Athlete Logs

Brutal Spine Attrition

Catchy title, huh?   Really, this is an amalgamation of the names of the horrific events I’ve either been talked into or, even more foolishly, entered into all by my stupid self! Sounds appropriately scary though, so I guess it illustrates something of the fear I have, in the lead up to these things.  …

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Nicole Balkau || Meet Prep Musings & Adaptability ||

I’m currently 8 weeks out from the USAPL NJ State Championships in Somerville, NJ. This will be my first meet with the USAPL. This has been an interesting prep so far… My training has varied slightly than my past two meets. Accessory work has been altered slightly to account for specific weaknesses and I’ve been pulling…

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Trevor Jaffe | Off-Season Training Week 2 | 3.20 – 3.25

Week two still has me slowly introducing heavier loads. Everything continues to be done beltless. One trend that continues and will stay in for the next few weeks is following up low rep main lift work with lighter hypertrophy work. I’m aiming to maintain neurological efficiency with my main lifts and my calories are in…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – Sorta Stalled

Fat loss is not linear. I mean, it is, kinda, in the beginning…but nothing lasts forever. So, I’m stalled. Well, sort of. In reality, I have still dropped .4 lbs over the last week, which is fairly significant, but due to the amount of fat I still have on me, I would have liked to…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – 5 Weeks In

If you missed the first edition of this series and would like to catch up, check out Jonny’s “Cut” – The Intro. You will often hear people claim that training for aesthetics isn’t a “sport”. I beg to differ. Just about every sport requires a level of dedication and consistency, but when it comes to…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – The Intro

So, I have decided to do a “cut” and shed some fat. One of the drivers behind this is that Vanessa is preparing for the Ms. Wings of Strength International/Chicago Pro Bodybuilding Shows at the end of June, and I wanted to “sympathy diet” with her. But let me be real: Another reason for this…

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Mike Fecik | Build Week Of Training | 2.6 – 2.12

An early season training block with a focus on running and hitting higher volume on the run without sacrificing swimming and making sure to hold bike fitness. This was the second week of a build before a cut back to an easy week of training to allow for rest and recovery. What is not accounted…

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BOB 3 & US Open Meet Prep Training

Five weeks out from Battle of the Bay 3, 11 weeks out from the US Open. Deadlifts (1/29/17) Worked up to 380 for doubles and even did the last set without a belt because I was feeling good. This is very peculiar to feel this good going into a peak, but instead of worrying about…

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