Chronicles to Becoming a Man

JamesPTA

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9/18/2019 Total Tension wk 2

2x24 Press Pyramid to 5

2HSW 10x10 EMOM with 28

Odd day for some reason. top of the pyramid and then the cascades down were more fatiguing and challenging today.
 

JamesPTA

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9/20/2019 Total Tension Week 2

2x24 Squat Pyramid to 5

1H SN 5+5 EMOM for 5 minutes

extra tension required for the renegade rows, especially with pushing down on the stabilizing arm. There's nothing like a relatively heavy double clean.
 

JamesPTA

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9/23/2019 Total Tension wk 3

2x24 Press Pyramid to 6

2HSW 10x10 EMOM with 32

I could only squeeze out one more rung for the 2nd block of TTC. I did manage to increase the load for the swings.
 

JamesPTA

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9/25/2019 Total Tension Week 3

2x24 Squat Pyramid to 6

1H SN 5+5 EMOM for 5 minutes

I was able to focus more on 1:1 work:rest on this one. Squat skills have improved.
 

JamesPTA

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9/27/2019 Total Tension wk 3

2x24 Press Pyramid to 6

2HSW 10x10 EMOM with 32

Nurse Ratchet gave me a flu shot yesterday, and my left deltoid is definitely feeling it today.
 

JamesPTA

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10/2/2019 Total Tension wk 4

2x24 Press Pyramid to 6

I missed my alarm this morning; so as you noticed, I had to skip the swings today, and I'm not happy about it. I also very much so compressed the rest periods between sets, but still managed to safely get up to 6 then back down.

I think tomorrow, to make up for the swings, I am going to do a superset of 10 swings + Windmill L rest, then Right for 10 total sets using a light-ish weight.
 

JamesPTA

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10/4/2019 Total Tension Week 4

2x24 Squat Pyramid to 6

1H SN 5+5 EMOM for 5 minutes

New press pyramid coming on Monday. Better get higher than 6
 

JamesPTA

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10/7/2019 Total Tension wk 5

2x24 Press Pyramid to 7

2HSW 10x10 EMOM with 32

It felt great to get 7, but the descent proved rather difficult today. Could not hit 6 reps but managed 2 sets of 5.
 

JamesPTA

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10/11/2019 Total Tension wk 5

2x24 Press Pyramid to 7

2HSW 10x10 EMOM with 32


Here is the 5th set. Apparently I need to create more tension with the R sided renegade rows. Pretty obvious rotation there.
 
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JamesPTA

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Took some time off from strength building and focused on a 14 day Ketobolic reset by Pat Flynn, and today was the last day. For the last 5 weeks, my wife has switched to a Keto diet, which basically means I'm on a keto diet as well and I felt my strength initially was affected by this.

On Monday, I plan on starting Clean Em Up from MKM by Geoff Neupert most likely using a pair of 16s and maybe sprinkle in a few sets with the 20s. This will be a 6 week program that I highly look forward to. After this, I plan on practicing the original Program Minimum of snatches and bent presses. Number one goal is to progress from 24kg to 32 kg for both lifts.
 

JamesPTA

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10/28/2019

OS Resets

MKM Clean ‘Em Up Wk1 D2

Medium volume

3 sets all with 16s

The load just about right towards the end. Even with the recommended 1:2 work:rest ratio, I was done in 12 minutes. I finished the practice session on loaded carries and mobility.
 

JamesPTA

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10/29/2019 Movement day

OS Resets
16 kg arm bar and bent arm bar
Prying Goblet squats

Bottom's Up Cleans 5+5 x 5 with 16

TGU practice with 16: Return to starting position after each progressive position x 1 each side from supine, x 1 each side from standing
 

JamesPTA

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10/31/2019 Movement day

OS Resets
16 kg arm bar and bent arm bar
Prying Goblet squats

Bottom's Up Cleans 5+5 x 5 with 16

TGU practice with 16: Return to starting position after each progressive position x 1 each side from supine, x 1 each side from standing
 

JamesPTA

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11/4/2019

OS Resets

MKM Clean ‘Em Up Wk2 D1

Medium volume

4 sets all with 16s

I stayed true to 1:2 work:rest. Felt amazing
 

JamesPTA

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11/7/2019

OS Resets

MKM Clean ‘Em Up Wk2 D3

Light volume

4 sets all with 16s

I'm travelling at the end of the day, and won't have my KBs tomorrow. Light day had to come after heavy day.
 
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