Saturday, November 15, 2008

2008/11/15 - Moderate day

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:

Intu-flow intermediate

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.


Howie Brewer said...

Glad to see you're on the mend. Juno was a great flick! I'll check in to see how you're feeling tomorrow.

Terence Mitchell said...

Hi J

How you doing? Looks like some good strength endurance happing on your blog lately! excellent work!

By the way thank you very much for your kind words of encouragement lately!

Keep an eye on my blog a 40kg bottoms up press will be happening soon! got the 32k for 6 reps on friday!

All the best and speak soon!