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.
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.