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  • #16
    Alriiight, so turns out it wasn't a tendon or ligament, so it's healing pretty quickly. I'll be back on the wagon starting tomorrow!
    Josh Vernier, CPT

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    • #17
      FINALLY!! INTERNET! Thank Buddha for Starbucks...

      So, I moved on Sunday and took Monday off to recuperate.

      Yesterday, I lifted and I'll have to report today's workout tomorrow. I'll be experimenting with a full-body flow workout and then doing my high-volume KB swings.

      But I digress.

      Yesterday, I got back to my heavy lifting. My main focus for training at the moment is developing raw strength, conditioning, and mobility. My two main sources for information and inspiration are from two lifting legends: Brooks Kubik and Bud Jeffries.

      Squat Warmup - 45, 135*
      Squat - 215, 215, 215*
      Press - 100, 100, 100*
      Pull-ups - 5x3 @ +35*

      My muscular endurance has improved on my pull-ups, but my strength has suffered. This will be remedied when I start doing more progressions toward the one-arm pullup.

      In other news, I'm eating fully Primal again and drinking my milk. Let the gains begin.

      *All in lbs.
      Josh Vernier, CPT

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      • #18
        Falling behind in my posting again. Wednesday was easy day. I worked on developing a full-body flow workout (practiced movements...turned into a workout in itself!). Then I did 100 kb swings @ 24kg in 4:13.

        Thursday was recovery day. Lots of foam rolling, stretching, and some time in the sauna and steam room.

        Today:
        Sumo Deadlift neural reset for warm-up- 135, 135
        Deadlift - 165, 175, 175 (Fat Gripz); 295, 295, 225 (No FG)
        Bench Press - 135, 135, 155, 155, 155 (FG)
        Bent BB Row - 135, 135, 135 (FG)

        Alternating L-sits and HLL's - 3x5 (slow, controlled)

        24 kg Kettlebell Jerk - 25 left, 25 right

        I'm working on building volume for my jerks and snatches. Right now, in my current weight class, I would be using a 20kg, but I don't currently have access to one so I'll be cycling back and forth between 16 and 24 kg.
        Josh Vernier, CPT

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        • #19
          I don't know what it was about today, but I had LASER FREAKIN' FOCUS during my workout. I haven't trained at that intensity or with such single-minded purpose literally in YEARS. I mentioned it to one of my coworkers and now he's started to call me the Barbell Buddha. Perfect concentration, single-minded focus, and otherwise completely empty and (relatively) serene mind in the midst of an epic struggle against heavy iron...I love it!

          Squat - 45, 135, 225, 225, 225

          Press - 45, 65, 105, 105, 105

          Weighted Pull-up - 4, 4, 4 @ +35#

          HLL - 3x10

          Pull-up + HLL - 3x5

          Kettlebell Snatch - 25 l,r

          I'm starting to feel my old strength coming back. My squats continue to go up, my press is actually improving for once, and my pull strength is also coming back. I am starting to do kettlebell finishers that act as practice for the lifts that I will eventually be competing in - the snatch and the jerk. I need much more volume than I currently have, but at the moment I'm just doing a straight build-up phase.
          Josh Vernier, CPT

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          • #20
            Today: Swing volume buildup. I started the phase last week with 300 swings in just under 10 minutes.

            Today I did 200 consecutive swings in 5:47 (PR), then 100, 50, 50, 50. 450 total swings.

            I planned on doing the full 500 and timing it to keep shaving down rest times until I can do it consecutively, but I got distracted by an important phone call and didn't stop the stopwatch. Plus I developed a pretty righteous blister on my ring finger and another one on my pinky. Time to get some athletic tape!

            IMG00291-20120704-1318.jpg

            (I think it's also time to shave down the calluses!)
            Josh Vernier, CPT

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            • #21
              I forgot to add my goals.

              Current KB Swing goals: Buildup to 500 consecutive swings with the 16kg, then buildup to 500 with the 24kg. This is a straight buildup phase. Once I reach these goals I'll start doing 4-8 week cycles.

              My ultimate (for now) goal is to be able to swing the 16kg for an hour nonstop, complete 1,000 consecutive swings with the 24kg, 500 with the 32kg, and 100 with the 48kg.
              Josh Vernier, CPT

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              • #22
                Consider yourself watched.

                Any particular strongman goals? Or are they just kettlebell related?

