We all know, there is truly no such excuse.
We make time for what's important and make excuses for what is not.
There are many days I find myself in a time crunch, especially this Summer as I have my kids in various sports camps and I am driving here and there and then attacking my business and day to day activities.
Some would advise to wake up earlier and get the training in but when you're a working family, you can't go and leave an empty house of kids at 5 AM.
Here's a few things I do to get the job done on days that can potentially become the "I don't have time to workout" BS.....
- GTG Grease the Groove (Full Article Explained)
- Do 1 BIG lift and attack it. Any variation of sets and reps works here. It can be working up to a 20 rep set of squats, a few heavy sets of deadlifts, a long distance farmer walk, heavy power cleans for heavy singles, etc. As always, the basics win.
- 5 Minutes of Burpees.
- Clean & Press Variations
Yesterday was one of those days for me. The heat was upper 80s and the humidity was high.
Sometimes, I will take my kids with me to the gym as I bang out a quick session. But, my gym was in the 90s, hotter inside than it was outside.
I don't need to do that to my kids. The responsibility to be STRONG is on my shoulders. So, I planned my "Get Shyt Done" workout in my head all day long, but, as Iron Mike Tyson used to say.....
"Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Face."
As my plan ran through my head during the day things constantly changed.
The original plan was to train with 1 of my quieter groups at The Underground Strength Gym and bang out some deadlifts.
I was studying Kirk Kaworski's Deadlifts and inspired by conversations with Marty Gallagher, as always.
I wanted to practice the more upright deadlift that Marty encourages, something you begin to think about more and more, at least I do, nearing age 40. Longevity of my body and back inspires me.
Before 2 PM came around each of my classes had a new athlete signed up for a trial training session. My son had to go to the Doctor. My daughter had Tennis. The list went on and on.
At the end of the day, I mixed in my Deadlifts with some cleaning of the gym.
I got the job done. 315 on the bar and 1 rep after another, I practiced a more upright deadlift, over and over and over again.
At the end of the day I had 2 options to go home with.
The option of excuses or the option of getting the job done.
We ALL have decisions and options. We all have the same 24 hours in a day.
We ALL have the option to be weak or strong. The choice is yours.
I choose to LIVE STRONG.
Live The Code 365,