Everyone needs a coach! Even coaches need a coach. If you can hire a coach in some capacity you should. I have had two coaches in the past and looking back, those are the times I excelled the most. Any time I’ve tried to go it alone I’ve just kind of fallen flat or barely gotten the job done.

A coach takes what you think you need out of the equation. A coach listens to your goals and helps you along the path of reaching those goals. Sometimes they may even tell you that your immediate goals are unrealistic. That you need to take smaller steps to get where you want to be. When you have a coach, all you have to do is what you are told. That is a very comforting feeling.

Let me say that again: That is a very comforting feeling.

Todays training:

Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 5 reps @ 90, 105 and 120 lbs. Then 5 sets of 10 at 70 lbs.

Run: Active recovery – Anything but running = 20 minute easy bike

Boy howdy! I was on the struggle bus today. I mistakenly used my bench press 1rm to calculate the wendler work and I simply could not get this work done. 90 and 105 lbs were very hard and 120 just wasn’t happening so I backed the last set of 5 down to 95. My poor little shoulders could barely handle the sets of 10 with an empty barbell. I’m going to have to have someone look at these shoulders and help me figure out how to rehab them for real. This was very discouraging. I look forward to telling you about how I can snatch 135 again one day. Sheesh.

-The Rev