Sunday, May 27, 2012

Training - Big Session #2

Bodyweight - 248

High Bar Pause Squats - 60 seconds in between sets
315 x 12 sets of 3
405x1x1

Hip/quad/adductor all felt ok.  No problems.

Speed Skater Squats - 5 sets of 15
1 legged calf raises - stairs (about 80 reps per leg)

Notes - felt pretty good.  The quad/hip is having less and less pain.  Felt pretty good today.  Leaving it alone for a while has been the best thing I've done.

And since some assclown the other day implied I had a lack of leg development...........

23 comments:

  1. Yo Paul, How tall are you? I always figured you were pretty tall but your legs looks short!?

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    1. 5'11" My legs aren't short, just like my calves aren't small (legit 19").

      It's all relative. When your legs are 30" around at 5'11" they aren't going to look very long regardless.

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    2. Damn, I figured. You legs are really 30 inches? Holy Fuck! You should do a bodybuilding show! 19inch calves are insane! Thought I had big legs lol, guess I'm gonna have to work on getting 3 inches on my legs lol

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  2. Kudos on the Squats, Paul. It looks like your plan is working.

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  3. Holy crap, 30" legs?!? Just _one_ of your legs would have trouble fitting into some guys' pants.

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    1. 29-30 yup. They have never been less than 28 since I was like 18.

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    2. Damn, what were you squatting back then? I'm just curious to know what an extra 1-2 inches translates to in terms of strength. Obviously there are a lot of other factors like technique that come into play too.

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    3. dude it's just genetic. my legs have been big since I was a little kid.

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  4. PIC looks somewhat gay and possibly photo shopped, but you are HYOOGE anyway :)

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    1. Hater.

      And photoshopped? Really?

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    2. tbh gotta agree here, there seems to be a noticable degree of gayness manifest here recently; paul with top off, pulling shorts up his etc what's going on haha?!

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    3. I don't worry about any of that. I mean I find the paradox about lifting very funny in that, everybody loves Arnold and has gazed at pictures of him for hours at a time, but the first time someone puts up a pic without a shirt on or of a boydpart "oh man that's gay".

      Hilarious.

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  5. What are speed skater squats?

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    1. Elevated 1 legged squats. Much more ROM.

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  6. That is from a lot of ballett classes, huh? ;-)

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  7. Hi Paul, quick question.

    Is it possible to push your knees too far out during a back squat? I had a guy tell me that I'd ruin my knees if I didn't focus on pushing my knees straightfoward.

    Thanks.

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    1. Ummmmmmmm that guy is a fucking moron. Your knees should travel in the path of your toes essentially. Since most guys have at least some toe flare, they will travel out a little to open up the groin.

      Tell that guy I said he's a fucking idiot.

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    2. To add to that, Coan said a mental cue he used was "opening the groin" when descending on the squat. I found this same thing to be very useful

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    3. To add to that, Wendler once said he used the cue "show me your dick" when he was an S&C coach at University of Kentucky. (Seriously, see the 2nd video here: http://startingstrength.com/index.php/site/video/roundtable_communication )

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  8. Hey Paul, great leg development dude!

    When someone wants to get very explosive (for a sport, mma to be exact) is it better to constantly push his 1RM or use submaximal weights and focus on exploding the cocentric part of the lift?

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    1. You should always be moving the concentric portion of the rep as explosively as possible anyway. Sports or not.

      Doing this applies across every paradigm for lifting. Sports, bodybuilding, powerlifting, doesn't matter. Controlled negative, explosive positive.

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