Today I moved back to the Jerk. My goal to improve upon my last outing which was a 4-minute set. Here's how it all went down...
Warmed up with the 6lb medicine ball - big circles and standing twists.
Swing: 12kg - 15/15; 16kg - 12/12; 20kg - 10/10
Jerk: 2 x 16kg - 5 minutes @ 5 rpm - total of 25 Jerks
Cooled down with some yoga, muscular retraining exercises and tennis ball trigger point therapy.
I was happy with today's outcome. I am experiencing quite a bit of tightness in my back. Not the injured site, but other parts mostly on the opposite side of the injury. Like I said before, I'm not sure what it means, if anything, other than possibly balancing things out(?). I will stay vigilant to be sure I don't develop anything more than tightness this time.
On a positive note, my injury continues to feel improved. I am now adding back in a few more of the Kettlebell Foundation Compensatory Movements that I avoided earlier. Today for the first time (ever) I was able to include the Floor Scorpion into my routine(!). I also added back Camel, Seated Chair and Tripod. All of these had caused irritation before. Let's see how I hold up after today.
I hope to squeeze in a workout session tomorrow and then allow myself some rest on Christmas Day. Let's see how it goes, shall we? Jerk 'em up, y'all!