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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Wed May 24, 2017 4:24 pm

Gave my own go at making a sight pusher (kinda - too cheap to buy a vice or a sign pusher really is the answer).

I copied the holding concept of the mgw sight pusher using the edge of my bench, scrap wood, and 3 c clamps, then used the aluminum drifts from Dawson and a 10oz hammer to install. Worked like a charm.

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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:13 pm

If the lack of activity isn't a hint, I've done about didly live or dry fire. Finally in town for an IDPA match and made a last minute decision to go. Shot the Sig P226, and told myself "front sight runs the show". I shot slower than I can by a fair margin, but had minimal points down (I did forget a followup shot, hit hard cover on another). Rode the scooter in and wore the leather from that for concealment at the match. Overall, for the lack of practice and effort I've devoted for months, I'm reasonably pleased. Plenty of work to still be put in. My buddy forgot to record two stages, so here's 4 of them below. I mentally screwed the pooch like no other on stage 6 (strong/free/weak was the shooting order) and cost me a lot of time, and accuracy due to thinking about what I've already done (vs what I'm doing now).


https://youtu.be/M2MQDiAB5aU
https://youtu.be/w5q5Iu6w5Qo
https://youtu.be/_olBUK5CNLM
https://youtu.be/rI5TXZ3NM7Y
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:22 am

Was put up in a hotel for 6 days out of town for work, with co-workers that didn't want to leave their hotel room. According to them, the town was hyperviolent - but they also grew up in towns with 2.3K people in them, or were people who never question the news and think all of the violence from the larger metro nearbytown was actually coming from the town I was in. I went for a few couple mile walks and saw nothing suspect, just standard mid-size town problems when the sun was up - only had one person try to get money from me, and that was 79 cents to get a total of $3. Heck, the homeless folks there went to the Y for showers (it was free for them) and worked with calisthenics a block from the hotel. I'm sure the underbelly was everywhere, but it kept a distance, and I've found it does that in most metro areas that I've visited (but I also don't go out at 0200 for a burger)


Anyway, I had a lot of time to myself with no other responsibilities, so I dryfired like a mofo. Got the 'path' for my reloads much more refined, having watched a several hour movie while walking/sitting/standing and just reloading the whole time. Did wall drills when I woke up and when I went to bed, free style/strong hand/weak hand DA and SA. Did a bit of work on the draw. It felt good to do that again. Decided the P2000 no longer fills a role for me, and that I'd rather have a steel P226 for matches. Might snag another aluminum P226, currently debating those options now.


Got back into weightlifting on August 5th, last time I did it consistently was early April.

(exercise/rep x set)
April workout
low bar squat: barx5x2, 95x5,135x3,215x5,215x5,220x5
bench press: barx5x2, 65x5, 95x3, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5
dead lift: 135x3,225x2,285x3
power clean: 95x3x5


spent the first week of august doing high rep/lower weights for the volume, and the week after low rep/higher weights.

Did 15 minute circuits the 15th and 17th with another guy in my unit at the base gym. Tuesday workout: 20 burpees, 10 pushups, 20 situps, 20 squats, 15 lunges per leg - repeat for 15 minutes. Forgot to write down Thursday's.

18 Aug 17
low bar squat: barx5x2, 75x5, 115x3, 160x2, 205x5, 210x5x2
overhead press: barx5x2, 70x3, 90x2, 105x4, 105x5, 105x4
dead lift: 95x5, 135x3, 205x2, 250x5
bench press: 95x5, 165x3, 135x3, 140x2, 145x1
dumbell flies - ladder from 15 to 35, drop sets from 40 down to 10

Bodyweight: 191 pounds
Fat %: 16.5%

Bodyfat % is a bit higher, but that's to be expected when the only food options have drivethroughs and I can't cook.
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:51 am

Some basic dryfire work today. Working on draw/index and smoothing out the reloads. Moved to a P224 slide release and decocking lever to allow the higher grip (non-Sig friendly) and see if that will keep me from having failures to lock back. Absolutely a hardware problem to a software problem - and in the process making the slide release harder to work, but still very possible.

https://youtu.be/6K4qp6Mp6Gs

https://youtu.be/gFHdMWi71nk

https://youtu.be/VgeV1Tusf68

https://youtu.be/afjcNtZ45tk

https://youtu.be/75avypl-jp0
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 pm

Weights keep going up 5-10lbs for everything- hit a wall on bench, and got through it. 15.7% body fat and 191 pounds. Will do a total for the week workout list tomorrow sometime.

Spent some time working on the draw. My target is a 1/8" square in the wall about 2.5 paces away. Just working on a repeatable draw under time with a da shot on the square. Flubbed up a few in a row then got back into it. Plenty of work left on the draw still if you ask me.

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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:52 am

Weight log promised (delivered late)
Format-
SQ low bar squat
OP overhead press
BP bench press
PC power clean
DL dead lift
weight x rep x set (total counting bar)


28AUG17
SQ 45x5x2, 75x5, 115x3, 155x2, 220x5, 225x4, 225x5
OP 45x5x2, 55x5, 70x3, 90x2, 105x5x3
DL 95x5, 135x3, 205x2, 270x5

30AUG17
SQ 45x5x2, 75x5, 115x3, 155x2, 225x4x2, 225x3
BP 45x5x2, 65x5, 85x3, 115x2, 140x5x3
PC 55x5, 70x3, 85x2, 125x3x5
SQ (drop set, no rest) 215x4, 195x4, 185x4, 165x6, 145x7, 115x10, 105x5, 95x6, 75x10, 55x8

01SEP17
SQ 45x5x2, 75x5, 115x3, 155x2, 225x5x3
OP 45x5x2, 55x5, 75x3, 95x2, 110x5x3
DL 135x3, 205x2, 280x3


Wife snagged a couple workout-things for me as a birthday present - good barbell collars (no more hunting for a missing {inappropriate language} spring collar), a dead wedge (so much nicer than rolling onto a 2.5lb plate), and a cheapo fitbit knockoff that I'm using for heart rate monitoring (will use this to dial in the rest periods in the gym).

