Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Fitness Plan Check-In

Summer fitness is going swimmingly, no actually, I have been in water this summer, if you're just tuning in, I do not swim, but anyway, I am more or less following my original plan but with more Sundays at the beach:

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
front room bedroom
kitchen
WORK
 
bedroom
kitchen
WORK
 
bedroom
kitchen
SkateFit
Review & Plan HOBBY WORK
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
bathroom
 
PASTIME
beach
KettleBox
 
PASTIME
 
MMS RowStrike
 
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
PASTIME
 
Blocking
 
PASTIME
 
C Team
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 

Actually what's most true about a fitness plan is its ebb and flow, I've talked a bit about periodization and that comes in long, medium, and short forms. Long-term periodization is what I wrote about earlier, what you do over a year—e.g., January through May is my playing season, June through August is my postseason, September through December is my preseason—and short-term periodization is what you see here, what you do on a weekly basis, your three key and two recovery and two rest days. Medium-term periodization is the ebb and flow from week to week; so all of it is like fiction or jazz, rhythms within rhythms, like life itself. Aliveness is what this is about. Contrary perhaps to popular belief, the point is not to train ourselves to death but to train ourselves to live!

Less fruitily, this is what it looks like in chart form. So you can see there are key and recovery and rest days, which add up to key and recovery and rest weeks. I love how the first five weeks of summer went: a rest week, a recovery week, a key week, a recovery week, and a rest week. I wouldn't have minded repeating that pattern, but the next week I was preparing for an audition to be a cardio kickboxing instructor and was kickboxing every other day—not every day though, which I was super proud of myself for— so that was a key week, really intense actually, then a recovery week, then a rest week. I'm in the middle of what was supposed to be a three week brick starring SkateFit, but last week's SkateFit was barely attended and my trainers fell through for this week so I have to sub. So then I got training's approval to scale down SkateFit leading into preseason, I thought when I planned this, oh, people will do five weeks of SkateForm and then they'll be in shape for five weeks of SkateFit. But really what happened was people who weren't busy with travel season did five weeks of, you know, summer. Which is totally fine! But the way it is, SkateFit isn't the right kind of practice to get folks back into the swing of things. And I could use the recovery practices because oh hello, another cardio kick audition.

Home team practices resume after Labor Day! TFFY!

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