Don’t believe all the hype on social media. IF you do you’ll be wondering what you’re doing wrong and that won’t make you a happy puppy.
What you need to understand guys is that twitter, instagram and Facebook posts, 15 second instagram videos, etc. are tiny little snapshots that more often than not don’t reflect reality.
- always in beast mode
- going hard (or else they’ll have to go home)
- definitely not pretending (because the bar is obviously bending)
- seemingly in a lot of pain (or they won’t gain)
That’s big talk but most of the time it’s completely fake and does’t give you a complete picture (sometimes this is done intentionally and sometime unintentionally). This leads to people getting frustrated that they can’t always be 100% primed for an absolute beast of a session.
So here’s a very simple way to set yourself up for longterm success.
Are you ready for it. Here it comes………………..
Accept that you’re not going to have your ‘best days performance’ in you everyday. Somedays you will be on absolute fire. It’ll be one of those rare times that you will actually enter beast mode (relative to your particular fitness level of course) and you will feel like you’re unstoppable.
You’ll blast past personal bests as if they were 75% efforts. The thought will enter you’re head- should I join the foreign legion or maybe enter the worlds strongest man.
My advice would be to hold off a few days because it’s not going to last. Why won’t it last?
Because that’s life.
You’ve good weeks. You’ve bad weeks. You’ve great nights sleep. You’ve bad nights sleep. You’ve times where all the good things click together. You’ve times where all the bad things click together.
It’s the most normal thing in the world for your fitness abilities to fluctuate yet many people can’t handle it.
Case in point. During out last testing week I didn’t achieve 1 single personal best even though I had been training my ass off. My sleep hadn’t been the best, my body wasn’t feeling 100% and I simply didn’t have it in me when I went to test.
Do you think I sat down and had a cry about it or considered packing in exercising all together?
Of course not but I’ve seen people do it. I’ve seen people get so upset because they could deadlift 165kg one week and a few weeks later they struggled with 155kg.
Seriously guys. Training is only a bit of exercise. A way to physically and mentally challenge yourself to get better and improve the quality of your life. 99% of us don’t get this in every day life so our training is the only way to fill in the gap.
It also has the extra benefits of making us look better, increasing our confidence and reducing our risk of lifestyle related illnesses to name just a few.
Enjoy the good days and accept the not so good days.
Life will go on.