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Honest Effort

North Coast Miller

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Yesterday’s work:

3 minutes jumprope warmup
- DL
- Crossover high pull
- Quad Extension
- Incline benchpress
- Hammer curl

All holds done 10 seconds full on, 20 "reps" rapid relax/ 100% on, 20 seconds rest, 4 repeats.

Crunch variations interleaved with stretching.
 

Bret S.

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I would ride a Valkyrie too. I once had a Shadow C2 American Edition and regret every spring that I sold it. Best bike I ever had. Reliable and beautiful.
Honda is reliable as it gets I think, I know of a dude with over 700,000 miles on his Valk.. same engine internals. My Valk is like a magic carpet ride :)
 

Bret S.

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I started to save money to buy one. Don't tell my wife. Shh! Not a word...
There's a 97 red & white for sale here, hasn't run for 3 yrs and needs carbs done along with fork seals and clutch seal. 2300.. is what he's asking.. I want to get it but that would mean a quick divorce.. haha

It won't last.. 2000.. cash would buy it I suspect

 

masa

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There's a 97 red & white for sale here, hasn't run for 3 yrs and needs carbs done along with fork seals and clutch seal. 2300.. is what he's asking.. I want to get it but that would mean a quick divorce.. haha

It won't last.. 2000.. cash would buy it I suspect

In here Valkyries are around 7000-10000 € range and those are 40000-100000 km driven. Maybe next summer.
 

North Coast Miller

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Have been reverting back to my ABA, BAB isometrics plus HIIT.

Today's HIIT jumprope
3 minutes warmup
12 intervals 20sec on, 20sec off. This is my first 1:1 maintaining 3 beats per second. Chopped off 3 intervals from my usual 15.
 

North Coast Miller

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Recently have begun to modify the fine details a bit. Where I normally lean into the straps a little to increase tension, now I am lining up off center to the anchor points and exerting to make them more vertical.

I will post up some drawings or pics to illustrate. As an example, when doing OHP, I try to push out at the top as well as up. This increase in tension plus a slight forward lean straightens me up slightly. I then reduce the outward push while maintaining upward pressure and my body “falls” forward under tension. Push out to arrest the tilt and repeat.

For squat I lean back a little from the hip, making it more like a front squat. The tension slowly forces me more upright and into a regular back squat posture.

Muscle length doesn’t change much, but it sure feels like it does. The jolt when I tilt back to max tension is really challenging. Feels great.
 

North Coast Miller

Level 8 Valued Member
3 minutes jumprope warmup
- DL
- Crossover high pull
- Quad Extension
- Incline benchpress
- Hammer curl

Changing up my timing scheme, adding TUT as I go.

All holds done 10, 15, 20, 25 seconds full on, 10 "reps" rapid relax/ 100% on, 20 seconds rest, 4 repeats.

Crunch variations interleaved with stretching.
 

North Coast Miller

Level 8 Valued Member
Quick test today after doing jumprope HIIT- loaded pushups with 105lb bag. Managed 8 solid reps at about 188lbs bodyweight (still down a few lbs from having Covid).

This is the lightest I’ve been and hit that many reps at that loading. Have to go back and see if that’s a little off my numbers from late last year.
 

North Coast Miller

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Doing ok Martin?


Never better! Just haven’t been updating my log since it reads the same as it has for months, exact same.

Dusted it off and have started using a Bullworker for my abs - LOL, I’ll let ya know how that works out. Am actually toying with training it as an experiment, would still have to do squat and DL on my iso-board, the Bullworker isn’t capable of challenging those movements at all.
 

Bret S.

Level 8 Valued Member
Never better! Just haven’t been updating my log since it reads the same as it has for months, exact same.

Dusted it off and have started using a Bullworker for my abs - LOL, I’ll let ya know how that works out. Am actually toying with training it as an experiment, would still have to do squat and DL on my iso-board, the Bullworker isn’t capable of challenging those movements at all.
Great to hear man! Just making sure you're still alive :)
 

North Coast Miller

Level 8 Valued Member
3 minutes jumprope warmup
- Squat
- OH press
- hamstring curl
- Row
- Triceps extension

Holds done 10, 15, 20, 25 seconds full on, 10 "reps" rapid relax/ 100% on, 20 seconds rest, 4 repeats.

Incorporating very aggressive lean into/away from all my holds with an overload eccentric “jolt” every few seconds (not counting reps).

Don’t think I could have used this approach effectively when I was starting out as I likely would have slacked on the rebound.

Abs and stretching. Using an old school Bullworker Classic for abs… darn thing works great.
 
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