Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Getting stronger, finally. One arm swings with 28 kg
It's nice to be settling back into a training and life rhythm again, i.e no travel . It's impossible for me to do anything but go backwards slowly when I travel a lot or don't get time to rest and recover.
One can only adapt to the workloads they use if the have the ability to recover from them. That includes active rest for sure but also REQUIRES actual down time: Rest. It's expensive real estate and most people feel lazy and unproductive when they are taking down time but without it, recovery is just a wish. And I've been getting that, with a nap each day and 7-8 hours of good sleep.
My new adaptogenic herb regime is helping a lot too and it's great to actually feel STRONG again.It seems like it's been forever.
I've been getting in a lot of rifga stretching as well as Primal Move work; both by myself in getting ready for my cert video and with my clients. I don't teach them a "class" of PM but intersperse it into their warmups, active rest/sets, and cool downs as they have interest and ability.It's been making a difference in my ankle,hip and knee mobility in ways I didn't expect.
As well as my left shoulder stability, although I have to be careful as it's a fine line, and easy to do too much,especially in the concentric pushup stuff.
I got to train an hour early today too, and that always helps.
One arm swings
16 kg x 5/5/x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5
28 kg x 5/5
these finally felt solid on both arms and to my surprise my calluses on my left hand started to really complain! haven't felt that in eons so I took the easy way out and stopped at 8/8 on the second ladder although I had thought about 2 ladders of 5-10. next time.
There's always a next time. If you're lucky:)
16 kg x 30 sec
x 45 sec
20 kg 30 sec
24 kg x 30 sec
these ROCK! I have to not ever take these out in fact I should do them twice a week,along with belt squats; they are so good for me
32 kg x 35
yup I will work up to a 100 rep set here. Love this move and my quads do too..
now I'm tired. Solid hour of training. Good day, all the parts are still attached and not hurting too bad.