Vert Code Elite (Feb 2020)

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  • #10348
    Fraser_9to5
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    WEEK 10

    9 Apr

    OH Squat – 2 sets
    Lateral Exercises – 3 sets each
    Jump Squat variation – 4 sets
    Squat/Jump superset – 4 sets
    Reverse Plank – 3 sets
    Balance Exercise – 2 sets

    10 Apr

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    12 Apr

    3 Jump Variations – 3 sets each
    Jump Practice – 10 mins
    RLESS Variation – 3 sets

    13 Apr

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    14 Apr

    OH Squat – 2 sets
    Lateral Exercises – 3 sets each
    Jump Squat variation – 4 sets
    Squat/Jump superset – 4 sets
    Reverse Plank – 3 sets
    Balance Exercise – 2 sets

    Superb week of training, loving this so much. I hit a 2cm personal best on the Sunday session and feel like I’m getting slightly more explosive each week rather than more run down. Here’s my new best vert, 70cm / 27.5″

    #10350
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    WEEK 11

    16 Apr

    OH Squat – 2 sets
    Lateral Exercises – 3 sets each
    Jump Squat variation – 4 sets
    Squat/Jump superset – 4 sets
    Reverse Plank – 3 sets
    Balance Exercise – 2 sets

    17 Apr

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    19 Apr

    3 Jump Variations – 3 sets each
    Jump Practice – 15 mins
    RLESS Variation – 3 sets

    I felt quite flat in this session but was still getting close to my PB. I trained before 11am and I think I’m most powerful early afternoon, but also there’s a touch of fatigue coming through from the weekly training load. I’m less optimistic about jumping well next Sunday but also more confident that after a deload I’ll be adding at least an inch to my PB.

    20 Apr

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    21 Apr

    OH Squat – 2 sets
    Lateral Exercises – 3 sets each
    Jump Squat variation – 4 sets
    Squat/Jump superset – 4 sets
    Reverse Plank – 3 sets
    Balance Exercise – 2 sets

    In my Squat/Jump superset I’ve now set up a hoop in my garden and I was a few inches down on the 21st compared to the 16th. My legs are starting to feel a little heavy again and these are also earlier in the day so I’m not concerned.

    Here’s a jump from the 16th, I edited it to show how high I jump relative to myself. This wasn’t my best of the day and the hoop is around 298cm (touching it would mean a 72cm vert).

    #10351
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    WEEK 12

    23 Apr

    OH Squat – 2 sets
    Lateral Exercises – 3 sets each
    Jump Squat variation – 4 sets
    Squat/Jump superset – 4 sets
    Reverse Plank – 3 sets
    Balance Exercise – 2 sets

    24 Apr

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    26 Apr

    3 Jump Variations – 3 sets each
    Jump Practice – 10 mins
    RLESS Variation – 3 sets

    I did one max effort during warm up and noticed I had really good air time, which made me immediately optimistic about the jump practice. I tried a 2 step approach and broke my PB by 1cm, then the very next jump from a longer approach added another 2cm, taking me to a 73cm PB. A few jumps later I touched my marker at 74cm, which is where my PB now stands. That’s just over 29″ and means I’ve added 6cm/2.3″ to my PB on this program and improved by 9cm/3.5″ since week 0.

    I thought I could trouble 30″ after my deload, so to do this a week early while still in hard training is encouraging. I did feel superb so I won’t be disheartened if I don’t jump higher next week.

    27 Apr

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    28 Apr

    OH Squat – 2 sets
    Lateral Exercises – 2 sets each
    Jump Squat variation – 4 sets
    Squat/Jump superset – 4 sets
    Reverse Plank – 3 sets
    Balance Exercise – 2 sets

    Terrible weather, wet surface meant my lateral exercises had to be heavily modified and were less effective. My jumps in the superset had to go from a longer approach to just a 2 step, but I still feel like I had a good session.

    Here’s my 73cm PB. I didn’t celebrate because of the PB, it was about what it meant for the next 5 weeks knowing that I still had clear areas to improve.

    #10352
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    PHASE 4

    WEEK 13

    29 Apr – 1 May

    Deload days, I had an epsom salt bath and did an extra mobility routine. I’m rehabbing my ankle so there was no light cardio, though I could have done some rowing if I really wanted to.

    2 May

    Foam Roll & Dynamic WU
    1st Step Exercise – 3 sets
    Weighted DB Skip – 3 sets
    Hurdle Jumps – 4 sets
    Step Up Variation – 3 sets
    Jump Practice – 10 mins

    I was hesitant about this session because the moves looked like they required a lot of coordination but I found them manageable and enjoyable.

    3 May

    Core/balance/feet supersets
    Additional ankle exercise – 2 sets

    There’s less emphasis on the foot and ankles now so I’m adding in my own exercises. This is something he suggests you do later in the program as he gives you the freedom to choose what you want rather than programming everything you do.

    4 May

    Foam Roll & Dynamic WU
    Agility drill – 4 sets
    Bounding – 2 sets
    Hurdle Jumps – 4 sets
    Weighted Pistol Variation – 3 sets
    RDL – 6 x 60kg, 2 x 6 x 70kg

    Another enjoyable session, bounding is very high impact and my technique needs some work. I was impressed with my change of direction in the agility drill, it’s very clear I’ve improved and it’s a shame I didn’t do some sort of test in week 0 to show how much better I am now.

    Here’s the RDL, I appreciate how much you can improve without weights but I still love lifting and was pleased to see this feature

    #10356
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    WEEK 14

    6 May

    Foam Roll & Dynamic WU
    Lateral Band Exercise – 3 sets
    SL Jump – 3 sets
    Bounding Series – 2 sets
    Hurdle Jumps – 6 sets
    Weighted Pistol Variation – 3 sets
    RDL – 3 x 6 x 70kg

    First time doing this session and I really liked it.

    7 May

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    9 May

    Foam Roll & Dynamic WU
    1st Step Exercise – 3 sets
    Weighted DB Skip – 3 sets
    Hurdle Jumps – 4 sets
    Step Up Variation – 3 sets
    Jump Practice – 10 mins

    10 May

    Core/balance/feet supersets

    11 May

    Foam Roll & Dynamic WU
    Agility drill – 4 sets
    Bounding – 2 sets
    Hurdle Jumps – 4 sets
    Weighted Pistol Variation – 3 sets
    RDL – 3 x 6 x 72.5kg

    My back was troubling me the day before this and it was made worse by trying to be too explosive coming up from RDL, so it was fast on the way up but not max intent.

    The week as a whole was tougher on my body than I expected. It’s the “Spring” phase so I thought it would feel like a 4 week taper where I would go through each session feeling light on my feet and more explosive. I’m quite achey day to day which could be down to the hard surface I jump on because it’s joints more than muscles. I’m stepping up my rehab and taking cold showers a few hours after the hard sessions.

    Here’s the “hurdle” jumps from 6th May, I have to use a cone because I don’t have real hurdles.

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