Nothing great comes without hard work..the long hours in the gym the, the dieting and all the mode swings lol this is what it's all about to reach to a level where it becomes your day to day life in which we all as athletes strive to become better at with each competition, rep, day and meal...I've seen my own progression in this sport and I thank the Lord everyday for the opportunity to be able to represent my country when I can and always raise the Golden Arrowhead wherever I go #bless
Monday morning motivation -- Woke up heavy rains early morning. Crawled back into bed and slept for a longer time and had my regular yoga routine. It's okay to rest a little longer on some days. Your body does need that rest.
Now look forward to a lovely Monday and a week ahead
I don't record a lot of my actual workouts because they're pretty... let's say consistent instead of boring. My style of training has changed a lot over the past year.
Like any new trainer I focused a lot on the nitpicky details like exercise selection, weight selections based off of 1RM%s, volume, etc. at the beginning. Looking back, it's pretty ridiculous how many exercises and how much volume I tried to fit into one session!
The main problem was that I forgot to look at the big picture. I was so bent on completing everything and doing the prescribed weight that I wasn't paying attention to the movement itself.
Nowadays whether it's planning for clients or for myself, I keep it basic and focus on the couple of movements which need improvement. Even though it seems like I'm doing less, I've been getting stronger. The goal is to move well rather than to move more, meaning clean movement (minimal extra movement/compensations) and CONTROL over full range of motion (smooth transition, minimal jerkiness or momentum).
Today's upper body session:
- 6 x 3 Pull ups (forever struggling with control)/Dips
- 5 x 5 Seated overhead press/Bent over rows
- Finisher: 3 sets of medicine ball push presses/sled rows/sled sprints/SA Farmer's carry