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Post  Ade on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:45 am

I'm all aches and pains at the moment,and not really up for hard work on the weights.So i thought i'd try something...

I've had an interest in what John Mckean call "constant weight training" for a while,and this seems an ideal time to give it a go.

http://www.dragondoor.com/articles/on-constant-weight-training/default.aspx

so here's what i intend to do;

Monday to Friday

32kg kettlebell : one armed bent straight to one-armed clean and press ...6 times alternating sides
ab wheel roll out (on knees) chin to the floor...6 times

(6 reps of each is about 75% of a max set)

both done slowly,deliberately,and strict.

I'll do it for a fews months and see what happens.

The theory behind it is that at the moment it will take 75% of my "total effort" to do this...after,say,3 months of doing this there will be some slow strength adaptation and the same moves should only take,for example,40% of my "total effort".I may add reps at some point,or i may stay with these reps until it becomes "almost" effortless.We'll see.

any comments?

Ade


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Re: an experiment

Post  Jagunco on Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:34 pm

I've heard similar stuff mate. I once did 5 one arm push ups a day each day and 1 leg squats (well I tried my balance isn't great) similar stuff?
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Re: an experiment

Post  Ade on Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:08 pm

How long did you do that for Jag,and how'd you get on with it?

Much improvement?

Happy with the results?
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Re: an experiment

Post  Buster on Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:05 am

Ade did u mean a bent press straight into a clean and press?.

I heard Dan john mention constant weight training in one of his vids,he reckons its a good un.

Looking forward to hearing your results.

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Re: an experiment

Post  Ade on Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:35 am

No Buster i meant one armed bent row Smile ,'bell goes back to the floor then get's cleaned (and pressed)

n.b.I've dropped one armed bent row as of yesterday,it aggravates my elbows too much.....and switched from alternating singles on the C&P to alternating sets of 1,2,3,and 4.

...if that makes sense...
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Re: an experiment

Post  Jagunco on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:20 am

I did it for a fair while and the premise was good but like a lot of stuff that went on back in the day (as it was a fair while ago) it fell by the wayside. Also I found it fairly frustrating that I couldn't do the pistols.

I suppose you could say that I was able to do one arm push ups after it.

The theory was that you start with whatever you could do one arm wise, ie if you couldn't do them on the floor you'd do them on a bed or half way up the wall or something, then gradually work up to doing them properly, then when that started getting too easy start making them harder still by doing them on a box or one legged etc.

The same applied with the pistols, I never got past the part where I had to sit down onto a box.

It comes from a good source though. That Russian bloke Pavel. Also the doing 5 of everything methods has stayed with me. I used it for when I was working on pull ups also, trying for five a day or two everytime I walked past the pull up bar
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Re: an experiment

Post  Ade on Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:52 pm

Had an enforced break from this since early august,so i'm just picking it up again...and boy,am i weak! 5 singles is about it for now pale
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Re: an experiment

Post  Jamie Wadman on Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:40 am

is this greasing the groove?
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