Thursday, September 15, 2011

Push Then Back Off

There are times in your training life when you are meant to push hard, and then back off, then push hard, then back off, continues. By doing this, you are able to keep training, stay relatively injury free, and stay fresh mentally. With everyone that I train, I do this. In fact, after a meet, I don't even let them squat, bench or deadlift for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks, they are chomping at the bit to get back to it. Unfortunately, I don't take my own advice and I am now coming back from a pulled lat, pec and adductor.
So, you can either be smart, and cycle your training, or your body will do it for you eventually.

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.