Day 3 was good, still had caffeine withdrawal and fatigue but managed to get in a good mobility session and a Water Polo practice. For the team I play for, the Thursday night practice is more swimming then anything else and my swim conditioning is certainly something I am lacking.
One of the things I was working on in my mobility session was screwing the floor. It was quite fun working on something I can barely do and seeing progress in that one session. This drill requires good internal hip rotation, among other things, which I am greatly lacking so it is very challenging. At times it was painful which I need to be careful of because if you move into pain your body can negatively react and create more tension and decreased mobility (sometimes referred to as the startle reflex). Not what I am trying to accomplish with this drill.
In the video of the Russian instructor doing the screwing the floor, he does not show how you can regress the exercise. My friend Dennis Frisch, who is much better at this stuff then me showed me a very simple regression. The video of this regression will have to wait for another day (sorry).
Wow, I feel quite good this morning, no head aches or fatigue. Maybe I am finished with my caffeine withdrawal symptoms although I should really call it coffee withdrawal since I am drinking green and black tea. My shoulders ache a bit from the previous nights swim training but otherwise I am doing really well.
Overall, so far so good.