^ thx for stopping by fellas.
^timmy my bench isnt past yours yet nowhere near. xoox tho
quick session today was supposed to do it yesterday but helped ex girlfriend move.
Bench 105kg 6*6
squat 130kg 4*6 1*5 1*4
burnt out like toast! p.s missed back and hammy work from lack of time.
came home jumped in the pool, then in the shower then stretched xoxoox
deloading now then 1rms nextweekish
great session pickle. solid bench and squatting looking forward to the 1rm test.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
hey kids thanks for stopping by! ,deload sessions all this week. next week im testing 1rms and then probably taking on bill stars 5*5 with 2 adjustments adding GHR on day 2 and swapping curls for chins on day 3. unless someone has a more cuddly idea for me?
Todays session was just about fun and light weights yay! I did it at home in the sun and got epic sweaty, then took photos afterwards.
Bent over rows. 30kg (lololol) 4*15
BW Dips 4*10 lololol
fat boy chins 3*10 lololol
Step ups 50kg 2*10 (each leg) lolol
that was it. A few full body photos today (rarely take full body photos because I hate juxatoposing my legs and hips against my narrow shoulders). They Really show my narrow upper body structure and lack of arms its hard not to feel cut about it but alas I must continue, I have to try not to get worried about size and aesthetics until after july. :)
So I looked into bill stars 5by5 and i hate it (pyrimiding didn't realise) im going to do a push pull 4 week effort. something like this but without increasing too much more workload im worried i should put in more specific ham work so scrapping something else...
Push Pres 5s*5r
Weighted crunches 4*12
inc Db rows 5*10
deadlifts (eep) 6*5
Leg curls 4*12
Db flat bench 6*6
CG BP 5*8-10
Weighted situps 4*12
Bent Over Rows 6*6
Side Bends 4*12
REST-rest rest possibly cardio
25 back sets a week (not including deadlift) 31 inc deadlift
21 press sets a week (not including push press) 26 inc push press
16 leg sets a week (squats are quad dominant for me though)
9 Specific hamstring sets a week
12 sets of specific core work a week
My ex picked up brochures for me from her Uni for theatre auditions(lol), AFL and rugby league. lol I would be a non student playing with students... is it worth it? Given me something to think about. Id probably have to cut weights sessions back to 2 a week if i played sport again. I definately need to meet people my age though and it could be a good idea to satisfy that craving. The AFL guys are desperate for players apperently... Any input tim? if i could stay injury free with only niggles during an afl season how much slower would my strength progress be? p.s i know skip is not into footy but freako would u consider it if i were playing or are you too far away
Main thing is the running. A lot of running in AFL (well if you take it remotely seriously, plenty of fat guys around in the amateur leagues). You think you are fit until you play a game (especially in the middle of the ground). Main niggles I had were fingers, ankles, hammys and shin splints. The latter two are easy enough to avoid if you train properly (my hammys were a weakpoint as I have/had overactive glutes, didn't realise though as I could SLDL more than I could squat). Ankles are a concern because you are usually playing on shitty ovals that have grass clumps or potholes or some-such that make it very easy to roll your ankle just running in a straight line. Considering you very rarely run in a straight line and are often avoiding other players the ankles are quite often an issue (I think most weeks there were at least half the team taping ankles before the game). The fingers comes down to ball skills, spend as much time as possible getting your skills up (fast and accurate, distance is a bonus).
Tackling is different in footy to rugby, as most tackles come from the side or from a chase down. As a result you land differently and get thrown differently. Front on tackles are usually in packs, the rest of the time they are easier to avoid (arm chops, etc).
I'd say that if you do go in to playing you need to have been doing some pre-season running, have some skills at marking, kicking and handballing, and that you'll have to prune back lifting to match game days and training days. I only trained twice a week then lifted twice a week, with game day Saturday. Really you could still do 3x a week lifting, just avoid DOMS later in the week. Strength gets lost over the season at pro levels, I found I was only able to maintain strength, so be prepared to just lift for maintenance.