This week has been one of the best weeks training in a long time, I really feel that things are starting to get back to the way they were. I would say it's more mind than body at the moment, in that I mean I am getting the correct mindset and routine back that I had before I became seriously Injured in November 2010.
As I mentioned in my last post I was getting into alternate training methods such as rock climbing and Pilates. I went rock climbing on Friday evening with a friend who's an experienced climber to help get me into the swing of things. I took to it quite quickly, before I knew it I was taking fairly difficult routes up the walls and really putting my strength and muscular endurance to the test. We climbed for just over an hour and by the end I can safely say I have alot of respect for professional climbers and how athletic they have to be to climb the huge feats such as cliff faces, mountains and even buildings they were saying to me!!!
I've also gotten back into Pilates classes for core strength and rehabilitation, as the doctors have recommended it will help me to get back to where I was in November 2010. I've tried Pilates before and had some good initial success with it, so I'm continuing with and hopefully will see those developments tranfer into the pool. The powerbreathe training is still going well with slow and steady, with most importantly continual progress. I'm continuing on with a 3 times per day of 30 breaths as recommended by the Powerbreathe Guru which will allow me to push my inter-costal muscles further and gain hopefully increased benefits that I will see in the pool too.
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