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  1. Thread: Lol's New HST Log

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    29/04/1404/05/14
    I've been digging, concreting and laying a patio all week and my lower-back has been complaining for most of the time. :)
    I've been doing all the concrete and mortar mixing by...
  2. Thread: 15 reps and stop?

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    When I was doing HST cycles, I'd invariably do...

    When I was doing HST cycles, I'd invariably do more than 15 reps during the first week of 15s. That's mainly because I like to use quite a fast rep cadence.
    There's always going to be a point where,...
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    Mon 28/04/14 After a day of train travel, I...

    Mon 28/04/14

    After a day of train travel, I managed to squeeze in a quick front squat session at a friend's place.

    Front Squat
    W/U: air squats, 10 x 40kg, 10 x 60kg, 5 x 70kg

    5 x 80kg -...
  4. Thread: Lol's New HST Log

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    Lol's New HST Log

    Sun 27/04/14

    Warmup
    500m C2 row: 1:53.9 @ 27 SPM
    Shoulder rotation complex and raises with 5kg plates
    Shoulder dislocates with wooden rod
    Nekkid bar snatches

    Snatch
    5 x 30kg
  5. Thread: Lol's New HST Log

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    Cheers, NTB. Good to see you still logging here...

    Cheers, NTB. Good to see you still logging here too.
    I was quite surprised that the groin strain didn't rear it's ugly head again last night, esp. when doing the snatches. I think the stretching I'm...
  6. Thread: Lol's New HST Log

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    Lol's New HST Log

    Fri 25/04/14

    Evening Session - Snatch/Press/F-Sq

    Warmup
    C2 row: 500m in 1:57 @ 28 SPM
    Various shoulder raises and rotations with 5kg plates.
    Wooden pole dislocates
    Nekkid bar work
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    Sticky: Lifting Goals & Personal Record Log

    In my session tonight, I managed a 77.5kg (170.5lb) snatch PR, and then immediately followed it with an 80kg (176lb) PR. I just missed 82.5kg after that.
    My target for this year is 85kg but I now...
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    My philosophy is to keep it simple. Don't add any...

    My philosophy is to keep it simple. Don't add any exercise to your routine until you have the basic movements well drilled: back squat, deadlift, press, bench press, bent-over row, chin, dip. Then...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    I think that it's more about enabling it to be possible than any particular strengthening.
    For me that has meant working on hip and ankle mobility. I have seemingly always had tight adductors,...
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    Nice one. Thanks, Alex. IIRC, you are doing a...

    Nice one. Thanks, Alex.
    IIRC, you are doing a high-bar, with more of an upright torso squat variant and going below parallel? That should beef up those quads of yours quite nicely and add a bit of...
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    Cool. I assume you are consuming a large number...

    Cool. I assume you are consuming a large number of calories each day.

    Do you have a lot of protein shakes or mainly solid food? Daily creatine? Are you cycling cals or just keeping them over...
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    I'm finding that improving my...

    I'm finding that improving my flexibility/mobility is something that I'm benefitting from in and out of the gym.

    Improving my shoulder mobility over the past couple of years has definitely reduced...
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    Cheers, Totz. I think things are healing nicely...

    Cheers, Totz. I think things are healing nicely now. Stretching has definitely helped.

    After a good warm-up on Saturday, I worked up to a set of 5 x 130kg for back squats without any ill effects,...
  14. Thread: Back to Basics

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    Hey, Totz, many congratulations on your new...

    Hey, Totz, many congratulations on your new arrival! All the very best to you and your family at this happy (and tiring!) time.

    It will be completely understandable if you have to attend to...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    Don't lose control :P
    Seriously, though, if you get a feel for this with say 40kg, you won't have any problems learning to control the bar. It makes for a great warmup movement. Then, once you are...
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    It might be worth figuring out a way to allow you...

    It might be worth figuring out a way to allow you to use more load comfortably with your dipping belt. Try sticking a towel under it. Maybe think about getting a better belt as it should really still...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    Hey Alex! Great to read that you're including some power cleans in your training. I anticipate you will be hitting 140kg before too long as you have already developed a great deal of strength from...
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    Tue 15/04/14 - evening session So I'm just...

    Tue 15/04/14 - evening session

    So I'm just getting back to training after a few set backs (see previous post). I didn't push anything hard and I was hoping not to get any left groin/adductor pain,...
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    Hi all you HST'ers! Hope everyone is fighting fit...

    Hi all you HST'ers! Hope everyone is fighting fit and training hard.

    Well, it's been a rather longer time away from posting in my log here than I anticipated. It's been a good five months!!

    For...
  20. Thread: Videos

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    Thought this was a pretty helpful vid for those...

    Thought this was a pretty helpful vid for those wondering whether to get some O-shoes to squat in.

    Why Everyone Should Squat In Weightlifting Shoes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jgBMwkbx9A
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    Sun 3/11/13 Four lifting sessions last week:...

    Sun 3/11/13

    Four lifting sessions last week: Snatch on Sunday; back squat and ring skills + dips on Mon; hang snatch and front squat (work sets were with 100kg for sets of 5), more ring skills +...
  22. Thread: Back to Basics

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    Really hope you do get time to get that novel...

    Really hope you do get time to get that novel completed. You'll never know how things might turn out otherwise. I know, I know! So easily said; so hard to do! But stretching is usually worth the...
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    Hi Tim, thanks for stopping by. Good to see...

    Hi Tim, thanks for stopping by. Good to see you're still finding time to add to your log. It's always an interesting one. :)

    I'll think about making a weekly log and include any highlights and/or...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    Nice job, Alex. Your rack pulls have come on leaps and bounds since I checked in last. Is your rib 100% sorted now?
    I assume the guy doing curls in the rack next to you was also using a 15kg women's...
  25. Thread: Back to Basics

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    I assume you have all staff on at least a Smolov...

    I assume you have all staff on at least a Smolov squat program as part of your "shake up and wake up" call?

    Getting in enough cals to bulk at your size is no laughing matter. All I can suggest is...
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