Started the day sore and ended it way worse. I had a very sore neck and emotionally was feeling a bit down. What can you do when that happens? Well I can only tell you what I do. I first examine the reason why and in my case there are many reasons.
- New car new driving position.
- I don't carry pain pills with me so I don't take them when I should
- Picking up weights for clients
- Standing for long stretches
- Training without being careful to watch my form
Now that I know what the causes are I have to decide what to do about it.
- Firstly I have to accept that only I am responsible...I cannot blame anyone else.
- Carry pain pills
- Explain to clients that they need to pick up their own weights
- Sit down and rest more often
- Focus more on perfect form
Now once I've done that and I realise that I CAN avoid all of the above my emtional blackness lifts and happily I get on with my day. If you don't do this, likelyhood is that you get further and further into a black hole from which you struggle to emerge. Like they say, " when you are digging yourself into a hole there's only one solution, STOP digging."
The ultimate solution is to avoid the things that are going to hurt. Easier said than done.
A repeat of monday with the exception of movement overhead. We've decided to limit overhead movement for now so Military Press becomes lateral raises. It was felt, with some input from a physio that I was in danger of blowing a disc in my neck with continued overhead exercises. We took the advice
Meal 1 Protein/banana smoothy (early am)
Meal 2 Protein shake. Cooked jungle oats
Meal 4 1 tub FF cottage cheese + 1 tub low fat flavoured yoghurt
Meal 5 Chicken breast + brown rice + large salad
As we get towards the end of week one I'm happy with my progress both in training and eating. I will tighten up my nutrition further and add more fresh vegetables although I eat a lot of steamed veggies and have lots of salads.
My training is going well...and if you think 1 set of 3 x 3 cadence is easy, try it sometime.
Here are my pics as promised 1 full body shot and 1 quad shot for my "Quad Blaster" challenge. The quad challenge is to see, specifically how much I can change my legs using Carlos DeJesus's amazing 'Quad Blaster' machine.