When the Little Voice Is Right

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A) Annie
50-40-30-20-10 rep rounds, for time
-13 minute cap

B) 2-4-6-8-10 rep rounds, for time
Front Squat (205/135)
Back Squat (205/135)
-13 minute cap


A) Power Clean Drill
Every Minute, On the Minute – 10 minutes:
1 Power Clean
1 Hang Power Clean

B) Death by STRICT Pullups
Minute 1 – 1 pullup
Minute 2 – 2 pullups
Minute 3 – 3 pullups
Etc.If you’re the typical CFLA member you’ve probably spent some time grappling with the little voice in your head, convincing yourself you need to get back to the gym or into the gym. We are always giving tips and tools for getting back into your groove, establishing good habits, and creating space in your schedule.

But what if that little voice is right sometimes? What if it’s not a good idea to go to the gym today? What if your go-getter attitude gets you overtrained? One of the best skills you can actually learn is listening to that little voice and discerning when to abide by it and when to let it go.

Some symptoms of overtraining include: frequent illness, elevated resting heart rate, insomnia, high cortisol levels (otherwise known as chronic, stubborn belly fat), loss of motivation, and decreased performance. Do these sound familiar? If so, you might want to reexamine your conversation with that little voice.

Do you struggle with knowing when to listen to the little voice? What have you learned in your time training that helps you decide to rest or hit the gym?




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