Silencer's slam dunks and speed log

I like to hear what people do and you approach your training and eating / nutrition with a great deal of method while not forcing the food which in my view is totally sustainable.
I also like the flexibility you allow yourself and adjustments with which foods do what / when and how it’s customized for you.
Thanks for sharing this info with everyone as you are providing a template without really knowing it.
oh, by the way…
Perfect is the enemy of good so to answer your question from my perspective and experience " is ( your diet) perfect/" I would say it’s working and that it’s effective. Can’t get much better than this.

Oh of course ! Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing on a string :slight_smile:
I just think that just like advanced training, advanced nutrition has a certain aspect of feel to it. each minute needs to be customized to the user. Just like each minute of training for the 100m needs to be “customized” by the coach with constant feedback and minor improvisations.
Yes, it’s easy to take the “customization” to the bad spoiled side, but once you time slower and gain 5lb of fat,then next time you quit the bullsh*t and become responsible :slight_smile:

Pic of the day: Silencer chasing the crow that ate his dried figs, effectively ruining at least 3-4 sets of high intensity shock training.
I failed the chase (but i’ll get him next time)

It’s like National Geographic Wild down here. I’m running to survive and protect my kill :slight_smile: (figs)

What are you going to do when you catch it?

I think we have all eaten a bit of crow sometime but feathers and all.

How long have crows been in Israel?

They have been here for a while now, at least since I started buying dried fruit for training. Say 2007.
My hip flexors are doomed, and tomorrow’s speed work is jeopardized. I’ll try to massage it out otherwise I’ll be laying low till Friday.
It’s that game last Wed… .played the whole game… Too many fastbreak straight dashes. Good for the team, but it killed my legs.

Yesterday, power work.
Contrast starts , (20m sled+20m free)x3
1 leg box jumps, onto PV mat. 5x2 jumps each leg.
Step jumps 7" 7x10 secs, max at 20 jumps, 2 per sec.
Altitude landings, knee height + small jump from top, 3x5

Frontsquat 5X5 at 90kg
Clean, 3x5 at 100kg
RDL 3x8 140kg

Last game next wed , then I’ll be joining the national flag football mens team.
It’s flag, so not too much training pressure/injuries. Once a week and if there’s a game then add that… I’ll be able to stay competitive while training for that VJ :slight_smile:

Hi Angela, sorry it took me so long to respond ! I had a deadline and all my free time went into that… (plus some sleep…) But it’s sent.! (the sleep was lost forever though… :stuck_out_tongue: )

The minute I started training with a group in Italy, training volume increased more and more, until I was doing trainings I never had the courage to do before. Double trainings also became a necessity after a while… By last February, if I trained only once per day, I felt flat the next day… But of course it all depended on many things; type of trainings, sleep, extra CNS stress due to research work, etc…
Yes my type of work requires a lotttt of sitting, and I never got used to it… I pretty much finished my PhD (March 2012) while never being put for more than 10’ at a time… No chair feels comfortable to me, and I must have some type of ADD as well … :S Sometimes I have to invent pre-programmed study interruptions, to keep my blood circulating at my desired level, without having to interrupt my brain activity by having to think about how to ‘move’ each time. For example one time I had tied a rubber band around my ankles, and every X amount of time (10min or 30min, depending on work inspiration), I would do sideways shuffles diagonally in my room and then go and sit back. Sometimes it’s abdominals, sometimes it’s superman holds. Sometimes it’s something that doesn’t even exist in the books.
Sitting has become a torture :stuck_out_tongue:
But when I have the most work to do, I’ve even been able to fit in double trainings, including 1hr of total biking to and from the track, so I cannot really say that I’ve been sitting all that much. But it is part of my work, and sometimes I think about becoming a secret agent that works out in the field. But now it’s not a secret any more… ahhh.

Regeneration… well with all this middle-distance training i’ve been doing, I haven’t been in too much trouble. I think biking back home after training has been very regenerative. I do some self-massage on my calves, a bit more stretching than I used to (which was almost none), and that’s pretty much it.

Regarding food, I’m still learning… I’ve found that what Silencer mentioned with the morning caffeine and walks is indeed effective.
In Italy I kind of got used to eating pasta and a larger amount of carbohydrates in general, which was ok with the type of training I did.

But now I’m slowly converting back into a sprinter, and being home in Greece, I can eat all the meat I want :stuck_out_tongue:

One pretty much learns by experience which foods work for the stomach and which are hard to digest, for pre-training meals. Because I get bored easily, I go through phases.

I discovered a supplement recently, which is becoming popular among civilians; Ippofaes (it literally means “horse food”), which is said that it is what Alexander the Great used to give to his horses. It is found in the stores that sell nuts and dried fruits in Greece. It comes in a jar, and it looks like reddish hard raisins. On the attached sticker, it said that you should eat 4 or 5 seeds in the morning, or boil them in hot water for 3 minutes. I tried option A the first time, and almost died from the bad taste. Two weeks later, after I overcame the shock, I boiled 5 seeds in water and drank it. It was wonderful.
It is written that it is the only plant that contains omega 3s and omega 7s with anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic characteristics. It heals wounds, boosts the metabolism and protects against cancer. It protects and boosts the nervous system, and fights stress. It controls the metabolism. And it actually goes on and on… It sounds like the jar of all miracles.

Sorry if this post sounds all over the place. But this is how my heart feels right now as well … =)

Track saves.

