Step by step the abductor of my right leg is feeling better. Although in my 2nd set with 120kg squat it became worse and therefore I didn’t do my 3rd set with 120kg. I did 3 slow reps instead with 60kg. With my deadlift I kept the weights lights, so I could focus on the movement of my right leg. The deadlift sets felt okay, compared to the last few trainings after the injury 🙂 Bench press is becoming better and better the last few weeks and today I pressed finally 3 reps with 120kg again :-).
Still some problems with my right upper leg abductor so I had to do some light recovery training today. Very glad with it, because I had lack of energy. Yesterday I did to much and was late at home. Very light weights, so curious what the reaction will be tomorrow.
Yesterday’s training felt good at the start and therefore I was easygoing during my squats sets. For a moment I let go of my focus on my technique and strained my right abductor in my 2nd set in 2nd rep. Nevertheless I continued my training and did my 3rd set and bring back my focus on my technique. Gladly I strained lightly my abductor and was able to deadlift. My starting position was a little higher than I normally do. The focus on my technique helps me to work around the (small) injury. The abductor is helping ‘the core’ of your upper leg and when you can stay focus on your technique you can do more what you think than on that moment 😉
Please also read yesterday’s blog of Ricky Bakker, click here!
Who does not know that expression? Everyone does, and I hear around me that technique is extremely important. I think so too. But do we really do that, and is that really something that you have to do endlessly. I ask myself out loud.
In my new training method, well Wim’s, technique stands central, we are also critical of the technical part. But we also work hard, we also lift relatively heavily. Because that is ultimately our goal. Getting stronger!
For me it remains difficult, I want to see those pounds on the bar. Prove that I have become stronger. Wim ensures me that I give gas but not tooooo much. Going heavier than the schedule is a no go (in his opinion). But will I than become stronger?
Yes absolutely, last week I ended with the most stable squat on high kilos ever. 🙂 Oh and you saw the speed of my deadlift and that in 1 set for 3 reps.
Do you know what a good techniuqe does with my body? It reduces my muscle pain / injures, without having to go to the physiotherapist. So form is more important than I thought.
Since I am at Wim, we evaluate each session. Sometimes short (I’ve often hear more tension here, double elastic, etc.) and sometimes longer about the way how to train (attitude / mental approach). The always recurring questions: what do you see yourself? What do you think of it yourself? What did you feel? They ensure me that I am not a robot athlete but someone who thinks, feels and learns.
Evaluating helps me to see where the mistakes are, what is going well, what is improving and gives me the opportunity to adjust thimgs during my training.
My progress is in various parts. Nice that this is taught to me.