Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 – 36 deg F, sunny with a little wind
Squats: 3×5@45 + 3@65 + 2@90 + 3×6@115
Press: 5@30 + 3@45 + 2@55 + 3×5@65
Power Clean: 5@45 + 3@50 + 2@60 + 5×3@75
Agile 8 was more strenuous today. Foam rolling the IT bands were not pain free. Body was achey. Actually broke a sweat while doing the mountain climbers and groiners.
Squats were pretty solid. I really focused on making sure my rear end and shoulders were going up in unison from the hole. I realized this morning, half-awake, while my mind was wandering, that my lower back lordotic arch is not going to improve if I don’t also try to improve my back posture. I have pretty long legs compared to my torso and so my natural back angle position in the hole is more horizontal than vertical. When the weight gets heavy, I think I overcompensate for the forward lean by arching my back into lordosis to prevent me from falling forward. However, I think this is not the solution. I need to maintain a SLIGHT lordotic arch, and instead of hyperextending, focus on keeping my abdominal core super tight and cue’ing myself to drive my rear and shoulders up at the same time.
Squat TL;DR – tighten core when driving up from the hole; keep shoulder and hips moving up in unison
Top set of the presses were difficult.
Tired to write the rest.