You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato
2 days ago I hit this bodyweight workout:
And I just let my body do whatever it wanted & just go with the flow
No rules, no order, no set parameters (sets or reps), just completely letting go & doing whatever came out…It was liberating & fun as hell!
I ended up doing tons of:
- push ups
- frog stands
- back bridges
- and a couple of stretches
I did this at my mom’s daycare (which is the living room) and being surrounded by toys & colorful posters made me think back to when I was a kid
I didn’t care about anything, I just moved for the thrill of it
I wasn’t thinking about tempos, which muscles am I working, tracking my rest periods, worrying about proper form, etc
I just went out there to play!
We all have this kid inside of us, but many of us keep it hidden because we have been conditioned to always follow rules & order (at work, school, the gym, etc)
Order & structure is great, specially to really work towards an specific goal, BUT sometimes you gotta stop being so strict & completely let go!
Don’t care about anything & just move for the fun of it
You can hit up a bodyweight workout like I did (which lasted a bit over 2 hours), go to a playground & just play, or next time you are at the gym just play with the weights
Don’t have structure, don’t worry about sets or reps, just let go & be a curious kid again trying different things just because it’s fun!
It will make you exited to train again & will also give you a much needed mental break from always trying to have things in order
I’ll talk more about these freestyle workouts later on, but ever since I’ve started to do them, at least once a week (even if it just for 5-10 min) I’ve revived an energy to train hard again…Feels Awesome!
But that’s it for today, give something like this a try (even if it just for 5 min) and I know you will feel super energized afterwards!
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