Press Bro Diaries

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Mirek, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    But, as Faleev said, the reason for competition wasn't winning or ranking at a certain spot, but to enhance the development.

    Still, I of course understand your decision. There's no hurry. Not that one should delay the competition either, if one wishes to compete in the future. In the end, enjoyment is paramount.
     
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  2. Mirek

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    Well, a lot of people are saying a lot of things. Do you think there is some merit in the notion that the competition enhances development?
     
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  3. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    For some people, yes. Can't generalise it as being necessary for everyone.
     
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  4. WhatWouldHulkDo

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    Speaking purely for myself - it's purely mental, but competition is what keeps me going. There are plenty of days when I go train purely because I love to train. But, there are definitely days when I go in to train because I know I need to if I want to compete, even if I'm not feeling up to it. And there are days when I go train because I remember how good it felt the last time I competed, and I want that feeling again.

    It's not for everybody, for sure. But I solidly believe in the benefits of competing.
     
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  5. Mirek

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    My plan to start (first part of the equation of) Faleev must be postponed for a couple of more days cos the whole family contracted something like intestinal flu and I can't get farther from the couch than to restroom, certainly not to the gym.
     
  6. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    Ah... getting lean before bulking... calorie cycling... very clever!
     
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  7. Kiacek

    Kiacek More than 500 posts

    Hope you and the family get well soon @Mirek
     
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  8. Mirek

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    Haha, yeah, although I hope not to cycle this way very often.
     
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  9. Mirek

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    Thank you!
     
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  10. Mirek

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    Proud father's annoucement: my 8 years old boy can bottom up press his very own 6 kg KB.
    p.s. I think I'll buy him 8 kg KB soon because if you can bu-press KB then you own it, in my view.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
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  11. Mirek

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    My job situation changed in a such a way that I am not able to regularly visit the gym.
    Consequently, last weeks I am back to my staple of staples, KB C&Ps, singles, doubles.
    I shall start to log everyday again.
     
  12. Mirek

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    26.9.2019
    all w/ 32
    press/arm 2x(1,2,3,4,5)
    snatch/arm 4x5
    gsq 2x5

    Note: Really nice to be back to loging! Hope everyone reading this is doing well or better.
     
  13. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    Nice to see you back. How did the barbell treat you?
     
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  14. Mirek

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    Thank you Antti. Barbell treated me really well and I am not yet done with it.
    It's just that for the time being I can't figure out any meaningful schedule that includes it.
     
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  15. Mirek

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    1.10.2019
    Since three days ago I started to do some one arm swings w/ 32 again.
    I just do sets of 5 for now, pretty much GTG style, interseeded with
    ubiquitous pressing, of wich a lot is BU-pressing (still can BU-press 40).
     
  16. Mirek

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    7.10.2019
    Not exactly daily but an update anyway.

    Doing daily swings, 10 - 15 sets of 6 reps w/ 32. They became significantly
    better after not much more than a week; crisper and more powerful. I'll probably
    work towards 10x10 per day.

    Everyday I do presses or bu presses, or even GUs.

    Thinking bout it, I am coming dangerously close to S&S.

    Also, I realised that I completely missed the issue of the very new book,
    The Quick and the Dead, coming out of the SF womb. I shall read it soon.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2019
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  17. Mirek

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    I've bought Q&D book for Kindle yesterday and am reading it through.
    I like it overall (especially its emphasis on longer-then-usual rest periods, haha)
    and might give it a try. It seems to be a good fit for my current situtation:

    1) three short bouts a week and yet not swimming in my own sweat.
    2) my own bodyweight (114-115 kg nowadays) is perfect according to power push up test,
    so no need for resistance bands. I was actually surprised I can do 20+ push ups.
    3) I only have 2 KB so 32 for one arm swings, 40 for two hand ones
    4) pressing is covered via push ups and it would be actually interesting to see its effect
    on KB press power/strength

    I'll finish the whole book and then decide.
     
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  18. Mirek

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    8.10.2019
    10x7 oas starting every three minutes as per the Q&D book
    2x5 press per arm
    all with 32
     
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  19. Mirek

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    9.10.2019
    My intention today was to to apply "10x10 reloaded" section of Q&D book
    to push ups. Well, after sixth set I had to stop since the power was no longer there.
    So, formally:
    6x10 power push ups
    Really exploded as much as possible on each and every rep. Pretty intensive.
     
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  20. Mirek

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    11.10.2019
    early morning did:
    oas 10x8 @ 32 on the three minutes
    Really like that format, only minimal sweat and
    feeling stronger afterwards

    Working slowly towards 10x10. I think I am not yet prepared
    for full blown Q&D programm.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
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