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Andy Kirkpatrick


training diary

Daily updated training info + stuff #AKtraining

28 March 2017

Felt pretty beat up this morning, maybe due to going heavy on the squats yesterday. Keep thinking I’m going to go a bit faster on the rower, but so far just getting a sub 20min seems to be all I can do (probably need to do some sprints to get that time down on the 5km).

It’s funny, but today I thought about much conflicting information there is on training. I’ve always done squats so my ass goes right down to the ground (ass to grass), as I liked the full movement (I’m not bouncing it), and it feels like a good stretch, plus feels like lifting up a haul bag/person. Then a few days ago someone I really respect, who does squats ass to grass, said he’d been doing it wrong, and to lift heavy loads you need to train with your ass above your ankle bones. ‘Fuck’ I thought ‘I’ve been doing it wrong’, and so switched to his way of doing it, thinking I must have looked like a newbie! (although people had commented in gyms about my hip mobility). Then today, walking out of the gym, listening to someone talking about training on a podcast, someone I also respected, and who’s training more for real life (not gym life), said how he always goes all the way down. I guess this teaches me that you should train for what feels best for you, and this is not a game about getting a great PB in squats, but about practical fitness for life (climbing, mountaineering). If it feels good, and you can lift weight without injury, then it’s probably good for you.

The Day's Training

  • Row 5km 19:50
  • Bench 5x5 70kg
  • Bench wide 5x5 60kg
  • Snatch Puss press 5x5 60kg
  • Deadlift 10x10 100kg
  • Snatch from waist 5x5 40kg

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.

Notes

Good day, and added a few new exercises that I want to work up on. Did a 100 100kg deadlifts as 100kgs is an easy weight to lift but I want to really get my body moving right before going back into heavier weights, as I’ve noticed it’s not quite there.

Day's Training

  • Row 5km 19:50
  • Bench 5x5 70kg
  • Bench wide 5x5 60kg
  • Snatch Puss press 5x5 60kg
  • Deadlift 10x10 100kg
  • Snatch from waist 5x5 40kg

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.