I don't know what it is? Have you ever had a work where, something you snatched off the blocks for reps a few days ago… well you just keep “clarking the bar” everytime you attempt it. Maybe it’s overtrianing, maybe its mental toughness. Workouts like these can take a toll—do you feel like, “why did I even bother coming to the gym, Am I just wasting my time?”
Like many things in life, the key is how do you react.
The greatest improvements are made, when your body is aching and sore, and you still complete your workout with no misses. This is when your body , finally, begins to adapt to the loading. So, if you have a workout and are sore and have lots of misses – this could be technical problem which then triggers self doubt ending in “clarking” the bar.
So, what do you do from here? Squeeze at least one or two good exercises out in the rest of the workout. Build the mental confidence. Next workout, focus more on the technique. It is your technique that will get you through the last heavy reps of an achy sore workout. In your next workout, you again lift these same weights with fewer if no misses. That’s when improvements also happen.
When you start your next work out week, you’ll be stronger. We all have crappy days—just try not to have too many and use them to troubleshoot your technique. Because, the next workout is even better – your mental confidence is solidified by rising-up over your lifts. Then you’re just on the upswing to being invincible!
Si, Se Puede!