Almost too much training.....just now the overcompensate phase should start. Figures are dropping already: 43 feet with light WFD and Stone put 19.5 feet with 29 lbs stone. My Back was stiff and field flooded with water. Hopefully Inverness will be better..Keeping my protein intake up. Shoulder is almost 95 percent.
Trying to make up for the 'lost' time I trained almost every day. Last week I managed to improve my heavy hammer throw again to 66 feet. Also my heavy WFD was a personal record with almost 28 feet.. With my light WFD and WFH I' m still not satisfied. Stone I'm training only very light to save the shoulder for compettiton.
On the other days I was in the gym and this week I did some speed deadlifting with 375 lbs, my back did not like it and I could not throw for the last three days. But tomorrow I'll be on the field again to throw. My shoulder is still in one piece. It is taped with kinesio tape and that helps a lot. Last two week I should minimize the risks of injury.and hopefully my body will overcompensate after this rigid trainingsphase.
After increasing my protein consumption I'm able to double my trainingsvolume. Still the shoulder
needs attention. I cannot afford to wreck my shoulder this close for the competition, so I can't give
100 percent in training. Last night I did some hammer throws wiht the 22 lbs hammer on a flooded field.
Again another increase for now: 66 feet, that's a personal PR for me! Hope there's more room for improvement.
The top fellow competitors in Inverness will throw over or close to 90 feet! Hammer was always my
weakest point, so I'm happy to improve after resuming to competition this year, after a two year layoff.
Next day after my LWFD training I tried hammerthrowing. I expected a no go from my shoulder, but...wonder..it worked. I did about 10 throws with the best throw of 62 feet with the 22 lbs hammer (I have only one hammer). Not bad at all. Also altered my technique here after tips from fellow throwers and using my blade shoe for stability. Try to accelerate the hammer and stretch the arms. Shoulder is still wacky and I can't do too much. So far so good.
During my second competiton which was much better than the first, I got ill for two weeks.
My body could not handle the stress properly. Nevertheless my throwing was improved.
Thanks to the Stegeman brothers for getting me back in basic shape.
Then I resumed training and 4 weeks ago I got a shoulderproblem, an old issue rotator cuff.
Yesterday I took the risk and did some LWFD. I did about 10 throws and was surprised that
the shoulder did not give me too much problems. Distance 13.50 - 14.20.
During my shoulder pause I trained a new technique without weight and with very light weight.
Matt Vincent has very good training movies in slowmo so you can scrutinize the movement.
After applying this technique in my own throwing my throws ended in the middle of the trig. You need that for a
scottish trig, otherwise you have problems with your feet displaced.
I'm still not there but I'm happy that I can throw with my shoulder. This week I'll try hammer.
Not competing in Scotland is no option. We'll see.