Today was a great day… I’m starting to be able to do more and more movements without my neck hurting too bad. Yesterday was an active recovery day… I ended up doing 4 tabatas, some mobility work, and dancing my little hiney off to my favorite ghetto music.

This morning started off with a metcon before class…..

8 Minute AMRAP:

250m Row

15 Burpees

Rest 5 minutes, then…

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10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Box Jumps

Pullups

Later on came my lifts….

Front Squat: 3 sets x 4 reps @ 75%

Power Clean from High Blocks (Little Higher than mid thigh): Build up in triples across 5 or so sets.

Bench Press: 3 sets x 4 reps @ 75%

Nothing too fancy. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing my body feels with a huge cut down in training time and volume. I’m taking things slowly and I can finally feel my body parts start to work again. The thing I really focused on today during power cleans was catching it a little bit lower. One of my biggest challenges with power cleans is that when the weight starts to get really really heavy, my hips just don’t stop moving and I drop all the way down into a full clean. It’s the weirdest thing, considering that I catch the bar FAR above parallel…. but still forget to halt the movement of the bar and drop down anyway. Today went well… I made a conscious effort to work up to a heavy weight and learn to let myself sink without breaking parallel.

I’m not sure when I’ll be able to start going overhead… I’m scared to because of my neck and shoulder, so I’m probably going to wait a while for all of that. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m in no race, I’m not really training for anything, and I’m just doing all of this for the sake of being strong… because being strong is fun! So I’ve been putting in the work not only on my body, but on my ridiculous thoughts. I tend to be quite the perfectionist/obsessionist, so fixing that is more tiring than any workout I have ever done! Everything is in constant progress.

Explore. Grow. Rest. Smile!

 

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