Some days it’s hard to gauge whether to go to the gym or not.
You want to, but you’re feeling a little run down.
A little sore.
A little fried.
A little tired.
A little “blah”.
You enjoy going to the gym and training hard, but you’ve also heard about the horrors of overtraining.
You don’t want to dig yourself deeper into a hole of the soreness, friedness, tiredness, or blahness that you’re feeling.
So, do you rest or do you train?
Go ahead and train.
Or go ahead and rest.
Will training push you over the edge?
If so, you may re-evaluate your training and recovery strategies and how they fit within the context of the rest of your daily stressors.
Will resting result in a significant setback?
If you’re training consistently, one day – training or resting – amounts to merely a drop in the bucket of your overall movement practice.
If this decision is causing you distress, you might ask yourself what role your training is playing in your life, and why you are placing so much importance on a single training session.
There may be something more significant going on simply deciding than whether to go to the gym or not.
If you aren’t sure whether to rest or train, rest or train.
It doesn’t matter.
If you feel that a single normally-scheduled training session has the potential to make or break your progress, you’re dealing with a bigger problem than simply what to do on any given day.
You deserve nothing but the best life, and that does not involve stressing out over whether to train or not.
Life has more to offer than training.
You have more to offer than training.
You’ve got this.