I have had a hard time with doing certain moves because of the feet. This is not a 100% cop-out, it's the truth. I know I should be doing TGU's. They are one of the most perfect move for the ENTIRE body and will build shoulders that have the strength to hold the world! Here is a picture that shows the move from beginning to end....
It's a little difficult to get the hang of this move, but once you do, it's great! The 4th move, top row-last picture, is the move that I get hung up on with the feet. It's that "pushing off" the back foot, especially the left foot that holds me up. With my big toe having the worst of the arthritis in, it's a difficult part. But, I keep moving forward and on the days that the feet are feeling "extra" good, I give this a try......today WAS one of those days!
I did naked (no bell) TGU's x 5 per side alternating arms! Love it. Getting that first one out of your system is always the worse-nothing wants to move, but then she's just smooth sailing! After the "naked" ones, I really tested the water and did some with the 8kg. I managed 2 full get-ups on the left side and did just up to the 4th picture in the sequence on the right side. All is good!
After the TGU's, it was onto the snatches-
I've decided that, YES, I love-love-love high volume rep work, however, I don't think I am going to keep that as my "only" option. Less is better. More is nothing more than just more!
I went heavy for low reps.
5L, transfer, 5R x 2 = 20
6L, transfer, 6R x 2 = 24
7L, transfer, 7R x 2 = 28
8L, transfer, 8R x 2 = 32
Total w/12kg: 104 reps
1L, transfer, 1R x 1 = 2
2L, transfer, 2R x 1 = 4
3L, transfer, 3R x 1 = 6
4L, transfer, 4R x 1 = 8
5L, transfer, 5R x 5 = 50
Total w/20kg: 70 reps
Grand total of snatches: 174 reps.
I finished that session feeling energized and NOT drained. Just what a training session should feel like! One should always get something from a session, but not feel like it stole everything you had! I was very happy with today's training.
Speaking of "happy"....I love this song....I love any song from the '70's for sure, but not all are disco! Enjoy the Stones.....
There is no secret to health, happiness or success without doing the work. Be confident in your abilities and clueless to the idea that failure is an option. Learn as you go.....in other words, FAIL FORWARD!
The world needs our ideas and our works. When we hold back because we're scared, we're not only letting ourselves down, we're letting others down. Forget the critics and the pessimists. Do the work because you believe in it, because you can and because its the right thing to do.
Stop using drugs to numb your true self. With all the "chemicals" that are available not only, over-the-counter, but also the crap they put in our foods, they all destroy our body and mind, our self respect and everything good that goes along with our self-esteem. Forget the chemical fixes-focus on reality. Feel your true senses-use them to fuel your journey.
Don't give up on "downtime". Sometimes we need to just rest, think and be thankful. We all deserve this time away in which no problems are faced and no solutions explored. Rest is part of growing and getting stronger. Slow down, breathe and get more sleep. RESULTS = WORK + REST!
Un-complicate......we often make life more complicated than it is. We tend to attach our happiness to achievement and then look for it in all the wrong places. Time to clear the air, get back to basics and simplify. Simplifying is not seeing how little you can get by with-that's poverty-but how efficiently you can put things first, and use your time accordingly to pursue the things that make a difference and mean the most to you. Less really is more!
Last, but definitely, not least, don't neglect your body. Move and you will be rewarded with energy, confidence and clear thinking. Regardless of the size and shape of your body, it is the greatest tool you will ever own and the only place you ever truly live. Without it, you wouldn't be alive. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.
Until next time.........Blessings!