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Jeff Steinberg

Training Log: December 29th, 2011

Rating: 4 votes, 1.00 average.
by , 12-29-2011 at 10:08 PM (2276 Views)
warm-up: foam rolling, bridging, static & dynamic holds, stretch band drills x~a little while

1-leg deadlift 53x2,2x5 --alternated with--
pistols 53x2,2x5

roll-to-elbow + tgu + oh lunge 53x1,1x1+1+1; 70x1,1x1+1+1; 116x1,1x3+1+5
standing roll-outs 1x5

Comments: Just some recuperative and mobility drilling. I need to make sure I'm foam rolling my IT bands and doing my straddle stretches, also - I've been skipping them lately.

Updated 12-30-2011 at 09:39 AM by Jeff Steinberg

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  1. demarcoa's Avatar
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    That's some impressive shoulder strength and stability on the getups, Jeff (I saw the vid). I was actually thinking about working these back in, though I'm not training at home anymore so have no kettlebells....
    I think my next cycle of pressing will be barbell strict presses twice a week, density style (50/20 or thereabouts), so I could either do light dumbbell TGUs daily, or slightly heaver before my presses twice weekly. Thoughts?
    I'm asking you because you have some obvious proficiency with the lift, and gave me a lot of useful advice on a squat routine I used earlier this year.
  2. Jeff Steinberg's Avatar
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    Sounds like a good pressing plan -

    With heavy pressing, I'd recommend lighter, lower volume, more frequent TGUs. Doesn't necessarily have to be daily, but no reason you couldn't do them on both days you're pressing and in between. It'll help you recover from the presses and maintain overall mobility/stability.

    Think in terms of daily training when you choose the weight, though. In conjunction with heavier, higher volume pressing, the appropriate weight for the TGUs will be one that you can have fun with on a daily basis (ie- without getting sore, no undue focus/neurological strain, etc.).
  3. demarcoa's Avatar
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    That's more what I was thinking.
    One other thing--I haven't done many TGUs with a dumbbell but do know that control is much more difficult. Other than starting with a super light weight, anything else I should look out for? I have a feeling that the 'groove' will be much more important on db TGUs than kbs....
  4. Jeff Steinberg's Avatar
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    With a light weight, the dumbbell TGU shouldn't be too much of an issue. Just be careful if you're tired or using a heavy'ish weight - as opposed to kettlebells, a dumbbell will come straight down on you if you lose control. When in doubt, adjust to a mobile position (ie- one where you can safely raise the non-working hand to spot the working arm), or abandon the lift.

    The center of gravity is higher on a dumbbell than a kettlebell, also, which leaves less tolerance for wobbling.
  5. demarcoa's Avatar
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    Okay I'll keep that in mind. I do plan on going heavy-ish, at some point, my university gym has dumbbells going up to 100# and I'd like to 'get up' one of those at some point. Thanks again.
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