Thursday, January 10, 2008

Back Online And the New Year's Good

Been offline since Christmas Day because I just opened a new business and it has consumed almost every waking hour that I wasn't training clients, eating, training myself, or sleeping.

Training has been going very well. In fact, it hasn't gone this well in years. The downside is that my metabolism has cranked up again from all the stress (good stress--been lots of fun) of the business and training that I'm having a hard time keeping weight on. Strength is still going up.

I just finished the first week of my new cycle. Started one two weeks ago, but it was interrupted by opening the business. So I started another one. I've decided that 5s and front squats don't mix well for me. This one is a H-M-L rotation of 3s, 4s, and 5s with the corresponding previous intensity.

Here's how today's session played out:

A. Front Squat: 8x3; (120kg/3, 125/3, 130/3, 135/3) x2; 2 mins rest

B. Snatch Grip DL: 6x4, 1 DL followed by 3 paused 1 inch off floor at mid-shin: 120kg/4 x5; 2 mins rest. Just felt like doing something different to increase the tension on the P-Chain. Weight was too light but hadn't done anything like this in years--needed to take it easy

C. Military Press: 5x5; 70kg/5 x5; 2 mins rest

Overall, a very easy week. I played it conservatively and next week I'll push the intensity much higher on all lifts. This particular cycle will probably last 4 weeks: 2 Accumulation and 2 Intensification. We'll see how it goes. This week made me very hungry for next week. That's always a good sign.


Blogger Tim Anderson said...

Geoff, Glad the business is going well. When things settle, lets get together.

6:41 AM  
Blogger kamal said...

Hi Geoff, good to have you back. Had almost given up on you. Its great to know that the new year is treating you well. So when would you have the time to write/post the second part of the Reconsidering..., the first part was amazing.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Brett Jones said...

Congrats and continued success!
Glad to hear the training is going well.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...

Rock on Geoff! Things are going great in the Neupert household and business in 2008!!!!!

And I should have said things are going great with Geoff's nervous system and joints as well!!!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...

Thanks, fellas.

Kamal, that post should be up in the next 2 weeks.

11:11 AM  

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