90 By 40: Week 5

“Good morning primals”. The three most exciting words in the English language. My morning routine has flipped, turned upside down from the usual quick scan of work emails to get myself sufficiently rageful, what Ainsley Rodriguez has posted now, and if Seth Keysor’s breakdown has dropped yet, to be full of anticipation of an update into the beautiful manhood of the Liver King.

I’m jealous. This man is everything Man and everything I wish I could drop the Southern California garbage culture to become. This guy eats, sleeps, breaths, and breeds Ancestral Living (his term).

His morning posts are life inspiring. “Get the sun on your face, through the eyes, the Earth on your feet” and reflect on your big win from the day before. Perfect.

It’s the part about reflecting each day on the previous day’s Big Win that hits me the most right now. 90 By 40 is going slow, as I probably should have expected. I can feel my arm getting stronger and my arm action slowly getting back to what I remember it was some-fifteen years ago, but the “wins” are small, if existent at all. I’m getting discouraged knowing how I use to feel athletically, and how I’ve done nothing in the past 15 years to get so far away from it.

But I have to keep reminding myself that it’s okay. For now. Just as long as I’m moving forward.

I got scoffed at by my wife last night after my throwing round was complete. For the first time I attempted the step-behind throwing drill (the precursor to the pulldowns you’ll see floating around the Internet) thinking I’d be somewhere in the high-70s. For comparison, my high on step-behinds during my training days at my indoor academy was 92mph. Yesterday, it was 72.

“What did you really expect you’d be at after only doing this for a month when not throwing for 15 years?” asked Sara.

It’s a worthwhile question: what expectations do I have? What expectations should I have?

Seems unreasonable I should be at 90% of what I used to be when I’ve spent the last decade-and-a-half operating at 10%. I think most of us probably operate in this way. Instead of simply looking for your Wins from your days on this Earth, no matter how small, we spend too much time looking for what could have been. Don’t do this to yourself. I’ll keep reminding myself too.

Give Brian Robinson aka Liver King a follow on Instagram. Don’t focus on what he does, focus on the message. It’s important. Allow yourself to find your Wins.

In the meantime, look at this dude move heavy shit. My goodness.

My Wins for the week:

  • 3 new med ball taps records
  • 4 new med ball throws records
  • 1 new throwing record

Keep grinding, scobes.

 Day 13
Core Taps
Side-to-Siden/a
Diagonal Rn/a
Diagonal Ln/a
Can Openern/a
4 Squaren/a
  
Med Ball Throws
1 knee26
Overhead29
Torque R29
Torque L
Windmill R28
Windmill L26
Backwards27
Running31
Crow Hop29
  
Throwing
Double Knee57
Standing60
Torquen/a
Step Behindn/a
Turn & Burnn/a
Crow Hopn/a
Figure 866
 Day 14
Core Taps
Side-to-Side41
Diagonal Rn/a
Diagonal Ln/a
Can Opener30
4 Square32
  
Med Ball Throws
1 knee
Overhead27
Torque R27
Torque L
Windmill R28
Windmill L26
Backwards
Runningn/a
Crow Hop30
  
Throwing
Double Knee56
Standing60
Torque68
Step Behindn/a
Turn & Burnn/a
Crow Hopn/a
Crow Hop64
 Day 15
Core Taps
Side-to-Side40
Diagonal R32
Diagonal L30
Can Openern/a
4 Square36
  
Med Ball Throws
1 knee
Overhead27
Torque R25
Torque L26
Windmill R28
Windmill L27
Backwards26
Running32
Crow Hop29
  
Throwing
Double Knee58
Standing60
Torquen/a
Step Behind72
Turn & Burnn/a
Crow Hopn/a
Figure 8n/a

*no vids this week because the camera on my phone broke and I’m refusing to purchase a new one.

‘Til next week.