It happens to the best of us. We have an injury, or maybe we stop making progress. Perhaps we just lose motivation to continue training. Regardless of the situation, sometimes our best laid plans for working out get derailed. Here are some tips to help you get back on track.
1. DO LESS
Yes, you read that correctly. We often set lofty goals for ourselves and then expect to achieve them right away. This leads us to start a training program with way too much volume(amount of work) in the beginning.
I’m all for going hard and heavy, but the early stages of a training regiment is usually not the ideal time. Too much intensity out of the gate can lead to burnout and worse, an increased risk of injury.
Training frequency is another area where people typically get too aggressive right off the bat.
The tendency for most, is to hit the gym everyday for the first week, become incredibly sore, then take the next two weeks to recover. Instead, start off training only 2 or 3 days a week to allow your body some time to adjust.
It is also important to remember that the best athletes do, in fact, take time to recover. Although “NoDaysOff” is a cool hashtag for Instagram, it is a stupid practice that will lead to injury and will totally mess up your #gains, bro.
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