Mentally and physically July was spent preparing for the competition. I expected August to be much more chilled with more time spent with family and less at the gym. Of course I would still train and want to get stronger but it wouldn’t be such a large thing in my life. I would be mostly chilling and eating ice-cream with my kids on the beach. As you know the comp was cancelled and I found another comp to do in Sept but I just can’t get my brain to engage. So yes I am going to the gym, and I am enjoying it but I just don’t have the excitement I did for July.
To be honest this type of slumping or disengaging is quite common for me, after I have trained and then competed in an event I tend to relax about my exercise for a couple of weeks (or even a couple of months), the only problem here being that I haven’t competed yet!
I also have 2 blog posts on the go, one about the word “feminine” and one about muscles and everyday people, both of which I am struggling with. I know what I want to convey I just don’t know how to write it!
So there you go 2 excuses why I have been quiet in the last week.
I did train today and to ensure I wanted to do it I went over my last few training sessions and chose things I had enjoyed doing. It wasn’t particularly full on or hard but it got the blood pumping.
- 100 rep kettlebell clean & push press @12kg
- Good mornings (6x6x45kg) supersetted with hip thrusts (6x20x2 chains)
- Sled pulls 2x20mx60kg 8x20mx80kg
Do you get a post event slump?