Training Today?

Do I have your attention? Good. Read on, this is important. 


Heading to the gym today?


Why are you even bothering to waste your time going there?

You know you’re just going to move some weights around that you have already decided will be hard, and that you’ve already lifted before.

Seriously, when was the last time you had an “Oh Fuck” type of workout where the bars all seemed to only weigh twenty-five pounds that day and the weights flew up until the plates rattled loudly at the top of the movement?

When was the last major PR you set? Don’t give me any shit about “I don’t test maxes”, I’m not talking about a one rep max or anything specific; I mean when was the last time you did something, some weight, some rep count with a weight, that you have NEVER done before in your life?

When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror and said, “Damn, I cannot believe how much progress I’ve made lately”?

If you’re thirty or over, when was the last time you caught a teenager looking at you with the look that you looked at bigger, stronger guys that you wanted to be/look like with when you were their age? You know what I’m talking about.

When was the last time that you finished a lap, circuit, or conditioning workout and thought to yourself, “there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that I could have done that any faster or with more effort”?

How many more chin-ups are you able to do today than you could four weeks ago?

Push-ups? Come on, when was the last time you even did these? How do you suppose you’d fare with two strippers sitting on your back and a friend paying you ten bucks for every rep over thirty?

Really, ask yourself, “Why am I going to the gym today?”

If you don’t have solid answers for the questions that I listed above then you probably shouldn’t go. I mean after all, what have you really been accomplishing?

What’s the point of the wasted effort?

What’s the point of the gym membership fees, the protein powder costs, the time spent reading about training online and in books purchased from a guy like me?

How about the time that you’re giving up by going there? What else could you be doing with that time?

Unless you’re going to hit the gym today with a fury, smash a record, move some heavy weight, exhibit laser-like focus on your goal, and make serious fucking progress, I would advise against even wasting your time.

What’s it gonna be?


2 Responses

  1. Worth

    Good to see regular updates JP!

    October 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  2. Great photo. It definitely grabbed my attention.

    October 23, 2013 at 11:32 am

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