Huge Push Press PR!

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  1. Matt Piercy

    Matt Piercy Triple-Digit Post Count

    Tonight I did 150 total reps with sets of 5 with double 24's! I rested a minute and a half between sets. It took about an hour.
     
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  2. WxHerk

    WxHerk Triple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    Well done!! That is terrific!!
     
  3. mikhael

    mikhael Strong Member of the Forum

    Awesome! Congratulations :)
     
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  4. Sauli

    Sauli Strong Member of the Forum

    That kind of volume puts on some muscle. :)
     
  5. Frank_IT

    Frank_IT Strong Member of the Forum

    Yeah, that's good, congratulations... But how do you feel now that you're too big for door frames? :eek:

    Seriously: that is impressive!
     
  6. damogari

    damogari Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    Thats really amazing! I know what I will do on my next variety day :)
     
  7. pet'

    pet' Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Hello,

    @Matt Piercy
    Excellent ! Congrats ! This is not a long cycle, this is a marathon cycle ! :) Sure you have a beast conditioning !

    Kind regards,

    Pet'
     
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  9. Matt Piercy

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    Thank you, I can do ROP with a single 24. I was driving home last night and I started thinking I should test myself on something I have never tried to do before. The idea was to track the point where I was too tired to continue and try to improve. But when I but 15 sets in I was thinking "Man, I'm not wrecked. I think I can do all 30". I never really felt spent, even when I was done. Now I want to see what I've really got tucked away in this body.
     
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  11. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong Member of the Forum

    Simply an amazing session. Well done.
     
  12. Steve W.

    Steve W. Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    @Matt Piercy,

    Excellent.

    I love this style of A+A training. I've done it with swings, snatches, double cleans, and various mace and clubbell exercises.

    Make each set short enough so you stay mostly anti-glycolytic, and either rest by feel until well-recovered or set a timer to a relatively relaxed work/rest ratio. You can accumulate a lot of volume without killing yourself and still be able to recover from session to session.

    This style of training is great for power endurance, and is complemented nicely by some low intensity/LSD cardio.

    Thanks to @aciampa, @Miguel, and @Anna C for mapping out this path and inspiring me to try it out.
     
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  13. Faisal

    Faisal Helping Make Others Stronger

    @Matt Piercy Excellent work indeed, congrats. Very impressive.

    Out of interest, did you clean before each rep or focused on push presses with just a clean at the start?
     
  14. pet'

    pet' Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Hello,

    @Matt Piercy
    Did you notice an improvement of your conditioning ?

    Kind regards,

    Pet'
     
  15. MikeMoran

    MikeMoran Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    That is awesome. I need to get back to some Push Press myself!
     
  16. Matt Piercy

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    I just am focusing on the PP right now. I set a timer. I had 30 sec to complete each set with 1:30 rest in between. This allowed me time to fully recover for each set. Granted, I did get tired toward the end, but there was no question I would complete all 5 reps. In the future I'll add reps and then decrease rest. The goal is 8 reps (still in 30 sec) to a minute rest. For a total of 240 reps. I'm going to do the same thing with my 32's Friday. Except I'm only starting with 2 reps in 30 sec with the 1:30 rest plus the left over from the 30 sec. I am not sure how well that will go. I can single arm a 32k for 14 reps l/r, so I think it'll go ok.
     
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