Since I tweaked my knee I have been doing upper body strength work, Yoga, and some mobility drills I found on MobilityWOD.com . This is a great site with tons of videos by Kelly Starrett who is a physical therapist and Crossfit coach. Anytime something is bothering me I just go to his site and use the search function. I have been doing the foam rolling and mobility drills he recommends and I hope the knee should be good to go soon.
For the past month I have been working on my shoulder stability / flexibility daily. I am starting to see small improvements. I can take a narrower grip on the bar without pain during back squats, snatches, and overhead squats.
As this challenge is coming to an end I need to set some new goals. I don’t want to lose the momentum and motivation I have going right now. By October I will:
1) Fit into my 32″ jeans comfortably – I can squeeze into them now but they are still too tight to wear. I was wearing 36″ jeans three months ago.
2) Get my knees healthy and build my strength so I can back squat(high bar) 215×3 – Strength has never been my forte but I have made big gains the past two months and I want to build on that.
3) Continue to practice all the new healthy eating habits I have developed the last three months – I expect to be back on the road playing a lot more poker in August and September so I need to keep focused on eating clean.