Friday, September 14, 2007

And this is why I am listening to my body...

Marc Bartley in his own words on his injury: (sorry for the cut and paste but couldn't figure out how to make it a link)

Basically he went into the meet with a few "injuries" but as he says he was setting PRs and making progress so he figured he had one more in him. Turns out he didn't. I have met Marc and can tell you his a great guy and one hell of a powerlifter. And I wish him all the success in the world during his recovery and training.

As for me this is validation of the fact that I should listen to my body and respect my Hamstring insertion pain.

I have made great gains in my squat this year and am very pleased with my progress but it also meant that I got strong enough to hurt myself. Perspective becomes skewed when you are used to operating at a certain level. So while 445 x 5 x 5 in the DL is not heavy for me conventional it is radically different Sumo style and during the end of a very heavy squat cycle.
Information overload also came into play as I tried to lay out a good peaking cycle for the meet. I am a low rep and low volume guy and need to stick with what works for me.

Off to the Z Health R-phase certification on Sunday so I will post when I can with observations etc..


fawn said...

I can't wait to hear what you have to say about Z Health. Have a great weekend!

Mark Reifkind said...

have fun at z man, wish I was there with you. I bet you have some very intersting healing while you are there. keep in touch.

Aaron Friday said...

Me too, Brett. Can't wait to read about your impressions.

Aaron Friday said...

Interesting story. That injury sounds awful.

Mike T Nelson said...

Excited to hear the Z update!

I read that about Spud's injury too--youch!! I have never met him, but everyone says he is a great guy

rock on
Mike N

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