Week 8 - Day 3 - 849 days remaining

Posted on: Wed, 2019/05/29 - 21:17 By: kevin.klop

Owwwwww.

had a session with my trainer today.  How can such a devil hide behind such a pleasant exterior?  They say that lucifer was the fairest of all angels.  I think my trainer is related.  He’s not really sadistic, he’s just... inventive.

we started off with rowing for a warmup, only 400 meters, and I’ve learned to treat it as a warmup, not a full effort workout.  After that came some stretches, lunges, inchworms, Spider-Man’s, curls, extensions, planks, rows, squats, and I can’t even remember what else.  By the time we were done, I was leaving puddles on the bench.

I'm noting a lot of imbalances.  For instance, my right hand grip and row is stronger than my left, but my left arm curls and pull-downs are stronger.  My left leg step-ups are MUCH stronger than my right, etc.  It’s going to take a lot of work to balance it all out, so that’s first order of business, as is mobility/flexibility.  It’s going to be a long two years.

Stamina is also something to work on, so I see a lot of cardio in my future.  It’s not that sailing requires that much sustained effort.  However, it comes in bursts.  Still, hoisting a sail is not a 30 second job.  Plus, you have to have the stamina to maintain concentration for hours and have the strength time and time again as and when needed.

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I foresee a lot of massages in your future..

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