For a while, they happened pretty much every day. If you’re not familiar with this blog, you can check out Shut up, stupid jerk brain, I’m trying to be the sane one or Enlightened cheeseburgers are the best cheeseburgers in the universe to see what I mean. That’s where my brain was a few years ago.
The fact is, I was a miserable person, and it was a miserable experience to train with me.
It basically took Nick showing up and saying, “I will kick you out of your own gym if you come in here with a shitty attitude” for things to finally start to change. He meant it, and I was not the only one who got that lecture. Everyone at the gym did.
Show up with a piss poor attitude, throw a tantrum, or complain about your lifting and you will be sent home.
I don’t have bad training days anymore, but it appears that a lot of other people do.
Well, sorry, not sorry. But, there is no such thing as a bad training day. Get over yourself.
A training session is just that. It’s training. The point is to do work. It actually doesn’t matter what the work is. I used to get caught up in that part of it. I’d think the goal was a certain weight or number of sets or reps or a PR. And, when I didn’t hit the numbers I thought I was supposed to hit, I’d be pissed off.
A bad training day.
Training is training. If you can’t hit a particular weight or number of sets or reps, and if you are 100 kg off your PR on one day, it absolutely does not matter.
Do work. Do work at a lighter weight. Do a different exercise. Just do work. If I cannot hit 100 kg for reps on the squat, then fuck it, I will do reps at 90 kg or 70 kg or whatever weight. If I can’t squat, then I will do pushups or lat pulldowns or curls.
Nick always says that it is a success if you go to the gym and put your shoes on. I didn’t understand that a year ago, but I do now.
One rep > Zero reps
Don’t allow bad training days. It’s in your power and your power alone.