Sam's Training Log

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  1. elcasoshaun

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    Yeah, I try not to complain too much about things here. Funnily enough my rope arrived yesterday but it's thin as **** so I'll have to plait it to make it usable. It'll do the job-climbs and pulls day tomorrow so I'll get it plaited tonight.

    Haha, talking of sheer ***gotry on the dog front; my Malamute is a complete arse bandit when it comes to running (unless he's after sheep or something equally weak and incapable of defending itself) and I can't take him running up the mountain cos he refuses to budge more than 5 mins.lol. Incredible, considering the supposed history of these sled dogs. I've had to cancel my kayaking today cos the little gayboy's a bit under the weather and the missus doesn't want to leave him alone. I dunno who's the softest, the mutt or me for agreeing to the wife's instructions. The kayaking season will be kicking off tomorrow though and there's a great site to hang the rings and rope on a little island I go to. As long as there's not a family of chavs out there on their ****in speed boat I should be nice and chilled for a couple of hours.:cool:
     
  2. sam1222

    sam1222 **** You. Full Member

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    Yeah should do the trick then mate. I was lucky on the rope front, a mate of mine was knocking an old school down and found 4 old gym ropes in what must have been the gymnasium so gave them to me :D

    That's mad, but i spose its like people, some are just lazy ****ers :lol: I was talking to a woman a while back who breeds huskies and asked her what they were like off lead and she said the male was good as gold, good recall etc but the female would just **** off and run til she dropped if let off the lead. Ive had some who have gone as far as fake injury when its time to go running and some that wont stop til they collapse :lol:
     
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    Friday - 4 mile run / circuits / Weights day, followed by 1 hour muay thai class and 3 mile jog home.

    Saturday - 4 mile run / 45 min circuits / half hour swim in the afternoon.

    Treated the rest of the day as a rest day to prepare for sunday (today)

    Sunday - 30 Mile point to point speed work with 30kg backpack over some of the steepest and nastiest hills up on the moors. This is hard going and the risk of injury is high, but i felt like testing myself. The rain and wind didnt help neither, after half hour the 30kg felt like 60kg, the wind threatend to blow me off the tops of the hills, and the ground was as bad as ive ever seen it up there. One particular 4 mile section runs through elephant grass which hides almost knee high bogs, which is no fun at all, and the wind, rain, mud, potholes and sheer brutality of the hills make some of the sections extremely difficult to move across fast. but it certainly tests a person to their limits :D . My stopwatch died on me after 20 mins too, so dont know the finishing times for each section or the overall time. Very good day though, pleased with my stamina and endurance.
     
  4. sam1222

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    Monday -

    Morning - 4 Mile steady jog (legs are ****ed today) / 45 mins circuit training / Light sandbag PT / Stretching.

    Afternoon - Weights. chest/shoulders/triceps

    Bench - Worked up to 110kg then did 7 sets of 5 @ 110kg. Supersetted with incline press ups.
    Flyes - DB bench superset - 5 x 10 w/15kg DB's

    Seated press behind neck - 5 x 10 @ 45kg
    Military press - 5 x 10 @ 60kg

    C/G Bench - 5 x 10 @ 70kg - Skull crushers - 5 x 10 @ 45kg
    Bar dips - 8 x 8 w/25kg plate

    Core work - kettlebells and medicine ball circuits / 10 mins skipping followed by 1 hour thai boxing class and 3 mile walk home.
     
  5. sam1222

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    Been busy with work but no change with my training. Tuesday was 4 miler and circuits/sandbag PT. wednesday was same in the morning, weights and thai boxing in the afternoon.

    Today - 4 mile run this morning followed by circuits and sandbag PT at home.

    Weights session this afternoon followed by 1 hour thai boxing then sat and watched my son's class. 3 mile walk/jog home.
     
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    Morning.

    4 mile run / 45 mins circuits / sandbag PT.

    Afternoon.

    Weights.
    Bench - up to 100kg then 10 x 5.
    DB Bench - 4 x 10 w/30kg DB's
    170 press ups (in one go)
    Press behind neck - Pyramids 15, 10, 8, 6 to warm up / then, 10 x 6 @ 55kg / 1 x 25 @45kg
    Close grip bench - 4 x 8 @ 75kg
    Bar dips - 4 x 8w/25kg plate

    (Not my best session as i was a bit distracted)

    2 Hours thai boxing after weights session (2 classes back to back) 3 mile jog home.
     
  7. sam1222

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    Usual morning session, run and circuits.

