So I had to sit down and make a choice Saturday.
After hobbling in pain after squatting 365, I sat down and decided I would withdraw from this meet. With everything I have going on personally in my life, and my leg in constant pain, I felt like it was the right decision. It wasn't an easy decision to make because me and my daughter have been training in preparation for it for months now.
But my goal for a while has been to go 1800 beltless. My bench is there, my deadlift is there, and the one lift I've always been able to count on isn't. But that's life sometimes. I don't see a need to go spend a bunch of money for travel, room, and food to go 1700 or what not.
So I talked to Bill Carpenter and asked if he would use my entry fee as credit towards another meet. This would give me time to get the leg healthy, and boost my bench and dead even more. It would also give me the chance to fly home and spend some time with my mom and dad in the next few weeks. And that's something I really need to do.
Overall I feel like it's the right choice. Hannah is also excited about training for muscle mass over the summer so she can go back to school looking jacked.
My goal is still the same as it was before the meet. To become a bigger 242. That means I need to lean up and add 5 pounds or so. This will require some hard ass training. I will be implementing my new mass template for this and I'm excited as hell about that. I also plan on switching gears and hitting some big time rep PR's in the next couple of months.
This situation is kinda like sex with a chic not on birth control. Sucks to have to pull out, but it's the right thing to do.
Sorry to hear that, you pushed yourself real hard. I wanted you to do 1800+ beltless. I know it sucks but there is always next time. Best of luck on your recovery and training.ReplyDelete
No biggie. The 1800 will happen now that the dead and bench are there. I just need to heal up and go do work.ReplyDelete
Sorry that it wasn't in the cards for you this time, Paul, but it sounds like you made the right decision. I agree that 1800 is GOING to happen for you, and when it does it will be because you are truly ready for it.ReplyDelete
Conditiong question: I'm coming up on the end of the conditiong phase of Ultimate Beastdom. For the sprints, I started easy, and have been slowly increasing both time and pace. For the last week, instead of trying to run a certain number of sprints in a certain time, I'm thinking about just starting a stop-watch and seeing how long I can go before I'm face down on the sidewalk (if I don't feel like crap that day). My only hesitation is, would this be like deciding to max out on the last day of a cycle instead of doing the program when it would be better to do what I programed to do? Which way will yield the more valuable information to use going forward?
All up to you. I do that kind of shit now and then just to set standards. It's no different than having a PR or a rep PR and knowing where your best is at.Delete
So I'd say if you are feeling froggy about it, jump.
Ha! I picked up that saying from my sister-in-law. Her version is "if you're feeling froggy, hop on it." Thanks for the feedback.Delete
So you may have addressed this at some point and I am being lazy because its my birthday week haha. But seeing as how you're hurt do you think a warm up should be more "workout specific" or rehab prehab specific. I have some pretty good ant. pelvic tilt going on so my warm up usually addresses this. Or do you have a warm up that you prefer? Not looking for advice really just a general what kind of warm up do you suggest because it seems when people talk working they are clueless as to how important the warm up is. Again you may have addressed this at some point but I was just curious, always enjoy your take on things.ReplyDelete
If you have an injury most definitely make your priority fixing that, and whatever problems were the root cause of it.Delete
I still think a workout should have a general warm up however. 10 minutes on the treadmill, then some stretching and light movements.
That last line:ReplyDelete
"This situation is kinda like sex with a chic not on birth control. Sucks to have to pull out, but it's the right thing to do."
So true, so true ...
Is it wrong that i'm jealous of your daughter because she gets to see your new template first?ReplyDelete
Everyone will get to see it as I go through it here. No worries. In fact I will spell it out for everyone real soon.Delete
Sorry to hear about the meet mate. Always sucks when youve planned and put all that energy into something and it doesnt pan out. To be fair though if you had gone and got a further injury or just done worse than you had feared it might have affected your drive to do it in the future.
Think of yourself as a thoroughbred racehorse- youre not going to get run in every race-just the ones your trainer thinks you will have a realistic chance of showing your pedigree in.
who said meatheads cant be philosophical!!!
Best of luck man. I'm sure with your new knowledge from your PT your squat will be in great shape by the end of your next meet training cycle.ReplyDelete
Sorry it didn't work out this time, Paul. You are making the right choice and there will be opportunity to get that 1800 soon enough.ReplyDelete
Excited about the new Big 15 template!