The last month has been filled with travel; a move; more travel; and more travel. Because of that, both Bigg and I have been making do with our training and it’s time to refocus and get our programming straight. Funny enough, he came home from work yesterday and had already spent some thought on the subject (yup, we’re cute that way.)
His training obviously has to have more focus due to his competitions coming up in August so he’s returning to a template that’s worked well for him in the past. He’s tweaked 5-3-1 to push himself harder in the gym and make gains that still allows for work travels that will inevitably come but won’t derail his progress.
My programming has taken an unexpected turn with my back tweak last week but I’ll be fine by next week. I’ll go back to a program Rip wrote up for me years ago where I squat twice a week, press (each form) once a week, and pull three times a week. The olympic lifts are in that template so I’ll tweak that a bit until I get a women’s bar. This will give me a chance to focus on getting my strength base back to what it was prior to the packing/move gig and make gains from there. I’m hoping to take the time compete in some Highland/Highlander games this summer but I need to get my back on track first.
I also need to focus on embracing my new community. It’s something I didn’t do when I moved to Texas, I just showed up and went right to work without taking time to acclimate to the new digs. So I was determined I’d do that here. Instead, I spend most of my days trying to find places to put stuff so I can continue unpacking along with the work to make a house that hasn’t had any TLC for quite some time feel like home. So I’m going to refocus on that goal and venture out more.
But it’s ucky out again, so my venturing out will include somewhere with air conditioning. Heh.