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Monday, March 29, 2010

Being "Strong"

Just being able to lift a lot of weight isn't enough. It's awesome, but it's one dimensional. Oldetime strongmen used to have the conditioning to wrestle for hours. They were truly strong.

The other day I had to prove that I was still strong.
32kg Snatch Test
111 reps.

This is coming from ZERO repetition snatch training.
Swings and general (all over) strength is where the money is.

Person: "How do I do X?"
Me: "Easy. Get Stronger."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ring Muscle Up to Handstand

First try at this, it wasn't the prettiest thing, but I'll keep working on it.
Training is going well, been doing a lot of BJJ and conditioning but keeping my strength with pistols and pullups and BUP's.

I'll try to keep a better record here, but I am so busy working on things for the DVD coming out soon as well as a few articles on the side!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Level 2, in the works

Went down to Revolution to see my friend Franz (RKC TL) to see his new facility.
Little did I know he'd be turning me into a pretzel for an hour.

After some sick mobility drills I had a pen and paper and was furiously scribbling. The next day after practicing some of the drills I went into some bottom up pressing drills and it went amazingly!
24kg all the way up to 40kg of:
Palm Press
Military Press

The best part was that I haven't done any pressing with the 40kg in a long time. Sweet!
Here's a video of what I was doing, it's a great drill for finding your optimal leverage point (which is that of a bottom up press):

Friday, March 5, 2010

An update

I mentioned before that I was being secretive about my training to a certain extent and I am sorry about that, but it's going to be on the DVD coming out very soon:

I played around with some stuff the other day that was fun though:

Ring muscle up to handstand pushup x 2 (the hardest part is coming down from the handstand without crushing my face into the floor)

Played around with a lot of bottom up stuff afterward:
48kg BU Clean and hold
40kg BU Squat
36kg BU Press

Finished with 100 burpees as fast as I could and finished in 4:49
Also been doing a ton of Rehab stuff, really dialing in on some thing that I have let go for too long, nothing to write home about but it's a grind and it's making a difference.
BJJ today and maybe some muay thai.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Deadlift Challenge

Saturday I pulled 315 for 30:00.
Managed to get 172 reps out of the deal. And then my low back got run over by a truck.

Still sore today so I focused mostly on some Bottom Up Complexes to groove movements.

BU Carry

Single leg deadlifts 20kg x 5/5 x 3

Finished with burpees and swings.