Friday, March 23, 2012
Traffic Light Logic?
This morning it kind of ached so I decide I'll just do squats and bail on the lunges, which I had put in to strengthen that area. After squats I decided, what the heck, let's see if it hurts. If two extra vaults didn't hurt then surely light lunges won't, and besides, they will serve as rehab. NOPE - I felt it and felt it too much so I stopped. SO what does this mean?
Though I feel it is so minor that I could probably get away with jumping Monday, I've decided to use what I call "Traffic Light Logic". You learn a lot from traffic lights; like the kid who said he learned that the yellow light means to go REALLY fast. For me, a caution light is always followed by a red light, so I will obey the signal and STOP any effort to vault until I can lunge with no pain.
I really don't expect this to take long because this is super mild compared to what I have experienced before. But with meets on 4/15 and 4/26, I don't want to risk liming around when I can fix it in a week by being cautious. Besides, I just had the best vault session since I've been in California, AND I'm starting to feel like I'm getting conditioned again. I think I will stick to that plan and keep momentum gaining in an area that will pay off later when I am healthy. Thanks so much for your support and have a great evening. Bubba
Here is REO Speedwagon's "Roll With the Changes", and I will - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGgLPriZUSA