In music, the same song can be used in a variety of ways. Sometimes it sounds amazing, other times its pretty terrible. Same can be said about training; you can do the same exercises but changing the tempo, direction or mixing the order can turn it into a completely different workout. For the past few weeks or so I was raving about Animal Exercises but things have changed and need to do something else. Still kicking ass just in another format.
I was getting burnt out and had my eye on other things to do. Thought I'd focus on another form of Animal Training; Animal Flow. Still moving like a wild beast but more free spirited so do speak. Moving and just adapting from one thing to another and using your body in all sorts of directions.
Being consistent is key but also keeping your mind focused and adapting when you need to. Don't get me wrong, I love a good routine (when my mind and body can do it) but if your mindset isn't there and you do the best you can, you can end up hurting yourself or you don't have it in you anymore because you keep repeating things, that's when it's time to tune up the band. Becoming fit is not always how long you can go or staying with the same routine; it's about adapting, keeping your mind fresh so your body will flow through and take charge of your program. There are so many ways to train. This is my path for the moment and when I feel I need a change, it will happen when it's meant to happen.
There are people in this world who listens to the same songs over and over because that comforts them and although not very much music is that great today there are still some that sound amazing and breathtaking. Same about exercise, some like to do the same thing over and over again but never really get anywhere because they're not willing to change and adapt that could in fact make it better for them. Just like music; exercise is about emotion, being physical and bringing that fire and passion within your soul out and utilizing every muscle within you to get the very best out of yourself. When that fire starts to die out, it can be lethal and you'll lose a sense of yourself that can be difficult to come back from. When you're ready, you'll come back to that area but until then, feel things out, see where certain things lead and follow what works.