“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” -Steve Maraboli
I just started listening to a new podcast by Stephanie Gaudreau over at Stupid Easy Paleo. On a recent episode of Harder to Kill Radio (yeah, how great is that title) she chatted with my girl Kate Galliett. They covered all the usual topics, but the part that had me hollering “yes!” at my iPhone was their conversation about mindset.
“Unpack that story. Fit for real life means you move well, you think well, and you move well through space and time, meaning you – as a whole human – carry yourself forward… You’re not held back by beliefs that are self-limiting.”
They continue on with a discussion about resiliency and being able to ebb and flow with whatever it is that life – and the people in it – bring to you. And how then, this whole-being fitness leads to self-evolution. (Yes!) And, like iterations of software, we become upgrades of our former selves. I find myself to be Leah 3.7, on the cusp of 4.0. There has definitely be 3 significant demarcated iterations amongst the incremental ones.
So, what version of yourself are you…?
27 June | Sat-Ur-day
MFR | 10:00
Warm-up | 3 rds:
Wall balls x10
Wall Press x10
Workout | EMOM! x30:00
Bench Press x5 (65×2, 75#xR)
Power Clean x1 + Hang Clean x2 (95×2, 105#xR)
Straaatch | 20:00
25 June | FriGAY!
Warm-up | Mobility:
SL Hip bridges
Workout | Front squat 5×1 (115,125,135,145,145#)
– then –
EMOM x10:00 (75#)
1-1/4 front squat x3 @50% of “A”
– then –
KB swing x10 @44#
Stretch | 20:00
25 June | Thursday
Rehab Socks/Rest Day
24 June | Wednesday
Happy Hour Class!
Workout | 30:00 rotating
Farmer carries x100m (44s)
Wall walk x2
AD x30 cals
Stretch Class | 20:00
23 June | Tuesday
Rehab Socks/Rest Day
This week, things felt a little tender and tight on the right side, so I backed off quite a bit and took a couple rest days. I hit the foam roller a little too hard on Monday and irritated things rather then expediting my recovery.
I don’t think it’s a single movement that fires up my hip region; I think it’s that I’m still in the process of re-establishing the brain-glute pathway and correcting my movement pattern on that side. Who knows how long it took to develop, so it’s understandable that it will take some time to correct. (I write that last line merely as a note to myself; I seem to have to constantly remind myself that this isn’t a matter of fixed or broken. It’s a process. The process is the goal.)
Moving on, Wednesday’s class workout felt good, though it was tougher than I’d anticipated! That row- AD combo was challenging.
I approached Friday’s workout with a, “Let’s just see how this feels…” mindset. I didn’t push it on the single rep front squats and was prepared to drop weight on the 1-1/4 version, but didn’t need to. I incorporated some “glute activators” in the warm-up – an effort to gain some mental awareness there. Between all the stimuli and the short shorts in the ‘nasium, sometimes I get distracted…
Okay, back to squats. Here are rounds 9 and 10 of the Front Squat EMOM:
Saturday things were feeling pretty good. Did some light MFR and a solid warm up. Chose to go with an EMOM as I wanted to do some work whilst keeping myself in check on the volume and the movement patterns.
Finally, and randomly, I dig using the skittle plates. It’s a bit of a mind game – they take up less space on the bar so I feel like I perceive that there is less weight loaded. Just an initial hypothesis, but I’ll be interested to see how things progress.
Today’s “Questions for TG” segment is brought to you by the latest and greatest from The Wolf. This week’s Paleo Solution Podcast features Coach Summers, and you know how that guy keeps it real. They spend some time discussing the Jefferson Curl. I don’t know if this is a good demo but as I didn’t see a free version from GB, and seeing this guy has a beard…
just (working on that) found it interesting what Coach Summers has to say – how it doesn’t matter how strong you are if you aren’t mobile. Word. I really liked that podcast episode.