I’ve been visiting the Warrior Dash website a lot lately. Each time I go to the gym I keep it in mind. Recently, I was at the YMCA trying my hand at the Shoulder Press machine. I like to use the machines because the weights are somewhat hidden from view; so no one can see how weak I actually am! As I was bringing the bar down I felt and heard a clicking in my shoulder. There was no pain, but I knew I shouldn’t be clicking. I asked a Y staff member for advice. He showed me my bad form. Seems your elbows should not be sticking out to your sides during a Shoulder Press.
But, I have found a way to get in some good preparation while the boys are swimming. The Y has a Vortex that I walk around in. Now I’ll be ready to wade through the river during the Dash.
Sometimes I feel SO unprepared for the gym. I look around and see all of these guys lifting weights and pulling ropes and I feel so out of place. I haven’t REALLY lifted weights since my Freshman year in college. It can be quite intimidating. But this time I am going to stick with it. I am tired of getting tired going up stairs. I am tired of not being able to run and play with the boys like I know I should. And I am tired of looking in the mirror and being surprised by myself. This is the year for my transformation.