Background: I work at OSU as a graduate teaching associate and lift at Ludus Magnus. I am a raw lifter who competes in the 105lb weight classes, and am currently prepping for my next meet (when grad school finally gives me a weekend off) . Currently, I am in the process of trying to accomplish my lofty lifting goals,survive graduate school, and teach undergraduates about what I really love, TRAINING..


Concentric Block,Wk 1: DE lower (Wednesday)

Warm up-general
Warm up-specific
2a. Forward lunge x 20
2b. Backward lunge x 20
2c. Side lunge x 20

Neural prep
3. Clean from block
3 x 2

4. Speed Anderson squats, set an inch below parallel
9 x 2 x 40%

3a. Speed pin pulls (3 inch off floor)
5 x 2 x225
3b. Weighted box jumps
5 x 2 x15lbs

4a. Front loaded Lunges, fast up and down
3 x 5e
4b. Bulgarian lunge jumps
3 x 3 e


EFS Q and A

Alycia Israel and I will be doing a live Q&A on Monday, March 23rd (so this Monday!) at 8pm EST.  Feel free to shoot as questions.  We will answer anthing; training, nutrition, science you name it.  Heck, we might even play along if we get trolled.

Random fact: Alycia and I used to live together!  So, if you want more random facts, you will have to shoot us some questions!

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And in other news

There is exactly 5.25 days left till my thesis is due to be turned in and my manuscript submitted(GULP).  Oh and I have a grant proposal thing due Monday that is yet to be started (DOUBLE GULP).  I've been writing like a MADwoMAN, but feel like nothing is getting done .


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Nothing other than this tree coat-rack I built last night (excuse the crazy hair).  After my brain bandwidth gave out yesterday, I decided I might as well build things.  It's been my motto of positivity lately: "Build stuff, don't blow it up."

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