Sorry I didn’t get a good video for today’s post from Olympic lifting. Today is mosty just going to be an OOTD of my new Black Grape Pace Rivals in action. Our focus today was on a lot of mobility work, hyper extensions, holding positions in the lift for unbearably long periods of time to develop stamina and then we did front squats. Really great class, just not an opportunity to capture some big lifts. I really needed this workout today to take my mind off things. Last night there was a really terrible and tragic accident that happened very local to me and it was one of those news headlines that really stay in your head, and you just can’t shake the feeling away. I’ve been avoiding reading about it but it’s been impossible, and it’s been giving me real anxiety – so, loud music, busy chores and a workout that requires concentration is exactly what I needed this morning.
These top two photos where of some ankle and calf stretching. In olympic lifting you need really, really good ankle flexibility. Everyone focuses on the shoulders (it IS important) but the ankles and calves are what keep your knees tracking correctly. I had been having knee pain last year but it’s been several months since I’ve had any knee issues at all, and my flexibility has increased quite a bit.
Black Grape Pace Rival Crops
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