I was on my way home tonight…and I changed my mind about my blog post. I was going to show you all the good stuff and bin the not so good stuff but I thought…in keeping with the blog I will cut my nose off to spite my face and show you all the not so good stuff. I don’t hide as a coach and my athletes don’t hide…they miss and they try again…so I am going to post these vids tonight in the knowledge that as sure as night follows day the lads will hit these perfectly in the not too distant future and I will post those vids then for comparison.
It wouldn’t be fair though not to mention the positives so I’ll start with them.
JM has gone from 116.4kg and 29.4% to 119.5kg and 28.5%
AS has gone from 93.4kg and 19.0% to 98.3kg and 17.8%
This is in the past 4 weeks…I’m sure someone will go back to where the original results are posted and tell me that it is actually 3 weeks or 5 weeks…but I think this is week 4 without checking.
The lads are both a week away from their next round of testing so we’ll see how they get on then.
PC I’ve also posted about has finished his introductory program and we stepped it up a gear tonight. He gone from 84.7kg and 19.8% on the 22nd of April to 83.1 and 17.4% today…well done PC…the fun is only just about to begin.
Well in fact it isn’t so bad…but if I didn’t put this down as bad it wouldn’t go with my catchy title.
This is JM hitting 3 reps on his reverse band bench at 200kgs…this was his first real work set.
This is JM hitting 2 reps and missing his 3rd on his reverse band bench at 220kgs..
I decided I wouldn’t show you the 3 before this where he hit his triples…because this is real life…we miss lifts.
JM is on an unloading/technical week…his session today was as follows:
Warm Up + Scap Chest Supported Shrugs + Scap Push Ups + Inverted Shrugs all for 2 or 3 sets of 12 (ask him which it was…I was busy) then 3 sets of his YTWL complex.
The reverse band benching. I think he warmed up at 100kg, 140kg and then a couple of sets at 180kg. Then his first work set was 200kg for 3 reps then he did 220kg for 3, 3, 2 and 1 I think…like I said…it was a full house tonight…and I was busy.
He followed this with Pendlay Rows for 5 sets of 12reps….and then I think he did 5 sets of 12 Natural Reverse Hypers and then cooled down. This week he’ll just take it really easy and tool about a bit and get his head together for testing on Sunday.
Now…in fairness…I’ve not seen many ‘pretty’ max effort deadlifts…this is AS hitting 200kg on the trap bar deadlift for a rep. He’d done 7 sets prior to this and was supposed to do 180kgs….when I said…’Why don’t you throw 200kgs on just to beat DK’…I didn’t need to say any more and neither did he…he stuck 200kg on and got it up…I like working with athletes like this. Now his forms not great…and I know that, he knows that and you all know it…but I thought not to show it would be a cop out…I’ll post a vid of AS hitting a clean 200kg in the not to distant future I’m sure.
AS pulling 200kg on the trap bar deadlift.