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Oscar

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Last week was ok. Swings continue to improve at a slow pace. I have added trend lines to the graphs, and for the swings its clearly going upwards. Football was postponed to Monday, so I managed to do 5 sessions (It will clearly impact next week frequency).

An interesting note on swings: I did one session of GTG swings, where I did 8*10 with the 32. I recovered very well within the day and the day after as well. This GTG alternative apparently allows heavier weights than normal. Other GTG experiment I did was 6*15 with the 28. Worked well, very time efficient. Maybe one session a week of GTG with a heavier bell can be a nice alternative.

Regarding TGU, I´m still slowly working to my previous weights and volume. So far the shoulder pain is mostly gone, which is good. I think I´ll recover my strength once the pain is completely gone and I manage to do some more volume.

Overall, it is clear that football is interferring with my practice. But I´m managing to progress and remain consistent (kind of), which is good.

Something good is that I´m managing to recover from all the issues I´m encountering. This year I had elbow pain, tight muscles on my right shoulder blade, pain on both shoulders, and many pains related to football. So far I have recovered well from all and managed to keep going. OTOH, those are a lot of injuries. Maybe I´m pushing it too much?

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Oscar

Level 6 Valued Member
@Oscar Was the reason kettlebell-related and what did you do about it?
Tobi, it started windsurfing. I pushed it too hard for several hours and I ended up with elbow pain several months.

I self diagnosed some kind of tendinitis in my pulling muscles, in the inside of the elbow. I reduced the exercises that were bothering me, which was the floor press (go figure, a pressing exercise was bothering the pulling muscles). I then did high volume, low weight, slow eccentric curls of different type (normal, hammer, etc) + some wrist curls. After about 2 months it went away.
 
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Oscar

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I just noticed its been 3 weeks since my last update. I suck at keeping logs. At least I have kept my excel fairly updated.

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Oscar

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Week from 3rd to 10th December I was out of town with a time consuming operation. I took my 20 kg kettlebell and did 5x20 snatches 3 days. I added some push ups to that. It was a nice compromise, having only a light kettlebell. TGU were a bit difficult on my return. For some reason, they have been a bit hard lately. I progressed very fast at one point, up to doing a few singles with 40 kg, but then when my shoulder issues started, I hit a wall. I hope they come back soon.

Swings are progressing pretty well, so I'll just keep doing whatever it is I'm doing.
 

Oscar

Level 6 Valued Member
Today I did the time standards with the 28 for swings and 32 for tgu. swings were far from easy, but I just kept going and finished them. I think I need to start slowly compressing rest periods and push it a bit harder once a week. I really felt the difference from my normal S&S practice, maybe I'm being a bit lazy with rest periods. I didnt eat much today before the practice, next time I´ll eat some more if I´ll be pushing harder.

Tgu were ok. Not easy after the swings, but fine. Nothing to change here I think.

Well, I'm quite happy about this. Simple feels a bit closer now.

I'll post my regular outdated weekly update later.
 
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Oscar

Level 6 Valued Member
@Oscar, you are late, the week is over ;)

How is it going now that you finished Simple? Just wondering why you are not logging anymore. Would be interesting to see your way to becoming an SFG.
Hi Tobias, I suck at keeping logs, calendars, a tidy wardrobe and the like. I have installed a million "To Do" apps in my phone, never used one for more than 2 weeks.

The only thing I have managed to do to keep record of my training is to keep a google sheet. That´s because I´m a big nerd and love the graphs. I should keep pasting the tables here like before, right?

Training is going ok. I´m doing a reduced time ROP cycle with 20 kg. 20 was like my 12 RM when I started, thats why I´m completing the cycle in 7 weeks instead of 13, I just skip one week each time. So far so good, adapting to the high volume pressing. I´m struggling a bit with organizing the ballistics though. I've been pretty consistent with the pressing but I have missed a few ballistic sessions. Life got in the way, oh well.

How about you? What are you working on?
 

Tobias Wissmueller

Level 6 Valued Member
The only thing I have managed to do to keep record of my training is to keep a google sheet. That´s because I´m a big nerd and love the graphs. I should keep pasting the tables here like before, right?

Training is going ok. I´m doing a reduced time ROP cycle with 20 kg. 20 was like my 12 RM when I started, thats why I´m completing the cycle in 7 weeks instead of 13, I just skip one week each time. So far so good, adapting to the high volume pressing. I´m struggling a bit with organizing the ballistics though. I've been pretty consistent with the pressing but I have missed a few ballistic sessions. Life got in the way, oh well.
I know, when life gets in the way then so be it. Am not steering against it anymore. One, two, maybe even a bit more days does not make much of a difference in the long run.

The info about how you do ROP is very interesting. Am not really familiar with ROP but seeing how you and others do it is a real nugget and the reason why this forum is such a treasure of knowledge. Thats why I keep logging although my weeks look all kind of the same. Of course, it would be great of you to post a little graph from time to time.

How about you? What are you working on?
Still on S&S and will be there for much more time. My lack of recovery only allows me to add small increases here and there.

Added a little variety by changing to a H/L/M-template and adding some extra exercises on the days in between if I have the energy. Let's see how that goes.
 

Oscar

Level 6 Valued Member
I know, when life gets in the way then so be it. Am not steering against it anymore. One, two, maybe even a bit more days does not make much of a difference in the long run.

The info about how you do ROP is very interesting. Am not really familiar with ROP but seeing how you and others do it is a real nugget and the reason why this forum is such a treasure of knowledge. Thats why I keep logging although my weeks look all kind of the same. Of course, it would be great of you to post a little graph from time to time.



Still on S&S and will be there for much more time. My lack of recovery only allows me to add small increases here and there.

Added a little variety by changing to a H/L/M-template and adding some extra exercises on the days in between if I have the energy. Let's see how that goes.
Yes, it was also a lot of fun to post here and chat with you guys. I´ll start doing it again. I have my log since I started ROP in a Google Sheet, so I can just post that and the graphs.

About S&S, have you tried logging it in an Excel format and analyze the weekly volume, number of sessions per week, weekly average weight, etc? Until I started doing that, like the graphs I used to post, I didnt have an accurate idea of what was going on. That was what really allowed me to stay consistent and track progress.
 

Tobias Wissmueller

Level 6 Valued Member
About S&S, have you tried logging it in an Excel format and analyze the weekly volume, number of sessions per week, weekly average weight, etc?
Yes, I did that for a while, but somehow it is easier for me to keep a regular log than entering all the numbers into some spreadsheet. Am telling me daily to continue again, because, like you mentioned, it can really provide some insights. Maybe I add a post to my log to show how I do it, will tag you when I am done.
 
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