Thursday, April 26, 2007

Complacency and Bordem

Workout was quick today. Never a pleasant thing. Perhaps workouts should not be pleasant. Getting too comfortable with any routine means you should stir the pot a little. I don't mean changing something that is working for you. What I do mean is that if your are feeling comfortable with the workout perhaps you are getting complacent. Changing it up once in a while is a fantastic way to recharge the batteries.

Here are a few ideas: Do your workout as a circuit with little or no rest. Lift more weight than you are accustomed to. If you have been using kettlebells for a few months, perhaps you can go to a gym and do DL, BP and PU for a week or two for a change of scenery. The possibilities are endless.

I tend to stir it up a little one or two days every week because I get bored easy. One day I might work on TGU, windmills and pistols. Another day I might do something very intense like manmakers at the track or hit the rowing machine in the gym. While these two days are random, I still keep all other workouts within the ETK guidelines provided by Pavel.

This works for me. I keep getting stronger, improving endurance, increasing flexibility and losing body fat. If you want more information or need help finding what works for you, contact me.

Todays workout in the cold mist:
Wall Squats
Pistols 2l,2r.
I nearly did these with bw only. This means my flexibility is improving.
Tabata Swings.
Need to push harder next time; try for 1 extra rep during each interval or do 32K.

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