Road to the 2015 American Open: Week 5 and Week 6, Day 1, 2, and 3


Wow! I didn’t realize it would be so hard to post once I started up training in the evenings with the Front Range club. This is going to be a bigger post, so don’t go away too soon. My first week-and-a-half has been awesome! It was definitely a good decision because I’ve been hitting all[…]


Road to the 2015 American Open: Week 4, Days 3 & 4


I spoke with my new coach, Paul, on Thursday and he decided to start my program tomorrow, so I went off the cuff for the last two training days of week 4. My BioForce HRV was on the fritz so I missed one of the days. One thing Paul has already noticed is that my[…]


Road to the 2015 American Open: Week 4, Days 1&2


I’ve returned from my work trip/vacation in Orlando. Sounds rough, right? Well, it was for my training. I had to train at a Gold’s gym while I was there…and that was rough. It’s been awhile since I’ve trained where people have no clue what they’re doing and still get training tips out of magazines. I’m[…]


Road to the 2015 American Open: Week 2, Day 2&3


I may start posting two training days at a time like this to save some time. Plus, it probably saves all of you time as well to read two days in one post. You’re welcome 🙂 My phone is back to working, so I have some HRV scores for you. I am also tracking bar[…]


Road to the American Open: Take 4 & 5


I’ve had to work a clinic the last couple days, so that is why I’m posting the last two training days of the week. Unfortunately, my phone got screwed and I’m waiting for a replacement, so I wasn’t able to get the HRV recordings for the last few days. Felt fairly good overall for the[…]

New Training Methods/Cycle


It’s been quite awhile since I last wrote any of my training sessions down. I apologize to any of you who were actually following. The last couple months my progress has slowed and I have been thinking about what needs to happen in order for me to start improving. I’ve decided to increase my training[…]

2/15 – 2/27


2/15 Press – 50×5, 60×4, 70x4x3 BB Row – 50×8, 70×4, 75×3, 80x3x3 Dips – 10, 28×4, 32x4x3 NG Pull-ups – 10, 12, 15 2/16 Snatch – 40×3+3(PS+OHS), 50x2x2, 60x3x1, 70x4x1, 80x2x1, 70x2x1 C&J – 60x2x2, 80×2, 90×1, 95×1, 100×1, 105x2x1, 100×1 DL – 120×3, 130×2, 155×1, 170×1, belt–>180x2x1 2/19 Snatch – 40×3(MS), 50x2x2, 60×2,[…]

1/25 – 2/13


1/25 (Meet Week) Snatch – 40x2x3(MS), 50x2x2, 60×2, 70×2,1, 80×1, 82.5×1, 85×1, 80×1, 85×1, 60×2 C&J – 60×3, 70×2, 80×2, 90×1, 100×1, 105x2x1, 110×1, 100x2x1 Squat – 60×5, 90×2, 110×2, 120×2, 125x2x1 RDL – 110×4, 125x3x4 (straps) Add. Machine – 140#x10 Abd. Machine – 140#x4+110#x6 1/26 Snatch – 40x2x3(MS), 50×3, 60×2, 70×2, 80×1, 85×1, 90×1,[…]

1/3 – 1/23


I’ve decided that I am going to post my training sessions from the start of the year all the way up to the present…this may take a few days 🙂 1/3 Snatch – 50x2x2, 60×2, 72.5×2, 77.5×1, 82.5×1,1,miss,1 C&J – 70x2x2, 85×2, 92.5×1, 97.5×1, 102.5x4x1 Squat – 92.5×2, 107.5×2, 122.5×2, 130x3x2 Ring Pull-ups – 10,[…]