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mjnewland
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Thanks for the advice. And that describes Jeff to a T

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Colin Wilson
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Good Work as always Harry, Any Comps coming up?

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hel320
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21 April, Colin. Tennessee Senior Olys district comp, Track and Field. Doing the swimming comp the next week. Alabama Senior Olys are 6 May, just doing the T&F cause they're holding the swimming on the same day in a different city. From May on I get real busy.

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Colin Wilson
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Nice! I have a Push Pull in May but not really expecting a whole lot out of it. Trying to see where I am at with the new body weight and get a gauge on where I need to focus my training.

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JoeGood
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Training looks grea Harry. Is it rough having those two comps so close together?

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ecogenx
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Were you a competitive swimmer back in the day?

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thebruce13
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Just checked your last posted WO. Very impressive,you are moving some very nice weight and with speed yet.

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hel320
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Good luck. Colin. Interesting to see how much it'll affect your strength.

Shouldn't be much of a problem, Joe. Comps are pretty easy compared to practiced. It's the traveling to and from. Just signed up for the Smoky Mountain Highland Games. That'll be an over nighter but I'll have to drive back on a Sunday night after competing and go to work Monday. All in the name of fun!

No Steve. My dad was big on swimming and exercising so we swam alot, in pools and out, and once I made PJ in the military I swam constantly. My 1st competitive swim meet was last year.
(See if this picture of papa from my pix comes out).

Thanks for stopping by thebruce. Biggest lose that comes with age is the explosivness needed to throw far. Trying to get some back.

Got tied up helping the college throwers last night so did a little throwing but mainly coaching.




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ecogenx
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Your dad was quite the specimen. Now we know where you got the good looks.

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hel320
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Aw shucks, you made me blush, Steve.

Long day at work yesterday,got to the river real late.
2000m, started slow, loosened up around 300m and set a good pace after that. Rest off swimming before comp will be at the pool so I can work on turns.

This morning

Bench
135, 225wu
315 x 8
335x 6

Incline Bench, db
55,65,75,80 x 10

db fly
25,30,35 x 10

Seated Press db
45,55,65 x 10

rear delt raise raises
25, 30, 35 x 8

facepulls (rope)
80,100,120 x 10

hammer curls
45 x 10 x 3

Tri ext
110,120,130 x 10

Bent rows
225 x 8 x 3

My version of an upper body w/o. Want to getin 2 more throws days and 2 more lift days before the meet Saturday.




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JoeGood
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Your version of an Upper day looks pretty freaking hard.

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hel320
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I hate the week before a meet, Joe. Want to rest up and not do to much but that's boring as hell.
Yesterday evening was suppose to be throws. Turned into a 12 hour work day and the sun was going down when I got off work. Pool was closed so I did light legs/back.

Sldl
135,225wu
315x8x3

Squats
135,225wu
315x8x3

Bent row
225x10x3

facepulls
110,120,130x10

shrugs
225x max x 3

hypers with 35#
3 x max

Off today so it poured rain. Hit the cement pond

100 x 2 breaststroke
500 x 3 freestyle
work turns and tempo

Hoprfully, throws tomorrow. In the mud, oh yeah!

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ecogenx
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Impressive amount of training you do. Walk several miles a day, swim, throw and lift. Your joints ever give you any trouble? You never complain about any aches and pains.

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hel320
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No real joint pain, Steve. I get some DOMS but that's not really pain, that's the reward. I get more stiffness than anything else but can work that out once I get moving.

Good throwing at the college after work yesterday.

Shot
16# Power pos x 5
14# 1/2 turns x 5
6k full turn x 10

Disc
2k PP x 6
1.75 K South Africans x 9
1.5k x 15 full

Javelin 800g (very gentle throws)

standing x 5
3 step x 5
5 step x 5

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hel320
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Meet tomorrow, Tn Senior O's. Pre meet rituals tonight.

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cavalier
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Good luck with the meet.

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hel320
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Thanks for the well wishes, Cav.
Really well ran meet, had a great time, saw lots of old friends, made some new ones. One of the "old" friends moved into my age group and kicked my ass in the Discus and the javelin. Javelin lose was to be expected, so was the discus, but I can a last hope for revenge there.

Results:

Shot = 1st
Discus = 2nd
Javelin = 3rd (big surprise!) !st and 2nd place winners threw great. Not so much the rest of the field which let me sneak into the bronze.

Only a couple of pics from a friends wife.

Next week, Tn Senior O's swimming. Following week, Alabama Senior O's.



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hel320
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Either praying for help or checkin the weather.

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hel320
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My best side. Wind up. Farmer's tan starting to show.

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punnyguy
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Great work Harry. I bow to your awesomeness.

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cavalier
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Congrats on the medals, Harry.

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mjnewland
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Great work elder cousin!

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hel320
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Thanks guys but since all glory is fleeting got to change gears for the next one.

50m x 4 breaststroke
50m x 6 freestyle
500m x 2 freestyle

Working on the turns with a certain distracting young female coach from UAH
Concentrated on my pace in the 500s
Ready as I'll ever be for this

Weights this evening

I'm in for the Smoky Mt Highland Games on 20 May,

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dday
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Congrats Harry, some nice looking medals. What distances did you throw?

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thebruce13
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Congrats and yes distances please.
I am interested in how you use weights to enhance your athletic ability. Your training goals seem to cross a wide spectrum, Highland games, Olympic throws,swimming quite impressive. Good on you man.

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