How close are you to your training? There’s a certain closeness that happens when you’re focused and in tune with your time in the gym. What I’m talking about is a certain accuracy in your self-awareness.
When I’ve been the “closest to my training” I knew with specific detail what I was and wasn’t capable of. The guesses were never wild. I knew exactly how to warm up to a true five rep max and I knew how to choose weights and attack conditioning sessions for maximum efficacy.
Mental distance from your training or a lack of self-awareness comes from inconsistent schedules, passive focus while training, and a lack of willingness to explore your training edge.
Take today’s five rep max to test how close you are to your training in your mind. Have you put a weight on the bar that you couldn’t even press once? This is low awareness. Were you able to hit a heavy effort within a pound or two of failure? Now we’re talking!
5RM Strict Press
In 14 minutes, complete the following:
30 Power Cleans (135/95)
30 Reverse Lunges
Then, immediately establish a 1RM Hang Clean