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I don't know what I'm doing but I know what I've done



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,623 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979

    I’m assuming you’re not gonna test your 1rm squat next week?

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,378 ✭✭✭✭Mr. CooL ICE

    No, that's the week after. He's climbing Everest next week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    I'm really not sure if I'll squat much again. I need to talk to physios/doctors about what the impact would be. Maybe there is no impact and that's great...I fire ahead.

    But maybe it shortens the lifespan of this replacement and that would be an issue. I'd lose more bone getting a second one and what would that mean in terms of being active. Might only be early 60s and I don't intend to be inactive from then.

    So we'll see. Risk/reward.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    After meeting with physios, it's probably unlikely I'll squat again. Well, I might squat but heavy loads probably won't do my hip any favours in terms of longevity of the replacement

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,378 ✭✭✭✭Mr. CooL ICE

    Boo, sorry to hear.

    Reckon a future push/pull meet is a possibility?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Thanks man. I think I had expected it. I could do it but I'm not sure it would ultimately be worth it.

    Time will tell what else I can or can't do.

    I'll probably do more investigation and get more feedback and see.

    Fair bit if work before I'd need to get into it anyway. Because my right side was probably carrying more load, there's a sizeable enough difference between quads (even though I've mostly done single leg work for a while) so I need to strengthen that up again

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    As I'm inclined to lose notes on my phone, saving the current rowing (C2) PBs here.

    • 500m in 1.28.1

    • 750m in 2.40.7

    • 1,000m in 3.23

    • 1,500m 5.15.6

    • 2,000m in 7.09.7

    • 2,500m in 9.23.2

    • 3,000m in 11.13.5

    • 3,500m in 13.23.2

    • 4,000m in 15.30.0

    • 5,000m in 19.45.0

    • 6,000m in 23:53

    2,000m is the main one I'm working on. Or was. F*ck knows how my fitness will be by the time I can get back on it..

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Tipping away. Hip getting stronger but started doing single-leg deadlifts with no weight and it was obvious it's not stable enough so working on that now. Apart from that, you wouldn't know there had ever been a problem with it.

    Had signed up for the provincial indoor rowing comp in UL in November but can't go now. Will still do a test run around then. Aim us sub-7 mins for 2k

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,378 ✭✭✭✭Mr. CooL ICE

    So, basics like walking around and climbing stairs etc are just as they were 5+ years ago?

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Actually, now I think of it, it was about this time 5 years ago when I started feeling twinges in the hip.

    Yeah...walking, stairs etc is pain-free and...well, normal. If I walked the stairs up to the 4th floor at work, my left glute might start to notice it, maybe, but otherwise all normal.

    Doing single leg work and the strength is fine. Just some exercises highlight the stabilisers are lagging so working those.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Signed up to do the indoor rowing nationals in January. So training is rowing + push, rowing + pull, rowing + legs. A training week is 8-10 days, depending on what days I have to travel across country for work.

    The rowing has been time-based intervals:

    ● 4-minute piece with 2-min rest between

    ● 6-minute piece with 3-min rest

    ● 2-minute piece with 1-min rest

    Starting week 5 of the 8 week programme and its going to be:

    • 6 x 4-minute rows with 2-min rests

    • 4 x 6-minute rows with 3-min rests

    • 10 x 2-minute rows with 1-min rests

    That's an increase of 14 mins of rowing time on last week so it's going to be grim.

    Leg work still single leg mostly

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Rowing: 6 x 4-mins @ 1.51.1 /500m

    Managing pace with the extra 4-min row compared to last week which was upped to 5 rounds from 4 the week before.

    Seated rows

    BB Shrugs

    Lat pulldowns

    Face pulls

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,487 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Rowing: 4 x 6-mins (3-min rests) @ 1.52.0/500m

    Last minute decision to go today, which may have been the wrong one. Gassed a bit on the last round, which dragged my average down. 

    Leg extensions

    Hamstring curls 

    Hip abduction

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