Friday, June 19, 2009

"Crank It"

Those are the words of Nitro, aka Brad Nelson. I really cranked it today and plan to be crankin it for the next couple of weeks so that I can reach some big goals.

I drove up to the big city (the Twin Cities, actually) to pay a little visit to Brad. One hour turned into two and then I had a four hour drive to digest everything. Not even close to taking it all in.

Here's what I know for sure:

1. The knot in my delt is a sure sign of issues in my back/hips and in my feet. Huh? I can't explain it; it's a Z Health thing. Trust me, it's related. Brad gave me new Z drills for my hot spot in my neck/delt area. I did them. I had better hip snap on my jerks.
2. No snatches for awhile until the hot spot is taken care of. I stand like an ape with my palms facing my thighs. WTH? How does Brad notice those things? Seriously! I can't turn them, especially with my arm extended. Weird. It's from too much snatching without putting counterpressure on my arms.
3. My rotated hand issue is affecting my pressing. I have a dead zone in my left presses. That's gotta go!
4. My feet. Oh my crazy feet. I have bunions. They don't hurt; however, they force my big toes to slant outward. As a result, my big toes don't plant when I train. That keeps my glutes from fully engaging when I want to something like, say, oh, I don't know, a PISTOL. I did get closer today than I ever have, so I know it is within my reach. Fix my toes, fix a lot of other problems.

So that is a summary of what I got today. In addition I got some good ideas for increasing my pullup strength, but that might have to be put on hold a few weeks while I straighten out my toes and ape arms.

One more thing - you might as well get used to seeing me in my Vibrams because I'm swearing off flip flops for the summer. They make my toes worse. Gotta do what I gotta do!

1 comment:

Adam said...

Dont sweat it, just fix it. YOu just described a lot of kB lifters-- all the swings and snatches with fewe things balance them out. I am always happy to get my next "jack" label because it is always followed by a major PR.