Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Benefits of Occasional Gluttony
"<<<<<" This is how this is how I felt today in the gym.
I think my 9-10 days off for vacation were just what I needed to recharge because I just couldn't get tired during my workout. I started with 10 1-minute sprint intervals / 2 min rest and followed with flat bench. I had recently been struggling with my bench because I stopped doing it regularly, but it still felt pretty light after 5 sets of 6-8 reps as I continued increasing the weight.
After bench, I did 12 bodyweight neutral-grip chin ups for the hell of it and they were easy - and I'm about 5 lbs heavier than I was pre-vacay. Go figure! Must have been all of that good food in New Orleans and on my cruise coupled with tons of R&R because I've been low carb since I got back five days ago and I feel amazing.
So I wanted to post to remind you all that rest and a bit of a refeed can be a GOOD thing. Don't be hard on yourself for your holiday indulgences. Think of them as a critical refueling to enable you to kick up your intensity as we head into 2013. As long as you're not a glutton often, you may find you're feeling stronger than ever when you get back on track.
Happy pre-New Year everyone!
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