Do i keep going?

  • c00lness

    Posts: 37

    Apr 28, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    so when i workout... lets say for times i get tired and just i didnt finish my workout do i just keep going? like i have a workout idea in my head sorta thing like 3 sets of this at 20 reps and so on and so on. If for one day i just dont finish it do i push to keep going or do i modify or just quit T_T
  • AFGGuy

    Posts: 32

    Apr 28, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    Keep going! I think icon_surprised.gif
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    Apr 28, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    Modify the workout based on your current health and fitness.
    Most workout plans have you pick weights based on a percentage of the maximum you can lift.
    Maybe you're not ready for the plan that you want to do. Check out the workout plans here on RJ for a guide.
  • tazzari

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    Apr 28, 2011 6:25 PM GMT

    You need to tailor your workout to what you can realistically do and to the shape you're in. If you try to do too much, you will get tired, and the training won't have much effect.

    A lot of people forget that recovery is as important as the actual training; if you're getting tired often, you may be doing too much, or doing too much else, which has the same effect.

    When I was with the ski team, we scheduled hard workouts for the morning, so the athletes would be fresh enough to perform/train well.

    That said, with experience you will learn whether on a given day you can power through a session when you're tired out, and when you cant. An elevated heart-rate will indicate that you really are too tired to do much - and then you do quit, or don't start in the first place.

    Good luck!
  • benarw

    Posts: 128

    May 01, 2011 6:26 AM GMT
    It helps to write your workouts down before you do the workout, then fill in weight/reps/etc as you go. I used to just go to the gym and randomly do whatever I felt like, but I've seen much better results since I started tracking my workouts. It helps when you might not feel like completing a workout if you can see it on paper. For me that helps push me to complete the workout no matter what. If you're having a bad day maybe try lowering the weight/reps so you still complete the workout. But having a written record will help you focus. Give it a shot. And most importantly, just keep doing it!
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    May 01, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    I worked with a personal trainer for a few months... the one thing I learned was that I really REALLY don't push myself hard enough.

    Yes to all
  • c00lness

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    May 01, 2011 9:49 AM GMT
    Hmmm all advice taken. And I think where I need to go cause either lately just not in the mood for my workout, like I've been doing thus workout of mine for quite some time, and lately I just can't keep up I guess. Ima start with modifying it and work back up I think I just got set back a bit. icon_smile.gif