There’s a couple things. The next day, I sat down and wrote out strengths, weaknesses, what are, as of right now, not what I’ve fixed. Honestly, there’s only a couple things that I really, really, really need to harness in, so I can go finish in that top 5, maybe podium, top 10, somewhere in there, depending upon the workouts.
It’s honestly just a couple specific movements. Handstand push-ups, simple, so simple. I have the strength to do all these strict ones, but, for some reason, the moment they go for me, they go. A lot of people, they’re fine. They can knock them out, doesn’t bother them. It’s like doing air squats. For me, it is just as difficult.
With football, you don’t do overhead movements that often. I’m so much better at squatting and gymnastics other than overhead that it’s night and day difference than if I’m competing against Matt or Noah. They’re so good at those movements. I’m going to get smoked, and I did. We had a workout that had deficit strict handstand push-ups, got smoked.
That’s one big thing I’ve worked on that I need to continue to work on. The other thing is, honestly, running. I run often, but I need to be able to run with the 30 fittest humans on the planet. Unfortunately, like with this online qualifier, it represented for a lot of athletes, not just me, maybe what they had gotten better at but maybe not everything.
It didn’t represent a lot of what I’d worked on. The Games are online, can’t test exactly what you’re going to test at the games. My biggest issue previously was being able to do 40-minute workouts at a fast pace. I would have liked to test that out, see if I really did fix it. I at least thought I did. What I didn’t do were all those fast, short workouts that I was really good at.
Probably, for me, I have to test those two. I haven’t done them in a while. I got to do a better job of making sure when I lead up to competition that I hit some of those extremely fast workouts that I’m good at, basically like Fran, and then harness in that overhead volume, which I’ve done, but at a fast pace, so they don’t blow up.
There’s a couple very specific minor things. One thing that will fix that, just like I said earlier, with mobility is, if you’re stacked in a better position overhead, you can pretty much eliminate your arms and shoulders blowing up as quickly. It’s mobility overhead, overhead in general, biggest thing to fix.