For real? A cramp in my head? I never thought it was possible until I was sitting at my desk yesterday in the middle of pain-staking process of submitting a grant proposal when the mother of all muscle cramps attacked the back of my head. So how do you normally relieve a cramp…..stretch right? Well how the hell do you stretch your head???? I think I ended up in more of the head between your knees airplane position than an actual stretch. I was yanking on my head, trying to stretch out my neck to offer some sort of relief. It was brutal though.
Maybe I needed some help from this guy? I guess the only positive was that I wasn’t wearing a teeny tiny string bikini when it all went down.
It went away after what felt like three hours, but it definitely left a permanent emotional scar. It wasn’t my last cramp of the day either. Obvoiously, I need to pay a lot more attention to the amount of water I’m drinking these days. I felt like I was on the edge of every muscle in my body cramping during my entire workout last night. And, I had very close calls throughout the night. I don’t want to be that person that wakes up screaming in the middle of the night with a giant Charlie horse.
*On a side note….my office smells like vomit this morning. Ahhh, the joys of working at a wastewater treatment plant.*
Anyway, my workout last night was benching. I did six reps at 45, six reps at 65, six reps at 95, and then four sets of six at 115. It didn’t seem very hard, but I was glad to have an opportunity to focus a bit more on my new form changes instead of just trying to get the weight up. Next were some shoulder presses, skull crushers, and band pulls (sorta like pec flies but with a band). Lastly, I had the joy of doing sled drags…but this time was a bit different. In case you’ve never encountered the sled drag (not to be confused with the ass drag)….check this guy out.
Okay, I’ll admit that I have to make a slight modification when I do it. Hot stuff here is dragging a sled with 10 or so plates on it….450 pounds?!?!?!? Yeah…..I can barely do 25 pounds.
But yesterday instead of dragging it while I walked, I had to sit on the ground and pull it across the room with a rope. It was hard the first time without any weight on the sled. Then Ray added 25 pounds and it was a lot harder. My forearms were definitely tired after that one.
So my goals for today are to drink a shit ton of water and to get psyched for this speed deadlifting workout that Ray has in store for me. As with most things I try to do with any sort of quickness….I’m sure I’ll fail miserably, but I’ll give it a shot ; )