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Old 06-17-2007, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am beat

If anybody here works out or lifts, you know there is always that one day out of a few that you're just so tired and lazy that you just want to take the day off but if you do, when you go in the next time your going to completely screw up your training regimine.

Well I'm feeling that way right now. I'm tired, boss is kickin my ass at work and It's so ******* hot outside I feel like I just want to pass out and go to sleep.

Can anybody relate?

If so I need some motivation. Today I have to go to the gym and train but I really don't feel like it. But i'm going to go anyway.
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have felt beat with my new training every day for the last three weeks, sleeping 10 or more hours a night.
I know how it feels, but don't go if your body is telling you not to. I didn't train today cos the my back is so beat from yesterday, I'll just be a day behind, it doesn't have to mess up my routine.
You'll be better off than if you make yourself sick by overtraining.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I too feel the same way once in awhile, ill wake up and be like uuuughh i don't wanna go beat myself up today but ill wait a little have a cup of coffee and take a cold shower and by the time im done ill usually feel a lot better and be psyched to workout. Some people are different though especially if you have a naturally low energy level, my energy levels are usually pretty high so I don't really skip a workout unless im sick or sore.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well honestly I ask myself if my competition is resting or taking a break. If they are then I have an advantage. If they are not then I don't want to suffer from an unncessary disadvantage. It's harsh and painful but it often helps.

Although I just went through something really painful emotionally and definitely took a quick break. Every now and then you need to rest. Just don't get stuck in a rut.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Although I just went through something really painful emotionally and definitely took a quick break. Every now and then you need to rest. Just don't get stuck in a rut.
best advice right there ^
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missing one day won't hurt you.

Be sure to stay hydrated, i work outside as well and finding motivation to lift is hard when you work 10+ hours a day.

just resume training or add extra on your day back. I've had days where i had to combine my bench day with my deadlift/pull day becuase of scheduling. Very grueling but be sure to get your rest and eat.
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im like this today, my right knee feels really weird so im gonna have a sleep and see how i feel later
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Take a break.

The thing is that if you don't, you're just storing it up. There's a good chance that your head just won't be right when you do go and work out. It won't be as good as it could be- if you were really raring to go. And there's always a chance that it bulds up to the point that you get really pissed off and stop for ages.

So maybe you can work out harder and longer, in the long run, if you give yourself those breaks.

You can always look for some sport or game or something that will keep you active in the days you take off.
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