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A documentation of the attempts of Jacob Clutch Davis to make it on to the new Lexington area indoor football team, the Bluegrass Warhorses. #ClutchKicks is brought to you by Fit Kentucky: find them on their website, www.fitkentucky.com, Facebook, www.facebook.com/FitKy, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/FitKentucky!


We'll Call This a Rebound

Ok. I'm feeling a lot better after Thursdays workout than I was after Wednesdays. I'm feeling a bit more confident. I have a lot more to improve, but I'm sure Fit Kentucky can help me get there. This workout went a LOT better.

 Alex had me do a workout consisting of lying one-armed presses, standing military shoulder presses, a resistance band ab extension, and weighted crunches to name a few. The military shoulder presses really proved just how right I am about my left side being ridiculously weak. I was able to do about ten pounds more on my right arm without much of a struggle at all, while my left arm couldn't even get to the press part. It's a good thing I'm not trying out for a position that has much to do with chest and upper body strength. 

The resistance band workout was an interesting exercise in finding a way to get the right resistance so I felt challenged but still able to do the extensions. Man, I'm not sure I've ever done an exercise that I've really felt in the sides of my abs, especially not all the way down. Alex has me working out muscle groups I can't recall every hitting before, and has me doing exercises I've never done before. I think the main problem with the way I've worked out and the instructions and workouts I've followed before is that they've been for weight training and building muscle mass. Alex is building my fast twitch muscles, strengthening my core, and getting my muscles trained for quick, explosive action, not necessarily sustained strength. I'm pretty happy about this; how I've worked out before has left me feeling unimpressed and like I haven't done anything to really get myself in any more shape than how I had started out. It's barely two weeks in and I can't say that I 100% feel anything different, but I think I maybe kind of feel a little bit of a change, if that makes sense? Either way, it feels much more like these workouts are doing something for me athletically instead of aesthetically. 

Weighted crunches were nothing too special, but I enjoyed the exercise. It was hitting another area of my abs I've rarely ever worked on. But the finish of the workout definitely left me feeling better than I did Wednesday. Alex wanted to do some rope battling, but we were unable to find the rope. Instead, Alex had me slam a medicine ball against the ground. What a great release exercise that is. It's a nice full body workout, I definitely felt it from my calves to my shoulders, but there's something primally satisfying about throwing something as hard as you can over and over again. It was a much better wrap up than the sprints we did Wednesday, at least emotionally. I left the workout feeling successful and fulfilled.

I'm still apprehensive about the Bluegrass Warhorses tryout, though. I have no idea what it's going to be like and how much of an embarrassment I'm going to be. But that feeling of, "Hey, maybe I'll shock myself," that disappeared yesterday is back. I'm having fun with the workouts again, and the idea of trying out for a professional football team has more appeal again. I think my dour mood yesterday had more to do with stress than with the actual workout or my actual physical fitness. Today was a lot more fun, and I'm looking forward to my next one tomorrow. Hopefully we'll actually get outside for some length of time, and maybe even practice a couple field goals.

Kick offs are still a foreign concept to me. I'm going to make it a point on memorial day to do some research about the form and maybe try out a couple, just to see how I feel about them. I still think adding that to my arsenal will definitely help me in the long run. It definitely won't hurt my chances of making the team.




 
05/25/2013 12:52AM
We'll Call This a Rebound
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