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Old 12-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #6
Robert D Taylor Jr
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Re: Do you actually listen to your body?

Originally Posted by Ludovic Deguy View Post
How you feel outside of the gym is often a poor indication of what you will be able to do on a given day.
For a day when I feel very sore, I always wait until after my warm-up to decide if I need to back off or not. And most of the time at the end of my warm-up I feel totally fine to train hard.

Is is not rare for me to beat PRs whereas I was feeling very low energy all day long before my training.

As long as you are not injured and your performances keep improving on the long run, backing off your training intensity or volume is often just being lazy.
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