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On a bad day

Train or not?

Make the effort to do something rather than nothing   68% (11)
Train harder to offset negative attitude   18% (3)
Leave it till tomorrow   12% (2)

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2014/12/11 10:10:15 (permalink)

On a bad day

On a training day what do you do when you are just  not in the mood for training? Having one of them days, nothing wrong in particular just an off day.







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    Kaneda
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 10:10:40 (permalink)
    Play xbox.
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    brittas
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 10:26:34 (permalink)
    I train at 6am so not usually affected by a bad day.  Sometimes I get there and I'm just not into it but I get it done anyway.
     
    You'll sometimes see my journal entries finish with "not the best session, but job done".
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 10:43:10 (permalink)
    IMO thats what sets apart the guys who make good gains vs the rest that ability to train and push through it. For me personally I would just try do something even if its just a walk for a few hours. 

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 10:48:49 (permalink)
    DO something rather than nothing, some time my attitude towards it can change, others days I do about 2 seats and give up.
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 10:56:38 (permalink)
    When I feel like that I just turn the volume up louder!

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 11:39:47 (permalink)
    I'm all for not training if you're ill as I'm a big believer that training when ill is counterproductive. However, if it's just a day when I don't fancy it I have always forced myself to do it anyway and I always have that feeling afterwards where I'm really glad that I did.
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 11:48:46 (permalink)
    I believe that every time you enter the gym, you should be armed with an intent for the session. I have a set program for every session, and completing that as smoothly as possible is my goal. 
     
    However, it doesn't mean I'm switched on or up for every single session... The internal dialogue sometimes gets intense in order to push myself along.
     
     

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 11:59:33 (permalink)
    Everyone has an off day. If I don't feel like going to the gym I dont go.

    Thankfully it doesn't happen often.
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 12:01:18 (permalink)
    WhiteSnake
    When I feel like that I just turn the volume up louder!



    This all the way!
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 12:07:55 (permalink)
    Same as DC

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 12:56:06 (permalink)
    Make a deal with yourself. If you go to the gym you only have to do 50% volume. More often than not you get there and feel fine and do your normal work out. On the occassions you are actually feeling like ****  (as opposed to just feeling lazy) then you just do the 50% volume and get out. Better than nothing.
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 13:14:19 (permalink)
    If its just a motivation thing rather than fatigue, then I still train and try to work harder, had some great workouts this way, ended up doing better once I have got going.
    I have read plenty of interviews in which profession athletes will work harder on "OFF" days.
     
    I wouldnt ignore any physical problems or workout if I was exhausted as I dont consider it worth the risk of injury. 

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 14:32:01 (permalink)
     
    Not in the mood (not not unwell), I go to the gym anyway and force myself to do exactly what I had planned... if I am feeling weaker than normal I'll lower the weight somewhat... main thing is to get on with it... - 9/10 if not more I'll be in a better mood after and be thankful i made the effort
     
     
     
     

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    Re: 2014/12/11 14:48:56 (permalink)
    Mine is a boxing gym, though I'm not a boxer by any definition. There are loads of punch bags or people to do padwork with. Really good alternative workout and great for stress.
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    Re: 2014/12/11 15:15:59 (permalink)
    Rarely miss training now. Used to come up with excuses when i was younger. only miss a session now if im ill or really busy at work and end up taking it home if theres a deadline. Sometimes i go to the gym and im really up for it and end up having a poor workout. Sometimes the opposite happens.
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 15:17:08 (permalink)
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    Not in the mood (not not unwell), I go to the gym anyway and force myself to do exactly what I had planned... if I am feeling weaker than normal I'll lower the weight somewhat... main thing is to get on with it... - 9/10 if not more I'll be in a better mood after and be thankful i made the effort
     
    Yeah same here.
     
     
     
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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 15:26:22 (permalink)
    Get this quite often - I just bang in an extra coffee and try to smash it 9doesn't always work but feel better for the effort put in)

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 15:29:53 (permalink)
    Use the session as a deload. Sometimes it is actually needed and so could be more beneficial in the long run.

    Well that's what I tell myself on lazy days anyway ha.

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    Re: On a bad day 2014/12/11 15:35:14 (permalink)
    sillynarbie
    Make a deal with yourself. If you go to the gym you only have to do 50% volume. More often than not you get there and feel fine and do your normal work out.


    I do this, although I train at home. I just get on with it and tell myself I will only do half the sets, but by the second set I feel fine and do what I intended.
    My reps and weights vary from workout to workout anyway, I just do as much as I can manage on that particular day, sometimes it's more and sometimes it's less, but the days of beating myself up because i did a rep less than last week or finished with less weight are long gone. It's all about enjoyment for me these days and it's working because I'm in my best shape ever, I'm flexible with my training days too, I do a three day split but if something crops up on a trainnig day that I need to do I just move the training forward or back a day, that way I get to enjoy "life" things and still enjoy training. 
    post edited by NDT - 2014/12/11 15:47:02
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