[Found these at a antique store in the Heights. They're 1.5lbs each. They're about $65/ pair online. I got 'em for $9 each.]
I got in form work around 7am this morning and went straight to sleep. We were a bit busy yesterday, for a Sunday. We also did a bit of training on the pumper and ladder trucks. It wasn't intense, but in the Texas heat, standing is a workout. I got up around noon and spent a hour or so writing up my P.M. schedule for the week, studied a bit, and took Jack for a short but blistering walk.
During the walk, I realized that my shoulder, hams, and glutes were a bit sore. I had a hefty bit of swings and sledgehammer slams to get done and I was determined to get it done. Then I started to analyze the situation. I thought to myself, "If I try to push myself when I am not 100%, then #1 )I could injure myself, #2) I will not be able to make the progress that I need, and #3) as a result of #1 and 2, I will not be successful at the RKC." I decided to play it smart and have an active recovery day. My recover circuit dealt with shoulder and hip flexibility along w/ active stretches to help aid in the recovery process.
FGA ACTIVE RECOVERY CIRCUIT 1: 3 Rounds Today
- 3 Different Kali Drills w/ the Indian Clubs x 10-20 each side
- Indian Club Y Squat x 10
- Push Up Plus ( push up w/ a shoulder roll at the top. got it from Turb. Training) x 5
- Pumps x3 (w/ 3 twist on each side once in the downward do position)
- Cossack Stretch x 5/5
- Warrior Stretch x 3/3
I felt like a freaking warrior after this. A surge of energy raced through my vessels. I felt loos but strong. I might make this my standard warm up from now on.
I also decided to do a little C&P practice w/ the 24kg. I did 3 x 3 on each side and really focused on staying tight after the clean and pressing with my lat as I locked the KB over head. I felt very strong and in control. I haven't felt like this before w/ previous C&P's.
This A.R. day was just what I needed. Now I feel that I will have the strength and mobility I need to push past this week's sticking points getting me closer to the RKC.