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#273482 - 06/08/08 02:10 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Dereck]
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Current training schedule.

Workout 1.
Either 2 mile fartlek run, or 6x3 min skipping.
4x Plyo push up (varied hand positions within set)/ pull up/ Overhead Pulls circuits.

Workout 2.
6x3 min rounds heavy bag
Squats 4x5-7
Weighted Hyperextension 4x6-8
Standing Overhead Press 4x5-7

Workout 3.
20m High Keg Carry/ 20m overhead Dumbell Carry x8

Workout 4.
Wildcard- one of the above. Doesnt matter which one, as long as its not the wildcard from the week before, so you always have a choice of 2 in any given week.
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#273483 - 06/08/08 02:46 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Cord]
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Nice to see you are still active Cord.
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#273484 - 06/08/08 04:08 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Dereck]
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Nice to see you are still active Cord.




If I stopped, I would sieze up
I dont post a regular journal anymore because I stopped logging my workouts a long long time ago- I like to set a rough structure that I know will address any underlying goals I may have, and then I sort of riff off of it until the improvisation is so great that the structure is obsolete. At that point I evaluate, and set a new structure and start riffing again- it was only a few weeks back that i just did a whole workout of squats- 9 sets, just becuase it was feeling good. If you can keep an eye on the long game, and keep things balanced, then instinctive training is a great cure for the ennui that can set in. This Christmas I will have been training for 19 years, so enjoyment and maintenance are more important to me than a burning desire to improve.
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#273485 - 06/09/08 10:37 AM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Cord]
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Nice. I also don't log my journal though I do at home. Come December I will have been lifting 11 years faithfully; very proud of that. I will be 40 in September and how and what I lift has changed due to injuries and time however still plodding along and hopefully will as long as i can. Just glad that you pop in from time to time in this thread to give us updates.
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#273486 - 07/10/08 01:12 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Dereck]
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On summer break right now for 2 weeks and have taken the time off from lifting. I have to say that 2008 has not been a good lifting year so will need to get back on track come Monday.

For those that don't know, my Instructor took a position in California so our school closed down. As you know it was mainly TKD though heavily influenced with BJJ and a little MMA. I took an introductory class a week ago with his MMA Instructor and took my first class on Tuesday and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer schedule and then see what classes are available in the fall. Currently the schedule is 6:30 to 7:30 BJJ, 7:30 to 8:30 Muay Thai and 8:30 to 9:30 MMA. I did the first two classes but was too burned out to do the third. Will do the Muay Thai and BJJ as my main goals as I want to work towards a Blue Belt in BJJ; MMA I will look into later.

So still plodding along and hoping for better things.
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#273487 - 08/11/08 09:51 AM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Dereck]
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Current training routine.

Monday. Wednesday. Friday.
Bench press: x3 *
Seated Row machine x3 *
Squat x3 *
standing Dumbell Press x3 #
Plate Stack Rows x3 #
Rear Delt Raise on Back extension station x3 #

Key: * pyramid 15, 8, 5 reps. # constant weight 8 rep max

Tuesday. Thursday. Saturday.
Heavy Bag. 4x3 mins free technique.
Skipping 4x3 mins
Hanging leg raises x10 knee raises x10 Static knee raise hold 20-30 seconds. 4x Giant sets.
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#273488 - 08/11/08 01:49 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Cord]
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Good job Cord; keep up the training.

For myself; down and out. Re-injured my neck 3 weeks ago that now after x-rays shows damage to the C5 vertebra on top of the C6 and C7 from the earlier injury in 2005. Plus there are bone spurs and my sports specialist said my neck is degenerative ... so that cannot be good.

With meds I'm doing fine but not doing anything so very idle. Have to get my neck retracted and also do some physio.

Again this injury was a grappling injury that was just unfortunately and nobody's fault. Once I am able I will get back to weight lifting first and foremost and then back to BJJ and Muay Thai. My specialist would hope I would stop and find something less physical but being a former professional athlete understands why. We will be seeing each other again.

Was starting to put on some unwanted weight so have cut my eating back by half and am cutting back on excess breads and stuff plus cutting out sweats. Difficult but did it back in 2002 for a year and seen good results; so far so good after less then 1 week and my pants fit fine again.

I will continue on as I always do.
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#273489 - 08/11/08 11:03 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Cord]
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Cord, you are a monster with the workouts man. Are you doing any martial arts right now?
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#273490 - 08/11/08 11:22 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: BrianS]
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Dereck, I have always wondered about your neck and grappling- having had neck problems myself, I know that worries about it are a major influence on my decision not to investigate ground work training.
Hope it settles down, and you manage to find a balance that sees you training, and still having use of your limbs past the age of 45

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Cord, you are a monster with the workouts man. Are you doing any martial arts right now?




I always think my workouts are quite modest- I cant remember the last time I spent more than 45 mins in a gym at one time. I just try and hit things quick and hard, and then go play on my xbox and eat eggs

No MA whatsoever at the moment- my family are retiring from the pub at the end of september, so I will not have commitments helping there anymore, and I will be giving my skin a rest after this months tattoo session (2 hours a month for 12 months solid is enough for now), so I may get some savate sessions in this winter.
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#273491 - 09/08/08 01:47 PM Re: Creaky Old Mods Journal [Re: Cord]
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Well it has been 7 weeks and have not returned to Muay Thai/BJJ. I did start 2 weeks ago in lightly weight lifting and they upped it a bit last week. Working with a broken right index finger; long story ... but doesn't affect too much while lifting thankfully.

Because I was inactive for so long and I had been putting on unnecessary weight due to what I used to eat, for the last 3-4 weeks I've been eating half of what I used to and cut out sweets during the weekdays. It seems I'm always hungry which sucks and the water I drink is not filling that void. Now that I'm working out I'm still eating the same about but taking in protein supplements to aid the muscle building and as I lose what I don't want and start seeing positive gains, then I will slowly increase what I eat as well.

I'll be 40 in 8 days and though I have the mentality of an 18 year old my body doesn't. I keep good logs of all of my workouts and I've accomplished a lot. It sucks looking back to see what I "was" lifting to what I "am" lifting now; not impressed. I find this difficult to mentally get over though I understand it. I always felt I could continually increase but in fact it has been decreased.

2002 was my pinnacle year of lifting and I have many things to be proud of. In the last 6 years I've head some impressive gains still but overall not as strong as I once was. Body wise still look good though I'm more particular about things and want to look better; at least that is one thing I can control a little better however age does affect that as well. And though I have had a decline I did gain much knowledge in martial arts that I hopefully can return to by October.

I'm my own worst critic but I should be happy that come December I will have been lifting for 12 years straight; that is an accomplishment in itself.
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