athlete journals

My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.
Spring break came to a close this week, and I wasn't ready. Fortunately, my training helped me get through it.
2014 has gotten off to a rocky start, but that's not going to stop me from competing in BJJ and Olympic weightlifting.
This week was the week of my tournament. I was excited and ready for it, but unfortunately my elbow didn't feel the same way.
My training volume this week was the highest it's been in a while, so I may have to take a deload week.
This week I share a video of one of my favorite stretches to do after a workout or yoga session.
Serious athletes love that altered state where everything somehow comes together and works. I've definitely experienced that moment in weightlifting, CrossFit, figure, and even in training.
My first tournament of the year didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. But I still enjoyed it and am happy that competition season is in full swing!
Last Saturday I had my second competition of the year. My very first match went about 4.5 minutes until I submitted from injury.
I've got a sore elbow, but overall it was a good week of preparation for my upcoming meet, which is only two weeks away now.
This was a week of ups and downs, but stepping back now, I realize the little negative things that happened were nothing in light of all the good things going on in my life.
I’ve managed much better accumulation of volume this week, and not at the expense of intensity either. I’m happy with everything I’m doing and looking to continue the current trend.
This was the last week of training before my next tournament, and I feel confident in the progress I've made since my last competition.
My next competition is in a little less than three weeks. I had some pain in my elbow and groin this week, but my clean is coming along fine and my legs have gotten stronger.
As tournament time approaches, I've been training hard and learning some freestyle judo tehcniques to prepare for the big day.
Over the last two weeks I've made focused on the basic kettlebell exercises I'll need for the certification. I've also started the 300 swings a day challenge to supplement my training.
Between the CrossFit Open and the Arnold Classic, the last two weeks have been amazing reminders of why I started training in the first place.