Swing Basics, that is.
I think I've come to realize that the source of my forearm pain is that I am using too much muscle at the bottom of my swings as a means of controlling the bell during its descent and have been overtraining the muscle. This all started probably somewhere in December when I started increasing my 24kg Snatch reps.
So today I decided to take a few steps back and really concentrate on my form with lighter bells.
Without writing down the actual number of reps (since I lost count at times anyway), I performed the following movements mostly with the 12kg but also a few with the 16kg...
I cycled through each really trying to stay loose as the bell passed under me. The only time I felt any strain on the forearms was during some of the snatches. I have arranged to meet with Steve Freides, RKC on Saturday to see if he can help me out with my form.
If we are able to confirm this as the problem and correct my form, then I will have to restructure my workouts until I can internalize the changes and start to see some improvement in the discomfort. It seems like I've been dealing with this for some time now and it's really very frustrating because it is definitely hampering my progress. But then again, I have to remind myself, I'm not in a race. Worse case, I have to push RKC Cert out until I am improved enough. But hopefully this will all be long gone by the time August 1st arrives.
That's it for today. Will update on Saturday after my Steve Freides session.
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