Wednesday, February 28th
Meditation 15 minutes [noting thoughts, emotions, physical sensations]
Left inside knee feels lightly affected by yesterday's workout or a stretch I did this morning. I can only think of the seated adductor machine as being a culprit - need more adduction options.
Meditation felt okay during it (mind was a bit busy), but I really want to go again today and repeat it, as it felt beneficial after.
Cable Internal Rotation - Elbow by Side 50lbs x 20 each x 2 sets
DB Shrugs 35's x 20, 40's x 20, 45's x 15, 18
Cable Reverse-Fly's 25lbs x 15, 11
Cable Reverse-Fly's - High to Low 25lbs x 15 x 2 sets
Cable Reverse-Fly's - Low to High 10lbs x 12, 9
Dip Bar Shrugs x 20, 20, 20, 15
Scap Push-Ups x 20, 1-Arm Scap Push-Ups x 7 each, Scap Push-Ups x 20, 15
Cable Harness Neck Extension 15lbs x 15, 10lbs x 15
Neck Flexion 15lbs x 11, 10lbs x 12
Cable Internal Rotation - Elbow on Knee 25lbs x 20 each x 2 sets
Surfing 1 hour
Previously, I posted about my attitude while surfing: "connect, feel, be present." Concentrating on these things has dramatically helped my surfing as I'm surfing more intuitively and less intellectually. Over the weekend, I decided to add "do my best, have fun" to the list. They were things that had helped my surfing a few years ago, but I had left them aside. I was a bit nervous if it would fuck me up, having so much to think about. But it just added to my experience.
I had noticed that my bottom turn is less deep than the pro's, and on my last wave today I got to a section where I told myself "make it a little deeper" - as I came out of the bottom, I had a lot of speed and shot out of the wave, but stayed connected and using my hips, brought myself back onto the wave and down the face. Awesome!!
"If you live through defeat, you are not defeated. If you are beaten but acquire wisdom, you have won." - RZA