Project Get Strong
As long as I can remember I've always been small. To my defense, it's just my physical makeup. Weight gain is close to impossible for me and I've learned to just deal with that. This past summer my coach and I swore that we would make sure that a strengthening program was in my weekly training cycles. My #ProjectGetStrong isn't about gaining weight though, it's about developing strength and power that will help me on the track.
We both agreed that strength and power were elements missing from my training. If I wanted to do what I've done in the past I have to add those elements back into training. So for the last 4 months I've dedicated my time to being very disciplined in the weight room. My coach has stayed on me, and I've slowly started to see a difference in my training.
My routine includes Olympic lifts and body weight/lighter weight exercises. I can admit I don't like a ton of Olympic lifting exercises, but with the inclusion of plyometric drills It's not so bad, and I'm starting to finally reap the benefits of all my hard work. For the first time, in a LONG time, I felt powerful and fluid in a workout this past Thursday. My coach commented, "that's the best I've EVER seen you at that intensity/pace. It might be the weights? I don't know, but you looked great."
So im glad to say my #ProjectGetStrong is going in the right direction and I'm excited to see where the rest of this journey will take me.