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The Truth Reveals Itself

Sorry for the delay on the update, because of weather and scheduling conflicts, Alex and I had to move my planned Tuesday workout to last night instead.

Last night's workout was by far the most trying of the workouts thus far. Of course, it's only the third one, but considering how strenuous the last workouts have been, it caught me off guard. We started with dynamic stretching(including Frankensteins, which are the most hilarious way to stretch. Also the B-movie horror buff in me absolutely loves mostly because of the name), timed me on some wind sprints, then moved to the real workout of jump lunges, pull-ins, one-legged jumps, and 30-second sprints. 

Thus far the workouts have been mostly weight and muscle strengthening, building up fast twitch muscles and improving my core. The workouts have been tough and I've been exhausted after every single one. But yesterday was the first day I've really felt disappointed after the workout. It hit home with me just how out of shape and how far I have to go. I was rather ashamed of my performance, and I caught myself not trying my hardest more than once.

Jump lunges were pretty rough, but I didn't have too much of an issue completing the sets of them. The pull-ins however killed me. Pull-ins are bringing your knees in to your chest while your legs are resting on an exercise ball. You can see the resting position by clicking here. By the second set, I was failing at the exercise. Not because I couldn't physically do it, mind you. Just because I was having such a terrible time keeping my balance. I was getting extremely frustrated with myself, but this was just the beginning.

We switched to one-legged jumps, and it was a whole new feeling of embarrassment. One thing I have definitely learned since starting this workout is that the left side of my body (the ENTIRE left side) is much weaker than my right. I've been aware that I favor my right side in basic every way, so that's a bit to be expected. But the difference between my ability to jump on my left leg versus my right is absurd. I also caught myself not trying my hardest, which is very frustrating to note. I got so focused on trying to jump the correct way (I was "pushing off" with my right leg, when my right leg wasn't even on the ground, instead of driving up with my knee. This is something that's plagued me since the days of doing layup drills with my YMCA league under 10 basketball team. It's disappointing to know I haven't really over come that yet. I wonder if I ever will.

Afterwards, we went outside and did some 30 second sprints. My right calf tried to cramp up on my during the second sprint, but I know it wasn't because I hadn't hydrated like last time. I'm not sure why it happened, but something tells me it was my body trying to find a way out of doing more sprints. We did five, and by the fifth one, I could barely sprint for the first ten seconds. I've never felt more out of shape in my life. It was a really disappointing feeling to end the day with.

This day of exercising has been the first time I've really started to question whether or not I should even be out on the tryout field come June 1st. I haven't even practiced any field goals yet. I'm starting to second guess myself on all this. I feel like there's no way I'll be in shape by then to even be worth going out. I'm going, though, and I need to keep in mind that this isn't the only tryout I'll be going to. There will be more, and I'll be working with Alex and the rest of the crew at Fit Kentucky for a while before we get to them. I think it was just a rougher day than I expected, considering we weren't doing anything super strenuous or anything that felt like a massive workout. I'm sure the next one will be better. I'll definitely put my all in to it, if for no other reason than to get over this little hiccup.

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05/23/2013 2:40PM
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