It’s 8:15am and I’ve just finished my workout for the day. Today I did something totally different from 3 days ago.
Some Kettlebells Swings, Half Turkish Get Ups, Rows, Lunges and Squats. I then finished it off with 4 rounds of Double Kettlebell Squats.
3 Days ago I pulled out the Powerbag for the first time in months and basically worked myself up into a right lather.Â So yesterday and the day before yesterday I was totally wiped out. The only thing I’ve manged to do between now and then was some mobility exercises and stretching.
Why am I telling you this?
Because although I always have the best intentions to workout out every other day, sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
My body was so beaten up after my Powerbag session that I needed more recovery time.Â Rather than workout yesterday I just went through some mobility exercises and waited an extra day before I trained again.
Exercise is like nutrition, there is no single workout or diet that is suitable for everyone.
You must listen to your body. If you are full of energy and your body feels great then workout. If you are tired, or feel sore from your last workout then take an extra day off or do something light instead.
Exercise schedules are great as a guide but that is all they are, a guide.
Life sometimes just gets in the way!
Don’s stress over your workouts, do what you can, listen to your body and come back focused when you are ready.
This is the process that always wins in the long run. Listening to your body will avoid Over training, De-motivation and Injury.
You don’t want to be a Yo-Yo exerciser just like you don’t want to be a Yo-Yo dieter.
See How Often to Exercise for more information on this topic.