This will be the first post of my new training log. I have an old log on the CF Message Boards, however, I would rather run over here in case I say anything that might offend the "thought police" of another message board. If they block me there I kinda get screwed.
Anyway my interests in training include S&C Programs, Powerlifting, Strongman elements, Olympic Lifting, and all around CrossFitting. I started working with barbells only 6 months ago and the change has been fairly dramatic. So far I've lost 30 pounds and added muscle, I look better and feel better than I have in years.
I'm always looking for new and used equipment so If you have any Pull up rigs, bumper plates, Oly Bars, stone molds etc, etc...let me know.
I had a week off of from training so I could take my kid down to Disneyland and Hollywood, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Before that I had not taken and entire week off in 6 months. I felt like a lazy bastard! I did get to throw down on some In-n-Out Burger, which if you've never had, well, I HIGHLY recommend you try. I got back into the gym today and thought...what the hell...lets do a 1RM deadlift(DL). (favorite lift BTW)
If you follow Greyskull LP, you'll note that they do not program Power Cleans into their training, unless you use them to warm-up to deadlifting, so I tried this. First I warmed up with some air squats and "squat tests", a little mobility work on my hip flexors, some dynamic stretching. Then it went something like this...
45# (the bar) 2x5 Power Clean (PC)
115# 1x5 PC
135# 2x5 PC
225# 1x3 DL
315# 1x2 DL
405# 1x1 DL
Each set had a couple pullups in between for good measure, then I knocked out a couple sets of pullups before heading out to the track/FB field....for a little conditioning:
Warm-up 400m run
Workout - 10x100m sprint (approx) Done on the "flag" football field, goalpost to goalpost, which is around 100m. I didn't time it or rest for a specific amount of time, the purpose was mainly to begin acclimating myself to high altitiude. (We're about a mile up) I need to prep to run in my PT test in about a month and passing out from lack of oxygen won't really cut it. Expect to see a lot more sprinting in the next month or so.