So here we are, one full year training at Davy Jones Fitness.
There was 30 weeks in total over the year doing PT and we start how last year began, about to embark on 10 weeks of training under Davys watchful eye. So not necessarily new year, new me. Hopefully an injury free year lies ahead, the shoulders are still cumbersome, but the legs feel good. So much so that i have decided to embark on running challenge. If you have been reading my previous articles, I have alluded to various calf and knee issues, that have hampered me in 2022. Never getting to really build up steam, 2023 I truly hit the ground running.
it’s 5k everyday for January. No real goal, other then to get out and hit the pavement, and start to enjoy the process. After the first week, I have realised that the routine works well for me. running becomes part of your day like brushing your teeth
Chest and back day lay ahead for the first training session in 2023. Between each set I would jot down exactly what I was able to get down, 40kg x 15 x 3. So weight, reps, sets. I am doing this to look back the following week and have a goal to smash. To often I have forgotten what was accomplished the week before, so progress was hampered. We started on incline, the warm up down with the 5k run before hand. Incline bench press always seems to cause the shoulder to flare up, but it seemed fine today, just slight twinges. This was supersetted with lat pull downs. We proceed to hammer grip rows and flat bench, again all was fine. By the time we moved onto more row variations, the weight was tough to shift. T do not know if that was fatigue or just I was not strong enough and because there was nothing to compare it to ( Hence the journal). There was some single arm incline presses along with more rows and machine press before i walked out hopeful of what was to come.
So I went for my 5k before leg day and for good reason, I knew what was ahead so the blood needed to be firing. Davy has decided to change up the way we approach legs. Now I walk and run on my toes, so my calf’s are naturally quite big. Maybe just as big as my upper legs, something Davy commented on before. So I could tell he wanted to rectify that. So we busted into some power squats, which i find difficult because of my terrible mobility. There is something about mobility training that I still do halfheartedly. In short I f*cking hate it. So the power squat was difficult especially because the first two sets were just considered warm up sets. By the time the real work out started, the plates were doubled. In my head I though “No, way”, but to Davy’s credit he knew it would be perfectly fine, and it was. Testing, very tough, but it got done. We then went onto leg press and he pushed my to get my heaviest set yet for eight squats by two sets. He reduced the reps, due to increased weight and now that target is set, I will continue to try push it. Split squats, hamstring curls and leg extensions ended the day, and acted as the catalyst for me being unable to successfully move fluidedly for the next three days.
With my legs feeling like cement, I trudge through my 5k before shoulder day. It was a careful day, due to being unable to training shoulders properly for a near month. We started off with a few hangs from the bar to streatch and extend the muscle before we went into the viking press. There was slight twinges of pain, but not debilitating as it was before. We then went into single arm raise, with a focus on keeping the body rigid, and to my surprise each set seemed to actually help my my injury. Started tough and sore, but then I could feel my power come back. It was so frustrating before as it felt like a switch was turned off in my delts, that would not allow any power be generated from it. this was first time i felt like I had access to that since. Did some seated presses which I have been unable to do for a good time and lateral raises. A brief tricep and bicep work out finished the day and I was keeping positive for next week.
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