If you can’t tell, I’m a fvcking masochist.
Back in the day, it was pretty plain to see…
I ran almost every part of my rapidly growing business, performed the duties of being a father of four children, took the time to show love and affection towards my wife…
And I attacked the weights with an unmatched tenacity.
You can tell from my old training videos on YouTube that I was always relentless in my training efforts.
I ran my body through brutal workouts that consisted of heavy powerlifting and strongman movements,
I performed every rep with the highest intensity and laser-focused effort,
And I pushed my body to the absolute limit (sometimes too far).
Despite all of that, when it came time to go on our family camping trips I would leave all of my masochistic training behind and take a different approach.
And it definitely benefited me in the long run.
What was it?
I engage in bodyweight training… sound boring?
I’m not talking about your typical push-ups, pull-ups, and dips.
I’m talking about REAL MAN calisthenics…
Front and back-levers, L-sits, and handstands, stuff that nobody would expect me to do just because I lift heavy shit in the gym.
The truth is, these isometric movements really improved my core strength and provided a new and challenging stimulus to my body.
Not only that, but they gave my body a break from the beating that it received in the gym.
And even though I’d only work on these movements for a week at a time, they directly benefited my training as a whole.
In fact, I looked forward to the family camping trips even more once I started incorporating these badass movements.
So what can you do with this?
Well, instead of taking a traditional deload week, take a week to work on these movements
It’ll keep things fresh, it’ll give your body a break, and it’ll keep yourself and your nervous system guessing.