Me. That’s what. Or rather “who.”
I got a whopping 3.5 hours of sleep last night.
For Father’s Day, we got a NEW puppy.
“Wait, didn’t you just get a Rottweiler puppy a few weeks ago?”
So obviously, the logical thing would be to get a female German Shepherd puppy, right?
(please note the hint of sarcasm in my voice right now)
“What the h#$* are they thinking?”, you may ask.
Sometimes, I don’t know.
All I know is that we went from a family of 7 before we moved to Costa Rica to a family of 10…
-our 5 kids: AJ, Joey, Frankie, Mikey & Q
-a cat named Luna
-a Rottweiler named Phife
-and our new German Shepherd Pup Lupe…
So with crate training a new puppy, you’ll know that you have to get up every couple of hours to take them to the bathroom.
So I went to bed at 9pm, and then got up at 11, and then again at 2 and then she had an accident in her crate at 3…
And then I couldn’t fall back asleep.
Long story short – very little sleep for your buddy Chris.
LOTS of coffee however.
Now I’m not complaining, just stating facts.
I take full responsibility for the choices we’ve made in this life.
- But 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 again.
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 kettlebell lifts.”
– Kim Blanton, IKFF/CFT2, HKC
Remember, workouts don’t have to be hard in order to be productive.
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.”
Oh… and I 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 July because my wife brought back a pair of 28kg kettlebells for me when she went back to Toronto a few weeks ago.
Love that woman!!