I get to bed early most nights. But Friday night is the worst. I’m lucky if I make it to 9pm, especially in the winter.
For one, it’s the end of a long week of getting up at 4:30 and I’m just tired. But another reason is that Saturday is leg day. Always.
I stopped assigning workouts to specific days of the week years ago. No “Chest Day Monday” in my world.
I train Push-Pull-Legs and just follow the rotation, taking rest days as life requires.
It might sound free & easy but still averages out to 4-5 workouts a week, and the underlying flexibility allows me to stay consistent while being productive.
Except for Saturday morning. That’s leg day.
I didn’t start doing this to quit drinking on Friday night or any night for that matter, though it sure did the job nicely.
And I’ve used it several times with friends and clients who were getting tired of waking up on weekends in a fog but still needed further “incentive.”
It turns out kneeling over a garbage can and dry-heaving makes quite an impression. Who knew?
A fitness commitment isn’t a replacement or alternative to therapy (and those that boost “the gym is my therapy” usually need professional help the most).
But they do complement each other perfectly as one helps reinforce the other.
Sorta like quads and hamstrings. Another reason to not skip leg day.