I was really looking forward to todays legs session as I haven’t been able to train legs for over two weeks due to me being ill and the way my sessions have fallen. I enjoy leg days for the challenge and to see how far I can push myself. The session was the following:
- Leg Extension – 3 sets of 20 reps superset with…
- Lying Hamstring Curls – 3 sets of 20 reps
- Barbell Squats – 4 Sets of 30 reps, 20 reps, 10 reps, 10 reps
- Walking Lunges – 3 sets of 30 steps
- Leg Extension – 3 sets of 10 – 15 reps superset with…
- Lying Hamstring Curls – 3 sets of 10 – 15 reps
As much as I was looking forward to this workout I just could not get myself in to it. I felt very weak either from the lack of training legs or I still haven’t recovered fully from being ill although i’m sure I have. The barbell squats were what really pissed me off. I didnt have that much weight on the bar at all but my legs were failing quite quickly and I just didn’t feel very strong at all. It just played on my mind from there on so ruined the rest of the session. I should have changed to the leg press and tried that instead but it was being used so I couldn’t get on it. I went back to the leg extension and hamstring curl machines just because I knew I could get a good contraction in the muscles and take them to failure.
I called the session quits there as my mind was just wondering and getting more and more annoyed about the squats so I was starting to become a bit unproductive in the gym. I drank my protein shake and left the gym.
You do get days like that, you might not be able to work as hard or as heavy as you feel you are capable of but the idea is (unlike what I did) and not let it get to you. Just leave the exercise and try something different instead. If it really isnt your day then just draw a line underneath it, leave it at the gym and come back stronger another day!