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Feeling Tired and Weak? It Might be Time to Stop Training :O

Yo! What is happening!

Am about to tell you something that you might not want to hear, but might be just what you need

I was reading this old skool bodybuilding magazine and inside the training Q&A’s saw this passage:

Too much stress will kill your gains in the gym

And it made me think:

when is the last time I assesed my life to see how much stress I have & what small changes can I make to reduce this?

Stress is a killer when it come to training…if you have not been feeling that great lately (tired, bored, stuck, fatigued, etc) it might be because you have too much stress going on right now (relationships, eating bad food, finances, too much homework, etc)

Training itself is a stressor on the body, so you might be doing more damage by training too much

Take a look at your current situation & become aware of your stressors & find a way to minimize them…

Perhaps it might be time for you to take a de-load week or just a whole week off from training

Your not just letting your muscles recover, but also your nervous system (which might be massively stressed out)

And like I said, stress doesn’t come from only the physical but al so the mental, digestive & spiritual as well

You might need to sleep more, apologize to someone or to simply drink more water

Whatever it is, analyze your current lifestyle & see how you can minimize your current stressors

And I know you might not want to stop training, but sometimes you just need to in order to recharge your batteries, regain your energy & be able to focus on other projects as well (not just training)

So then you can come back to training with a vicious mind & ready to kill it!

Whatever it is, find a small change you can do right now to reduce stress & you’ll feel a lot more energetic!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. If your wondering what magazine that is, it is the July 11, 1963 edition of Health & Strength Magazine (Old School Mags are the Best!)

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Grow Stronger Method – Get Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!

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Are You Feeling Tired?

Bonnie Blair - what I can control is my mind!

You guys what’s up! hope your having an awesome Monday!

I saw many people at the gym today with low energy, tired & didn’t feel like lifting too much…But they did it anyway!

Sometimes you are pumped up with energy & ready to kill it, and others you feel lost, cold, not in the moment, tired & heavy

We all have those days & there are many factors that can cause you too be low in energy like:

  • eating too much sugar the night before (or fast food)
  • drinking alcohol during the weekend
  • bad sleep (to much or too little sleep)
  • not drinking enough water during the weekend
  • had a long drive (or not much movement)
  • too much work & didn’t stop being stressed out

or maybe you are training too much & your body just needs a deload, so take it easier for a week to give your CNS time to recover & come back stronger

It’s never a one sided equation & there are many factors that can make you feel tired but ultimately once you are aware of how you feel is up to you to decide how to act:

  • Are you gonna still do the work even tough you don’t feel like it?
  • or are you gonna let these depressive emotions take control of how you feel?

The decision is up to you!

In the end nobody is forcing you to workout…nobody is telling you to lift heavy weights or to beat your body up so it can get stronger,

You do it because you refuse to be weak, because this fight will strengthen your character & make you a better man or woman!

It’s not easy but this is the only way you will keep growing: trough constantly overcoming the resistance in your life!

So if you started your day feeling tired & weak, acknowledge this, change your attitude & go do what needs to get done!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. – Wanna meet me This weekend? I will be at Yo Elliott Live in San Diego, so hopefully I see you there! …more info here: http://yoelliott-sandiego-2013.eventbrite.com/#

Luis Carrillo

Attack Life & Get Stronger

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Recommended Resources
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Lean Hybrid Muscle  – Build Muscle While Losing Fat + Learn How to Create Your Own Hybrid Workouts

Bodyweight Bodybuilding – Gain Muscle, Reduce Pain & Revive your Energy with Just Bodyweight Training Alone (see my full experience with it here)

Grow Stronger MethodGet Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!