Well, I have to say it has been a long time coming, but today was the worst workout I have had in a very, very, very (did I say very?) long time!
Here is what I had planned to do today:
Cleans and Jerk: 1 x 1RM (work up until the Jerk started to feel heavy)
Clean: 1 x 1RM / 3 x 1@80-90%
Hang clean: 3 x 3@90%
Clean Pull: 1 x 3RM / 1 rep every minute on the minute for ten minutes @3RM
Pull up’s: 4 x max reps
What actually happened was me failing left right and centre at weights that should have been easy, and not being able to stay co-ordinated through any of the movements.
However, while this workout may have been a failure, it was not a waste of time. There is no such thing as a wasted workout. You simply need to disengage from the over emotional attachment that you have to having a ‘good workout’.
Just as the tide ebbs and flows, and the summer gives way to autumn, you are going to have bad workouts. As surely as death and taxes, it is going to happen. So learn to accept it and let go Even if you do everything right in regards to recovery and nutrition, you still sometimes perform less than admirably. So take it for what it was, a fluke, and get on with your training and your life. The worst thing that a bad workout can do is ruin the next one.
Clean Pull: 1 x 3RM / 10 x 1 (1 minute rest inbetween)