Sunny days here in good ol' Grants Pass Oregon! Yesterday I even set up a pad and a foam roller outside and took in some rays! Felt like I was back in Venice for a second. I'll take that for a nice change out of the cold fog we have been stuck in. Vitamin D for everyone fo free haha!
Today I wanted to get into how we at Eternia expect the programmed accessory work to be done. I believe I have went over this a bit, but from time to time I think it's a good idea to go back over it again. Roughly 80% of our training is accessory work or special exercises. If you think you are going to get everything (all the gainz) out of the training by half assing 80% of the workload you are highly mistaken. There is a reason we harp to you about tracking and logging what you are doing on a day to day basis. We expect you to attack your accessory work just as hard as your main lifts. You should be pushing to push more weight each week in each acc lift. If you don't know what you did on that movement from a previous week then how will you know what do to the following. Going through the motions on 80% of your workload isn't going to get you anything. Eternians don't have ass shit. We have sayings at Eternia for a reason.
1) We Don't Miss
2) All In/ Both feet in
3) Two Footed Jump Kick Shit
4) Don't half ass anything, always full ass it
From my writings I think you can get a good idea of what we mean by all of those. Those sayings are there for a reason. Follow the code and you will be on the way to where you want to be.
Lastly I wanted to talk about the exact opposite side of the spectrum. Biting off more than you can chew. We see this happen a lot as well. You feel like you want to try to keep up with somebody, so you try to do the weights they are doing. You know that you can't, but you do it anyways. You either don't get all the reps and quit or you pretend you did. You're cheating yourself. The rep layout is there for a purpose. You getting 5 out of 10 reps isn't what we are looking for. Do yourself a favor and hit the weights you know you can for the amount of reps you are supposed to.
In summary, if you want to get all the possible results of your training you need to be all in and commit to the whole load of work. Don't just hit the stuff hard that you want to do and leave all the rest on the table by half assing shit. Buck up, hammer down and get the work in. You can thank me later.
Sleep easy Eternians