130103 (Rest…sort of)
It doesn’t take much searching to find articles about how important rest is, how the hardest skill to learn isn’t when or how to pick up a barbell but the best times to put one down. I’ve never been good at the latter. I’ve found a comfortable middle ground instead, I’ve found taking a whole day off just sets me up for a bad time, I get tight, my motor patterns get shitty and I feel like a lazy piece of shit. I’m not sure how much of those three things are the truth or which are in my head, but for now it matters. I had originally planned to squat heavy today but then I remember Friday’s have been front squat days and I didn’t want to ruin anything for tomorrow.
Shoulder, Ankle, Calf, Hip Mobility
OHS 95# 3×5
Front Squats 95# 3×3
Back squats 95# 3×3, 185# 3×6
Chin-ups BW 4×6
Voodoo flossing the elbow
Clearly today had a heavy squat emphasis. I’m eager to get my strength back, though none of this work could really be construed as actual strength work, just getting through the motor patterns feels like it should help. At some point you just have to get back on the horse and squat heavy again. Hopefully that’s tomorrow.
Oh right – new episode of Barbell Shrugged today. I actually cleared my morning for this. It’s becoming a crazy habit, I’m not ashamed.