Me, Matt, David Green, and Tyrone
Today was really for Matt. It’s his last formal training session before the TSC next Saturday. I was thinking DL with bands made perfect sense for him, and we haven’t done them in forever, so it worked out nicely.
Ty is an Olympic sprinter, so especially on speed DL, he keeps up with me fine. He is the real deal in terms of frame and fast twitch. He is the perfect deadlifter, long arms and legs, slim torso, sick grip, and God’s grace of fast twitch. Tom got him like 2 years ago I think, and this is a gentelman we are expecting to see in 2012.
David was going to do a different workout anyway, and he said his back was bothering him, so he cut out TBDL and went with lots of Dowel DL into high suitcase DL, SLDL, and a circuit of 1-leg bridge, Quad Leg Raises, and Tall Kneeling Hammer Curls.
DL (JS platform, Okie bar, barefoot, plates propped to even with the platform, 1 micro double looped)
Matt got his work up to 175 for triples (max 335, so very nice place to settle in)
Ty and I got up to 275 3×3, 315 1×3, 365 3×3
–The brand new micromini gave a good pull through the top. Didn’t measure with the hook. First time in a while everything really stayed speed work. No typical speed work progressing into stupid heavy.
–Triples with the Okie Bar got a callous off.
SLDL, Landmine, Rollouts
GHR, Landmine, Rollouts, Sprints
I went in with Steve do some Z stuff.
I’ll certainly admit that I have very little understanding of the pass/fail values of the tests and assessments, but I’m sure Steve’s confident he’s getting information that he needs.
The tests were mainly eye and cervical positional grading vestibular preferences. There’s definitely something there. If I have my eyes or neck in a certain position, I clearly demonstrate better resisted motion.
The stuff he is doing is incredibly discriminatory to the nervous system, and in this particular approach today exclusive to the vestibular system.
I will put the drills into my warmup. They make no sense to describe them, but basically my vestibular system likes my eyes closes and looking right with by body in relative right rotation.
I was discharged after that, so I was done. I contemplated the Battling Ropes, but the 2 weeks of Phase 4 told me not to worry about it.
I noticed the inclusion of tall kneeling hammer curls in the work that you mentioned for David. Were these performed kneeling specifically because of the back bothering him, in order to provide extra protection against hyperextending the lumbar spine and also to get a training effect while reducing the overall load used/that would need to be stabilized. Or I am completely missing the mark here. Just curious.
Thanks for any feedback.