I was looking forward to this morning’s session, simply because of box jumps. Since my brutal squat training on Sunday, I have been sore all week. I’m hoping the stretching and jumping might provide some relief for the remainder of the week and help move along my recovery.
I started with the elliptical for 7 minutes to get the blood flowing. After the elliptical I began my resistance band hip mobility stretches. These felt great, because I have finally started to loosen up. Following resistance band stretches, I did some floor stretches to open my hips up, again, this felt good.
My box jump routine started with 1 round of 3 jumps on each box, just to get a feel for what I could accomplish today, given the soreness. The warmups seemed to go well, so I opted to go for it! I completed 3 rounds of 5 jumps on 3 different height boxes. In between rounds, I worked my abs by doing some medicine ball side to side crunches.
I finished off with a calf raise and pull through super-set. I loaded up 2-45lb plates (one on each side) of the calf raise machine. For pull throughs, I set the weight at 100lbs. I did a three round super-set of 8 reps each. The pull through is a new movement for me, so practicing at a lighter weight, seemed to have some benefit.
I went back to the elliptical for 7 minutes to cool down and get the blood flowing again. After the elliptical, I stretched again using the resistance bands and floor hip stretches.
Hopefully the stretching, combined with all the other movements today will alleviate some of my soreness.
The road to USAPL Nationals…looking forward