Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp

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  1. Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    My last log went to hell; injuries, nagging issues, etc. I took a couple months off completely, started back up with 5/3/1. Lifted kind of off the cuff at an unsanctioned local comp for charity at the end of February.

    Of course, since I wasn't entirely ready, the wheels came off and it was a pretty poor showing. I have been reworking my squat form for MONTHS since a back surgery, and on my 2nd squat attempt @ 440 I didn't sit back, I made depth but launched my freakin hips up HARD and immediately was damn near incapacitated from back pain.

    Passed on 3rd, did a sorry 363 in bench and somehow managed to squirm my way to a 440 sumo pull for a 1243 total.

    I should've pulled out after my squat, because I was in bed for 3 days, and it was a full 7 before I could dress myself.

    I spent 6 solid weeks doing chiro, mobility, core, contrast baths, hot tub, etc. and I hit it fairly heavy last week.

    So, following that diatribe; my next comp is 7/20 in Dubuque, IA. I'm a raw guy that's lucky my knees are quite healthy, but I might add sleeves. We'll see.

    I bought Lilly's Cube Method, and I'm going to run that for 10 weeks, then maybe one last 3 week run before meet week, not sure.

    Diet; I'm ~280 on any given day, so I'm just going to eat. I'll track macros a bit, but I'm not going to be anal about it. If I get hit with the need for Cold Stone some sat, bet I'm eating it.

    Cube tomorrow-Deads, bitches!
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

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    Add-I'm 37 so I compete in 275 Sub-Masters. I'm not old like Napalm or Rodja.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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  3. Subbed. How old is Rodja?
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Subbed. How old is Rodja?
    Bout tree fiddy.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  5. Lol. He's 28, ladies and gents. Count me subbed. You're gonna like the Cube, I guarantee it.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Lol. He's 28, ladies and gents. Count me subbed. You're gonna like the Cube, I guarantee it.
    Really? I thought he was 40-ish.

    Well, then it's just Napalm as the old dude.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  7. Bunch of frigging grandpa's round heah
  8. Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    Errbody likes videos, so here are a few from my last run in 5/3/1. Because we all know, if it ain't on video, didn't happen.

    http://youtu.be/KdL2TIa0I7Y

    http://youtu.be/CcfDvGaW20g

    Deads from A while back. Last set of 335x5; I was going to do block periodization, and this was part of accumulation phase, but my back just couldn't hang in.

    http://youtu.be/UipgVusvKAM
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  9. That's some serious iron being thrown around, big man. Have you tried turning your sumo pull into more of a squat? I can't really help with it, I suck at them.

    You looked like you've got more in you on the pulls, too. Those presses were DUMB, though.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  10. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    That's some serious iron being thrown around, big man. Have you tried turning your sumo pull into more of a squat? I can't really help with it, I suck at them.

    You looked like you've got more in you on the pulls, too. Those presses were DUMB, though.
    You like how I stumble back with the 215 OHP? I was not exactly tight for that.

    I used to squat the weight up with sumo pulls, but I lacked violence off the floor. The lift was a grind from bottom to top, and it was just UGLY.

    Thanks for the ecouragement...hopefully I can improve that abysmal total.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  11. Lol, my 185 logs today caused some serious weeble wobble, so I know the feeling. My thoughts are: if you take a step and finish the lift, chalk that muthafuqa. Maybe not to be added to a strict press number, but I sure would've given myself three reps there.

    I tried to clean 225 in my socks today. My feet slid forward about a foot at the beginning of the second pull. Bar crashes from 5ft up onto the suspended wood floor with my mom in the building. Fml.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  12. Hell ya, more shaved heads.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Lol, my 185 logs today caused some serious weeble wobble, so I know the feeling. My thoughts are: if you take a step and finish the lift, chalk that muthafuqa. Maybe not to be added to a strict press number, but I sure would've given myself three reps there.

    I tried to clean 225 in my socks today. My feet slid forward about a foot at the beginning of the second pull. Bar crashes from 5ft up onto the suspended wood floor with my mom in the building. Fml.
    Dude, this had me in tears. That's freakin hilarious.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  14. Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    Heavy Day-deadlift.

    SUMO 2-3" DEFICIT PULLS
    365x2x5

    I honestly didn't know what weight to use here. I've never done deficit pulls, I had a hell of a time setting them up for sumo, etc. Weight felt good, maybe 25# light. Noted.

    CG BARBELL ROWS (one end of bb in corner, rowing free end)
    3px12
    4px10
    6px6-prob a bit too heavy

    DB WALKING LUNGES
    +50's x 10
    +60's x 10x2

    FRONT SQUAT TO 16" BOX
    315x6x3

    PLANKS
    BWx30"x4

    SIDE PLANKS
    30"x4

    I'll do prowler conditioning & prob 30' of steady state tonight. Doing LISS simply to help increase work capacity. I'll get DL video up this afternoon.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  15. I just use the same weight I'd pull from the floor with, few lbs less maybe. That's gotta be a bitch with sumo. I've got zero issue movin weight off the floor now though so they definetly helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I just use the same weight I'd pull from the floor with, few lbs less maybe. That's gotta be a bitch with sumo. I've got zero issue movin weight off the floor now though so they definetly helped.
    It is a PITA. I wanted a bit steeper deficit as my weak spot is off the floor; can't stack plates, can't use a box or step. I had to creatively stack some rubber flooring & bumper 25s. Worked though.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  17. Hell yeah! Deficit pulls FTW. Just as long as it doesn't affect the movement. When I pull from my shoetops, I get a ton of quad drive and the bar jumps, so I can only do it from like 1" max. I'm going to try Brandon Lilly's paused deadlifts to help with the speed off of the floor. Break the plates off of the floor and hold for 1, 3, 5, or 7s. Should be twisted.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  18. Here's my final set of the 365x2x5. Disregard the fatness.

    http://youtu.be/L7e-CKQihHM

    Also, gym is buying into the Crossfit type exercise craze, and this monstrosity was there this afternoon when I went to do cardio.

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    Ugh.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  19. That's one big pull-up bar
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  20. That is a healthy deficit right there.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  21. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    That is a healthy deficit right there.
    I'm not gonna get stuck to the floor come July, damn it!
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  22. Little fasted cardio this morning, and I'll hammer conditioning this evening. Nothing earth-shattering, for sure.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  23. Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    Did the early morning fasted thing. Raining like a mofo here so I just did some HIIT on the elliptical, then walked on the treadmill for 30', HR 130+.

    Got my acceptance letter from Arizona State yesterday; going to work on my Master's online there, and attend University of Nebraska Med Center locally. Pretty excited-haven't been in college for like 15 years.

    I'll train bench this afternoon. Prob cut back on the carbs a bit today; I know I said I wasn't going to track macros but I do/did. 400g carbs is just way too many for me. I'll prob dial those back to ~250 on training days, ~150 on non and I'll introduce a GDA as well. Pretty carb sensitive, and am prone to fat gain when I'm eating them in abundance. I'm already fat enough...I should prob be competing at 242, honestly.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  24. damn... I've been awake for 3 hours and killed close to 160g.. you're gonna be hungry big guy lol
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    damn... I've been awake for 3 hours and killed close to 160g.. you're gonna be hungry big guy lol
    Pistachios, eggs, steak & MCTs!
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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