We all struggle with consistently working out.
Your inner dialogue…when things get hard and you’re in a competition, you’re in a sport, it doesn’t matter, if you’re studying, whatever, your inner dialogue is what you need to think about.
Most people need to change their inner dialogue because it’s negative…”I can’t do this, I can’t do that. It’s too hard, it’s too far. It’s the fourth quarter I’m in too much pain.” But what you don’t understand is this…in competition it’s always about taking the other persons soul, once they break, you’ve got them. It’s the person who can last the longest and suffer the most, just for one second you broke them. That’s what competition is all about.
Until you put your body through hardness and realize there’s walls and doors you must break through, and once you break through them, you are amazing.
But we are scared to get to that wall, because that wall says what? “STOP,” right? But every wall has a door, you’ve gotta get that key from your pocket and not be scared to see what’s on the other side of that door.
Most of us fail in life because we are afraid of what everyone around you is thinking. That is 100 percent truth. So we live by the narrative of other people.
A lot of negative people, all they do is project how they feel on other people. So what happens is when there’s a lot of negative people, you are afraid to try, because you’re afraid to fail.
Many of that drives the “quitting mind” I call it. It’s other people that are in your head, they’re puppet mastering you pretty much on your life.
When you get to the point where you really don’t care, you’re dangerous. You become very very dangerous. I’m not saying don’t care like “I don’t care if I do that.” No, when you don’t care about other people and how they view you about how you walk, talk, how you dress, where you want to go with your life.
I’m guilty of doing this in the past, where I haven’t told people what I wanted to do, because I was afraid of what they’d think. I was afraid of what other people thought of me.
Once again, you’re allowing other people to shackle your mind by doing that. It’s the worst thing in the world.
You have to have an understanding of what “not caring” means. If your fiancé and kids don’t believe in you, you can’t care what they think. That means you chose the wrong support staff. There has to be, that’s why people don’t understand one another, your support staff has to be if I want to go out and whatever it is, and they’re like “I don’t think you should do that.” Why (so you can be open minded about it), so why you saying that? If they say it because of them, that’s not the right thing. You need backing, open mindedness, support. So you’ve got to be clear thinking about that stuff.
It’s not a bad thing to have a very small circle. You don’t want people to pat you on the back for every little thing like waking up in the morning. You don’t want people in your corner that kiss your ass.
Now that I’m done with my little motivational pep talk, I’ll get back to the main reason why I’m writing this.
Given the circumstances of some state’s, not all of us are allowed to go to gyms to get our workouts in. Fortunately for me, gyms are open where I live.
I’ll occasionally be posting my workouts that I do that you can do at the luxury of your own home. If you have a barbell and/or dumbbells with some weight plates, even better!
Today, I had a 45 minute workout. I’ll be giving you everything I did. Make sure you have an appropriate weight for yourself. This particular workout, it’d be better to have a light-to-moderate weight because this is more of a conditioning workout, so you’ll be doing this with very little rest.
The first 10 minutes:
(As many reps as possible during the 10 minutes)
- 20 Plate ground to over head
- 20 Plate overhead walking lunges
- 20 Toes to bar/plate toe touches (lay on your back for this)
- 20 Up Downs to plate
Rest for 2:00
30 Minutes (AMRAP = As Many Reps As Possible)
- 800M Run
- 25 Dumbbell Floor Press (Each Arm) (basically bench press with a dumbbell one arm at a time while laying on the ground)
- 50 Dumbbell Step Ups (On Box)
- 25 Dumbbell Alt Swings (Each Side)