip circuit x3

Had to drop ZSQT for today due to late start.
 

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12/10 06:00

Agile 8-1 + 6x10 pushups
62min treadmill run / walk 4.2m

12/10 15:00

Static stretching sequence x1

12/10 18:50

Karate practice.

Felt sluggish today. And lately, I have been ravenous - eating anything that comes too close. Seems to me to say that the high volume of KB ballistics may be challenging the metabolism - that's a good thing.
 

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12/11 06:00

Agile 8-1 + 6x10 pushups
47min treadmill run/walk 3.2m

Volleyball in the evening, went 1-2 yet again. My wife and I were both hitting really well.
 

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12/12 06:00

5min samurai getups
EYFS +

12/12 15:00

Static stretching sequence x1

12/12 21:30

GSQT 3x5 48,48,28 with curl
Halo 3x5 24
Bridge 3x6
Shoulder dislocates 3x6
KB snatch 8x3 40
Circuit L3 x3
- KB C&P 28
- Pullups
ZSQT 3x5 175#
Grip circuit x3

Elbows and lats feeling smoked, grateful the dice gave me a light day.
 

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Opted to sleep in this morning.

12/13 21:30

Agile 8-1 + 6x10 pushups
67min treadmill run / walk 4.3m
Grip circuit x3

I'm finding that with the KB work, my grip is too fatigued to do any one arm bar hangs. So instead, switching to loaded two hand hang. Used 80# today, will try the beast next time. Combined with my weight, that's like a respectable DL practice. Also using gloves to give my palms a break.

Also working in some pinky/ring finger cannonball hangs - although it's really just a "lean", I'm not strong enough to support my full weight with those fingers.
 

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Did a little pain tolerance training on Saturday: my first new tattoo in about 13 years.

12/15 07:30

Agile 8-1 + 6x10 pushups
82min treadmill run/walk 5.1m
Grip circuit x3

Lots of walking today, just couldn't keep up the jog. Running has definitely been in a bit of a low point lately, presumably due to the recent change in strength program.

Did bar hangs with the beast. A bit challenging on the lower lat, particularly on the right side.

An hour of 6-man volleyball in the evening.
 

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12/16 06:00

5min samurai getups
EYFS +

Some kind of kink in my left hip, substituted KB good mornings for the last set of SLDL.

12/16 14:00

Static stretching sequence x1

12/16 20:30

GSQT 3x5 48,52,28 with curl
- KB hack, tied a 10# to my 48 to make a 52
Halo 3x5 24
Bridge 3x6
Shoulder dislocates 3x6
KB snatch 10x6 32
Circuit L3 x4
- KB C&P 32,28,28
- Pullups 10#, BW, BW
ZSQT 3x5 180#
Grip circuit x3
 
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