Deload came early this time. Spirit is willing but the body is spongy and bruised. Since November, I’ve maybe had three weeks total of no lifting. It is not like the reset button gets hit every four weeks. Week to week fatigue, month to month fatigue, etc. As much as I’d like to keep pushing it, my body and mind need it now. Big picture, not trying to “win” this week, I want to win at the contest. Joints are achy, right oblique occasionally acting up, both biceps tender and now my right knee is sore and slightly swollen. Super deload it is.
12” Log Jerks
Parallel Bar Dips
Band Pull A-parts
Band Scapular Retractions
31 Minutes of Stretching
Started out with log work from the rack. Weight is fine on my shoulders
but really had to take my time to get my knee to not give me fits.
Enough blood flowing and motivation will make most pains go away. Weight
flew up to lockout but had to be cautious with the knee. Dips after
that. Just my bodyweight but that still not pleasant as all my joints
and muscles in my upper body were tight and achy. Thankfully, the second
set was much more forgiving. Right into band exercises. Other than the
first set of pull aparts, these were a nice distraction. A bit of
stretching to end this easy session.
Unnatural Exercises - John Grimek (1956)
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