The last few months have been filled with daily challenges, so what’s one more right?  Tomorrow marks the start of the #Metconmonster challenge, created by Jill Coleman.  She is someone I have followed online for quite some time and gained so much inspiration from.  Basically, the goal is to complete 12 workouts in 15 days, she has provided 9 different workouts to choose from.  And let me say, these workouts are completely out of the box for me which is a huge part of why I signed up to take the challenge.

If you know me, you know that I am meticulous in my research when it comes to understanding different fitness methods.  I try everything out on myself before ever implementing anything with a client, and I am always playing around with finding better ways to achieve the desired goals.

So before signing up to do the #Metconmonster, I have been test running a handful of the workouts that were posted to see if it was something I could handle and benefit from.  And here is what I learned:

  • I have not been pushing myself hard enough in my own workouts
  • Golfers must train all planes of motion, but the sagittal plane is the very basis of movement.  Most of these workouts emphasize this plane which scared me at first.  Here’s the truth, I’ve been ignoring this part of my own training and have found this is where my weaknesses exist!
  • Pushups have been missing from my own workouts for a good 6 months….whoops!
  • In order to get the most out of these workouts, I have to supplement with proper corrective work and hit a ton of golf balls to keep my motor patterns solid
  • I have to make quite a few modifications because of the bulging discs in my low back and the disc tear in my neck.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t do them!  It just means extreme diligence with form and making the proper adjustments
  • I played golf yesterday after doing one of the workouts, and played amazing…….

After two weeks of tests, I determined that yes, I need this challenge.  My body is ready to be pushed after years of having to back off of everything due to car accidents.  I know there are some other trainers out there that feel me on this, it’s hard to push yourself sometimes and injuries can be a huge part of the mental barrier.

So here we go, 15 days, 12 workouts, 2 golf tournaments to play in that time frame, and 2 other daily challenges going at the same time.  It’s going to be fun, and you can follow along on my instagram account!

See you tomorrow for the first workout!

-S

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