Lower back is feeling better today. Still not 100% but I'm more mobile than I have been the last couple of days.
Along with the photos and video clips I sent off to Mike Robertson the other day, I also included my short-term and long-term goals. For my short-term goals I put the following:
-get rid of the ache in my left rhomboid/levator scap that appears after weight training and swimming. Strengthen and stabilise my left shoulder (it tires more quickly than my right shoulder and subluxes occasionally)
-hypertrophy of all muscle groups (especially shoulders and glutes)
I received my first program from Mike today. He said 'I think it’s going to address some of the major issues I see with your posture/alignment. The big things I’d like to address are getting your hips stronger and doing more of the work. Right now your TFL is pretty strong, so I really want to focus on getting glute max/medius stronger. That coupled with some core work is going to go a long way.'
So it looks like I'll be getting plenty of the glute work I asked for!
He's also included lots of trapezius and rotator cuff exercises so hopefully my shoulder will get nice and strong!
The program includes quite a few things I haven't done before so I've spent some time today looking up all the various exercises I'll be doing (I'll discuss these in more detail next week).
M1 protein shake, muesli, eggs
M2 spicy peanut chicken, bok choy, zucchini
M3 chicken salad, nuts
M4 kangaroo patty, sweet potato, mashed cauliflower
M5 prawn salad, sweet potato
I will lose 10kg by 31 December