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sirloin wrote:

When focusing on overhead pressing, did you ever drop other presses, i.e., benches, dips etc? At the minute the only other press am doing is weighted feet eleveted pushups, but thinking of dropping it for a while to focus purely on the overhead pressing.
Cheers
Rob

No the OHP ( like all the comp lifts ) was a demonstration of the work put in over that period.
We would train the power clean , bench press , chins , front squats which were all conducive to the log press or OHP. Good thoracic mobility and strength were also imperative , pullovers provided these attributes.

T.



Thats great advice, thank you, makes perfect sense. Never even thought about the pullovers like that, did them cross bench today, harder than i recall lol, but actually felt looser after:)
Was actually reading last night about how Doug Hephern's trained for the overhead press, very same as you said, he mentioned that his overhead press got better as his bench and squats etc.

Have a good weekend
Rob
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Turpin

Just finished a mini strength cycle ( 5 weeks ) concluding with a new 5 rep max on each main lift ( Trap bar , OHP , Front squat and Bench ).
I restricted my accessory work to only 2-3 exercises for 3-4 sets each and my strength and recovery benefitted in the short term.
I now plan to have a week off completely and plan a way forward over the winter months. Whether this will be more targeted muscle training with an eye on physique and body composition rather than strength is something I am contemplating.

T.
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Crotalus

Turpin wrote:
Just finished a mini strength cycle ( 5 weeks ) concluding with a new 5 rep max on each main lift ( Trap bar , OHP , Front squat and Bench ).
I restricted my accessory work to only 2-3 exercises for 3-4 sets each and my strength and recovery benefitted in the short term.
I now plan to have a week off completely and plan a way forward over the winter months. Whether this will be more targeted muscle training with an eye on physique and body composition rather than strength is something I am contemplating.

T.


You're gonna get hurt training like this ... maybe you should give Maximus Pyramid a try .

Your five week cycles could be cut to five minute cycles while avoiding all horrific dangers of working out. And you won't have to train again until Thanksgiving.


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Frank Scott

Look at the striations on that triceps.
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Turpin

Crotalus wrote:
Turpin wrote:
Just finished a mini strength cycle ( 5 weeks ) concluding with a new 5 rep max on each main lift ( Trap bar , OHP , Front squat and Bench ).
I restricted my accessory work to only 2-3 exercises for 3-4 sets each and my strength and recovery benefitted in the short term.
I now plan to have a week off completely and plan a way forward over the winter months. Whether this will be more targeted muscle training with an eye on physique and body composition rather than strength is something I am contemplating.

T.

You're gonna get hurt training like this ... maybe you should give Maximus Pyramid a try .

Your five week cycles could be cut to five minute cycles while avoiding all horrific dangers of working out. And you won't have to train again until Thanksgiving.




LOL ... I know , I know ! I'm doing it all wrong BUT I got bored sitting around waiting for gains to happen and when after 3 weeks since my last workout nothing was forthcoming I lost patience. YES I know I should have waited and ultimately cut the recovery short but I'm too impetuous.

T.
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sirloin

Outstanding!
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Turpin

Thank you guys , much appreciated.

I am looking forward to commencing my new training regime and hopefully improving upon my body composition over that which I achieved previously.
I firstly intend dropping deadlifts in order to improve my shoulder / waist difference ( I tend to get quite blocky in the midsection when I concentrate my efforts on heavy deads ) and replace them with an additional direct leg work day.
I will see how things pan out over the first few weeks before I start to make further tweaks to my training.

T.
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Turpin

Been using a little more targeted muscle training these past few weeks , especially on lower body work. I've tried a different workout each time out until I find what suits to move forward with. Barbell sissy squat ( always a favourite of mine ) , Roman chair squat , Bulgarian split squats and last night Belt squats ( video ) have all featured. I do favour the latter due to it being a good transition between a `power` move and more targeted training , but I`ll gauge the effects in the coming days before I pencil it in as the way forward.

Last nights workout was :

Leg ext: 3 sets x 20 reps
Belt squat : 5 working sets x 20 reps
GHR`s : 3 sets x 12 reps
Calves : 3 sets x 25 reps
Abs : 3 sets x 12 reps.

Belt squat : https://www.youtube.com/...eature=youtu.be

T.
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Crotalus

Turpin wrote:
Leg ext: 3 sets x 20 reps
Belt squat : 5 working sets x 20 reps
GHR`s : 3 sets x 12 reps
Calves : 3 sets x 25 reps
Abs : 3 sets x 12 reps.


With this amount of volume of higher reps, how long do you need before your next work out and how long before you'd do this one again ?

Can't imagine doing five sets of 20 squats ( or LP ) following 3 X 20 leg extensions !! Maybe that's a new challenge I should shoot for this winter while off my usual routine. I never use more than three sets of anything, that's been the ceiling for me ... maybe that should be what I should work on over the winter.

Do you complete 20 reps even in the last two sets or is that something you try for ? Reason I ask is for me to get 20 reps in five sets , the weight would be embarrassing, LOL. How much rest are you taking between sets ?

Thanks ...
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Turpin

Crotalus wrote:
Turpin wrote:
Leg ext: 3 sets x 20 reps
Belt squat : 5 working sets x 20 reps
GHR`s : 3 sets x 12 reps
Calves : 3 sets x 25 reps
Abs : 3 sets x 12 reps.


With this amount of volume of higher reps, how long do you need before your next work out and how long before you'd do this one again ?

Can't imagine doing five sets of 20 squats ( or LP ) following 3 X 20 leg extensions !! Maybe that's a new challenge I should shoot for this winter while off my usual routine. I never use more than three sets of anything, that's been the ceiling for me ... maybe that should be what I should work on over the winter.

Do you complete 20 reps even in the last two sets or is that something you try for ? Reason I ask is for me to get 20 reps in five sets , the weight would be embarrassing, LOL. How much rest are you taking between sets ?

Thanks ...


Each workout is x 1 weekly . Yes , I complete all 20 reps on each set NTF but pretty fatigued and blowing hard. I rest long enough to get my breath back , on average 2 mins between sets of belt squat and 1 min on other exercises.

T.
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