Vodka and pickles, and pressing

WarrenEllis

Level 4 Valued Member
Hello all.

I’ve completed a round of ETK:ROP pressing a 24kg bell and tested the snatch with 16kg. My swings were done with 32kg. I matched my c&p’s with pull-ups and did PTTP style deadlifts on variety days.

Today I’ve started “vodka and pickles.” I’ve searched the forum and have seen posts in which people express how they intend to train their press with this routine, and are often met with responses they’ll be overtraining, or its too much volume.

I intend to train my press alongside this routine, but have accepted pull-ups will have to be shelved, for now. Id like you know how you guys tackled/would tackle the press while running vodka and pickles. Without a better plan, I’ll be doing soju/tuba with a 32kg bell immediately after I do V&P.

Thanks in advance.

(Also, since the routine I’m asking about involves both the barbell and kettlebell, I placed this in “other.” Please move if it’s placed inappropriately.)
 

WhatWouldHulkDo

Level 6 Valued Member
I'm actually a couple weeks in to doing exactly that - vodka/pickles (the continuation) with soju/tuba. I think it's working out pretty well thus far - S&T isn't nearly the same kind of killer volume as the ROP.

I've been doing some grease-the-groove pullups too... but my lats are starting to bark at me. You may be wise shelving those for a bit.
 

WarrenEllis

Level 4 Valued Member
I apologize Steve, I’ve just now noticed your response. I was attempting to combine :

(Vodka and pickles)

with

(Soju and tuba)

It wasn’t quite working out for a few reasons and, since you’ve chimed in, I’d appreciate your feedback.
 

Sauli

Level 8 Valued Member
I apologize Steve, I’ve just now noticed your response. I was attempting to combine :

(Vodka and pickles)

with

(Soju and tuba)

It wasn’t quite working out for a few reasons and, since you’ve chimed in, I’d appreciate your feedback.
No problem. You can combine those IMO.
 

Steve Freides

Staff
Senior Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
Since the first says that you’re on your own for upper body work, I agree with @Sauli that combining them seems possible.

-S-
 
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