Today was one of those days where I had absolutely no desire to go workout. All I wanted to do was stay in my little blanket cocoon and watch Netflix all day long. Not to mention my stomach has been goofy for the last couple days… all I could keep down is my beloved bulletproof coffee! So, I decided that I would make today short. And holy crap was it short! My workout took an hour on the dot. And I’m not going to lie.. it wasn’t very exciting.

Front Squat: 6 sets x 2 reps @ 80%

Push Press-Split Jerk Stance: 3-3-3-2

These were incredibly awkward. I haven’t done them before, and I read about  them in an article from good old catalyst athletics. Since I had to use metal plates and what not, I decided that instead of doing any sort of jerk work and risk getting kicked out of the crappy school gym, I’d do a little variation on the press. It was fun! And strangely difficult, as you can probably tell from the video.

Strict Overhead Press: 6 sets x 2 reps @ 80%

Toes To Bar: 50 total, sets of quick and efficient 10 reps

Double Unders: 150 total. Took the first 5 sets of 20 experimenting with hand placement, wrist movement, etc… and then did the last 50 unbroken. Dubs have become one of my most hated movements… but they’re getting there.

Weighted GHD Sit ups-Holding 25# Plate Overhead: 3 sets x 10 reps

And that’s all I have for you today. No met con, which was a huge relief. What’s really been bothering me is the fact that my body seems like it refuses to recover. I know that it’s probably due to my shitty sleep patterns and all of the stress that seems to be going on most of the time… but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. I roll out, I do active recovery, I epsom salt bath, I ice, I stretch, I mobilize… I got ROLFED!….. to no avail. Important parts of my body, like my hips and low back, seem like they’ve completely shut down. It’s actually a miracle I’m able to do the things I do everyday. But you know what, all of this will pass once I’m done in this crappy town in a little over a month…. and I will hopefully be ready to rumble!

re·sil·ient

[ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt]  

adjective

1.

springing back; rebounding.
2.

returning to the original form or position after being bent,compressed, or stretched.
3.

recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or thelike; buoyant.
Yeah, I’d consider myself a pretty damn resilient person.
resilience

 

 

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