Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August 2015 Review

August went well.

1. Pain Free Daily Yoga - Practice happened 3-4 days a week, with a higher frequency of studio classes. Eating more and lifting hard made spending a lot of energy on yoga difficult. Pranayama happened 2-4x a week.

My hamstring / adductor tendon insertion in my left calf still a little tender. It is healing slowly.

The workshop with my teacher's teacher was quite good. She has a lot of experience. I adjusted my schedule to enable a 2 hour class with her once a week.

I picked up James Maillison's translation of the Gheranda Samhita. Many other resources reference it, so I was curious. It has no commentary, and the best of it already appears in other books I've read. There were no changes to my practice as a result.

Moving forward, I plan on 3-4 studio classes a week, with home practice happening 1-2 times a week.

2. 1 2 3 at 145 - I pressed 135, squatted 235 and deadlifted 315, meeting the strength goals. I had to sacrifice the weight goal, eating as much as possible over the past month, to get the required strength. I think I need 1 2 3 to be easy triples at my current weight before it is accessible at 145.

Supplements remain constant - flax, dha, protein, creatine, multi-vitamin, D3, caffeine 2-3x a week. I bumped the weight vest for my walks up to 35lbs.

Moving forward, I will reduce my lifting frequency to 3 days per week. I'll still do my main lift using the 5/3/1 patterns, but round that out with a light full body session. Joker sets take too much out of me to sustain them 4 days a week. I will also increase the reps to 8/5/3, eliminating singles from my program.

3. Advance my Profession - I will devote 100% of professional development in 2015 to my current employer. This will no longer be a public goal.

4. Connect - I did poorly at my objective metric. Time with family and friends was consistent.

The goal year is over. I did ok, not great. My patterns are steady now, so I'm going to take a break from logging them.