Shift in Trajectory
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
I'm still struggling, but I'm getting there.
So, I had an... interesting revelation (/experience/realization) yesterday night. I was going through old progress photos, especially at my skinniest (early March 2018). I'm not sure if I like that physique! I was super lean, and I don't know if I like that!
No, now I've got actual biceps and triceps. My chest and back are properly strong. I mean, absolutely, according to the scale, I was better off, but... I like my muscles more than I like being lean. So, I need to adjust my goals and whatnot. I need to shift where I'm headed to.
The main objectives for my body are:
Mobile - I can move in the ways I want without excessive muscle/ joint stiffness (especially lower back and hamstrings).
Strong - I can push, pull, and hold lots of weight.
Enduring - I can push, pull, and hold weight for a long period of time.
Balanced - I can balance left, right, up, down. This includes footwork.
Fast - I can act and react in short amounts of time and shift between places and activities fast.
Well - I can recover from setbacks, injuries, and workouts quickly.
Anti-Fragile - I don't break easy.
A lot of this means I need to reincorporate "natural" movements into my routines: bear crawls, monkey bars, frog jumps (that's what I call them), etc. I also need to push myself to practice yoga or other forms of strength building flexibility work.
As always, stay strong, sleep long, and keep on keepin' on!