Sunday, April 7, 2013

Not too fast

Going along with starting again is revisiting some technique. Most of my techniques are pretty good (I believe anyway) as I pay pretty close attention to form and positioning. The speed at which I perform the exercises, however, I haven't been paying close enough attention to. As I think back to performing the exercises over the last several months, my tempo starts out good enough, but quickly degrades to twice the speed as I get I add reps...not good. The last couple weeks I've been paying very close attention to my speed/tempo at which I perform the exercises, keeping to the two second timing during the movement, and 1 second during the transition in which there is the most tension. I can definitely feel the difference with a consistent tempo. The exercises are feeling strong and stable though, definitely improving.

Here's what I've accomplished since the last post:

3 sets of 36 short bridges
2 wall handstands, 107 secs and 85 secs
3 sets of 29 knee tucks
3 sets of 20/20/30 shoulder stand squats
3 sets of 20 incline pushups
4 sets of 45 double calf raises, knees bent, from the floor
3 sets of 30 45 degree pulls