I’m on my deload week from a 531 program, and joined a friend to workout in his garage yesterday. He planned it, and it was a circuit of moves like: bicycles, then push ups, then jump squats, then curls. All for time. Then you did another circuit of different moves. To be honest, I didn’t push it much because I had a game later that day and I’m taking it easy in general this week.
But it got me thinking: I used to workout like this. Lots of different things with no rhyme or reason. Sure, it would get you tired and sweaty and keep you in shape, but you’d hit a wall with progress. Also, I don’t find those workouts at all enjoyable.
Then, when I started training and progressing on barbells (and even bodyweight) where each workout was planned to accomplish something and fit with the other training days, I really saw progress. I have learned I really don’t like exercising, but I love training. If I say this to most people, they would think I am crazy.
How did you all get into “training”? Did you just jump in at the outset, or did you spend years “exercising” before making the transition?