After months of trying to figure out and adapt training at home, it was all back..not just the rack or the leg press, but ankles straps & wrist assisted cable crossovers – the items that had become a path through the obstacles when trying to train particular muscle groups.
Yes, it has great to have better access, but given the changing climate, I don’t want to take that for granted. In continuing to try and take some developmental learning from this time, instead of dropping the whole of the routine I established home, I wanted to see if I could use some of the new/adaptive movement back at the gym, but with a little more weight behind it!
For example, at the beginning of lockdown I had some bands I’d use to pump up with prior to my competitions – it was useful to discover & research the range of movements they can produce wth a little immigination and creativity and isolating the right muscle groups, particularly on my disabled side by attaching it to my wrist via the sofa as an anchor.
Taking this crossbody band movement back to gym as an accessory move has been really useful.
What is has also done is automatically freshened up the workouts (thinking a little differently about the impact), could it be that having to try things at home & reset some form, focused more on the effectiveness of simple muscle movement? I’ve certainly eased back in the last few days not expecting the numbers I was getting in March yet but I feel I have an even deeper understanding of how to get the best out of limited space and working around broader challenges, in and out of the gym.