Starting Strength Session 8: Squats, Presses, Cleans


 

  • Walked up the stairs (in lieu of the elevator):
    • 10 floors (+20 pts)
    • Teaching in upstairs classroom this week.
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 75 lb x 5 reps (+38 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+40 pts)
    • 155 lb x 2 reps (+44 pts)
    • 190 lb x 5 reps (+83 pts)
    • 190 lb x 5 reps (+83 pts)
    • 190 lb x 5 reps (+83 pts)
  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press:
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
    • 55 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 70 lb x 3 reps (+47 pts)
    • 85 lb x 2 reps (+44 pts)
    • 105 lb x 5 reps (+74 pts)
    • 105 lb x 5 reps (+74 pts)
    • 105 lb x 5 reps (+74 pts)
  • Hang Clean:
    • 75 lb x 3 reps (+26 pts)
    • 75 lb x 3 reps (+26 pts)
    • 75 lb x 3 reps (+26 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+34 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+34 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+34 pts)
    • 125 lb x 3 reps (+37 pts)
  • Front Barbell Squat:
    • 75 lb x 3 reps (+35 pts)
    • 75 lb x 3 reps (+35 pts)
    • 75 lb x 3 reps (+35 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+46 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+46 pts)
    • 115 lb x 3 reps (+46 pts)
    • 125 lb x 3 reps (+49 pts)
  • Standing Kettlebell Military Press:
    • 25 lb x 3 reps (+26 pts)
    • 25 lb x 3 reps (+26 pts)
  • Shoulder Dislocation:
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)

Starting Strength session 6: Squats, Press, Cleans


  • Rowing (machine):
  • 0:12:05 || 2015 m (+146 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 50 lb x 5 reps (+32 pts)
    • 50 lb x 5 reps (+32 pts)
    • 70 lb x 5 reps (+37 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+37 pts)
    • 140 lb x 2 reps (+40 pts)
    • 180 lb x 5 reps (+78 pts)
    • 180 lb x 5 reps (+78 pts)
    • 180 lb x 5 reps (+78 pts)
    • Tried squatting in loose jeans, but gave up on that idea after the first working set. Completed workout in boxers.
  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press:
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
    • 55 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
    • 70 lb x 3 reps (+47 pts)
    • 85 lb x 2 reps (+44 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+71 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+71 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+71 pts)
  • Hang Clean:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+30 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+30 pts)
    • 75 lb x 5 reps (+33 pts)
    • 85 lb x 3 reps (+28 pts)
    • 95 lb x 2 reps (+25 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+32 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+32 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+32 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+32 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+32 pts)
  • Front Barbell Squat:
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+41 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+41 pts)
    • 75 lb x 5 reps (+44 pts)
    • 85 lb x 3 reps (+37 pts)
    • 95 lb x 2 reps (+34 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+43 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+43 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+43 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+43 pts)
    • 105 lb x 3 reps (+43 pts)

Starting Strength Session 4: Squats, Presses, Cleans


 

  • Turkish Get-Up (kettlebell):
    • 10 lb x 6 reps (+24 pts)
    • 10 lb x 6 reps (+24 pts)
    • 10 lb x 6 reps (+24 pts)
    • Alternating sides each 3 reps; primarily for shoulder and t-spine mobility; Performed before Squats, before Presses, and before Cleans
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+31 pts)
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+31 pts)
    • 65 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+35 pts)
    • 130 lb x 2 reps (+37 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+70 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+70 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+70 pts)
    • ’tis hard to get into squatting after a 1.5 hr commute
  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press:
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
    • 50 lb x 5 reps (+51 pts)
    • 65 lb x 3 reps (+45 pts)
    • 80 lb x 2 reps (+42 pts)
    • 95 lb x 5 reps (+69 pts)
    • 95 lb x 5 reps (+69 pts)
    • 95 lb x 5 reps (+69 pts)
  • Hang Clean:
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+27 pts)
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+27 pts)
    • 65 lb x 3 reps (+24 pts)
    • 80 lb x 2 reps (+23 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+30 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+30 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+30 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+30 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+30 pts)
    • Coupled with Front Squat
  • Front Barbell Squat:
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 45 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 50 lb x 5 reps (+37 pts)
    • 65 lb x 3 reps (+33 pts)
    • 80 lb x 2 reps (+30 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+40 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+40 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+40 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+40 pts)
    • 95 lb x 3 reps (+40 pts)
    • Coupled with Hang Clean

Barbell Hang Power Cleans Tues Evening


GHD situps

GHD back extensions

Air Squats

95# Hang Power Clean x 5

105# Hang Power Clean x 5

115# Hang Power Clean x 5

125# Hang Power Clean x 1

145# Hang Power Clean x 1

155# Hang Power Clean x 1 FAIL

Lite Barbell Work


A light workout again wearing the Vibrams Five Fingers.  Trying not to overstress my feet with the new shoes.

GHD situps
GHD back extensions

Kettlebell Windmills

Hang Power Cleans

Deadlifts

Hang Power Cleans


I’m making a conscious effort to move back into consistent exercise.  Perhaps the impetus has been the acquisition of some Vibram Five Fingers TrekSport shoes.

Getting a feel for the balance of the Five Fingers during barbell movements:

Hang Power Cleans x 10 x 2

Met-Con Day: Rowing, Power Cleans, Thrusters


Warmup:

500m Row

Hang Power Cleans, 5 reps (weight check)

Thrusters*, 5 reps (weight check)

Workout:

Three rounds for time:
Row 250 meters
75# Hang Power clean, 9 reps
55# Thruster*, 6 reps

Time: 8:34

*Thruster is a combination Front Squat with a Push Press

Kept the weight light to keep the workout as anaerobic as possible.  Maybe next time I’ll try the Thrusters with the same weight as the Power Cleans, although I have a few barbells, so it’s not that big a deal.

Olympic Weightlifting Skills


Workout:

Front Squats 4 x 5 (mostly as a warmup) (gradually increasing weight to 145lbs… focus on upright back/chest position)

Power Cleans from above the knee 3 x 6 (gradually increasing weight to 100lbs)

Power Cleans from Below the knee 2 x 5 (same weight throughout using max from previous exercise)

Back Squats 4 x 5, weight incrementally up to 100kg (220lbs)

Coach is fussy about technique, so I have to constantly remind myself that performing the lifts in rapid succession for “intensity” isn’t the goal, but rather drilling in correct motor patterns.

Olympic Weightlifting Skills


Warmup:

10 minute Row: 1820 meters (I covered the monitor and just rowed until the timer went off so that I wouldn’t get competitive… lol)

Workout:

Behind the Neck Press, Snatch Grip 5 x 3

Overhead Squat 7 x 5

Front Squat 7 x 5 (Coach is drilling me hard on upright back positioning in the Front Squat and Overhead Squat)

Hang Power Snatch 4 x 5

Hang Power Clean 4 x 1 (Back had taken too much pounding and I was out of gas after the Front Squats, so I called it a night).

Penny went on to finish 3 more sets of the Power Cleans and then a couple of sets of Romanian Deadlifts.

Just didn’t have what it took to finish the workout, but what I was able to do, I stayed focused on and it felt good.

Power Cleans


Warmup:

5 Minute Row: 1004 meters

Workout:

Hang Power Cleans
45lbs x 10
65 x 10
75 x 10
95 x 3
115 x 1
125 x 1
135 x 1
165 x 1 F
165 x 1 (Tied PR)
185 x 1 F

Hang Jump Shrugs (for explosion)
185 x 5

Full Squat Cleans
135 x 5

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