Post by erictalmant on May 19, 2010 16:58:13 GMT -5
Send me a complete write up of your performance, a bit about the meet itself (date, where it was, etc.) and then include your videos. Send it to email@example.com and then I will run it as a news piece. Mention Dave if you are still working with him.
I ran a skills assessment in competition last sunday.
Only took 2 attempts in squat and deadlift as I want to keep training through. I have a big bench meet in 7 weeks, so I wanted to keep myself from pushing too hard.
squat went as follows: last warm up: 330kg 1st attempt: 355kg- 2 whites, 1 red (the bar wasn't set on my back- one side hit depth the other didn't- LOL) 2nd attempt: 370kg- 3 whites- easy (5kg comp PR) 3rd- pass
"G.P.P. really should be programmed just like your training. And here is the kicker: it should be the most intense when the volume is at its highest!
Always discontinue G.P.P. 10 or so days out from a major competition; but note that not every competition or test day is a major competition. "
Eric, if you are still about, I have been thinking about your statement above, i know its an old one, but I have a couple of questions if you dont mind illuminating my dusty old brainz.
Why should the GPP be most intense when training volume/intensity is also at its highest? I get GPP i really do, but doing MORE when training is harder seems counter intuitive to me.
Maybe i could understand it if it said recovery modalities (rest, nutrition etc) should more intense when training is hardest, but GPP?
My GPP sessions are fairly intense (~25 min of KB sequences with short rest periods). The general increased fitness/athletecism i get from this means i can recover better generally.
HOWEVER, becasue of the fairly intesnse nature of the GPP, it doesnt act as a direct recovery agent if that makes sense.
As an example, if I had a hard Sq session Monday, doing a GPP session on Tuesday would probably make me less well rested for a DL session on Weds, rather than more recovered.
Maybe you would say then that the GPP sessions are too intense, but i have experimented with a few ways, and providing I can keep them away from hard training days as much as possible (e.g. when i have 2 days off the gym - i train 3x wk, or on days after 'easier' gym sessions) I am really seeing big benefits of doing my GPP like this - just more as a general increase in fitness rather then having a direct immediate effect on recovery.
Using the foam roller and contrast showers would make me better recovered immediately for sure, so i see them as more a direct recovery agent.
So as you can see, i dont really understand why GPP should be higher as training is higher - an inverse relationship seems more natural.
As with anything else, you always want to take the information that is available and then try it out; over time you will eventually discover what works best for you.
When Raw Unity is over then remind me and I will come back on and give you a more detailed answer. For right now I can tell you that the Russians found that if there was an inverse relationship between GPP(in terms of total time) and training volume/intensity that the results were not as good as if there was a direct relationship. It has a bit to do with adding to the super-compensatory effect, among other things.
Keep in mind that the GPP regiment that the Russians had established was very well thought out. If your GPP program deviates quite a bit then you are dealing with a whole new set of circumstances. There are reasons why the Russians settled on the GPP programs that they did for weightlifting. What we are not sure of is how much of the Russian research we can successfully apply to powerlifting. It would stand to reason that most of the basic concepts should be the same, though; and in my own personal experience I found that when I was a rated lifter that a direct relationship of GPP (basically exactly like the Russian template) and training volume/intensity worked best for me.
I hope this helps. Drop me a reminder note the first week in February to follow up.
Post by erictalmant on Nov 28, 2009 6:24:15 GMT -5
I would consider this last week (week 2 of 2 of Super Loading) a success. I once again broke training records on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have upped my training squat max 10 pounds in two weeks. At the level I am at, that is quite an "improvement"; if you will.
No doubt that the increase of up to 30 a day of Zymomin helped with muscle pain and soreness. When I increased it to that level this week, I simply felt better.
I continued to incorporate the ashwaghanda, phosphatidylserine, and rhodiola rosea all throughout. I took one capsule of rhodiola in the morning with my first meal, and 600 mgs of PS during every training session (twice a day) at the 45 minute mark. If it was a non-training day then I would take 400 mgs on an empty stomach in the morning. I took 2 caps of ashwaghanda on an empty stomach about 30 minutes or so from bed.
I increased hormone intake to 6 drops of each DHEA, Progesterone, and Pregnenolone. I took 1 cap of Cataplus and 10 drops of Liqui G Plus at every meal for two weeks-in addition to my other supplements.
I used Traumeel oinment 2X a day on the sore areas on non-training days and 3X a day on training days. I would ice and then do heat on the sore areas immediately after training.
Finally, I also radically increased my dose of Mucosa Max (for the mucosal barrier) from 2X a day to 5X a day. I took 1 cap roughly 15-30 minutes before every meal.
Here is the kicker: not only am I stronger, but I am up 2 pounds (from 166 to 168) since two weeks ago. I guess we will see what happens with that additional two pounds...
Post by erictalmant on Nov 25, 2009 8:30:23 GMT -5
In my experience, the neurotransmitter testing that we now do in Metabolic Typing is the way to go when talking about the brain. I have used the new testing protocol/questionnaire with several of my latest clients and it has "worked" (or added proper support) in each case.
Whenever I get past Raw Unity, I will post the new services of Neurotransmitter Testing and Hair/Tissue/Mineral Analysis on my web site.