intuitive training

The quip that failing to plan is planning to fail most certainly holds true with training, and if you continually go to the gym without a clue as to what you’re working and why, your results will likely never come. Yet at some point, lifters reach a level where they can ditch the rigidity of a structured plan and implement a little more poetic license into their workouts. They are ready to train intuitively.

Schedule? What Schedule?

Programming your workout schedule in advance allows you to map out your plan of attack and track your progress over time. But regardless of what your pre-written schedule says, you decide instead to work whatever you feel readiest for that day. For instance, if you have a heavy leg workout scheduled for Wednesday but you really feel like doing legs on Monday, do them Monday. This is what it means to train intuitively.

Intuitive training means learning to recognize the mental and physical cues that your body is sending you, then adjusting your training to reflect how rested, energized and ready you are to work out. This doesn’t mean you should ditch your programming altogether, though, and there are certainly days when your planned workout and physiological readiness align perfectly. But if you planned on lifting super heavy but are too sore or if you’re dragging all day

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Oxygen

Oxygen1 min letti
Next-level Lifting
Amanda Webster triumphed over mental illness and suicidal tendencies to become the epitome of health, transforming her body, mind and spirit through exercise and nutrition. Looking to increase your workout intensity? Try using a weighted vest. Here a
Oxygen2 min letti
Pandemic Progress
there is definitely irony in the fact that Skye Halliday Wilson is working on her group fitness certification as (at this writing) the COVID-19 quarantine plugs on. Yes, there’s more time to study, but it’s hard to hone the practical skills of leadin
Oxygen3 min lettiNutrition
Ask the Nutritionist
What happens if I eat more protein than my body needs? Your individual protein needs will depend on a few factors, including bodyweight, age, activity level and overall health. Active women trying to gain muscle can eat a little more than average, bu