Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Silence of the inevitable.

It was a weird day today and I was supposed to get to my training earlier than normal,not extra late.    The phone call that caused the issue was important, more important my getting to do some snatches and drag the sled early but it wasn't what I had planned and time for me is an issue for training.

I train in a fasted state and I'm at the very edge of being able to function strongly in my workout after getting up at 3:45 am and working though 7 or so clients in a row when I train the right time. Push it back an hour or so and the session can get very rough very quickly. Especially if the body is tight and not happy to begin with.

But I want to be able to go with the flow and not stress despite any situation and be as strong as I can in adverse conditions and this is the practice and training for it. I wasn't starving, I wasn't feeling weak, I just wanted to get the damn thing over and end that section of my day. Get some food, a nap and get ready for the second half.

So I just told myself to settle down, accept the inevitable- the workout I had planned- as well as the uncomfortable-ness  of the situation and just get to work.
And it got really quiet. Inside and out. I just did the sets and reps as best I could and didn't ask myself any of the normal questions- should I cut this short? Is this really necessary today? Shouldn't you be more rested? And just did it. And  it was fine. Better than fine. Almost peaceful. No hunger, no lack of strength or energy. No hurry.

And while it wasn't my best workout ever it certainly wasn't the worst.I was strong and just tired from a long workday and an early wakeup. No biggie.

The video above looks way better than it felt, that's for sure.:)

14 x 5/5

16 kg x 5/5
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5  x 8 sets

Regular Snatch

20 kg x 8/8 x 3 sets

Decided to throw in some regular ballistic snatches just to keep in touch. I also realized that presses on monday and negative presses on Wednesday are not going to work. Not  sure I am going to re position these exercises ,as I want to keep both in the schedule) but one day apart ain't it. Shoulders were beat.

The Health snatches felt great, the bell felt like and the shoulders behaved. But I could tell I had done some heavy presses on Monday.Things were just TIRED. The groove felt good though

Sled drag 

65 lbs x 200 ft x 5  
1000 feet

these felt great. this I love to do outside.

Cable curls and band rear delts
3 x 10 and 20 each

just locking out the elbow and resetting the shoulder.

cooked and DONE! 30 min yoga before work too



Joe Sarti said...

I constantly observe and listen to you and in those moments I see a person who is the student, of himself and life. Always exploring always learning. Training and life parallel one another and like yin and yang are a perfect mate. They each provide so much and observing you is a something I appreciate. I love how you share the experience and for me this is key because I observe far more than the numbers.

Flow, flow, I sometimes fight the flow. Nice work today, I understand the importance of consistency and routine for you.

shortnginger said...

Hi Mark make that 24 look like a light weight there! if you get a minute any chance you could explain the benefits/reasoning behind the health snatch
thanks Richard

Mark Reifkind said...

thanks Joe. I am the student first, then the teacher. has to be that way for me. Never stop learning, looking, exploring, trying to 'grok' more.

Mark Reifkind said...

snortnginger thanks,scroll down the to the post titles the Health Snatch and it will explain it all.

Mark Reifkind said...

snortnginger thanks,scroll down the to the post titles the Health Snatch and it will explain it all.

shortnginger said...

thanks Rif - great info once again!