Got a CZ75B SA gun with intentions to use it for target practice/IDPA ESP class on occasion. I used to think CZ's were the best for ergos - I'm finding that the folded slide 226 has now far surpassed it. The P226 will absolutely get the majority of my time and effort, and I'll use the CZ to verify sight work is correct since everything else is different and that has to be spot on.

Also bought a P228/P229 .22LR kit for cheap (P226 wasn't available, nor will it fit on my '87 model) - trying to get a P228/P229 for the next pistol, and set it up the same as the 226 when the funds are available for that to happen. Should be interesting to see how the slide weight/speed preferences between the models pan out, but a .22lr P series is something I've wanted for a long time.
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:05 pm

Just sold off the XL650, and this morning ordered a Super 1050. In the future I'd like to add automation to do several thinigs in parallel, but in the mean time it will offer some nice upgrades over the 650 when being ran manually. I anticipate that next fall I'll be able to really use this machine to it's capabilities, and in the mean time I'll just take my time setting it up and tuning it.
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:58 am

Been a while - other things in life needed focus, badly, and it took a while to get remotely back on those tracks and let everything else happen.

For the last week I've been doing 5-10 minutes of working on the press out, with and without working the trigger. I don't have it down enough yet to add more speed, but it's getting there. I'm going to place a lot of emphasis on draw work and grip work before doing anything else.

PT wise I'm back to biking 4.4 miles every day, and hydration is a priority throughout the day.

I'm back to hitting the weights agin as well, and have seen steady improvements in all lifts to date, although I might stall on benchpress tomorrow morning. I'll address that if it happens.
bp=bench press
op=overhead press
sq=squat
dl=deadlift

23 Jan
SQ 45x5x2 75x5 95x3 105x2 150x5 165x5 175x5
BP 45x5x2 65x5 75x3 95x2 115x5 120x5 125x5
DL 135x5 185x2 205x3
Pec Fly 70x15 85x10 115x10

24 Jan
SQ 45x5x2 85x5 105x3 125x2 175x5x2 180x5
OP 45x5x2 55x5 70x3 90x2 100x5x2

26 Jan
SQ 45x5x2 85x5 105x3 125x2 180x5x3
BP 45X5X2 65X5 75X3 95X2 125X5X3
DL 135X5 185X2 215X3
Dumbell Fly 15x5 20x3 25x5 30x5 35x5

29 Jan
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x3 185x5x3
OP 45x5x2 55x5 70x3 90x2 100x5x3
DL 135x3 185x2 225x3
Pec Fly 85x5 115x5 120x5 125x5 130x5

31 Jan
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 190x5x3
BP 45x5x2 65x5 75x3 95x2 130x5x3
DL 135x3 185x2 235x3
Pec Fly 85x5 115x3 130x5 135x5

02 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 195x3 185x5 185x4
OP 45x5x2 55x5 70x3 90x2 105x3x3
Pec Fly 85x5 115x3 135x5 140x5

05 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 190x5 195x5 200x5
BP 45x5x2 65x5 75x3 95x2 130x5 135x5x2
DL 135x3 185x2 245x3
Pec Fly 85x5 115x5 140x5 145x10

07 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 200x5x3
OP 45x5x2 55x5 70x3 85x2 100x5 105x5x2
Pec Fly 85x5 115x3 145x10x2

09 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 205x5x3
BP 45x5x2 65x5 75x3 95x2 140x5x3
DL 135x3 185x2 265x3
Pec Fly 115x5 150x10 160x10

12 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 210x5x3
OP 45x5x2 55x5 70x3 85x3 110x5x3
DL 135x5 185x3 275x3
Pec Fly 115x5 160x10 165x10

14 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 215x5x3
BP 45x5x2 65x5 75x3 95x2 145x4 140x4 135x5
DL 135x5 185x3 285x3
Pec Fly 70x10 100x10 130x10 (new machine/gym)
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:48 pm

5 min P226 draw work

SQ 45x5x2 95x5 145x2 220x5x3
OP 45x5 55x5 70x3 85x2 115x5 (cheating) 95x5x2 (strict)
DL 135x5 205x3 295x3
Dumbell Flies 25x10 20x15 15x20
Barbell Curls 45x10 55x6 60x10 (begin no rest) 55x4 50x4 45x5
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:12 pm

5 minute B92 press outs
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Re: Jeep's getting back into the groove - a training journey

Postby jeep45238 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 am

19 Feb
SQ 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 145x2 225x5x3
BP 45x5x2 65x5 75x3 95x2 (140x2 135x4) 135x5x2
DL 135x5 205x3 305x2

BP drop set 115x10 105x7 95x6 85x8 75x7 65x8 55x10 45x10


20 Feb
Spent some time working on refining the press-out draw stroke and getting my front sight everytime. Realized that a benefit of having a gamer belt is you don't really need the underbelt to practice, which means anything from a robe to pants is workable. Kinda changes everything with when/how I can get some work in.

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