How to survive a workout that wants to kill you!
Today I made a cross-fit style workout, one that would be enough of a muscle stimulus where I wouldn’t lose strength or muscle mass in my 2 weeks of different style training before going back into a strength/hyper trophy phase whilst also Giving me a big boost to my cardio and lung capacity.
Now I don’t like taking easy when I train, I like giving it everything I have, all my attention, my energy goes into that session, so even though I had done something like this before and I knew how it would make me feel, I thought yeah it’s fine, I’ll soldier through, I’ll be alright.... I wasn’t!
I had do the first 5 mini circuits, felt out of breathe and a bit tired but felt okay, felt like I would be alright to complete the next set of mini circuits, little did I know just how much sprints would absolutely rock my world!
10 second sprints against the resistance on the s-drive, I done it, same again felt tired and out of breathe but okay, completely my kettlebell but I was still as out of breathe from my sprints as before so I sat down to catch my breathe my breathe never got caught, while I sat there I re-evaluated you life, why couldn’t I of just taken it a bit easier.
After a few minutes the world started spinning and I felt my stomach going, went to the toilet and then all the life went out of me, a massive wave of tiredness, light headed, dizzy etc.
So went outside got some air to try and make myself feel better, it didn’t work so I sat in the staff room, as soon as I sat down, I felt so exhausted, more exhausted than I think I have ever felt! I put my head on the table and feel asleep even though there was a very loud spin class going on next door.
Why am I telling you all this because, I have been training for almost 10 years on and off in total, even I experience things like your first day in the gym doing a class, a new workout etc, maybe you done a normal workout but got severe DOMS and felt like you never wanted to train again? That you?
Look even though I went through that today and feel like I never want to do anything like that again, I’m doing it tomorrow, same set up with different exercises, I have to start somewhere and build up my fitness again, I have to try again and again and keep going!
No matter how many bands workouts you have you still worked out you still turned up after and it’s that kind of attitude which mean you can achieve your goals.
You turn up.
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