Hs, sticking to a consistent work out routine is hard, man. I'm wildly supportive of anyone that tries.

@Are0h do you build in rest days, or are days when you don't work out (if any) already rest days? i'm trying to keep consistent again, for probably the millionth time. i have to tell myself that if i take a day off where i was scheduled to work out, that i need to ABSOLUTELY pick it up the following time. curious to know what your approach is

@ryanlittlefield Yeah, I have rest days built in. Recovery days are just as important because you have to give your body a chance to rest because that's when it builds back up.

I'm big into active recovery, so some days I'll do something light just to keep my system going, but taking time to rest is absolutely essential to the process.


@Are0h Right, and that's a good idea. I'm playing around with the idea of (working out MWF, by the way) having every other Friday be a rest day. Even though I don't do anything else on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or at least not anything planned. I feel like it gives you a little bit of flex, doing that - and it validates the idea that steady/incremental/small progress is still progress on that front.

Thanks for sharing!

@ryanlittlefield Absolutely. Even small progress is progress and it just builds over time as you get stronger.

No matter what you do, the key is consistency. Find a routine that works no matter how small and just stick with it.

When I first started, I could barely do a pull up. The next week, I could do two.

Just keep going. It all adds up.

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