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Not feeling it? Just get the warm up done…

Chris, a dawn demon regular, needs coffee, a warmup and good banter before he can even THINK about a workout....

Chris, a regular dawn demon, needs coffee, a warmup and some good banter before he can even THINK about a workout….

Some days, if you’re not feeling it, you can procrastinate about going to the gym.  If you do manage to make it to the gym, you still might fluff about, maybe convincing yourself that you should just go home instead.
I was feeling this way in the gym today.  Coming back from a minor injury and a dose of the flu, everything feels hard.   I probably wasted half an hour, mucking around…… cruising along on the erg, debating with myself what I was going to do….. Then I got into the pre-warmup.  The moment I started swinging my arms around, I felt a bit better.   Once I finished a couple rounds of thoracic bridges, divebombers and Sots press I detected a desire to train.  And after I played around with some gymnastics skills, I was dead keen to do more.
Yes, sometimes you don’t feel like working out, and your body sometimes rebels, and trys to tell you it’s too tired, too sore, or too old…….
What I always recommend in this situation, is to just do the warmup, and if you’re still not feeling the love after that, then maybe the signals are worth listening to.  That’s right, sometimes you SHOULD give the workout a miss.  Lack of sleep, a stressful week, or a heavy training load can often necessitate an unplanned rest day.  If you warm up, and still feel like arse, do some mobility and go home for some rest.
A reminder about the pre warmup we have up on the board, it’s designed so that a) you dont have to think.  You’ve done it a hundred times before (I hope), so just move through it, get er done, and before you know it, you’re warm and feeling ready to rock, and b) so that we can spend more time in class teaching and coaching.


50m Reverse Sled Drag
25 Russian Swings
50m Rack Walk
25/15 Pushups
12 cal Row
6 TGU, alternating
AMRAP 25mins

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