2018 Training Log

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    1 May

    Rowing Machine – 500m in 1:40.3 (Drag Factor 140)

    Power Clean – 4 x 1 x 50kg, 6 x 1 x 55kg
    Clap Pushups – 2 x 10
    Alternate Split Jumps – 3 x 12
    Around The Square – 3 x 4 laps
    Lying Leg Raise – 3 x 15
    Hex DL onto toes – 3 x 5 x 100kg
    Calf Raises – 3 x 40

    Rowing Machine – 500m in 1:38.1 (Drag Factor 150)

    2 May

    4 rounds of circuit, 2 mins rest:
    20 squats
    20 squat jumps
    20 alternate lunges
    20 alt split jumps
    10 step ups

    3 May

    Rowing Machine – 3000m in 15:00

    I’m not training Fri-Sun and having done 10km on the rowing machine at the end of last week I needed a longer recovery from that. Today (3rd) I did a relaxed row to get the blood flowing in my thighs and then some static stretching.

    I tested my vert this week but didn’t write it down anywhere as it was exactly the same as last week. I will test it again after i’ve done the warm up for day 1 Vert Shock in case there’s any change from this week but I doubt it.

    Fri-Sun will be a light warm up and some static stretches, some foam rolling too.



    Vert Shock, separate log

    11 July

    It’s not coming home..

    Power Clean – 3 x 60kg, 3 x 70kg, 3 x 80kg
    Back Squat (1/2) – 4 x 60kg, 5 x 80kg, 5 x 90kg, 5 x 100kg, 3 x 110kg
    Pull Ups – 3 x 8

    Sooooooo good to get back to lifting weights. Power cleans were sluggish and back squat was fine up to 100kg then 110kg made my adductors start to cramp. Finished with pull ups since i’ve done next to no upper body work in the last 9 weeks.

    The plan is to recover from this session, then test my vert one last time for Vert Shock, before embarking on a 6-8 week lifting program to improve my power clean. The power clean has a strong correlation to CMJ ability, so I think i’ll try and gain 10% on that exercise and see how it tracks with a weekly vert test. My PB is 106kg but that’s the only time I got over 100kg and I was just super pumped in that workout. I think my fair PB is 90-92.5kg for now so 100-105kg would be a suitable target.

    Here’s squats from today


    12 July

    Rowing Machine – 4 x 2 mins (2 mins rest)

    I’d put the rowing machine in the conservatory over winter but left it there for summer. With the door closed it reaches temps above 55 degrees and that seems to have broken the computer system, so no display.

    13 July

    Bench Press – 4 x 8 x 65kg
    Barbell Row – 4 x 8 x 65kg
    Push Press – 4 x 8 x 35kg
    Chin Ups – 4 x 8

    I’m doing a 6 week program starting Monday and wanted to get an upper body session in before then (away this weekend). I forget what I could bench for 8 but probably about 85kg, so it was depressing to struggle with the last rep of 65kg on set 4. Only done a few sets of press ups every week in the last 9 weeks and clearly lost strength & power. I wasn’t pushing it but I still aimed to be about 80% effort or above.

    If you’re interested the workout i’ll be doing is another attempt at increasing my Vert and can be found here https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/get-strong-get-fast-get-vertical

    I’ll do minor modifications like jump squats will be with a hex bar as that’s a perfect piece of equipment for that. If I happen to jump higher than 63cm/24.8inch on Monday’s vert test i’ll attribute that to Vert Shock, which I finished 12 days ago.


    I finished an 8 week rowing workout and followed it with a Fasting Mimicking Diet.

    Now my training will be standard barbell and dumbbell work until the end of the year.

    5 Nov

    Bench Press – 4 x 8 x 50kg
    Pull Ups – 4 x 6
    Push Press – 4 x 6 x 40kg
    BB Row – 4 x 8 x 40kg
    EZ Curl – 3 x 8 x 16kg, 1 x 8 x 18.5kg

    This was really relaxed as I know I’m going to be very sore whatever I do, so nothing to be gained from making it a week of soreness.

    6 Nov

    Back Squat – 3 x 6 x 60kg
    RDL – 3 x 8 x 60kg
    DB Lunge – 3 x 8 x 20kg
    Lateral Lunge – 3 x 10 x 10kg (plate)
    Single Leg Calf Raise – 3 x 10

    Again, not using heavy weight, merely getting the movement pattern back and ensuring I’m not so sore I can’t train legs again later in the week. I meant to do a vert test but I forgot. It’s very likely that after just one session back I will jump higher by the end of the week. It will be interesting to compare with the end of the last vert program as I’ve done no jumping since then, only rowing.


    8 Nov

    Incline Bench Press – 3 x 6 x 60kg
    One Arm DB Row – 3 x 8 x 30kg
    Close Grip Bench Press – 3 x 8 x 60kg
    Inverted Rows – 15, 14, 12
    DB Hammer Curl – 10, 8, 7 x 15kg

    9 Nov

    Rowing Machine – 8 x 1 on/1 off avg 1:49.8/500m

    11 Nov

    Bench Press – 3 x 6 x 70kg
    Pull ups – 3 x 6 x 5kg
    Push Press – 3 x 6 x 45kg
    BB Row – 3 x 6 x 60kg
    EZ Curl – 3 x 8 x 21kg
    EZ French Press – 3 x 8 x 21kg
    Hanging Leg Raise – 3 x 10

    Will be another few weeks before I’m back to moderate strength, will try to increase the weight by 5-10% each week. I’m not near a sticking point yet, could have done 80kg bench and 30kg curls but there’s no rush.

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