I love all my training sessions but sometimes you a have a workout that is just a bit better than others. Today was one of those awesome training sessions.
Right after school I ate one of my ‘little’ meals in the car on the way to track practice. Bill put me through a great weight training session for about 45 minutes. We did sets of front squats, bench press, cleans, straight arm pull overs and snatch pulls. We are doing decreasing pyramids so it is all about explosion! Then I threw javelin for about 30 minutes. I am making real progress and am feeling really good about the winter season thus far. I think Bill is pleased too. I’m also really happy with how my weight lifting is progressing and I am feeling a lot stronger! 🙂 I love it!
Right after javelin was finished I started to train with Corey. We did a few more weight lifting exercises, ab-work, med ball exercises and worked on our glides and foot work. Then we went right into throwing shot put and then discus. I am really looking forward to an indoor meet March 2nd for shot put so I want to get as many throws in as possible just for my own comfort.
Time for another ‘little’ meal in the car and then I went directly to taekwon-do. I spent the first class instructing the colour belts in sparring and their ring management. We worked on their angles. It’s so rewarding when you see them really understand what you’re trying to teach them. There was some immediate improvement and they left happy and satisfied. It was great how they digested the info and immediately put it to use. Great job guys 🙂
Then I had an amazing one-on-one training alone with Mr. LeGrow where we went through all my 18 patterns in slow motion holding light weights. (5 pounds) Sounds easy right? Not so much!!! We were both dying by the time we reached the higher patterns but we kept pushing through it and it felt amazing to know we didn’t give up. It was so hard to keep the perfect form when your arms feel like they weigh a ton 🙂 This is an amazing drill for overall strengthening and improving arm speed. I know I’m going to feel it tomorrow!
Finally back in the car around 10:00 having a protein shake I just felt so happy and fortunate to be able to do what I love so much. I guess my true love on Valentines day is actually training 🙂
Thanks Bill, Corey and Mr. LeGrow – Happy Valentines Day!