I pushed myself pretty hard on the squat and deadlift this week, and also worked on chins and arms. I'm seeing some improvement on my bench press and also added some calf training.
I've been training muay Thai for over a decade now, and although I love it, it's definitely not easy on the body. Here are some of the common injuries I've encountered and how I've dealt with them.
I continued my low volume week and then started renewed training efforts on Monday. Worlds will be October 6th, and I have about 21 weeks to get it together.
Last week an article about the kettlebell swing created a lot of buzz. It got me thinking about how CrossFit and other sports have evolved through the years and how discussion fuels those changes.
This week I'll share some of the things I'm doing to check my squat for weaknesses and get my leg and glute firing the way they should be.
I’ve been feeling a bit beat up lately, so only 3 low-volume sessions this week. Nonetheless, I still managed a good pull and set a personal record on the dumbbell bench press this week.
This week I share a video of the gym co-owner moving some serious weight. There's some funny competition going on at the gym and also some good news about my bicep injury.
This was a productive week, with an all-time PR on chin ups, as well as my heaviest squat and deadlift numbers weighing less than 200 pounds.
In order to really compete, you need a coach and you need programming. The question for us masters - and for any athlete really - is what program? Or should I say, whose?
In just a week after changing my training approach, I'm already seeing the results, particularly in the bench press. Next week will focus on the lower body.
This week provided a lesson in the difference between quitting and making a judgment call to avoid injury. As promised, I've also included video of my progress on my goals from last week.
This week my journal includes my training summary, plus two videos - one training video and a second with some tips on how to improve your grip.
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