There are days when you train like a grizzly bear – the weight feels light, you move the bar or dumbbells fast, and you have cardio that could go for hours.
And there are days when you train more like a teddy bear! You keep checking the weights because there is no way that it should feel as heavy as it is.
But it might just be those lesser sessions that are the difference makers in the long term.
Anyone can train hard when they feel like it. But the difference in results comes with the less-than-spectacular workouts – the “punch the clock” workouts.
” Not all workouts have to look like a scene from “Pumping Iron.” In fact, I often argue that these moderate workouts…the punch the clock workouts…are the ones that make champions. Hell, everyone is willing to work hard the week of the State Championship: I think what separates champions is the willingness to just get “them”…the workouts…in.”
Sometimes you just have to “clock in and do work” as Robert Dos Remedios says.
Consistency is a major key to success in any area. Sometimes it’s just getting another session done…
I always suggest to clients that they set a process goal instead of just outcome goals. For example a goal of X workouts in Y number of days/weeks. Of course we want to set records, and have great workouts – but there is a need for just being consistent with the training sessions and just checking them off. Maybe a bigger need….