June 22, 2011

Filed under: Starting Strength — Gillian @ 5:56 AM

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Penalty squats and recovery. That’s what the professionals and the doctors ordered. I’ll get in trouble for saying this later – life is hard, but it’s harder when you are stubborn and make stupid decisions. Gillian believes she can rock every work out, PR every lift, crush world records, leap tall buildings in a single bound, and fly.

None of this is true.

Sacroiliitis is the diagnosis, light weight squats, press, bench, and abstinence from CrossFit style workouts along with the Oly lifts for the next two weeks is the prescription. In hockey, it’s called the penalty box! In our house it’s called recovery.

That being said, it’s good to know why the lifts were suffering, the pain was chronic, and the mental piece was getting tougher. Injury means an athlete can’t perform, soreness means its a little uncomfortable. Knowing the difference is key – accepting the difference and doing the protocols is priceless.

Proud of my wifey for doing the right thing today, she pushed back and informed me that she could do more, but in the end she acquiesced. Tomorrow she will do 3 sets of 20 squats with a 20Kg bar, and we’ll back at it on Friday with squat, bench, and deadlift depending on how she feels.

In strength,


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