Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Frustrations of Not Regularly Blogging...

I used to love blogging--writing to get the thoughts out of my head. Now, with a new business, those thoughts are just bottled up. The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. I'm in my own personal blogging hell then.

My training has been following the same path--sporadic at best. I'm able to train routinely on the weekends, but the weekdays have been non-productive. Not a good sign for a meet that's 5 weeks away.

I'll train and go anyway. Thank God for visualization--I'm going to need it.

Last weekend, I had my speed day on Saturday, and a strength day on Sunday. What I failed to realize is that I need my heavy O-lift day on Saturday's, cause, hey, I'm lifting heavy in a Saturday meet. Makes sense to me...Mid-week will be a lighter day because my stress levels can handle that.

Last Monday, I was sore from a heavier squat session on Sunday--BSQ, (160kg/2, 156/2, 170/2) x3 series. So I performed light KB snatches--16kg/10+10 for 5 sets and 60s rest.

I missed Tuesday's training and Thursday's platform training, so I brought home a 32kg KB and did some work with that along with some pistols--5 Snatches + 5 Clean & Presses each side, followed by 1 minute rest, followed by 5 pistols each leg with the 16kg. 5 rounds later, I was huffing and puffing swearing at my lack of stamina.

Yesterday, I went to the platform. Probably didn't warm up enough, since I feel beat up today in the shoulders and knees. (Lots of Z later today.)

Here's the training:

A. P. Snatch, Fl,: 60/4, 60/3, 70/3, 80/2, 90/2, 100/1, (105/x) 2; Restart
(90/kg/1, 100/1, 110/1)x 3; rest 60-90s
This was a frustrating start because my mind wasn't present. So I had to calm my mind. This took a lot of energy.

RPE = 7.5

B. P.Cl + PJk: 90/2+2, (110/1+1) x2, (120/1+1) x2; (110/1+1, 120/1+1, 130/1+1) x3; 60-90s rest
I was just plain ol' tired by the time I got here and had to force myself to get it done. Fortunately, the last set of 130 felt like a feather and was lightning fast, so I finished on a high note.

I probably should've gone even lighter today, but with the impending meet, I knew I had to do some work. My shoulders were feeling beaten up after a couple of the snatches and my form wasn't as good as it was last Saturday. But sometimes, you just have to lift. It's a pretty safe bet that meet day won't be perfect, so I'm learning how to train under less than ideal circumstances. Today, as I mentioned earlier, I feel pretty beaten up. So, before I train this afternoon, I'll make sure I get a lot of high quality Z in.


Blogger Mike T Nelson said...

Geoff, a couple speedy blog tips.

You can set up an email address and email to your own blog. I use it when I have an idea for an article, I shoot it to my blog as a draft from my email. That way I can keep all of my ideas and snippets in one location.

Beyond that, you can set up with your phone so that you can speak into your phone and have it translated for free and then sent to your blog automatically. Works great for random ideas in your car that you want to write about later.

Hope that helps and keep rockin'
Mike N

10:45 AM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...

Those are great, Mike. thanks!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...

Hey Geoff,

I can relate on the busyness of life, running your own business, training, having a great all takes so much time and commitment!

Either way....a little blogging is better than no blogging!

Good luck with the remainder of your training for your meet!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...


those are great tips BTW. Think I will start using them.


11:13 AM  

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