i felt compelled to mention how much it sucks when you just aren't there mentally during a workout. I hit all my projected numbers this morning but just wasn't there. no motivation, drive, or intensity to really add that ooomph into each rep. I'm pretty sure I know exactly whats causing it too. i hope everyone has a dramatically better W/O than me today!
good day, wbb forums
somedays you have to drag yourself away from the gym, others you have to drag yourself into the gym
You got in, got your work done, got out. Nothing wrong with that!
I have at least 2-3 workouts a month that just totally suck. I have learned to not let it get me down. I just forget it happened and move on instead of being pissed off all day about it.
It happens, at least you made all your numbers. Don't worry about it, unless you can fix the problem that caused it.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
If I dont get enough sleep the night before it does it to me everytime.
Anyone can go to the gym and lift well when they're motivated. It takes real dedication to do it when you don't want to. Those are the days you make real progress.
Last edited by Jorge Sanchez; 07-13-2009 at 10:01 AM.
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those days when im motivated are the days i lift to failure, and i still leave the gym thinkin "i coulda stayed another 20 mins"
Happened to me today. I didn't sleep well at all last night. My deadlift dropped 90 pounds (mainly due to my grip)
I had a meh workout today. Just didn't get tight enough on squats... got my poundages in for the reps I needed, but nothing extra. It happens... moving on to Military Presses next.
yup, today isn't my day. i kinda wrenched my shoulder getting into my truck when leaving work too. it will probably be better after sleeping tonight
I set a 170kg PR on box sqauts, stomach cramps, no food, no carbs, no fluids.. No wonder I felt like crap!!
A wise man once said "the sun will rise tomorrow" Put it behind you and look forward to the next work out. Usually when i go into the gym i leave my personal life at home
Normally my grip doesn't start failing till 365 and that's only on the last rep.
I reset myself again, and still could only do it 1 rep. Tried two more times, then gave up.
The rest of the workout sucked just as much.
I had been up since 1am that day. Normally I wake up around 6:30
Last edited by Coqui; 07-14-2009 at 06:46 AM.
Heavy deadlift is the exercise I can never do if I feel like that. I can grind through squats ok, and I don't bench enough to get dragged down, but with heavy deads either I am up for them or I suck at them.
good job for at least getting to the gym. maybe music will help?
great workout today. the beauty of a bad workout is that you can't appreciate the good without the bad. on some level, contrast is what motivates us i suppose. carry on
yet another garbage workout. numbers fell way short.. ended up just doing some dynamic work instead
happens to me sometimes, feels like a waste of a workout. just stick with it and dont deviate. sometimes when its a workout day and i have no motivation to workout i read a few posts from this forum, helps inspire me
I did all my number Yesterday, but felt like crap and didn't really want to work out, but I did it ;S I couldn't do dumbell rows because my left hand grip was like crap :S Today I feel sore, wtf!!! My Squats were damn weak compared to last week when I hit PRs. :S Maybe is just one day. I never had a day like Yesterday. Today I am feeling somewhat happy to work out, wtf is wrong hahahaha
I will definitely drag my butt to the gym
-█--------█- Squat: 285 x 3
......\☻/...... Bench Press: 235 x 3 (stuck there)
........▌....... Skull Crusher: 110lbs ez bar
......./ \......Standing Shoulder Press: 115lbs (barbell)
"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso
I know how you feel bro. I've been sick 2 times within the last 4 weeks. Both times I felt like sh** for 3-4 straight days. However, I dragged me @ss into the weightroom and hit it. Hardest workouts I've had to get through but I did.
6' 1.... 211lbs.
Bench: 275lbs x 1
Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
Squat: ??? (not enough)
Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.
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