Jan. 16th, 2012

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I know that sometime I will get through a whole day and a whole night feeling pretty good. It will happen. I just can't remember what that feels like.

When it happens, I will be so unbelievably grateful that I will try really hard to appreciate it intensely.
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I worked with John again today. He taught me a shoulder move that I have never seen before. Not only have I never seen it before, I have never seen it referenced in books or mentioned or described in written form.

He showed me this compound exercise because he forgot I've been doing this for a couple of decades and he tried some beginner moves on me. Today, his first modifications of the beginner moves were no big deal, because I already knew them, and I already knew the controversy behind the old-school version of the move vs. the new school versions of the move.

"Why don't I quickly show you my shoulder routine before we get started on the next exercise?" I asked, attempting to be diplomatic. John looked at me and said OK. I showed him my moves, he assessed where I was, and said, "OK, I'm going to show you something nobody else does. It's a move I got on the Olympian powerlifting team. I promise it will be new."

"Cool!" I answered. "Show me."

He proceeded to take me to the high cables and show me an elaborate cable-based combination of front shoulder/top shoulder/rear shoulder moves that involved grabbing the cables, spinning around, crossing them to start and doing a set of modified side shoulder pull-downs followed up by bent-over shoulder pull-downs.

You have no idea what I am talking about.

That's because you have to see it to understand it. Then you have put your body through it a few times to even start getting the feel of it.

It was weird.

It was also hard. Really, really hard.

I am in pain already, and it's only been half a day. Not the bad kind of pain---just serious delayed onset muscle soreness.

John is worth every penny I am paying him.

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