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Old 08-13-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
Rachel Hughes
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Hi y'all,

I'm an equestrian vaulter (see picture) from CO, I do gymnastics and some CF on the side. A few weeks ago I unexpectedly won a big competition, so my coaches just moved me up to the highest division. The top three women qualify for World Equestrian Games next year; it's unlikely that I'll make it, but I want to push myself as hard as I can, and just see what happens, and how far I can get. This seems like a really open-minded and dedicated community, I'm posting here so I can't make excuses.

So, my plan is:

*Train like a madwoman--conditioning 5 days/week, stretching 6 days/week, 2-3 hours vaulting 6 days/week. Cross-training 3-4 days/week.
*Lean up by 6-10 lbs in the next 2 months--accomplish this by eating loose Paleo.

Here I go, good luck to everyone else with their journey as well.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:45 AM   #2
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I have never heard of equestrian vaulting until this log. Holy crap. Ho. Lee. CRAP.

Your sport is insane and I applaud your insanity.

Your training regimen looks pretty intense too, but I assume you're used to that volume? Otherwise I'd tell you to be careful about adding in that much conditioning/cross-training to what I presume requires a lot of skill work.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:20 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard. Pretty cool sport you are into. Like Emily said if you are pushing hard make sure your recovery and nutrition are dialed in as well.

I look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:50 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!
Yep, I'll have to be careful about recovery, I know...my first workout on Thurs made me sooo sore.

Thurs:

Modified "Mary"
10 HSPUs
10 pistols
10 pullups

6 rounds

3 hours vaulting, 30 min stretching

Fri:

Light conditioning; plank holds, handstand work

2 hrs vaulting; got busy and didn't stretch, need to allow time.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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Sat
Active "rest" day, 1 hr vaulting

Sun
3 hrs vaulting, 30 min conditioning (mostly core), 30 min stretching

Mon
3 hrs vaulting, 30 min run
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Ok, it's been a stressful week. But except for last Friday and Saturday, I did manage to vault everyday. But, I only did real conditioning Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. Feeling stiff from lack of stretching, but my vaulting has improved since a few weeks ago.
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