Wednesday, September 30, 2009

slowly

Slowly getting back into things. This week has been rough, though: too stressed out, no sleep.


Snatch
15/3
15/3
27/3
29/2
29/2
35/1
35/1
35/1
35/1

Clean
35/3
45/2
45/2
50/2
50/2
55/1
55/1
55/1

FS
50/5
60/5
60/5
50/10
50/10

Hypers: 3x20

Bent over rows: 2x10, 20 kg

PT exercises

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New place ...

Well it felt weird moving into a dorm with 3 other people, and not seeing ANYBODY I knew. It's weird being IN Seattle and knowing less people than when I was at Whitman.

Didn't get to go to SPG today since I had to move into my dorm. Had to work out in the fitness center. Yikes. I can not BELIEVE how good we had it at Whitman: platforms, bumpers, everything. Here: nada. Normal 'fitness center' stuff and rules. Grr. Too bad. I wanted to clean and snatch today.

FS
20/5
20/10
42/10 (everything is in lbs grrrr)
52/10
52/10
52/10

DL
60/8
60/5
60/5

hypers: 2x10, 11 kg (haven't done those in a while)

Fooled around with some lat pulls; I'm supposed to do those for my back/shoulder.

The end.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Each day ...

Without excruciating pain, is a good one.
I am angry; SO angry. My chiropractor summed it up yesterday -- "It must be frustrating, because you would've been progressing for this whole time." Bingo. I would've probably been snatching 70 at this point. Maybe cleaning 85 or 90. It pisses me off. It makes me want to kick a wall in. Especially because i want to go to junior worlds. I need to do well at Junior Nationals for that to happen. And I should've been progressing at this time.

But ... I have learned some things.

What I've Learned
*I can take easy weeks/time off and not lose what I have
*walking is a gift
*running/sprinting even more so
*any day I can lift is a blessing
*I can do the minimum amount of work and be ok
*I do not need CrossFit
*I don't need to do a million pullups to have a good upper body

I Will (try to)
*not take ANY weight for granted -- light days are light days, heavy days are heavy days
*not over train
*do EXACTLY what is written for a workout
*listen to my body; if something hurts, I will stop
*not let someone else's attitude dictate what I do; if I hurt, and I'm being pushed, I will stop.





Yesterday:

Clean -- floor + hang
35/1+1
35/1+1
45/1+1
50/1+1
50/1+1
50/1+1
Clean
50/3
50/3

FS
20/5
20/5
50/5
60/5
60/5
50/10
50/10
FS Have never felt so miserable before. And I did the calculation of how much work (or not really, just how much weight) I lift between my work sets of 5 and 10 -- 1600 kg! Ha crazy. Funny because weight is light, but the volume is killer. That's more work than when I did sets of 5 at 72.5.

Saturday is a big day; move into the dorm. Start a new college life. I'm worried/excited/worried/stressed/worried ... yikes.

My back is not better. But it's getting there.