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Philippe Geoffrion

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Nice seeing the videos. Those off the bench pistols are crazy deep!
Thank you sir! Yes, I try to go rock bottom here so I can milk these for all their worth. Not having weights, i really want to keep my legs strong!
Where's your training log @Antti ? I don't see it come up in the feeds anymore. Everything going well?
 

T_M

Level 5 Valued Member
I have to echo what Antti said... nice pistols.

I understand the mobility issues...my knee and hip limitations keep me from doing proper pistols, so I rely on one legged box squats (weighted from time to time). Well done Philippe!
 

Antti

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Thank you sir! Yes, I try to go rock bottom here so I can milk these for all their worth. Not having weights, i really want to keep my legs strong!

Where's your training log @Antti ? I don't see it come up in the feeds anymore. Everything going well?
Thanks for asking. Everything goes reasonably well.

I have mostly recovered from my lower body injury. Though I haven't gone really heavy in the competition lifts so I don't know if it would act up then. The lower weights and variations go well, way better, even if I go near failure. But I can't still do a sumo deadlift with a bigger load. I will give it time, maybe I can in the future.

I'm taking a break from logging my training online. I've gone back to pen and paper. See if it's easier to check back when necessary. There wasn't much discussion in the log so that too played into it.

I still train a lot and refine my methods all the time. I will try to get into part time coaching in the near future now.
 

Philippe Geoffrion

Level 6 Valued Member
I have to echo what Antti said... nice pistols.

I understand the mobility issues...my knee and hip limitations keep me from doing proper pistols, so I rely on one legged box squats (weighted from time to time). Well done Philippe!
Thanks @T_M you’re killing it with that barbell though!Impressive strength there sir
 
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Philippe Geoffrion

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Thanks for asking. Everything goes reasonably well.

I have mostly recovered from my lower body injury. Though I haven't gone really heavy in the competition lifts so I don't know if it would act up then. The lower weights and variations go well, way better, even if I go near failure. But I can't still do a sumo deadlift with a bigger load. I will give it time, maybe I can in the future.

I'm taking a break from logging my training online. I've gone back to pen and paper. See if it's easier to check back when necessary. There wasn't much discussion in the log so that too played into it.

I still train a lot and refine my methods all the time. I will try to get into part time coaching in the near future now.
Oh man didn’t know you got injured I’m sorry to hear this! Yes, we used to have great strength discussions on these boards butthe worlds been strange lately!

I hope you’ll be feeling bettersoon. You still can do lighter lifts though yes? Maybe these will serve you well for the time being and be a nice recuperation before you go back and smash old records! I sometimes discover neat exercises that prove beneficial in times of injury that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise so hopefully you find something in this time that will boost you higher then before! Good luck my friend and hope we see more of your stuff back here soon!
 

Antti

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Oh man didn’t know you got injured I’m sorry to hear this! Yes, we used to have great strength discussions on these boards butthe worlds been strange lately!

I hope you’ll be feeling bettersoon. You still can do lighter lifts though yes? Maybe these will serve you well for the time being and be a nice recuperation before you go back and smash old records! I sometimes discover neat exercises that prove beneficial in times of injury that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise so hopefully you find something in this time that will boost you higher then before! Good luck my friend and hope we see more of your stuff back here soon!
I've had a couple of odd injuries in the last year or so. Likely related. Also saw a specialist who told me my ankle was crooked, in a way, for how long, longer than I've been lifting. I understand it was fixed, and there may have been some underlying pelvic tilt as a result as well.

Lately I've had reoccurring pain in my right glute, right next to the hamstring, with hip extension after a stretch. Like a hip extension with a little dip won't hurt, but a squat will. Load or wide stance makes it worse. Somehow the box squat also didn't agree at all. But now it's mostly fine, just the sumo deadlift wouldn't do. Though I could do it heavier than at my worst, ramping up to the target load I was perfectly fine.

Lighter weights and different variations work well. Like after my latest strain I started doing front squats and rack pulls, and have gone up to 10RM and 8RM with both with zero issues.

I don't mind passing on doing some lifts as I'm very big on exercise variation these days. Almost like Westside.
 

