Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Back For More--Weeklong Update

Last week was a complete wash. Got sick and never made it back to the platform. Nothing except some kettlebell and bodyweight work. Oh yeah, and some heavy Windmills and Bent Presses. Always fun.

Some things I've been thinking about lately:
  • Pain: I know what it is, but I forgot its purpose
  • Weight gain: Is it really possible to gain 20lbs for an advanced trainee in 12-16 weeks? Does it really matter?
  • Z-Health: Re-wiring the CNS so your new patterns are more efficient than your old ones--but then are they really your old patterns?

Each of these will most likely be my upcoming blog posts. Lots of meat in them I think.

Met with Dr. Cobb Sunday AM. We were finally able to do some cranial work. First session with him ever without some sort of sympathetic response. CNS was ready apparently. After mobilizing some joints in the skull, I was able to increase active hip extension on my right hip by about 15-20 degrees. I also felt grounded, or rooted, as we speak of in the RKC for the first time in my life. That was very weird. Posture improved even more, which is very surprising since most of my colleagues in the fitness industry already think I have good posture.

Thought about working the Smolov. Attempted that. I was right. I suck for reps. The first workout was for 70%/9 x4. I got two sets. Then I had to stop for fear of injury--my legs were so wobbly. Probably a good thing right now as I have a lot of things going on behind-the-scenes. So I'm just going to stick to my 2 week cycles of hypertrophy/strength and strength/power.

Back to the platform tonight.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great getting to spend time with you this weekend! It's good to hear that you didn't have any kind of sympathetic response from your private with DC. Good signs coming from your NS.

Keep moving!


11:32 PM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...

Cranial work, cool. Question, what type of cranial work does Dr. Cobb so? More of an NMT style or cranial sacral type of work?

Just curious!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...

Katie, you as well. Sorry it coulndn't have been more--too much going on right now.

Franz, I'm not familiar w/ NMT, but I do believe it was more CS type work. Very, VERY gentle. And then of course he gave me some mobility work for cranial bones. Cool stuff. Increased R hip extension by at least 15 degrees along with more VL recruitment in the squat.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...

Very cool Geoff!

5:41 PM  

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