I had a great workout with Trevor and Eddie yesterday. Eddie and I started out with some heavy leg presses, then Trevor joined us and we focused a lot more on core strengthening. Trevor’s been taking a completely different approach with me – focusing on reprogramming my body and strengthening my weaknesses. My lower back and shoulders are in terrible condition. In fact, I wake up in almost debilitating pain every morning with my lower back completely frozen. 5 minutes in the shower fixes it, but I literally can’t sleep more than 6 hours a night because of the pain. Sometimes my shoulders get so bad I struggle to put clothes on.
Instead of jumping in and going heavy (which is something I would naturally do), Trevor’s been building up my base and strengthening all my core stabilizer muscles that usually get no attention. In fact, after just a week of working out with him, my body feels completely different. I feel more nimble and solid. I feel good about this. A few more weeks of reprogramming my muscles and I’ll be benching 275 in no time!
This was a pretty long workout – almost two hours start to finish. Most of my workouts are a lot shorter, but since Trevor joined us half way though, this one was longer but less intense. I usually push myself so hard in the gym, it’s nice to just take it slow for once and focus on getting the motions right. After working out for a while, it’s easy to lose sight of how important form is. I think the same is true for a lot of things. Once you’ve been doing something for a long time, it’s easy to over look some of the finer aspects of the process. That’s usually when you get in trouble 🙂