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  • #16
    Thank you, i will give it a shot tonight.

    I made switches to my routines about every year. First I was doing classic 5x5 until I got basic strength under control and stalled on everything. Then i did 3x5. Then I switched to Madcow. I did 2 cycles of 6 weeks on UD which was very different workouts (a lot of machine work - machine work bores me) and ~ 12 weeks ago I replaced one of the Madcow workouts with kettlebell workout. Before I was trying to add KB as 4th workout and that caused under-recovery & too light weights on KBs. But because I am so attracted to KBs, I ended up deciding to heck with it, and just added it in. I have just finished my 12 week cycle on Madcow+KB, and I still have injured toe, so I am out of the pool and can't sprint yet, so I am actually wondering if I want to do a cycle of split routines in more BB style than my usual strength training for a few weeks.

    In general progressive overload principle works better for me (again because I am a woman) than the frequent routine switches, but it will be interesting to see what weights I can handle now compared to my bootcamp days.
    Last edited by Leida; 06-15-2012, 08:53 AM.
    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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    • #17
      Here's a link to a pretty cool book. It's a couple years old so the dietary advice isn't bad but it's not 100% primal either. The rest is a pretty good read though.

      Strength Training for Women | Healthline

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      • #18
        Get thee to a reputable Crossfit gym! You were learn the ways of olympic lifts and you will become a BADASSSSSSSS.
        A Post-Primal PrimalPat

        Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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        • #19
          The two cable moves are really good. The cross one hit the muscle that screwed up on me, and I actually had to drop weight to therapy weight on that arm, since it felt almost injured.

          I don't need an over-priced cross-fit gym on the other end of the city, and I am not doing bootcamps ever again, it is totally wrong for someone like me. I need heavy, and I need low reps, or my muscles do not grow. I don't need to 'tone' and shrivel; been there, done that, NEVER AGAIN. We have a recreation complex located at the huge chopping and bus terminal in my neighborhood, where I have access to a fantastic training facility with 2 level gym stacked choke-full of every piece of equipment a person might need, friendly stuff and regulars (when you are a pathetic middle aged women training in a weight section it is hugely important!), pool with sauna and hot tub and a lazy river, 2 skating arenas and a climbing wall, all on the way to and fro work and that has family membership for my whole family for a ridiculously low fee. I, uhm, I have a HUGE gym loyalty to our rec center! Once new year rolls on, I will ear-mark money for a PT, and get him or her to train me with Olympic lifts

          I have read the Stregth Training for women, as well as the New Rules of Lifting for Women, M&F HERS Powerlifting 101, Starting Strength, SL 5x5, KB Training for Athletes, and a few other books from the library located in the same rec center complex, LOL!

          I am looking through the M&F Muscle Building etc book right now, I gotta say, the pics in men's books are way more inspiring, lol. I ended up with modifying Wendler's 5,3,1 building in some of the KB moves into support and I will do one of my 2 cardios as a KB drop sets of swings and snatches, maybe some rowing to recapture my former Valkyrie protocol. I will see if I can stay from over-training the shoulders with it.

          I am also eyeing GVT for after my vacations in July since I doubt I will have access to any equipment during 2 weeks, so GVT might put things back into perspective, or I will just go heavy off the bat again.
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • #20
            Okay, I've got the move! My body finally got coordinated enough to get push-press going. Not only 70 lbs went up, it went up easily. I will try 75 lbs next Saturday on my OHP day. I know it is not the real OHP, but I has been stalling for so long, it is pleasant to see any weight increase.

            Thanks for the advice and help everyone!
            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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            • #21
              Way to go Leida! That's awesome and I'm glad to hear you're seeing progress again.

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