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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by stuward » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:34 am

Bench, SDT
8x45
5x95
3x115
1x135
1x145
2x4x255
That's great progress on your bench press.
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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 am

Thanks, Stu. I plan on 110-pound jumps from now on.
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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by pdellorto » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:44 pm

Oh, only 50 pounds more than my best single?

What happened dude, you used to be strong.

;)

Impressive, really. :D
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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by Proper Knob » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:05 am

Could tell me what the different abbreviations stand for please Doc? ie. BV, NBV, SP-V, DP-R, S et al
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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:01 am

pdellorto wrote:Oh, only 50 pounds more than my best single?

What happened dude, you used to be strong.

;)

Impressive, really. :D
My typing fingers? Yeah, they make me look pretty strong!
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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:24 am

Proper Knob wrote:Could tell me what the different abbreviations stand for please Doc? ie. BV, NBV, SP-V, DP-R, S et al
It's all from Eric Troy's "SDT" idea.

BV=base volume
NBV is not Eric's abbreviation, but mine for "new base volume"
SP=single progression
DP=double progression
TP=triple progression

The three types of progression are R=reps, S=sets, W=weight. V isn't Eric's either, but I guess I used it meaning "volume", when I probably should have used R.

I'll find a link and add it.
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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by KenDowns » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:35 pm

Jungledoc wrote:Bulgarians—Way harder that they look. Maybe I'm making it harder than I should. These really wore me out today.
They do that. They are much harder than they look.

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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by Proper Knob » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:47 am

Good job on those PR's Doc, maybe i need a week at the beach?! :grin:
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Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:26 pm

you are impressing me

How do you like the prioritizing of lifts ?

Here you are getitting records on multiple lifts. Do you see it as more of a psycological method... or do you think there is more carry over to seemingly unrelated exercises, so really, you aren't losing out much as one might think?

Please, carry on.


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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:44 pm

I think it's a good idea, the prioritizing. I'm not sure why I have made the gains across all 4 lifts. Maybe I'm not "deprioritizing" bench, squat and chins as much as I thought. Or maybe I should be surprised that I didn't make a bigger jump in DL. Except that DL for me had really ground to a halt, in terms of progress.

I don't think its psychological. At least, I came into max testing feeling pretty apprehensive, and not really well-prepared psychologically.

Also, I do think there is some carry-over between squat and DL.
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Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:42 pm

I wonder if someone never bench pressed. Deadlifted for a year. What that would do to their bench press.

How much does the body jsut "grow all over" because it thinks "we've got work to do". Vs how much of it is specific to the task/load you are putting on it.

IIR rip speaks on this

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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by Jungledoc » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:54 am

There's the idea that GH and other related hormones stimulated by heavy compound lifting cause muscle growth in muscles not specifically trained. There's also the left-right thing, and I think that there is some empiric evidence for this, that training one side causes the other side to get stronger. That's probably neural.

What I'm saying is that I don't know, but it's not a ridiculous idea.
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Post by stuward » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:12 pm

Not to discount the hormone thing but I think the tension caused by strenuous effort affects the whole body. Pavel calls this irradiation. That's why he likes the deadlift so much.
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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by Proper Knob » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:23 pm

4 x 390 on the deadlift? I thought things were picking up on this lift, but whooaaaa?
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Re: Andy's Journal Comments

Post by Matt Z » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:26 pm

Deadlifts also strengthen the upper back. This could improve benching, by improving stability ... allowing a person to press more efficiently. The same would be true for rows, only more so.

Having a weak back can really hold back pressing in general, and predispose one to shoulder injuries. This is very common with gym rats only interested in beach muscle.

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