                It definitely would be cool if you got on Ninja Warrior.
                turquoisepassion - I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Grafter View Post
                  Consider yourself watched.

                  Any particular strongman goals? Or are they just kettlebell related?

                  It definitely would be cool if you got on Ninja Warrior.
                  Kettlebells are only a part of my mission. I plan on getting up to (and beyond) 2x BW Squat, 3x BW Deadlift, 2x BW Pull-up, 1x BW Press, 2x BW Snatch, 1.5x BW Clean...and various other stuff like pressing a full keg, maybe barbell curling my bodyweight...oh, and Grip stuff...two-hands pinch deadlift at least 135, bend the IronMind Red nail, close the Captains of Crush #3 gripper...and that's really all I can think of right now without getting into a totally different set of bodyweight strength and Girevoy Sport goals...

                  I wouldn't even care if they didn't show my runs on TV...it would just be awesome to be able to challenge myself like that!
                  Josh Vernier, CPT

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                  • #24
                    Well, I'm a bit of a grip guy myself, so I'm all sorts of into those goals, like lifting the inch. Though, if you don't mind me asking:

                    1. Any interest in competing in grip contests?
                    2. What are your current grip lift prs?
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                    • #25
                      Eventually I'd like to. I'm a big fan of Jedd Johnson and want to go compete in his grip comp someday in the distant future.

                      I don't have many PRs right now, I'm just getting back into grip and don't have many tools yet. The one I'm proud of right now is a 90-lb two hands pinch lift (2x45's). I can also lever an 8lb. sledgehammer to my nose.

                      I plan on getting (and making) a ton of stuff soon though. CoC grippers, loading pins, farmer's walk handles, a blob or two, and some bending nails to start with. Maybe some tools for finger extension. I have Fat Gripz that I use to do thick bar work (a la Brooks Kubik).
                      Josh Vernier, CPT

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                      • #26
                        I've accepted the 10 day, 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge, and I will be using the 24kg bell. I feel sorry for my already blistered hands. On the bright side, I did get some tape so I at least won't make them worse. The goal is 1,000 swings a day, any possible way I can get them in. I'll probably have some days of more and some of less. We shall see. This is my first test to becoming a god . Tomorrow I begin.
                        Josh Vernier, CPT

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                        • #27
                          Today was Challenge Day 1. I started around noonish (I had left my bells at work, so I had to wait until I finished my morning sessions) with 500 swings. Between my two afternoon clients I did 300 more, and when I got home I finished up the last 200. Now I'm going to foam roll, stretch, feed, and hibernate. Tomorrow's deadlift day.
                          Josh Vernier, CPT

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                          • #28
                            Totally not keeping up. I also wasn't sleeping well last week, which compounded the problem and led me to change the way I do my swings for this challenge. Now it's going to be a 14-day challenge, allowing me to have weekends to recover...mostly because I don't want to stop my lifting.

                            So today, so far I'm up to 700 swings. They feel easier, especially getting that hip thrust consistent and powerful in the later reps every set. That makes me happy. Who doesn't want a better hip thrust?

                            My heavy lifting was as follows:
                            Squat - 45, 135, 235, 235, 235 (It was a REAL grind to get that 235 up on the last rep...s'been a while since I've gone that heavy and I MISSED IT SO MUCH...heh, right)
                            Push Press - 45, 65, 115, 115, 115 (I've hit my stalling point on the Press, so I'm using the PP to keep from sticking too long)
                            Weighted Pull-up - +35# - 5, 5, 5 reps

                            Leaving out all the usual extras to make the swings more bearable, but I'm keeping the heavy stuff dammit! I only technically have one more heavy day this week on top of my swings, so I think I'll survive. Maybe.
                            Josh Vernier, CPT

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                            • #29
                              1,000 swings today. Recovery seems to be getting faster and faster, which is pretty awesome. Tomorrow will be my Day 5...the halfway point!
                              Josh Vernier, CPT

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                              • #30
                                Day 5 is complete and I've officially reached the halfway point at an even 5,000 swings. I was going to do some other stuff, but I was busy starting my marketing campaign and scouting suitable bootcamp locations.

                                I was very tempted to knock out some sprints at the parks I visited, but the heat is nearly unbearable and the trip was poorly planned...I had already chugged all my water...
                                Josh Vernier, CPT

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