The calf strain is back but strangely this time it’s perfectly fine after I walk for a couple of minutes. It’s excruciatingly painful when I don’t and it came about after my workout 3 days ago where I did power cleans and pullups. I managed 85 of each but I guess I didn’t warm up properly because my calf was very bad the next day. So I am back to hobbling around and having to work around an injury that it an impediment to almost all of my workouts.
The following few days will look like this:
DL and pullups
Squat both types
Chest and pullups
Clean and dips
But the big news is that I finally took delivery of and assembled the power rack pictured above. It’s pretty sturdy, the chinups are high enough that I don’t have to bend my legs that much and it came with lots of bar rests. It was on sale from $800 down to $229 so I really couldn’t resist. So now we have the treadmill back in use, a new squat / power rack for the winter so I can do heavy squats so I am pretty happy. All that I need to do now is replace the old projection HD TV with a new flat screen to get a bit of space back and the room will be much better. Except for the mirrors and the floor which is for some reason raising up into bubbles under the foam. I hate that foam.
I am toying with the idea of going back to another 30WOD stretch, it’s day 31 today and I could hypothetically do it today. I really enjoyed the variety and although my DUs are not going to happen with my calf strain, I think it would be great to do that again. Today, for reference, at Crossfit ARK is this:
Overhead Squat (5-5-5)
Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)
8 Alternating Tabata Rounds of each
score total reps
Even if I don’t actually do the 30WOD again, I think I will just make it a habit to check the site and see if it is something I can adapt. For example, I could use overhead squat practice since it’s as bad as my DUs if not worse. Maybe I will throw in some OHS with my DL and chinups for today.