day 2510 – starbucks vibe

the starbucks addiction that i’ve managed to rip off is creeping back in. i really needed my caffeine fix this morning since my friend dropped by for an early lift. i wasn’t planning to do any exercise so my finger could have a break, but watching them made me want to do things too. i woke up far too sore in my lower back to do any more lower body work. i stuck with lighter upper body lifts like overhead press, skullcrushers and delt raises. still got a pretty decent workout in before i did some back end work

day 2450 – shoulder stability

i was off olympic lifting for more than week and i feel i’ve forgotten the tech and timing. private session had me stick with really light weights and concentrate much more on shoulder stability within pain free range. the high volume snatches of triples in power, half and full positions gasses me out real quick. the cleans surprised both coach and i; he let me work up to eighty percent. finished the session off with some heavy back squats and then i was off to my routine sprints. i appreciate just being back on the platform – just me and the barbell

day 2232 – jerk complex

still a week of getting comfortable with the clean and jerk motion. staying on the light side doing the tech work. the complex is the same as last week with the exception of doubling up on the jerks. i definitely felt better and more stable compared to last session. my body is gradually remembering what it used to do, but one thing i realize from the video is my split stance is on the short side

day 2225 – clean and jerk

coach changed my program up and is getting me to relearn my clean and jerk. this is considered leveling up because he thinks i have a chance of going to competition in the near future. i think i’m up for the challenge and would like a shot at a weightlifting competition. first day on the clear and jerk program is light and easy one. it’s also considered a deload week with lighter snatches and light clean and jerks

day 1797 – long weight 

img_20200203_1333077368908623126808415.jpgthis view of the cage has been scarce the past month or so. you know it’s long when the first personal trainer i saw pointed at me and said he hasn’t seen me, and then all other trainers also turned to look. i got the point of shame that i’ve been lazy with my gyming, but the fact i’m in means i want to change that. not much has changed at this nash with the exception of a few new trainers. i had to keep it lightweight, but at least it’s a squat and deadlift day in the books. i’ve lost the strength, so priority number one is to rebuild it and work my way back to match those numbers

day 1396 – start low

lightening up and still feel difficulty with five sets doesn’t bode well for my psyche. four weeks of disruption from my workout program and all my lifts suffers a tremendous drop. everything must stay within warmup range until i can prove my that recovery is at 50%. i’m trying to stay patient but i’m not very patient at this and it sucks the life out of me until i am fully back. i’m waiting on everything that i have little control over