Making the entry in the day light, not squeezing it in before bed!
I'm a little paranoid that Dustin is reading my training journal. Also that means I think the world in some small sense revolves around me...but I know it doesn't. I say this because every time I get all up about doing my deadlifts...we do deadlifts in small group. Also Dustin seems worried that I think we aren't going hard enough, fast enough, or lifting enough weights. Hey, Dustin, I'm happy with the group. I want you to find the imbalances (and that assessment you did today found them--I had to spend 41 years in this body to figure all that out). And I want to have good form for my lifts because I am a little scared that if I start doing the big serious lifts, I will get hurt.
Speaking of form, the bottom 1/3 of my barbell deadlift is not right.
I was the only person who showed for 9 AM small group today. This means I had a private session with Dustin. And we did barbell deadlifts, which I yammered about last night. Weird coincidences tend to happen in my life.
So we did a little warmup on the treadmill, including sideways shuffles, then dynamic stretching. Then set an incline on the treadmill, didn't turn it on, and I reenacted pulling a sled up a hill (funnny, that's how I was envisioning it and that's how Dustin described it)...that was cool.
Next: run quarter mile, dips, deadlifts, leaps over a step, step, piviot, leap, step, pivot leap 20x
Run quarter mile, dip, deadlift, leap 'n pivot 15x
Run quarter mile, dip, deadlift, leap 'n pivot 10x.
So because my back rounds in the bottom 1/3 of my deadlift, Dustin gave me an additional assessment and found a tight left hamstring and tight right quad. He did so because my deadlift problem is not an issue of core strength--it's an issue of flexibility. I agree completely. Part of my leg routine is about balancing quad dominance and building hamstring and adductor strength. So in less than 2 weeks of small group, Dustin found these things. And that's why I wanted to work with him.
Now I'll have to discuss my plan to perfect a natural glute-ham raise with him.
Hummus for lunch. Creamy, eaten straight up by the spoonful.