ok so I have been the slackest I've been since starting this log over the last couple of weeks, haven't done any core work, or even started doing my toe touch progression. My copy of Athletic Body in Balance sits on my table, silently judging me.
Tomorrow is my first day back at uni, which was the deadline I'd set to have my back fixed, and my log finished. However, my back is still not fixed, so I think it would be a little lazy to stop posting in my log before it reaches its thrilling climax.
So, with that in mind, I am going to extend keeping this log until the end of the year. Good news for fans of my log! And also for anyone who has a bad back that is learning anything from me (I assume that's why anyone is reading). I really hope someone is learning something or this whole log has been a waste of time
Revised goals for this year:
Pull a deadlift from the floor PAIN FREE!!!
Back squat ass to grass PAIN FREE
Pass at least 3 of the functional movement screens in Athletic Body in Balance (there are 6 in total)
Out-bench Phil. Someone needs to put him in his place.
2 minute plank.
I'm not really too worried about how heavy I get squatting or deadlifting, the important part is that there is no pain during the lift, and no pain in the days after (I can deadlift without pain, but later in the day and the following days it is pure, burning, agony hellfire).
The functional movement screens are the key, I am prioritising the ones involving hip/hamstring mobility and rotational stablility.
Out-benching Phil isn't as serious a goal as the back related stuff; it's just a bit of fun, but will be interesting to see who comes out on top, we're pretty evenly matched just now (although I may have to grudgingly accept that Phil is ever so slightly stronger).
2 minute plank needs no explanation, my abs may look good but they're weak as hell.
So ends my musings for the day, I didn't intend for this post to be quite so rambling. I should also point out that my aggressive toe touch regime starts tomorrow, I'm going out tonight...