This sunday last fieldtraining for compettion. Easy LWFD with 45 feet. Stone some explosive throws. Overcompensate phase has already started, bodyweight is now around 255 lbs. Tuesday last training in the gym and then to Inverness. Weather expectations are very good for 12 and 13th September.
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.
Today after not much sleeping, I had a party last night, with some (and more) drinks, I trained in perfect weather conditions, Total of 30 throws with light WFD, 5 of them over 44 feet with 44.5 the best. All of them correct throws in the trig. Then it was over, hit the wall. Still some feet away from more than 52 feet in training in 2011. I have to be patience but know that training is precious. MWC is just 3,5 months away. Then some Stoneput, experimenting with hand and elbow, no distance measured, just trying to find the groove. This week also some squatting and deadlifting in the gym, try to regain some of my lost bodyweight. I did not excercise these for two years. So combined with muscle stiffness and deprivation of sleep my body felt sluggish. No problem, training in general is improving.
Juist another training on a very flooded field. I had not the right shoes for this condition. Nevertheless I was very pleased with this training. I corrected some arm movement and it paid out right away, Very small detail but a foot or so extra. WFD (30 lbs) around 44 feet, I decided not to remove the extra weight, should give advantage in competition.
Also better control with the stone, speed and arm stretch is coming to a point. This was a short training, no more 90 throws for WFD and another 80 for stone as I did in the past....Throwing is now done routinely, every drill and turn is the same and the outcome (the distance) is predictable.
Just throwing for fun on my new field, big enough to throw the hammer. The WFD is 30 lbs, I have to remove some links to adjust the weight.....
First fieldtraining since a year and a half. In my first training with WFD and WFH I get my feet wet. .....Due to the weather and field condition it was very difficult to throw with technique. I did not measure any distance, I was just glad to be there and throw the weights. I missed it very much.