“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But, I can’t accept not trying.”
– Michael Jordan
I have to admit I possess a strange compulsion where I am overcome with extreme anxiety if I haven’t pursued something outside of my comfort zone. As many readers that have taken the step off that ledge may know: it is by fat the most terrifying and addicting thing you can do for yourself. So, allow me to play back a recent series of events to explain the title and offer a twist to why the work out I completed is effective for my on going ninja training…
So the only time you shouldn’t train is very simple when you’re injured, sleep deprived, or under the influence. I was 2 of the 3 and decided to rationalize it away the true reason: I was feeling emboldened after socializing at a bar/club on Friday night and watched one of my favorite bands perform. But, I was feeling really guilty that I missed my afternoon workout and have been skimping on the cardio work.
So I decide it being 3a.m. was good enough time to get my really sweet workout in that involved grip endurance (needs improvement), core strength and flexion, and a technical lift (the snatch was chosen, not at random) so instead of the high rep work out I suggested to a friend; I considered the short/nonexistent rest intervals the NWT (Ninja Warrior Trial) offer so AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) it is! And, try not to die given condition at the time. Spoiler alert I survived and it certainly showed how difficult this is going to be at my current weight. I believe more grip work, sprinting, and jumps are coming
But, even though I didn’t do nearly as well as I would hoped; that’s why this is training. Not, brag about how sweet you used to be and let powerful Nostalgia undeservedly carry your ego.
10 Deadlifts 48kg
5 Squat Snatch 48kg