Tedious does not even begin to describe what it takes to become a part of the U.S. Paralympic team. Aside from training there are countless registration forms, fees, emails and applications to fill out. If Iâ€™m not training, Iâ€™m doing work on getting everything settled for each event and each license needed. I have been extremely blessed with a coach who is by my side to help with everything along the way.
Zach Caswell, Optimus Barbell Club Owner and Coach, is a new individual in my life who I have again been blessed with. Zach has helped me improve my Olympic lifts and helped me figure out the best form to help avoid injury. Programmed every Monday is an Olympic lift with different rep counts and schemes followed by a WOD (workout of the day).
Saturdayâ€™s have been marked as my crossfit days where I am allowed to go all out and get back to my roots. So the week goes as followsâ€¦
Monday: Train Javelin (1hr-1hr Â½) with prescribed program from Scott followed by Zachâ€™s lifting program.
Tuesday: Train drills and sprints prescribed by Scott Danberg (1hr-1hr Â½)
Wednesday: Train Javelin (1-2hrs) at FAU with Scott Danberg
Thursday: Cardio and Core followed by active recovery exercise of choice
Friday: Train drills and sprints prescribed by Scott Danberg (1hr-1hr Â½)
Saturday: Train Javelin (1-2hrs) at FAU with Scott Danberg followed by Crossfit
Sunday: Rest Day
Letâ€™s just say it has been a different kind of grind, but I wouldnâ€™t have it any other way. New beginnings with new successes.