    Afternoon, weights session, then me and a mate walked to some woods near where i live where a load of tree's have been cut down and got myself a log! Its a good size and reasonably heavy (about 60kg we reckon) but felt heavier by the time we got it back to the house :D (got some right looks off people carrying it back on our shoulders) We slung some rope straps on it and had a quick go with it, O/H Press, squats and deads, rows etc but will work out a proper circuit for it tomorrow. I'm after 2 more, bigger ones in the next day or 2, then will start working on them to add some dumbell bar handles as its a proper **** getting my hands in position to press it at the moment as i have to swing it back and onto my chest to get my hands under it to press it. ****ing dodgy, and its already caught my mate and brother on the chin :lol: Great for zercher and front squats though.
     
  8. elcasoshaun

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    Sounds a great addition to your gym:D. The forestry guys are always cutting down trees here cos the summer's so hot and dangerous, fire-wise, so there are millions of logs lying about. You've given me another idea to mix up my training a bit more.:good

    There's been floods the last few days but when things dry out a bit I'm off to fling some logs about (but they won't be weighing 60 kg, more like 30 for me):thumbsup
     
  9. sam1222

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    It is mate yeah, been after one for a while now. Great for front squats, power cleans and presses and supersetted with sandbag work it ****ing wrecks me :good That sounds fantastic though mate, you could go up and train with different weights etc. i do the same sometimes when i'm up on the moors with rocks. I tried it a while ago with a load of logs i found at the side of some woods but was ****ed off by a couple of forestry guys after 10 mins who clearly thought i was after nicking them. They also had a complete sense of humour failure too when i pointed out that as i was on foot with only a backpack and 40 odd miles from home, i was just goin to rob a couple of th big one's, ****heads :-( They still didnt believe me when i explained i just wanted to lift them neither. (mind you i must have looked like a nutter, sweat pouring off me and covered in mud while doing fingal fingers/tyre flip type thing with a log as most were too ****ing heavy to do anything else with :lol:)
     
  10. elcasoshaun

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    Just came back from the river where, lo and behold, there were loads of logs of all sizes. However, I ignored the big ones in favour of 2 small ones that I used as paralletes for doing frog stand and handstand work. As I've got a really gammy wrist that is seemingly on its way to recovery I think it's more prudent for me to do this work on the logs so as not to risk re-****ing the wrist up. It was a very lucky find as I'd never have thought of doing it myself (infact I was going to buy paralletes but there's ****-all need now):good.

    Will start on the more manly art of chucking the bigger stuff around next week, although I have a checkered history myself with the forestry guys. They caught me years ago doing chins in the trees and told me it was tantamount to hooliganism, that I was going to break the branches etc. and basically forbid me from using the trees for any exercises:nono. Naturally I ignored the stupid twats but it's quite embarassing for me to be "caught" doing chins, dips on the narrow bridges etc as it makes me feel like a ****ing naughty 5 year old lol. Just last week I had my gymnastic rings up in a tree in the middle of nowhere when the Guardia Civil turned up. I'm sure they would have given it the "You can't do that here..." **** so I hid behind a tree and prayed that my Bullterrier wouldn't show his ugly mug to them. Luckily they drove by without clocking either of us but it's a tricky game alright just enjoying nature without any jobsworth wanker spoiling it. Just found out as well that I need a *******ing permit to go kayaking-one permit for each kayak. FFS, you can't do anything without the filth or authorities poking their nose in:-(
     
  11. sam1222

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    Alright mate, sorry been busy. Yeah there's always some jobsworth arsehole with something to say to try spoil your fun. I was down at the football stadium a while back running my circuits on the steps (10 blocks of stairs, 2 sets of 10 on each block, and i do push ups, dips, burpess and squats mixed in here and there) and had some little hitler in a high viz vest ask me what i was doing (although it must have been pretty ****ing obvious) and when i said i was training he answered, well just don't break anything! :lol: ****head, I'd be in the ****ing record books if i could break concrete steps doing squat jumps and burpees!

