And no, despite what it might sound like, I’m not talking about anything sexual here.
He being “me”, and I’m referring to today’s workout again. I just got done with what I was going to write when I last spoke to you, and it’s time to take a well deserved BREAK, hehe.
And being I enjoy fitness and writing so much, my break naturally involves both.
Anyway, I mentioned being in the flow in the last post, and this, my friend, also means that I was in the flow from an exercise standpoint as well as other regards.
What that translated into during my workout today, and what I omitted to mention in my last post was that I just “kept going” during my workout. Thats what I do anyway, but what I mean is that I kept going for way longer sets than I normally would.
So I believe I mentioned pushups done on my back in the last post.
“Table” and “reverse” pushups were the ones I did and these two exercises alone are MORE THAN ENOUGH for the average guy out there, even if said average guy can pound out 25 plus regular pushups in one set. In fact, and as I’ve mentioned before, even HOLDING the “table” position is hard if your overweight or even if your simply not used to the position.
And I banged them out in sets of 25 as I normally do, but here’s the kicker – I could have just “kept going”, especially with regard to the “table” pushups. ALL I was focused upon was my breathing, and it was almost like I was in a trance.
Up and down, breathe in and out. Repeat. Ad infinitum.
And thats what it SHOULD be look like. You should always be in the flow, but especially more so during your workouts. Things should never be “grit your teeth” tough.
It should be your breathing ultimately accomplishing whatever it is you are, for lack of a better way to put it. And it WILL be your breathing that if done correctly puts you in the zone, where you just keep going like the Energizer bunny on steroids, hehe.
Sounds hard to figure out, I know. But read between the lines if you would. There is great wisdom behind the old saying “Your breath is your power”.
Something to chew upon until the next post!
P.S.: – I address deep breathing in great depth in the book: – http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/