Friday, 22 June
Nunn's Performance Training
Went in, expecting to be part of one of Jason's small, semi-private training groups. I got there early to warm up and stretch before the workout began. But Jason told me to wait, so I watched him train 2 men and a lady. They were doing circuits for max reps in a given time. I think they each were doing a slightly different circuit. One guy was busting his guts to try to get in more sets of his circuit than he had achieved before, and made it. Then, with them all exhausted from their circuits, Jason took them out in the parking lot and made them push a prowler!
When they finished, Jason said that he had printed up a plan for my workout. It turned out to be another private session! It mainly consisted of him teaching me some mobility drills that he wants me to use as warm-ups/work-out for a few weeks. Several of these were new to me. Details another day.
Then, after a little discussion, he had me front squat. Anyone who has followed this journal may recall that I occasionally do light front squats, intending to work on them for a time, but I never actually follow through and do much with them. I usually drop them because they don't feel right to me. Jason thinks that FS will be easier on my back, and wants to put them in my program, completely replacing BS for a (?long?) time. I used lifting straps around the bar to grip (like Tim used to do with vice-grip pliers). It works quite well.
8 with the empty bar
5 x 95
5 x 115
To this point Jason's only comment was to cue "drive your knees out". When I asked, he said form was OK.
Then loaded 135, to go to technical failure. This came dramatically on the attempted 3rd rep, when I completely lost the bar. Jason spotted me. Jason's only comment was "that's technical failure."
I'll be back there Monday morning.
This is incredible.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.--Francis Chan