Wednesday, July 17, 2013
General Physical Preparation.
That's all I've got these days. Increasing basic work capacity. Widening the base. Building the foundation. Not to say that it isn't the most important thing I could be going given my big picture goal :" A back of Iron and Legs that never quit" but it's not performance training, that's for sure.
I've had my share of Specific Sports Preparation (SPP: peaking for competition). In fact it was the mainstay for most of my life. But the closer one gets to their edge the easier it is to fall over and at my age the risk/benefit reward is in the wrong direction.
So GPP it is and I'm glad to be able to keep increasing it, to keep pushing my overall work capacity up. To be able to work harder and longer and recover fast for my activities of daily living.But those pesky little things like damaged joints can mess so many things up so quickly.
Strange day. Calf and ankle were all over the place all morning but when it came time to train they settled down. Even more for the sled walks which was extra special strange. Things seem to be in a new alignment, which is good, I think but new.
I've been thinking about this knee brace for some time and today bit the bullet and bought it.
That's some serious, high technology right there and it's is supposed to 'unload' the knee, decompressing it above and below so more forces are borne by the brace and not the knee. I haven't had any support for this thing ever so I think it's time. I've got a LOT of walking to do in Europe very soon and I hope this helps as much as I've been told it will. Even if it helps a little that would be a lot.
More info here about braces for arthritic knees. One step away from the total knee replacement. I'm ready.Until then , though, work to do.
Double kb swings
2 16's x 5 x 2
2 20's x 8
2 24's x 8
2 28's x 5,6,7,8,9,10 x 2 ladders
11,340 lbs !!
again, double bell work always impresses with total tonnage. these felt solid and easy from the start although I can now see from the video I have to straighten my right elbow more. It's amazing, NO impingement in either shoulder for weeks now! the reverse grip overhead stick stretch did something very cool. and continues to do so.
BUT the swings were quick, strong and solid feeling and the volume was 30 or so reps higher than the last workout. Not bad progress.
60 lbs x 200 feet x 7 laps ( pr)
These felt GREAT and my gait was the best it's been which makes absolutely no sense at all but I'll take it.Things are shifting around, in new places and I've just got to pay attention to where it's all going but it feels stronger, not weaker.
3 x 20 reps single red strand.
these are way better. time to got to two reds.the problem is getting it over the head and shoulders, not the press itself.:)
lots of stretching and myo ball work for the hammies and calf. Can't wait to get the brace.