CFSBK out for a jog last Saturday
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Taking an Honest Look Catalyst Athletics
Fitness: Back Squat 3 x 5 Linear Progression
Add 5-10 pounds to last week's exposure.
Performance: Back Squat 5RM (Intensity Day) + Front Squat 5RM
Add 5-10 lbs to last week. Then, drop weight and perform a heavy set of 5 front squats 5-10 lbs heavier than last week. Should be at or close to 5RM territory.
Post loads to comments.
6 Rounds Not For Time, or 18 Minutes:
5 Dumbbell Bench Press, as heavy as possible
10 Hard Strokes on the Erg
Goal on the erg is to see the lowest split possible.
Post heaviest set of 5 and lowest split to comments.
Laterpost from 7:30 yesterday with KHarpz and Ro
Worked up to 235 on the Perf CJ combo
135×5, 155×3, 185, 205F (powercleaned it but didn't ride it down well and ended up on my butt), 205×3, 235.
This is 10# off my PR CJ. AND… shout out to Whit with the switching of the feet idea because I started shooting my right leg forward and it feels much more stable, like I'm able to get lower on the jerk than before.
13:58 on the run. I was following some folks the whole time to keep my pace. I find running without a watch or timer I am terrible at keeping a pace, so I just follow someone else's!
Good luck to all the Brooklyn halfers tomorrow!!!
6am with Nick doing Saturday's workout.
I never come in on Friday but I am in Vegas for the next five days so I had to get my squat on. Not nearly as sore from the 2 mile run as I thought I would be. Just a little tight in the calves and ankles.
Hit heavy 5 in Low Bar at 265#. Still moving well with no real issues.
Hit heavy 5 in Front Squat at 215#. Elbows kept dropping but I was able to stand them up okay.
Bench Press: Used 75s for the first set and 80s after that.
Row: Best split was 1:21 and worst was 1:24.
OMG 6 AM is SO EARLY. I don't know how you regulars do it. At least I didn't hurt myself. Last time I did 6 AM I was so out of it I hit myself in the chin with a barbell during warmup.
Squats: 180×5, 160×5. This is getting heavy.
Best complete round in the accessory work: 45# DB (left arm only, obviously), 1:37 erg. I also added an impromptu one-arm farmer carry once we figured out that the only pair of 50# DBs was at 608. I wonder whether I could have done one full set of 5 (I made 4, failed the 5th) had I not just carried the damn thing across the street!
Brad D says
6am with McD and Nick – Thursday work
Jerk felt crisp and quick today – which is unusual for me. Hit 205 cleanly but chose to stop there and actually drop back to 185 for a couple reps to try to ingrain the good footwork while I had the chance. North of 205 is where it's heavy enough that the wheels start to come off.
2 mile run: 13:38. According to McD the 4 big lap route is a little short of 2 miles, so I'll guess I was running a little over a 7:00 mile pace. Perfectly happy with that.
6am. BSQ 240x5x3. I appreciate everyone clarifying (screaming) the fact that squatting requires an individual to just stand up. It worked, I hit all of my reps. NFT work: 75# and 80# for the bench. The erg piece was interesting and actually fun. Got as a low as 1:24. A very different approach required for this objective compared to erg'ing for calories.
BK, you're welcome.
7am with Mcd and Nick
HBBS 180x5x1 that's a new 5 rep PR for me.
NFT work… 35# dbs and 1:42 was my lowest split on the erg.
@MattyChm I'm off to vegas this weekend too!
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Samir Chopra says
Did FSQs today: 200x5x3 (finally back to the weight with which I began this cycle; thanks illness!).
Away-from-CFSBK. Back squats: 275×5. Front squats: 225×5. Failed at 280 2 weeks in a row. 275 felt easy today. Conditioning: heaviest DBs on hand were 50#, so I scaled up to 15 reps each round which was still too easy. Managed 1:19 for 4 rounds and 1:18 for 2 rounds. That :01 second was amazingly hard to achieve.
Sometimes the energy at OG is juuuuust right.
**307KG total. 7KG PR total.
pause at knee snatch pulls
Great Oly crew tonight
Had an hour which flew
Made some bigger jumps than usual
35kg (first time going directly to 10s)
50kg – gave up
47kg 3 misses ugh
45kg (46 is my best and 45 felt easy tonight)
65kg missed jerk (65 is my best c&j, 70 isn't best clean)
Need to work on getting down on Snatch *no matter what*
And punching up and back and *head thru* on Jerk