Me. That’s what. Or rather “who.”
I got a whopping 3.5 hours of sleep last night.
Baby girl had gas so she and I were in the nursing chair
while Mama got some much needed rest.
She got hungry (baby, not Mama) around 430am so I
handed her off to my wife and crawled into bed.
Just as I was falling asleep – or rather – had been asleep
for 10 minutes, our son woke up. An hour-and-a-half
Long story short – very little sleep for your boy Geoff.
LOTS of coffee however.
Right now it seems like I’m alternating every other night
Now I’m not complaining, just stating facts.
And the fact is, this type of schedule is murder on getting
much in the way of meaningful results out of your training.
It really zaps your energy along with your motivation.
So what do you do when you don’t feel like working out?
You have two choices:
1) You can take a “season” off.
This sounds like a good idea, but you can end up losing
some of what you gained.
Do it right, and it can spur new gains when you start training
It’s called “softening up.”
If you’re cool with that then I’d make sure you take no more
than 30 days off. Two weeks is probably a better idea.
2) Micro technique workouts.
These are really simple, really easy, no-brainer workouts
where you simply train for 5-15 minutes a day and focus
only on refining your technique.
You use medium size Kbs and you don’t push yourself
unless you get an itch to do so spur of the moment.
That way, all the pressure is off.
Technique refinement will make you stronger.
It makes everything you do more efficient.
Here’s a list of exercises worth focusing on:
– Swings, Get Ups
– Presses, Snatches
Advanced and those who want to be:
– Double Front Squat
– Double Clean
– Double Press
Don’t just assume you know what you’re doing technique-wise –
Make sure you know for sure.
Not only will you learn how to properly perform all the double
KB lifts – you’ll learn how to correct and avoid common mistakes –
Mistakes you’re probably not even aware that you’re making.
“This is simply the best book/DVD on double kettlebell
training that I have seen.
“Kettlebell Strong” is a must have for anyone that wants
to improve their technique and truly master all double
– Kim Blanton, IKFF/CFT2, HKC
Remember, workouts don’t have to be hard in order to be
This is especially true when you don’t feel like doing them.
Just remember, and 9 out of 10 dentists agree, something is
better than nothing.
Technique practice is that “something.”
P.S. Almost forgot – there is a third choice –
It’s called “goofing off” and that’s what I’ll be doing for the
next 2-3 weeks. Just messing around doing whatever I feel
like – which is not much at all – just enough to get by.
I’ll be starting fresh in the New Year – probably first or second
week of January depending on baby girl’s schedule.