Wow! It’s so good to be back in the gym, even though I significantly cut down my training time because of my neck. I don’t think I can handle another injury, and knowing myself, I’ve decided that in these last 3 weeks that I have left of school I’m going to take things easy-ish and focus more on mobility work and getting healthy. Typically after an injury I’d hop right under the bar and do everything as if I never got hurt… which often led to my “recovered” injury resurfacing the next day. NOT THIS TIME! I felt awesome today… my hips didn’t hurt for the first time in months and months and months… my knees felt good… lower back felt better… and even though my neck was uncomfortable, I was able to get a lot done! I also was told by a super pleasant young girl that I was “too muscular” and that “girls who do Crossfit are on steroids”.
ANYWAY! Here’s what I did today:
Back Squat: 4 sets x 4 reps @ 75%
Front Rack Step-Up: 8-8-6-6-4-4-2-2, going up in weight every set
Halting Clean Deadlift + Finish: 3 sets x 3 reps @ 90% of 1RM clean (HOOK GRIP THESE!)
Weighted Strict Pullups: 25 total, 35-55 pounds added
MOBILITY: 20 MINUTES
No met-con today, just because the fast paced movement and going back and forth with whatever movements I would have decided to put in the wod irritate my neck. My neck was feeling a lot better on Saturday and Sunday, but I woke up this morning feeling really uncomfortable. My active release lady always does a killer job, though…. she finds shit that I never would have thought existed! She found these huge bigger-than-marble sized knots in the base of my head…. and digging her knuckles into them to get them out felt like having a series of brain aneurisms. It’s no wonder that in the last week I’ve barely been able to see straight, focus, sleep, or really do anything that involves any sort of functioning. I can’t tell you how good it feels to feel NORMAL again! Today was probably the shortest workout I’ve done in forever… I was in and out in about an hour and a half, including the mobility work. My body needs this… with the stress of school and my certification and all the shit that life hands you, my mind and body aren’t in the mood to be training 3+ hours a day anymore. At least until school is over. Then it’s a different story… 😉
Smile, be careful, have fun.