Ever have one of those training sessions where you overanalyze and just overthink every move? That was me today. Here's my training log along with my running thoughts:
Snatches w/ 16 kg
15 L, R - rest 1 min
That feels pretty good. I'll never get to 50,000 when I only do snatches once a week. Plus, I can't risk getting injured before my cert weekend.
10 L, R - rest 1 min
Am I snapping my hips enough? Okay, I didn't bang my forearms with the bell.
10 L, R
Why don't I ever get blisters or big callouses? Am I doing something wrong? I wish Brad were around to check my form.
Now seriously, why would I need to worry about my LACK of callouses? I have little ones at the base of each ring finger. After I take a bath, they flake right off. Doesn't my lack of callouses mean I'm doing my training right? Why do I always have to think so much?
TGUs w/ 12 kg
3 L, R (I was supposed to do 5 L, R for the record)
What is the matter with me today? I feel weak. I can barely eek out 3 reps. I hate TGUs.
ATG Squats w 16 kg
5 L, R
Oh yeah! Those feel good, especially if I really snap my hips at the top. How can 16 kgs feel so stinking heavy?
Clean & Press w/ 12 kg
6 L, R
I wonder how many I can do without re-cleaning the bell. Oh wow. I can do 6. Hmmmm I'm gonna try doing as many reps as a I can before re-cleaning on the next 3 sets.
I did three rounds of the above circuit and then did an extra set of C & P. I then did some GTG with lunges. In between rounds I did leg circles and the prescribed arm circles. That right hip is just being a bugger for me.
I think I think myself into a tizzy sometimes. Maybe I just wasn't feeling it today. Maybe tomorrow will be totally different. My body can't feel 100% all the time. I'm going to stop thinking about it now. Really.
I mean it.
Just one more thing before I stop thinking about it.
Why can't I do TGUs strongly and confidently? They are my achille's heel. I'm sure that's why Brad has me do them twice a week.
Okay I'm done thinking.
About training. Now I'm thinking about how badly I want to get my Harley out of the garage and let loose. Free and easy. Warm and fast. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh