Earlier today I went over my training log from last year and look at what I was doing that lead up to my injury in the gym before trying the Serge Nubret Pump training. I started last year in pretty bad shape, I had just come back from my shoulder dislocation and needless to say I was pretty scared to even TRY a pull up / let alone use my arm in any heavy deadlifts / rows.
Fast forward a couple of months after that to when I decide to dive back into training 4 days a week, feeling confident with a new goal and with a power building template which is basically 5/3/1 with assistance bodybuilding work type sets and reps. The only real reason why I even switched programs was because I felt I was on this power building template for so long, but guess what? I made the best gains, my arms were bigger, my legs were rock hard, my back was thicker and for not doing any cardio, I still had my visible six pack. I want to kick myself because looking at the dates, I was on it for around exactly 3 months, add 3 days. Now, that’s enough time to invest into a program to decide if you want to switch, but as the saying goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it”. I was still getting results, so there was no need to try something new, and I can only blame myself for falling into that training ADD.
I’m writing this because for some reason, in my head at least, it makes me feel more accountable to stick to it. Which is something that I haven’t had to deal with in a LONG time and is surprising me at the moment. I’m the first one to tell you that finding that intrinsic motivation is KEY to you sticking with something as time consuming and difficult (for some) as fitness. If you’re doing this for your boyfriend/girlfriend, mother, sister, cousin, goldfish it’s very rare that you will stick to it at all. For me lately I’ve just become so unmotivated, not caring if I miss workouts or eating right that it spirals downward even more into me not feeling like doing anything. This shit ends now. I think the wake up call will definitely be this Saturday at my Spartan Race where it will totally kick my ass. Although I’m still looking forward to it.