Saturday, September 07, 2013
Rebuilding strength and condition
Weird night last night. Slept well until 1:30 then woke with some serious calf and hamstring pain. Tried to find a good position but it was not to be. Tracy helped me out with a great massage. that really helps but it make the days very long when you get up this early :) Took 1/2 less oxy yesterday and I don't think that caused it but it was not fun.
Can't wait til I sleep through the nights again. No sweats though and that's progress
Warmup: 30 minute walking, easy pace and no mobility work,just kept the solid pace and gait.
One arm swings
12 kg x 5/5
16 kg x 5/5
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 5/5
these went well although it took awhile to adjust to all the new alignments. No pain though just have to conciously BEND the left knee more.Weight felt light
Two hand swings
16 kg x 10
24 kg x 10 x 4 sets
getting tired now. these felt light and easy too.
Clubbell arm casts
15 x 10/10
25 x 5/5
45 x 5
55 x 5 x 3 sets
Now this felt like a real workout, sweating and everything,lol. SO nice to be able to start with a mile long walk and have it be nothing. bodes well.
have a lot of work to do to get my endurance and stamina back to where they were; I think my strength will come back faster than that but we'll see.
The goal is my walking ability in Croatia and Italy. not the Beast yet. Soon enough