ART Visits #4 and #5 – Getting into a pattern

23Apr10

Dr. Andy and I have gotten into a pattern. We are also spending a lot of time talking about random stuff, so I don’t quite remember what we wind up doing – exercise and treatment-wise.

The important thing is that Dr. Andy’s techniques really work. More mobility in my neck. More strength in my shoulders (an overhead PR at 90# yesterday! Good times!). The hip pain is disappearing.

Still not quite ready to do things like jump from knees to full squat – no hands. (Tried that the first time Thursday. ow.) Also still a bit nervous about dynamic weighted squat movements. That said – there is huge improvement. I suspect that within the next month – dynamic squat type moves will be no problem.

For what the “goo” looks like in the body – here is a link to Dr. Gil Hedley’s The Fuzz Speech. (via San Francisco Crossfit – Kelly Starrett)
Warning: Real cadavers were used in the making of this video….

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Took a look at today’s workout and decided an extra rest day was in order. Would have been a different story if I didn’t have that 5K on tap for Sunday morning. Confused as to why I feel guilty about this.
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Jon PCF and I had a brief chat at the gym about training goals. Often, it’s easier for me to communicate what I am thinking in writing vs. trying to talk over the distracting chaos of the gym. After a bit of email back and forth, I’ve managed to clarify my goals for this next training cycle:

+ Get 10 double-unders (no singles in between) by July 15, 2010
+ Get 135# overhead by any means necessary by November 22, 2010.

The brunette with the glasses cussing at her jumprope in the corner…..that will be me over the next couple of months.
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The next training cycle (May – August 31) will see me at PCF in the evenings a bit more frequently.

+ I’ve got 4 more endurance sessions with Aaron from last summer. I plan to knock those out over the next few weeks and not think about running again until September outside of WODs.

+ I plan to take one of Jon’s OLY lifting seminars this summer…now that hockey and bowling season are drawing to a close. I’m hoping that the technique work will help with the strength.

+ If the last couple of weeks are any indication – I’m going to need to move my work hours up a bit. A major part of my job is online tutorial development and voice-over work. The only quiet time I get for sound recording is in the wee hours (before 8am). There are a number of tutorial development projects on deck this summer. I figure if I can get in 2 mornings and 2 afternoons per week, I will be doing great! (Still love ya Brian PCF!) Besides – mixing up the workout plan can only help.
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Still digging the TacFit Commando bodyweight exercises. The program seems to be helping with my body awareness and coordination in ways that complement CrossFit.

The TacFit program also makes a great sub for days when I am just not up for the intensity that I feel CrossFit demands. I don’t want to come to the gym and dog it in front of my PCF peers. I’d rather dog it at home – then document my lack of work effort for eternity instead. At least that way – no one is watching. 😉

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