Philippe Geoffrion

Level 6 Valued Member
Week 2 of Pistols, Pullups and Pushups (one arm)

Day 1

5 rounds
Pullups- 12, 10, 10, 9,9 (50)
O.A.P. - shin height 1,2,3,2,1
Pistols- heel Elevated-1,2,3,4,5

Day 2
3 rounds of
Descending leverage sets

O.A.C Practice- 3 finger assistance - 3 reps/ 2 finger assistance -2 reps /1 finger assistance -1 rep
O.A..P -Waste height-3 reps/Knee height-2 reps/Shin height-1 rep
Pistol (to box) Waste height-3 reps/ Knee height - 2 reps/ Floor (negative) 1 rep

3 rounds
Chins-10,10,10
Pushups-15,15,15
Airborne Lunge-5,5,5

Day 3
O.A.P- 5 x 5 (waste height)
Box pistols (shin height) 5 x 5
Pullups - 15, 10, 8,7,5,5

Day 4
3 rounds of Descending Leverage sets

O.A.C- 2 finger assistance- 3 reps/1 finger assistance- 2 reps/Band Assistance- 1 rep
O.A.P. - Knee height-x 3, Shin Height x 2, Floor (negative) x 1
Pistol- Heel elevation 3 in 3 reps/ 2 in- 2 reps/ 1 in 1 rep

3 rounds
Chins (neutral grip) - 10,10,10
Pushups (C.G. feet elevated)-20,15,15
Renegade Lunges-10,10,10

Day 5
Pullups-x 10,10,10,10,10
O.A.P. (knee height) - 4,3,4,4,4
Pistol (off ledge)-1,2,3,4,5

Added some more groove work on the light days. The O.A.C is definitely a long term project, but I'd think it'd be a nice complement to NW training. o have a pistol, O.A.P and O.A.C would complete a trifecta of bodyweight strength movements. The O.A.C is surely the hardest to achieve. Practicing the O.A.P seems to have much more of a need to attend to detail then the pistol, which is very close. However, progress is coming slowly. The tucking of the elbow makes the exercise ten fold harder. I added negatives for the O.A.P. to prep from doing them on the floor. A slow negative with FBT is killer! Indeed hard and analyzing my right side, wondered why my torso can't keep in line and my hips are not level. After thinking it's because of my older shoulder injury and compensations occurring, I had a mild revelation while doing GTG O.A.P. on the rail/wall. I found it wasn't an issue in my shoulder, but actually in the opposite leg. Before, I'd concentrate all my energy on my arm, and I'd fall to the ground like a sack of potatoes, hurting and wonder why??? My hips wouldn't be level, torso very twisted, shoulder hurt. It was frustrating. I wanted to take my mental efforts off my arm, which I knew was strong enough. After tensing through my thigh, and torso on my left leg, my body became rigid and lighter. The pistol is getting closer. On Thursday, the last single with heel elevated was like an inch of elevation. However, I still fall with no elevation with my left leg. Right leg is solid, not perfect, but solid. Hit 15 on my push set of pullups on Wednesday. Moving along.

Monday Height for O.A.P

Knee Height O.A.P.

negative rep

Some close to floor reps, though need work.


Gtg Height
October 24, 2020

I like to GTG for the O.A.P., though I have to find the right things to work off and I get shy about doing them in public.
 

Philippe Geoffrion

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I've had a couple of odd injuries in the last year or so. Likely related. Also saw a specialist who told me my ankle was crooked, in a way, for how long, longer than I've been lifting. I understand it was fixed, and there may have been some underlying pelvic tilt as a result as well.

Lately I've had reoccurring pain in my right glute, right next to the hamstring, with hip extension after a stretch. Like a hip extension with a little dip won't hurt, but a squat will. Load or wide stance makes it worse. Somehow the box squat also didn't agree at all. But now it's mostly fine, just the sumo deadlift wouldn't do. Though I could do it heavier than at my worst, ramping up to the target load I was perfectly fine.

Lighter weights and different variations work well. Like after my latest strain I started doing front squats and rack pulls, and have gone up to 10RM and 8RM with both with zero issues.

I don't mind passing on doing some lifts as I'm very big on exercise variation these days. Almost like Westside.
Tis a good time to do these other lifts. I think it can rejuvenate training motivation to do different lifts and get PRs and these other movements, heck they be the movements your body needs. Stay strong, @Antti
 
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