For many athletes, every training session is a competition and they’re constantly evaluating themselves on their results.
While having an idea of where you sit and what you need to work on is generally a good idea, this can also swing too far.
Athletes often find themselves getting caught in negative emotional spirals when their training results don’t match up with their expectations.
However, there is also a natural variation in daily results. How do you know if you’re outside of that range of acceptable variation? And how do your emotions surrounding your results impact your ability to improve over time?
Todd, Jon and Luke break down:
- How to know when you’re actually overtraining – and when you’re just having a bad day
- What percentage of your max you should be able to hit consistently on your lifts
- Why being overly focused on the outcome of your training sessions can make it more difficult for you to actually get better