    Still training hard, but have decided i want to fight (K1 low kick rules) so have altered my training slightly to accomodate the thai boxing as i'm pretty much in the gym every day (no work at the mo so this is ****ing bliss). I want to stay as lean as possible but retain my strength, so i can fight at light heavy :yep

    Back doing Wendler's 5/3/1 (Strength template) 3 Days per week for strength training, but cut back a little on the strongman stuff (except sandbags, stones and log)

    Still doing 4 miler and circuits in the morning, but every other day now as i'm alternating them with gym circuits (Circuits, KB and medicine ball work, rope climbing, pull/chin ups, pad/bag work, grading prep, technique etc) and i'm getting loads of extra help and advice from the other lads in the gym during the day. The stretching for my legs is ****ing horrible and my kicks are ****, But i'm getting better :D

    How's your training going?
     
  12. sam1222

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    Yesterday.

    30 Mile 'walk' on the hills with 45kg bergen.

    Today.

    4 mile run, 45 mins circuit training.

    Afternoon.

    15 mins skipping, 10 mins stretching (legs)

    BB rows - Light warm up, then 5 x 10 @ 70kg

    Front squats -from 25kg up to 85kg - 10 / 8 / 6 / 4.

    Deads - up to 190kg - 10 / 8 / 8 / 6 / 4. Then, 5 x 3 @ 200kg

    DB Rows - 5 x 10 @ 45kg

    Upright Rows - 5 x 10@ 45kg

    BB Shrugs - 5 x 10 @ 100kg / DB Explosive shrugs - 3 x 10 w/ 25kg DB's

    EZ Curls / Hammer Curls / EZ Reverse curls Superset - 5 x 10 @ (EZ Bar - 30kg / DB's - 20kg)

    15 Mins skipping, 20 mins stretching (legs and back mostly) 2 mile jog home.
     
  13. sam1222

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    Today.

    Morning -

    4 Mile run / Gym circuits, skipping, press ups, dips, pull ups, burpees, squat jumps, dips, kettlebell and medicine ball work, heavy bag drills (boxing) speed work/punch out drills, heavy bag drills (kicks) technique work (on heavy bag) kicks, punches, knees and elbows. skipping and stretching to finish, 2 mile jog home.

    Training at 7 til 9 tonight (thai boxing)
     
  14. elcasoshaun

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    Good to see you're still training hard.:good
    I've just finished an interesting few weeks of doing nowt in the way of training sessions, just fitting in various exercises as and when I felt like it. I wrote some stuff on my log about the kind of **** I was doing (lots of rope work, 1 arm press ups, pistols, weighted dips and chins, anything really that could be fitted into a spare moment I was sat round doing ****-all) and it went well (rope chins trebled in number and pistols were being banged out very easily, whereas I used to struggle with them etc.) , but now I feel like doing some simple, honest-to-goodness strength work.

    It's been years since I lifted so I'm going to take it easy but I'm going for: Monday- Squats 5 reps x3, Bench 5x3, DL 5 x 1 and Friday- Squats 5 x 3, OHP 5 x3 and some weighted chins 5 x 3 with a sprint session on Wednesdays (8 x 30 secs intervals with a minute rest is my plan). Just a couple of super basic, brutal sessions to develop a bit of strength really.

    How's young Max doing with his training these days?
     
  15. sam1222

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    Sounds good mate, its all about finding what works for you isn't it. How's the weight training going? The urge to fight is firmly in place at the moment and i'm loving every minute of conditioning my body to do just that. I'm in the gym almost every day, twice a day at the moment, strength work, conditioning, pad and bag work, sparring and concentrating on putting kicks, knees and elbows together with my punching. I'm hoping to fight around may/june time, ease myself back into it then take it from there. The strongman stuff will have to take a backseat for the time being and i'll get back to it when i feel i'm done fighting. Still life in the old dog yet :D

    As for max, yeah training is going very well mate, cheers. Although we did have an incident in the woods the other day on one of my sprint hills when a pitbull appeared from ****ing nowhere and attacked him while he was hooked up to the weights, but he still went for it. I had mixed feelings about this as he's never showed the slightest aggression towards other dogs before this but what can you expect when the other **** attacked him for no reason. I went mad at the little chavvy **** with the pit and had my son not been with us i think i would have likely beat the **** out of both dog and owner! As it was i settled for ****ing them both off with a kick up the arse and a stream of abuse. I was dying to get into the ****er though, right ****ing wanker, all swagger when he thought i wasn't gonna say or do anything with my boy there but the smarmy smirk soon dissapeared when he realised he might actually get hurt over it. His face dropped when my head went :lol: