Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Train de Pain
Eeeez Wendesday, so eez day for st-r-r-r-r-rength training mit Miki.
"You know, my shoulder was kind of achy this morning in my swim workout. Way down inside, it feels kinda sore and stiff."
"Oh, we be car-r-r-r-reful, den."
"So do you think I should skip the workout?"
"No. No skip. In Amer-r-r-r-eekah, dee bourgeois gym r-r-r-rats, day no t-r-r-rain when eez leeetle bit uncomforTAHbull. But in Soviet R-r-r-russia, vee must to train de pain away."
"Sooooo, how exactly do we do that?"
"Today, dair eeez no pr-r-r-ressing ovah head. No heavy bench pr-r-r-r-esss. Vee use body weight. Vee vork mit rubber bands. Vee vork Swiss ball and planking. Vee vork core bahdee shtr-r-r-rength. Vee vork shoulder shtabileetee. Vee make shoulder varm, und stable, und flexible, und shtr-r-r-r-rong."
"You don't think maybe a rest would be a good idea?"
"Nyet. How you get better if you no vork?"
"Nyet. No rest. Vee vork. Den Vee shtr-r-r-r-retch you goot."
Apparently, inactivity is the opiate of the masses. Soviet shoulder feel better.