It has been months now that I have been doing the same workout, a calisthenics workout, and I wanted to reflect on what I’ve learned so far.
You can’t rush a routine. You have to warm up. You have to practice drills. You have to perform difficult exercises. You have to cool down after. And you have to do each step in order.
The only way you can empower the next step in the routine without injury is by patiently applying yourself to each step in the present moment.
You can be sure you are making progress by testing today’s performance against the previous performance. The way you do this is by keeping a standard routine going.
Yes, that’s right.
The workout is exactly the same. The reps and sets are exactly the same. Every time, same routine.
Doing the same routine hundreds of times, iteration after iteration, will show you where you’ve changed and where you are going to change. But the only way you get there is by being consistent.
When you have patiently and consistently applied yourself, you are going to ask your self why and what are you doing.
Is this an exercise in futility? Are we actually getting better around here?
Ways that you can expedite your progress and bolster your patience and consistency with your process is to ask your self primed-for-positivity kinds of questions. Here are a few examples:
- What have I done well in this past performance?
- What do I want to improve on?
- How can I prepare for that improvement?
With proper reflection, you will open your mind to what actions you are doing right, what is wanting to be improved and where to go from here now that improvements have been identified.
My guess is that if you patiently apply the improvements in a consistent way…
You get the idea.
I am about to head over to the gym and these were my thoughts about the work out I have coming up today. I hope that you know, my readers, that working out on a regular basis has been one of the most important decisions I have made with my life. And the benefits that have come from it are abundant and profound. Both of which I would love to share with you.
I’d hope you’d share what you have learned from your fitness regimen. I don’t know everything and I love to learn from others.
So with that, I turn the time over to you, what have you learned in your workouts lately?