Great work on Lift 2B Fit and the LIS bonus (which, I do not forget, is HARD!). I love that KCM workout, too -- really fun!
THANK YOU for your footwear recs. Yes, we agree that quality footwear is well worth the pricetag! I took the quiz on the Brooks website, and I think it recommended one of the Ghost shoes. My podiatrist mentioned Brooks Beast as having extra room in the toe box -- any experience with those? (Sorry to pepper you with questions -- just trying to soak up all your wisdom!
You know, yesterday's w/o left me decidedly underwhelmed. I was really aching to move and also feeling that the lack of movement wasn't doing my foot any favors. This morning, my foot was really pain free, so I had what I think was a great listening-to-my-body success today. I decided to do the deadlift workout I'd had on deck for several days (but was wary due to general keep-weight-off-your-feet advice, which ultimately I decided was the equivalent of the yoga-and-walking-only-during-pregnancy advice). I extensively utilized biofeedback testing. Conventional deadlifts won out over sumo and Jeffersons, then I tested micro-variations, specifically surrounding stance width. A narrower-than-hip stance tested really well (and felt good!) -- despite not being classically 'perfect' form. The actual loading of my feet didn't cause any problems, so I decided to stick very low reps with very heavy weight rather than bust out a ton of reps/sets at a heavy-but-not-too-heavy weight. I comfortably and safely PR'd my deadlift!!! Yay! One note is that, since I bought a few heavier plates, the bar is sitting up higher when on the ground. This is a 'normal' height, whereas I was essentially pulling from a deficit before. So, while it was a 20-lb PR, I didn't quite add 20 lbs to what I was doing in Phase 1. But anyways, I pulled a heavy single at 265!! That's 15 lbs from double bodyweight.
Now if I can just lose 7.5 lbs... KIDDING!
Anyways, I pulled some lighter triples, worked up to several heavy singles, then backed off and did more triples (i.e., sets of three). Not a huge volume, which I think was smart.
Next was pullups, then a superset of Kroc rows (explosive 1-arm rows) and standing resistance band crunches.
I RESISTED doing the barbell complex that was recent posted on the GGS website because I didn't want to push my luck... though I was so temped. Somehow, this felt like NOT eating the whole chocolate bar (which has never been my strong suit).
I opted to spend that time doing some yoga and more rolling -- definitely a good choice. I did some very careful planking/chaturanga because I feel like I do need to stretch that area. Hopefully that was OK. I think it was good.
Anyways, I've only gone on at length here because today's workout felt like a victory in the listening-to-my-body department.
THANK YOU for your message! I hope I'll have some email time this weekend...
Have fun today -- so jealous about Fitness Fusion -- when I read about that one I almost re-subscribed to Cathe Live.
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