I’m blogging on the treadmill at the gym. Obviously I’m taking it easy. There’s no shame in pulling a butt muscle while taking your team to the championships on an XBox football video game! I love working out on the second level, overlooking the main gym floor where Nick is pushing his limits with his trainer. It’s been almost two months since he started with Jamon. What a noticeable improvement in his strength only three days a week has provided. They do a lot of shoulder work, which Nick needs anyway due to an old injury and surgery. They blast his shoulders from every angle. They work every inch of his core too. At this very moment he is doing unassisted pull ups for the very first time! I am so thrilled to see that! Recently he’s been getting on the standing ab bench. He stands with his back against the pad, braced on his elbows and lifts one leg at a time. Sometimes he just hangs to release the pressure on his lower back. To me, I imagine that to feel amazing, but he says it’s quite painful. After an hour with Jamon he’s soaked with sweat and his muscles are like jello. It’s an amazing gift that he has recovered this much function so quickly.
Tuesday January 3, 2012