Mental Fortitude

Well, I’ve been waking up early and working out for over 8 weeks now. I’ve been doing these 2 a days for 6 weeks now, and I really hit the wall today. I had a great intense session this morning, but I didn’t eat enough. Work was a little stressful, and the gym was hot as hell. I got through the pull ups and they were not spectacular. I hit a mental wall. I didn’t want to do it today. I had to reach down and find something to get the muscle¬†group pumped. I guess everyone or anyone going through this turmoil is bound to have a bad day. Here’s mine.

Pull Up Progression: 6/4/4/3/4. I thought I was going to get a few more in this week, but it wasn’t in the cards.

Single Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets, 12 Reps: 75/75/75/75. It hit me right in the middle of this. I made it through it.

TRX Rows: 4 Sets, 10 Reps. I made sure to really concentrate on pulling from the middle back because I need to get my shoulders pulled back to normal.

This is where I had to change up the plan. I knew I didn’t have the gas in the tank to knock out the curl sets I had coming. I was supposed to hit the incline curls with 35s, but I grabbed some 15s and failed my way to 40 Reps. 21-12-7.

Instead of the Super Set with Zottman/Cross Body/Pronated curls, I grabbed the curl bar and just did as many as I could. I counted to 47, but I got super intense and just ripped that mofo until I couldn’t anymore. This was actually pretty energizing. I got a great pump out of it.

With my veins bulging, I walked out the gym door. I’m going to take a C+ for todays work out. I reached down and dug out a decent session. I guess it’s probably a good thing to change up the routine every now and then. Can’t hit a home run every day.

If you are following me, remember that it’s all a process. Keep hitting the gym. Listen to your body, and sometimes you just have to grit it out. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment.

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