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how to come back from having a shit training session

Recovering from a shit training session is a common challenge.

When you're facing a tough workout, and things don't go as planned, consider these strategies:

  • Restart and Reconnect: If you're struggling with an exercise, reduce the weight and go back to basics. Focus on your form and re-establish the mind-body connection. Sometimes, your body and mind may not be in sync, and this method can help bridge the gap.

  • Replenish Energy: Consuming fast-acting carbohydrates, like energy gels or a sports drink, can quickly boost your energy levels during a workout. These can help when you're feeling drained or sluggish.

  • Caffeine Boost: If you're not accustomed to caffeine, try a small amount of pre-workout or a caffeinated drink. This can increase your heart rate and improve focus. Be mindful not to overdo it, especially if you're not used to caffeine.

No one likes to hear this one but ---

  • Take a Break: If things aren't going well, don't be afraid to step away and return to your training later that day. A short power nap or a period of rest can help you recharge and reset, ensuring a more productive session when you return. If you don't want to go home due to travel, stay in your car and recollect your thoughts or have the power nap!

  • Music Motivation: Play high-energy music that inspires you. Pump-up songs can be a great mood lifter and help get you back on track. Music has the power to change your mindset and re-energize you.

  • Auto-Regulation: If nothing seems to work, consider auto-regulation. Adjust your plan to match how you feel on that particular day. Focus on finishing your workout at a manageable level rather than going home disappointed.

Remember, even experienced athletes have off days. The key is not to get discouraged but to adapt and find strategies that work for you to get back on track for your next training session.

If you have other tips feel free to message me and let me know what worked for you!

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