I think this whole daylights savings time hangover may be dissipating.
Today, I gave it a little rest. The only thing I did as far as training was my low-bar, hanging, reverse-crunch exercise for vaulting. Supposedly, this thing starts to kick in after about a month, and I'm finally starting to see some real results.
On my first three reps, I was able to lower myself from a hanging upside down in a ball position, dropping my hips toward the garage floor slowly, slowly, slowly until my feet touch the ground. Especially on the first two repetitions, I could almost stop the movement and hold my feet off the floor..
When I first started -- three weeks ago, I think it was -- all I could do was grab the bars, flip myself upside down, hang on, start lowering my hips, and bam! Feet slam onto the floor.
After a couple weeks, I started getting a little more strength and control.
Now, it won't be long before I can lower myself, hold it, and then work on raising my hips back up, until I'm upside down again -- a complete rotation. When I can complete 5-6 reps of that, then I'll extend my left leg in a pole vault-type take-off position, and complete the same movement.
When I can do that, then it will be time to move to a high bar for the same routine.
Even though that's the only exercise I did today, it was pretty exciting. I know I'll jump another PR (personal record) at the Texas Senior Games next month, and I think I can get at least 8-6 at Nationals in June.
Remember, folks, consistency is the key.
What did you do today?
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