Firstly, I got totally pwned on the internet…my post about the Fitness forum on boards got posted over there…and I got slated. The funny thing is that just about everything I said in my post was essentially backed up by what happened there. A small minority of posters stuck it to me repeatedly, thousands viewed the thread and remained silent and the only emails I got were people offering me ‘back story’ on the people involved and those laughing at my attempts at trying to be reasonable and to defend myself.
Barry chimed in on the same thread and was slated as well. Thankfully it wasn’t all negative and we did get a lot of support…which was great. See the thing is…I don’t mind being slated, I don’t mind people criticising and or bagging me….the thing is I just want it to be correct.
You need to go check it out for yourselves if you are board. Be waned…only go and have a look at this if you are really bored.
To those of you who sent me emails…of support…abuse about wasting my time…or humorous ‘back story’ thank you all and keep up the good work.
Saturday Night was a Fantastic night for Informed Performance MMA
If you want more back story go and check out the post Barry’s blog.
I’ll post the fights here because I thought they were all brilliant for different reasons.
That guys leg has got to be hanging off him this morning.
So glad I don’t have to spar with Amanda
Oh my God…I can’t believe that little ginger freak walked out that song…so brave.
Now…that was some of the worst camera work I’ve ever seen…but that’s what happens when the cameraman is too busy watching the fights to film them…I’m sure you get the idea though.
A few people have been emailing me about my training…mainly regarding the fact that they don’t really believe I’m doing any. I am…. truly I am.
The template is still the same as I outlined in my previous update.
Today went as follows:
Warmed up on the rower…did a couple of kilometres.
Then did some hip mobility work.
Front Squatted – As I said before…I haven’t squatted at all for a couple of years…so the last few weeks have been interesting to say the least. I’ve been struggling to find the bottom of my squats…it hasn’t been a strength thing…my mobility has really been letting me down. I did 60kg for 5 reps, 70kg for 5 reps, 80kg for 5 reps, 90kg for 5 reps, 100kg for 3 reps, 110kg for 1 rep, 120kg for 1 rep, 130kg for 1 rep and 140kg for 1 rep then 5 sets of 5 reps at 70kg.
Here are the 120kg, 130kg and 140kg squats.
Dumbbell RDL’s – 3 sets of 12 reps with 50kg
Bridging – 5 sets of 45 seconds with 20kg’s on my arse.
Pull Ups – 5 sets of 8 reps…was really happy with this…nice, smooth and really controlled reps.
Push Ups – 3 sets of 60 seconds max push ups…went 40, 37 and 33…I was completely spent.
Torque Holds – 3 sets of 30second with 80lbs on each side.
Single Arm Tricep Extensions – 5 sets of 8 reps
One of the criticisms on that thread on boards…was that my videos were crap and my athletes form was poor. The thing is…this is true…the point being though that they get better. That’s the idea…I put these up because they are not great…but like my athletes…they’ll get better. We’ll see in a couple of months.
So that was it… tomorrow…deadlifting and benching then conditioning work the day after. Will be repeating this right up until I test on the 1st of July to see how it’s all working out for me.
Informed Performance – The Gym and The Blog
Firstly, I am REALLY happy with the new gym…every time I stand inside it I can see exactly what it will be and that is all kinds of awesome. The BOM, Barry and myself are going to write and post to give people a better idea of what Informed Performance is going to be all about. So if you have any questions feel free to drop me an email and we’ll address them specifically. Also, we have a Facebook page for the gym for those of you that are interested…you’ll find it here if you are into that sort of thing.
Secondly, the blog…I just want to prepare you…there is lots of work going on behind the scenes…thankfully very little of which has anything to do with me. This blog will remain….but it will just be more of a place for me to piss and moan, make fun of people and make new enemies. The Informed Performance blog/website will be a cumulative effort of all the staff at IP rather than just me and will have a clearer focus on training and instruction specially regarding the way the we go about our work.
A Little Garrett Update
If you bothered reading that stupid thread on boards you’ll see that I was also ridiculed for using Garrett as an ‘example’ on my blog…the inference was that I was being ‘dishonest’ because Garrett has another coach. The thing that people just don’t get is that ALL the athletes that train with me have ANOTHER coach. I am a strength and conditioning coach…I am not an Olympic lifting coach, I am not a rugby coach, I am not a Gaelic Football coach, I am not a Hurling coach, I am not a sprints, middle distance or distance running coach, I am not a tennis coach, not a basketball or hockey coach, I am not a soccer or handball coach…I AM A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING coach….what bit of this are people too thick to understand? As I said in the thread…do people really think that all these athletes come to me because of my winning personality? Any way…Garrett has an excellent coach…but he comes and practices with me. I’m not sure what the problem with that is?
Here are a series of lifts from this evening: