On the Grind: My Endless Pursuit of Athletic Aspiration

1: I would have done half the starts, 3 of each.

2: I wouldn’t have done flys and efe.

3: Not a big deal but you probably should have done the 50 with 15-20 accel zone.

If you have done the power runner, do you think it’s more quad or post dom?

A few videos from saturday’s workout. They’re all 10’s,


You need to drive out more, you are popping str up.

Dang man, I really want to do those EFE sprints. I feel that my top speed and maxV needs the most work, and my accel is probably fine.

Ya my HS had a power runner, and I thought it was more quad dominant. With my school’s reverse leg press machine, I think it is just a little bit more quad dominant than some reverse leg press machines I’ve tried at other gyms. I feel it most in the glutes, then quads, then hamstrings.

No problem, do what you feel is best. Remember Davan ran fast indoor 55-60’s and he doesn’t have great top speed. Accel is foundation to all speed qualities.

Tuesday, 7-27-10

Warmup (1 lap jog, hip mobility, hurdle mobility, sprint drills)

10 x 110yds, 30sec rest

Pause Bench - 135 x 5, 155 x 5, 5 x 5 w/ 175
A1). DB Row - 3 x 10, 60lb DB
A2). Rear Raise - 3 x 10
B1). Tricep Extensions - 6 x 8
B2). BB Curl - 6 x 8

MB Core Throws - 600

Wednesday, 7-28-10

6 x 200m, 6min rest.

Tough one today, but did feel strong during these today. Hamstrings were pretty tired afterwards.

My calves/soleus are destroyed from Wednesday’s workout. I ran in some track waffles, not a good idea.

Right now I’m icing and doing some palpating until I can feel better.

LOL… Have you notice the pause squats helping your starts any?

Ya I would think so. When I started doing them in week 1, I could barely hand handle 275, but now I’m able to easily explode with it. The pause squats very well could have helped my starts.

You gonna have starts like Mo greene. :wink:

Saturday, 7-31-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, hurdle mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws)

Speed Work:
3 x 10yds, facedown
3 x 10yds, pushup
4 x 20yds, High Start
4 x Flying 20’s, EFE
1 x 50m, accel 20m then maintain from High Start

MB Throws: 12lb Ball
Hop Hop OHB - 4 x
Hop Hop BLF - 4 x

Jump Circuit - 1 round

Pause RDL (1sec) - 135 x 10, 185 x 5, 3 x 8 w/ 235
DB Reverse Lunge - 3 x 8, 42.5’s

Took good care of my lower limbs yesterday, no issues in today’s workout.

Week 6, Monday, 8-2-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, hurdle mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws)

Speed Work:
2 x 10m, pushup
3 x 20m, pushup
4 x 20m, High Start
4 x flying 20yds, EFE

MB Throws: 12lb
5 x OHB
5 x BLF
5 x Height

Power Skips Height/Distance - 2 x 5

Pause Squats - 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 275 x 5, 4 x 5 w/ 255
Reverse Leg Press - 4 x 8, 170lbs
Yogi Hamstring Leans - 3 x 6

August seems to be a lot hotter than the previous months of summer. I had to take longer than normal rests imbetween sprints since a lot of people were in my way (HS football started). Squats felt heavey today so I went back down to 255.

Tuesday, 8-3-10

Warmup (light jogging on grass, hip mobility, sprint drills)

10 x 110yds, 30sec rest
CF MB Circuit - 2 x 400

Pause Bench - 135 x 5, 155 x 5, 4 x 5 w/ 175-185
A1). DB Row - 3 x 10, 60lb DB
A2). Rear Raises - 3 x 10
B1). Tricep Pressdown - 6 x 10
B2). EZ Bar Curl - 6 x 10

Liked the CF MB circuit today, a lot harder circuit than what I was doing. I almost got kicked out of my own gym that I work at because some guy on the staff didn’t like that I was throwing the MB against the wall (I didn’t have a partner to throw with). Apparently he thought I was damaging the MB’s that are meant to bounce…

Wednesday, 8-4-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, hurdle mobility, sprint drills, 2 x easy flying 20yds)

CSW: w/ spikes today
1 x 300m
2 x 250m
2 x 200m
All with 6-8min rest

Session felt good today.

Nearing the end of your gpp what are some things you would have done differently?

Well I actually have the remainder of week 6 and 2 weeks + an unload week left before my tryout. I’m going to continue to finish up week 6 and 7 and do some more tryout specific stuff with the remaining time I have.

I would have kept the workouts the same on Monday and Friday, maybe do a couple sprints up to 60m while still keeping the volume at around 300-400m. On Wednesdays I think it wouldn’t have been a bad idea to have done more 300’s and eventually work down to 200’s.

Friday, 8-6-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws)

Speed Work:
3 x 10yds, pushup
3 x 20yds, facedown
3 x 20yds, High Start
2 x FEF
2 x EFE

MB Throws: 12lb
4 x OHB
4 x BLF

RDL - 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 235 x 8, 245 x 8, 255 x 8
DB Reverse Lunge - 3 x 6, 50’s
Reverse Leg Press - 3 x 8, 190

Moved back home yesterday and like always my allergies are starting to irritate me.

Have you seen a doc?

I’ve dealt with the allergy issues my entire life. All the doctors do is give me samples of zyrtec, benadryl, allegra, or whatever is out there. So not really any help from them. When I move back to school, everything clears up within a day or two usually.

I remember you saying you’ve dealt with similar issues, anything work for you?