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Old 06-01-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
Skylar Cook
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Well, it's been a few months- since late January, give or take a month from being sick and/or away from home. Just want to list all the cool stuff I've done:

Bench- went from passing out at a set of 10 at 135 to sets of 6 at BW. Basically doing set at a weight > my old max

PUs- couldn't even do 10 kipping when I started, and about 14 dead hangs when fully rested. Now I can bust out sets of 20-30 kipping, and got a set of 19 dead hangs yesterday while still sore from Cindy (on rings) two days prior to

HSPU- could maybe get 2 half-ROM before CF, now sets of 6-8, nearly nose to ground (not freestanding yet, though)

Rings- From 0 MUs to sets of 6 or 7, nearly have my Cross down

Pushups- could get about 30 before, did a set for max reps a few weeks back- 71

Oly lifts- Let's just say I can actually DO them now, at competitive weights

OHS- still sucks. But I can do sets @ 95# now, with good form

Running is still my weak point. I'm a little faster ("little faster" should read "slow"), but still hate it.


The more I'm on the boards and actually out doing CF, the more I realize that it's more a change in perception than anything else. We redefine what is "hard" with what we once considered impossible.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:42 PM   #2
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Simply amazing. Well done!

The more I'm on the boards and actually out doing CF, the more I realize that it's more a change in perception than anything else. We redefine what is "hard" with what we once considered impossible.

Absolutely true.

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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Like to add that 2 months ago I could barely get a 135 deadlift off the ground (and got massive bruises on my shins from horrible form). Maxed out today, 305. Press is 135 now. Think I'm finally ready to start doing the CFT as prescribed without injuring myself.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:02 AM   #4
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sweet! strong work!

if you're busting out sets of OH squats with 95 lbs. you can easily start going up in weight. i used to think that my OH was pretty weak until i went to a facility where i could drop the weight. found out that i can actually OH more than my bodyweight. now that i am back at a "commercial" gym i have to be careful and consciously about not dumping weights. it has become a bit of a habit! congratualtions again!
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:06 AM   #5
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another thing i do is incorporate OH squats in my warm-up everytime. bergener warm-up, samson stretch, then OH squats. usually warm up with 95-115 lbs. and i am a skinny guy at 6'2 170. check out the video from a couple of weeks ago of john cranking off 10 OHS at bodyweight! sick! thats my next goal!
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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Me too- wanna race to a set of 10 at BW?

I'm right with you at 6'0 or 6'1 and 170-180 depending on the phase of the moon...

And I've always wondered, what's that in your picture?
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:36 AM   #7
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my guess : its an overhead view of some super hero type figure.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:12 AM   #8
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Nice work, Skylar!
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