Second Set: I Still Suck

Jen —  September 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

Let’s face it, there are some exercises or drills that are harder to do than others. If you’re like me, this probably means you suck at them and the only way to improve is to do them more often and work on your weaknesses. My suck list is long and includes all things upper body: bench, incline dumbbell press, push-ups and pull ups, to name a few. Whether items on your list are related to previous or current injury, surgery, or general imbalances, working with a knowledgeable coach is the key to improvement.

Working on sucky push-ups with a band helps me maintain better form

Working on sucky push-ups with a band helps me maintain better form

 

Suzanne’s post, “I Still Suck” describes her post-op training and some of the struggles she had during that time. The most amazing part of her story is actually not in the blog post, but she went on to hit a huge squat PR of 275# at the spring meet. This was 19 weeks after surgery. It pays to work on your suck list, the results may surprise you.

Only 3 months before the meet,  Suzanne could not squat a broomstick with good form.

Only 3 months before the meet, Suzanne could not squat a broomstick with good form.

All her work paid off with a huge 21 lb PR.

All her work paid off with a huge 21 lb PR.

No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation.

Leave a Reply

Text formatting is available via select HTML.

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

*