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Beat my training partner with her own throw tonight.  Judo is going to be exciting when we're fighting in the same group.  I need to do more work on getting into position for seoi nage.

 

(Shame we're not allowed dual classing.)

"Gentle means tired."

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Dual classing is like being a ranger druid or monk bard :)

I loved your video tank

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HAH!!! I was thinking about Judo (which is usually thought of as a monk thing) and the warrior thing ;) 

Level 10.4 Wood-Elf, Ranger - specializing in demon fighting

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* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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Oh my god, finally got to watch the video without it being on silent... Shall we call you SugarPlumTankweazel now?

 

Lets not sugar plum anything, chances are I'd eat it.

Youtube was picking up the background music in the gym and giving copyright warnings.  So to make things watchable they let you override the music, dance of the sugar plum faries is most appropriate for my lifting.

 

HAH!!! I was thinking about Judo (which is usually thought of as a monk thing) and the warrior thing ;)

 

Technically a monk before warrior.  I took up lifting to get back into shape for TKD then ended up lifting people and weights.

 

I love deadlifts, and I'm sure youll come to love them i hope!

 

I bet youll hit your goal no problem, its all about that technique and working up to, i hit a max last fall of 435 pounds (@220 pounds), but it was no easy task.

I've actually been working very closely with the national coach, physio and coach (peer kind of partnership coach) to figure out which cues work for me and what underlying biomechanical issues need resolved.  Best news I've had all year is that it's not piriformis syndrome like was initially thoughts.  Some SI joint dysfunction due to compensating for a very old injury for a very long time.

In other news, my body is tormenting me by letting be get 170kg up to my knees but not lock out.  And the sudden realisation that I have three training weeks before Denver, with one of those being a taper week.  I am so not ready for this, as usual, leaving it till the last minute to get equipment on.

"Gentle means tired."

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Lack of updates for a while because I've been working and training on the other side of Scotland.  The benefits being that I can stick to a diet plan because there is finite fridge resources while I'm there.

 

Squads last weekend went well.  Hitting a 170kg squat and 105kg bench (failed to lock out the 110kg, nae triceps.)

 

I had my last deadlift session yesterday and because I've been behaving and eating right I'm not getting sweet FA out of the deadlift suit.  I now have a glorified pink titan singlet for Denver.

I get new kit while I'm at the worlds though, so stuff planned out to fit me when I'm down in the 52s next year.

On the plus side, I hit a 132.5kg paused squat at 54.5kg body weight (unequipped for clarification.)  So I'm still progressing as I move down a weight class.

I am counting the day untill I get back to raw training.  5 weeks to go, yay!

"Gentle means tired."

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google tells me that I am super jealous of your squat/bench... 

 

SUPER

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* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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Results from the Scottish Weightlifting Champs.  I won, but didn't hit the QT as I needed to take it easy before heading out to Denver.

 

Currently in Denver for the IPF Open.

 

Lifting tomorrow, got my body weight back up to 55.2 this morning.  Yay pancakes.

 

(Can watch the IPF worlds here: http://goodlift.info/live.php)

"Gentle means tired."

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Nice lifting yesterday!

Loved the shock from the commentators that you were pulling conventional (after they'd said it would just be big men doing so). :tongue:

Hope you're enjoying stuffing yourself silly and planning to be back next year in the 52s and beasting the Ruskies!

 

Last year it was the comment on thumbless grip.  I haven't heard any of the comentary yet, I should probably check it out when I get a chance.

"Gentle means tired."

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Yeah, it is unusual. How did you come to start the thumbless grip for deadlifts and what difference does it make?

 

I got told to try it and I just found pulls easier.  Inittially it was just letting the bar sit in my fingers, then I got lazy and din't bother putting my thumb around.

Turns out it also mimics how I would grip up for judo.  Fingers on the grip and thumb free for direction control.

"Gentle means tired."

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Wee old guy asked me in the gym today where "Mighty Mouse" was, it took me a minute to realise he meant you. :-p

 

Back at my own office.  Thank god.

You should have been all like "Right here!"

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"Gentle means tired."

Battle Log / Youtube Channel / (lol am an..) Athlete Page

Level 4 Halfling Monk: STR - 181 | DEX - 12.5 | STA - 4.5 | CON - 6 | WIS - 4 | CHA - 7
 

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SS keeps telling me to come by here and enjoy the show. Finally got around to it. Caught your DLs live, nice work. That's some crazy grip strength pulling monkey grip (thumbless).

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