Yesterday was one of those days that I just couldn't get myself to do any kind of training. When I came home after the office's end year function I could just manage to veg in front of the TV and watch some DVD's. At least Juno and Forgetting Sarah Marshall were very entertaining. In fact, the laughter muscles received a serious workout.
Today I decided to carefully start working the left arm again. The shoulder is not perfect yet but is a lot better. The session went like this:
One Arm Jerk (24kg): 5 x 1 minute sets (3 sets right / 2 sets left) @ 8rpm.
One Arm Jerk (32kg): 1 x 1 minute set (right only) @ 8rpm
Front Squat (24kg): 5 x 5
Swing (32kg): 10 (only right)
Some stretching and Qi Gong
Total Volume: 2136kg
The left shoulder felt OK but started getting a bit uncomfortable during the second jerk set. I sprayed on some analgesic spray and considered forging ahead but luckily better judgment took over and I continued the session with the right hand only. John Buckley mentioned to us during the IKFF cert that kettlebells played a significant role in his shoulder rehab after his car accident and I'm hoping that some not too intense training will do the same for me. I do believe that training sends healthy nutrients to injured body parts - as long as it is not overdone. I'll see how I feel tomorrow.
One thing that I am very glad about is that my strength is starting to pick up rapidly. Steve's suggestion to re-incorporate the 24kg into my training is definitely paying off. Even the 32kg jerks felt pretty solid today. Going forward I will probably make the 24kg the main tool in my training arsenal and use the 32kg for assistance work.