Went to Dr. Bennett again today to keep working on getting stronger and my body all ready to go, fight, win.
The muscle (Gluteus Minimus) we worked on a lot today:
The first appointment I went to with him was about an hour long and it was a total body evaluation/adjustment/etc but now I just go in to work on 2-3 muscles at a time. We start with a muscle test (I’ll give you a hint—> I am extremely weak the first time we do the muscle test) and then he presses/massages different muscles/tendons/origins as I lift and lower my leg to reactivate the muscle. Between a traumatic event to the body (a fall, child birth, injury) and doing the same thing over and over again (hello… running) different muscles will shut down. By reactivating them we are getting them to turn back on again so that when we do our different strength exercises they are actually working/strengthening again. After the reactivation he does the muscle test again and it is incredible how much stronger I am after the reactivation. I have noticed in my running already that I am using my glutes more during my leg turnover. I geek out about this stuff… just bare with me:) PS Utah people—> I cannot recommend him enough if you are injured and/or you are wanting to find out your weak spots and how to strengthen them! His number is 801-513-1078)
The goal is to no longer have other muscles/parts of my body overcompensating for the parts that should be working while I run and get those areas strong and able to carry me for 26.2 miles.
Random from the other day but I accidentally wore an old right shoe and a new left shoe to the gym. I think I was half asleep.
All of my strength training is paying off lately because I used to be a 10 lb kind of girl for all of my bicep/shoulder/back workouts and I have graduated up to 15 and might be bumping it up again soon!
I wanted to run today but will probably stick to 3-4 days of running each week for a while. Instead I hung out with the stair climber. Random tip about the stair climber—> I just use the hand rails to prevent me from falling and I grip them lightly so that I am not laying on them and this makes my lower body do all of the work! Burns so good.
Just hanging out in my workout clothes all day. We got to go meet Leigha (such an incredible girl!!!!) for the good stuff.
Green Me is the new froyo.
My new favorite kind:
Leigha brought Brooke some sunglasses!
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!