2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Week 6 – Dysfunction and Choices

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Week 6 – Dysfunction and Choices

Feb 3, 2015

Before we get into the training, there’s some other stuff that we need to talk about.   My hips and my lower back have been super tight and kind of painful off and on since before the American Open.  I figured it was just the normal stuff that happens as I ramp up for a meet.  I also figured it would get better and so away with a bit of rest and the...

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Week 5 – The Middle and Lessons Learned

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Week 5 – The Middle and Lessons Learned

Jan 26, 2015

So before we get all knee deep in this week….. Those of you following along at home will remember that I ended last week asleep on my couch.  Sunday morning I could barely swallow and my fever had gone up so my husband offered to take me to emergency care.  Partly because he loves me but mostly because dead bodies on the couch are inconvenient and...

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Week 4- The Bad Week

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Week 4- The Bad Week

Jan 19, 2015

They happen.  Every training cycle I have at least one week where nearly everything that can go wrong does.  Some of it is because I make bad decisions (though no more so than usual) and the rest is just really crappy luck.  My general philosophy when they happen is that if I make it out without any injuries or weird that derails the rest of my training, I...

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Weeks 1 thru 3– The Holidays and Getting Back to Work

2015 Starting Strength Pro Raw Challenge Weeks 1 thru 3– The Holidays and Getting Back to Work

Jan 14, 2015

It’s been a minute (Or maybe more like 2 or 3) since I posted something.  So let’s see if we can get this thing caught up without it being like 10 pages long (yeah, yeah…. I know…….)  Maybe I’ll just stick to the highlights.  Maybe  I also apologize for the lack of pictures.  I’ll try to be better next time. After the...

2014 American Open – Making Faces and the Big Ass Trophy

2014 American Open – Making Faces and the Big Ass Trophy

Dec 15, 2014

Before we get into the meet stuff, let’s catch up a bit from the last two weeks of training. After all the drama and failed lifts, all my decision making privileges were revoked.  There is no doubt in my mind that this was the right call.  I didn’t get some of the heavier stuff that my ego wanted but I stopped failing lifts (mostly.  Damn final...

2014 American Open Training Week 16 – The Death Spiral

2014 American Open Training Week 16 – The Death Spiral

Dec 2, 2014

You’ll notice there honestly isn’t a lot of training to talk about right now.  I mean I’ve mostly been hitting my main lifts but that’s about it.   Between the end of last week and the end of this week, I’ve been fussed at by my chiropractor, my massage therapist, my acupuncturist, and both coaches.   Seems I’ve done a pretty...

2014 American Open Training Weeks 14 and 15 – Let the Meet Prep (And the Stupidity) Begin!

2014 American Open Training Weeks 14 and 15 – Let the Meet Prep (And the Stupidity) Begin!

Nov 23, 2014

Week 14 Tuesday The squat drama continued.  Since we’re starting meet prep, I don’t have any set weights to hit from here on out.  So for my first day of meet prep, I was supposed to work to a heavy triple.  This isn’t a 3RM but it also shouldn’t be easy.  I really wanted to hit 410 or so for the day and kind of make up for last week. I...

2014 American Open Training Week 13 – Fickle Training and Maryland States

2014 American Open Training Week 13 – Fickle Training and Maryland States

Nov 11, 2014

Tuesday Tuesday should have been my last heavy squat day before we get into the serious meet prep.  And I had high hopes for it.  Too bad none of them worked out. A. squat 3×2 410,……. B. DL 1×2+ 385/?? C. SLDL 3×6 275,300, 315 D1. BB row 3×10 105, 125, 145 D2. wt situps 3×15 25 Based on how great my last double at 420 felt,...

2014 American Open Training Week 12 –Making People Quit, Singlets Make You Stronger and the Soap Box

2014 American Open Training Week 12 –Making People Quit, Singlets Make You Stronger and the Soap Box

Oct 31, 2014

Tuesday This should be the last of the higher volume stuff.  I think.  I really, really hope.  Because lets be honest….. high rep, heavy-ish squats are basically cardio.  And you know how I feel about cardio.  All that being said, I’m pretty happy with how this set went.  I also think there might have been another rep or two in there if my hands...

2014 American Open Training Weeks 10 and 11 – Getting Back to the Heavy and Hitting the Road

2014 American Open Training Weeks 10 and 11 – Getting Back to the Heavy and Hitting the Road

Oct 22, 2014

I’ve decided I’m just going to accept the fact that I’m perpetually behind on these things and move on with my life.  So in that spirit……… Week 10 On the whole, this was a really good training week for me. Tuesday A. squat 3×2 390,410, 420 B. paused squat 3×3 275, 295, 310 C. SLDL 3×6 265, 290, 305 D1. back ext...

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