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Get Big to Get Small or How I Handed My Training Over to a Figure Coach

So, last Fall was tough.  After a full year of coaching and competing myself, I ended up coaching my sons' cross country team while simultaneously training a few lifters and throwers in the early mornings in addition to all the other teaching, parenting, etc. I do.  So, when all that was done and all the meets were over, I was feeling pretty beat up.  I hadn't recovered from the damage I'd done to myself running the half marathon, and I just didn't have much motivation to do much more than lift and throw with no big goals in mind.  Both of which are really hard on the body.

Although I intended on spending the Fall losing some weight and getting back into training, I quickly learned that I was way more damaged than I thought and ended up spending a lot of time with my chiropractor and simply resting my body and mind.  By December, however, with the lack of activity, the nagging pains in my knees and shoulders were screaming for attention and I wasn't really sure wha…