I have been talking about my training for the Strong First Barbell Certification. Here is a great blog posting on what the 3-day weekend entails.
And my report on my training is...I am struggling and concerned. I believe in my mindset but I can't always believe in my body. I am beyond fatigued. I feel like I cannot sleep enough. Also, I've run into a "injury" issue...my right leg is in pain. In particular, most of the time, it is my right IT band. It is surprising how everything I need to do....the bench, the military press, the deadlift and the squat impact the legs but they do.
Here is a log of my work outs:
W4D1: Thursday 3/31/16
Deadlift - Let's just say I went far too heavy for the number of reps and sets I had to do. My form was trash at the end of the sets.
Bench press - I went up to 75 and felt okay.
I finished with barbell row, shoulder taps and hamstring curls.
The amount of weight I put on the bar kept getting screwed up. I couldn't add for the life of me. This isn't meant as an excuse but it is a very long day. I start work at 6:00 am and start my work out at 5:30 PM.
This particular day I had to dig deep to get myself to SOS. I was exhausted and wasn't sure what I had. In addition, my IT band has been affecting my sleep. One solution I have is to seek treatment, again, with Kevin Carr at Movement is Medicine. This isn't the first time I've had the problem. When I use to run, I had frequent IT band issues.
W4D2: This was suppose to occur on Saturday 4/2/1. However, I had a 10:00 appointment. No problem. I will get to the YMCA at 7:00, get it done, get an ice coffee and get to my appointment. Let's just say, things didn't go as planned.
So the following day, Sunday, 4/3/16, I dragged my sorry ass to the YMCA at 10:00 AM (way too late0 and it wasn't pretty. I did my pre-work with lots of foam rolling. I decided to forego TGU's and KB swings. I hit the bar for military presses. UGH...50 pounds was very difficult. There was no progression. Ugh...deadlifts. Just didn't feel right. So, I gathered my belongings and went home.
Early in the afternoon, I was able to do my deadlifts at a lower weight, did the rows and around the worlds. I threw in some carries.
Now, my schedule for the week is affected. I can't work out today because that would be two days in a row. I will do some foam rolling, stretching and mobility work but that is it. So it will need to either be Tuesday or Wednesday at 5:00 AM.
So, let's just say, at the moment, I am very discouraged...I reminded myself of injuries/health issues I had at the beginning of my training for the SFG. This just feels different.