Your note was very nice to read Stephanie and it’s interesting to see how people fit school and training into their lives and what things they do to deal with the stress.
I think a fair bit of activity or training is complimentary to learning and studying but I also see and understand the challenge of dealing with extended sitting periods.
I like the idea of mixing studying with exercise and feel a useful strategy I also try and teach people. You need breaks and you need to actively manage breaks the same way you plan timed breaks with runs and lifts.
This is why I was asking you about regeneration. Nutritionally it makes perfect sense to safely try ways to optimize your best self ( that is how I like to think of it) .
Easy biking can certainly be restorative and fresh air is essential and I guess if you are in Greece all that Vitamin D is wonderful.
The " horsefood" supplement sounds like some of the unusual things that are out in the market but not so much mainstream so it makes you wonder what the heck it is?
A great deal of money is spent on horses health and performance and you would not be the first person to try something the horse trainers are onto for decades.

Friday thee 19th,

Long Warmup, then football patterns vs defense
Medball work, 3D thrusts from all vectors, 4x10, used 3kg this time.
Sled work, 30 yards packpedal drag with 40kg, then a 20yard sprint x5
SLJ’s, 5x3, best of 3.0M, not too shabby after all the football and sledwork.

Then I couldn’t jump anymore because my pec minor was bothering me, so went up to the gym for frontsquats and GM’s.
Frontsquat, 5x3 with 100kg (full) and GM’s, 3x8 with 100kg.

Then drove to basketball practice, the last of the season before the break. Wednesday I’ll have my last game too.
No more ball will allow me to kick the volumes a bit higher, both the the power section and the strength section. Actually much higher …

Today, upper body weights being careful on a small pec minor irritation.
CG Bench press 80kg 4x8
DB Row 4x8 with 58kg dumbel
Seated cable row, max machine weight 4x8 superset with face pulls
Shoulder press with BB - 60kg 4x8
Bicep work.

PM- National team football practice 3 hours (how did that come into my life all of a sudden ? lol )

AM -Some power, tired after yesterday’s practice.

Medball work 4x10, some in 3D.
Hill sprints 5x10, 5x20, 5x30 at 85%
5 hurdle jumps, 5 sets of 2 5 hurdle jumps. (10)
Depth jump, low height - Too much crashing… left the track.

PM - Strength
Frontsquat 4x6 at 90kg (full paused)
GM 3x8 at 100kg
Walking hill lunge, 60kg 3x8 each leg
Hipthrust 140kg 3x8

My ass has been freezing for the past 2 weeks over here… So not a lot of walking.
Tomorrow “summer” is back on for quite a while so will start again.

It’s been a good week !

That Monday after the last update, I progressed the medicine ball work a bit further with the inteisty, 4x8 including HJ mat dives charlie style, etc.
Did some lateral sprints with the sled and 10kg, 3x20yd each side, these were nice and fast !
Progressed the Countermovement box jumps to 3x5 over 45", they were very easy, will continue to progress slowly as I find more boxes hehe.
SLJ, I always get stuck on 3.0M, far from my 3.20 best. Maybe I should do it early in the workout one time.

Strength, my low back was hurting, as usual this time of the year so i passed on leg weights this week.

Hi session today with strength though, will try to bring back lost respect :slight_smile:
Also I am going to do some measurements if I feel springy. I need a 30 and a 60. If all is well, I might race a few times just for fun and try to score a quick sub 11 :slight_smile:

More to come tonight: Silencer jumping over a big rock.

Good workout today.
Warmup then 4KG medball throws, matched record on the HJ mat dive.
On to contrast sled sprints, this time 40kg weight. 5X(1XWT+1XFREE)
countermovement Boxjumps, 45" 3x5 with 1 leg landing. These were too easy.
SLJ 3x3

Did the leg weights yesterday, front full squats with 100kg, 5x3. Nice and light. Feels good.

For the last sled set I used a random girl as weight… I could go faster but I was scared she would fall off and sue… LOL

Here’s some color =)

Had almost no time to update recently ! Been busy with the national team. Somehow I found myself playing american football all day. Damn, that was unexpected.
It’s stable now :slight_smile: I won’t be going to the nearest tournament in Germany because I just walked on there and he said I might not play. Need to prove myself… hehe.

Stefanie on a dirt bike…

Nice images Steph, yopu have too much spare time :wink:

love that last one, steph…

Thank you !

Silencer? Where you have been??

My training life has been quite an adventure lately, training with one of the national coaches in sprints and hurdles, and just recovered my second hammie pull (these problems are obviously coming from my back).

Since running is a mess (as always, and staying true to its analogical status to life), I thought I’d put some emotional order with this piece, which I finished today (it’s partly copied from a picture I’ve seen somewhere, sometime… )

Right here :slight_smile: Past week was a mess… 4 massage sessions to fix facet joint syndrome… It happens every year and when it strikes I can barely get out of bed.

Came back to training yesterday with some frontsquats, light (80kg) GM’s and Hipthrusts.

Today was quite a nice return track workout.

4X30M, on spikes, 3 pt start. Best of 3.69 HT, first reaction. These felt very, very fast and the angles I was able to feel were new to me. Low all the way !
Then ran a couple of 40 yarders, 2x 4.40 - these didn’t feel as good at all :frowning: I haven’t run upright in like 3 years hehe

Then onto a 40" paused box jump (from a box squat, pause 3 sec, to box jump) 5x3. Had too much to spare on these but couldn’t find another platform. 50" Next week… I’ll make one from wood and track surface that I have.

The 30’s were blazing for me and I didn’t want to overdo anything on my first track work after the unloading. So I left.