langer318

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    langer318 on · in reply to: ME Workouts #8681

    Scott, I wanted to report back that I went with the box step ups as suggested. I did my second ME workout this morning using the box step at 16″ and 65 pounds, which is about 40% BW for me. It took a bit to start feeling the burn in my legs but it was there for the entire workout. My speed this week and last week as identical I was within 5 step ups but I felt much better this week than I did last week. Thanks for the advice.

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    langer318 on · in reply to: Max Mountaineering Strength Workout #7680

    Scott based on the description in the training plan I’m not clear.

    So for example if I am in week 3 of Max Strength the plan says to do 5 sets, so I have been doing the following:

    Set 1
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    Set 2
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    Set 3
    4 step up
    4 push ups

    Set 4
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    that is one couplet which I would then repeat this 4 more times, for a total of 80 reps for each exercise.

    But based on your description I feel I’ve been doing it wrong and should be doing the following:

    Set 1
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    Set 2
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    Set 3
    4 step up
    4 push ups

    Set 4
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    Set 5
    4 step ups
    4 push ups

    For a total of 20 reps for each exercise in week 3.

    Can you please confirm which is the correct way?

    thanks!

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    langer318 on · in reply to: Extending 24 Week Expedition Plan #7275

    Thanks for the direction Scott, I have a few additional questions:

    1. Would it be beneficial to add additional volume in the second rounds of the base and ME phases? I feel like I can easily handle more volume in the uphill hikes, water carries and extended hikes.

    2. I’m currently in week 3 of the ME phase and I’m finding the prescribed pack weights of 10% and 20% BW light especially in comparison to what I’ll be carrying on Denali is there any issue with adding additional weight to build up to a load similar to what I’ll have on the expedition?

    3. The Mini Max workouts say to do half as many rounds as a max strength workout, but those workouts progress with additional rounds as the phase builds, should this translate to the mini max? Currently I’ve been doing 3 rounds.

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    langer318 on · in reply to: Shifting days on the 24 Week training plan #6398

    Thanks Mariner and Scott. In the case of the two I’m thinking of swapping the workout times and intensity are similar the main difference appears to be the uphill portion vs a flat run. It would put two climbing days next to each other and make the week a little lopsided from an elevation gain perspective. My thinking is I’ll get more benefit out of it this way hiking uphill on real terrain vs on an incline treadmill at 20%. If the main concern is recovery time I’ll give it a try and see how it goes and watch my recovery.

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    langer318 on · in reply to: Extended 24 Week training plan? #6262

    Thanks Scott. I’m just circling back around to this since I have another question. I’m just about to finish the transition period this week and will be starting the base period on Monday. Looking at the general layout of the plan I’m wondering about switching the days around a bit. If I were to swap the Steep Uphill workout (third day of the week) with the run/hike workout (sixth day of the week) it would allow me to get into the mountains for the uphill portion vs using a treadmill or box step ups. I’m just now sure how important it is to keep the exact days of the week for things and if it would be detrimental to the training.

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