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Should You Still Workout When You Feel Drained, Tired, Sleepy?

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A good workout can go a long way toward lifting your spirits. If you’re feeling a bit down, lace up those shoes. You’ll Be Fine Either Way. We know you love the feeling of getting in a vigorous workout.

It’s the best feeling in the world. But if the worst thing is you have to stay on the sidelines for a day, or even a few days, don’t fret. You won’t lose your fitness. It would take a few weeks off before you’d.

A speedy recovery is always the goal when you are sick, but it can be hard to know when it’s ok to power through with your normal gym routine and. “Most people who are fit tend to feel worse if they stop their exercise, but if you have got a bad case of the flu and can’t lift your head off the pillow, then chances are you won’t want to go run. If your muscles are sore, you might wonder if you should continue with your workouts or rest. In some cases, active recovery exercise like stretching and walking can be beneficial to sore muscles. Tamir also suggests doing exercises that don’t affect the sore muscles, so if you’re feeling it from yesterday’s upper-body-focused workout, then lower-body exercises would be OK. “Make sure you give your body two or three days of rest before repeating the same exercise or training the same specific muscle groups,” says Pire.

Skip your workout, advises Fable. Everyone deserves a day off and your body needs sleep to repair after heavy workouts. Rest days allow for protein synthesis, which is crucial for building muscle, according to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Once you’ve stopped your exercise, made sure you’re safe and gotten some water, reassess how you’re feeling. If your dizziness was accompanied by chest pain, difficulty breathing or if you also had any neurological issues—like numbness or difficulty speaking—call 911, Rothholtz.

If you’re feeling both mentally and physically exhausted from lack of sleep, it’s probably best to skip out on your scheduled sweat sesh for the day — yes. 5 times when you should skip your workout and take a rest day Exercise is an important part of a wellness routine, but there are some scenarios. Some aches and pains can make working outa definite no-no.

Knowing when to work out or when to wait it out can be perplexing. “The key is to be able to listen to your body and the cues it is.

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Sure, it’s better to get enough rest, not to overtrain, and to eat well enough to fuel your workouts, but no matter how bad you feel or how much energy you lack I have found you can still

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Your energy goes up before the workout, you feel better.

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If you feel fine a day or two after you exercise, then it’s safe to continue exercising.

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My general rule of thumb is if all your symptoms are from the head up—primarily a runny/ stuffy nose—then go ahead and enjoy a moderate workout, but not an intense one.

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that usually, after you get warmed-up, you start feeling better, your energy surges, and those few sets turn into a fullblown workout.

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A little bit of warm-up can help you feel better when you do start and definitely feel better afterward or even the next day.

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You simply start to feel run down and, if you don’t take some time off—wham—you’re overtrained.

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Taking a day off from your regular workout now and then and just randomly trying some new exercises, or going back to an exercise you have done before, is fine.

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Often, paradoxically, you will feel less tired after the workout than before.

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If you need to, you can take a 5-second break, but then resume the exercise.

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  • yes happens to me quite a bit like today i felt so sluggish and tired but i tell myself to do your work out any way even if it gets to late like after 5pm i’ll do something… good video video very informative i also drink water about agallon a day i’ve heard water holds muscle together������

  • Hi Matt, congrats on the new book, I’ve just started reading it! Here’s a query for you; you advocate chain training as a way to divide the body into parts for effective training, but what are your thoughts on dividing the body into movements (e.g. Vertical push/pull, horizontal push/pull, squat, hinge etc.). Is this a supplementary approach to chain training or is this just as true and effective as chain training?

  • I would love to workout every day. Gives me something to do, something to work towards. But when you work all day, like a labor job, I simply do not have the energy. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to do much.

  • I slept while watching the video, have you ever imagine that your going to have such lazy viewers �� I’m commenting at morning now

  • And what do I do when I’m dealing with extreme depression and I just can’t even look at myself in the mirror because of how much I hate every bit about myself?

  • Because of my age, I really listen to my body more than ever. I have to take 3 days off a week or I can do the other 4. Sundays are completely off and the other 2 off days I still do cardio.

  • Often times the reason you feel tired during the workout still even after your warmed up, it’s probably sleep!! Even not getting enough sleep throughout the week will deprive you and you wouldn’t even notice! GET YOUR SLEEP YOULL THANK ME LATER!

  • When I first started working out I could do a long 3 hr circuit and feel pretty good afterwards. But after 4 months of that something weird happened, slowly I was doing less and less because my body was giving out. I have no idea what’s wrong. I’m still having this issue today.

  • i am a kid i know some of kids doesn’t do any workout i do a non equipment workout but when i got back from school i got like im sooo tiree but when i watch you saying all this things it goes through my head; when are you gonna do it all that things make me GET UP AND RISE

  • I’m the opposite. When I start to work out and I know it’s gonna be a half assed job due to tiredness, I at least attempt, but then say nah not today… cuz I don’t wanna risk an injury due to improper form, etc so that becomes my “rest day” and get back to it the next day harder. If I take more than 2 days off a week, then it’s a problem. That’s when I say “ok, I’m gettin lazy!!”

  • I’m 45 now and I don’t have the drive like I did when I was in my twenties. Thank you for the video I see it’s my mind playing tricks on me.

  • If you’re tired it isn’t healthy to work out when you are fatigued. If you are tired or fatigued, that is different to feeling like you can’t be bothered. If you are tired, there is an underlying issue. You could not be putting the right things in your body and have poor nutrition. If that is the case, it is DEFINITELY not healthy to work out anyway. You will end up burning yourself out.

  • I mean I don’t really see a point. Because if you are going to be tired. Have little sleep, and if the whole point of working out is to push yourself, and you literally do not have the energy to do it. Then why would you even go in the first place? If you’re just going to half-ass it anyway? Do you think that you’re just going to have some random bursts of energy from out of nowhere? Because if you don’t have the full energy and you are not pumped, you could save yourself the trip. Because you’d be wasting your time. And not only that but you would be wasting even more energy. It’s counterproductive. Because if you’re going to go to the gym you should hit it with 100% and everything you got. And if you don’t feel 100% how do you think you’re going to perform?

  • I liked this approach. We do have to learn how to listen to our body and choose the best way to do what we have to do with the the energy we have at the moment.

  • I remember i went to go visit my brother and was aware that i had work at 4 am. I came back home at 2:30 in the morning and needed to get up at 3. I just said fuck it, and did not sleep and went to work. Even when I was exhausted and tired all day, I still went to the gym. Everyone thought I was crazy enough to go and was shocked that I still went. I felt good from the workout and never regretted it. I felt proud that I had that drive. Usually when it comes to my work schedule, I sleep 5 to 6 hours and still go to the gym. Keep working at it. Even when there is a lot going on in your life, you can always find time to work on those gains. Sleep less, work more. It is the best drive for me and has not failed me.

  • I used to exercise after work even when I was tired but when I did it I felt like not working out or exercising. So now I come home from work sleep for like 3 or 4 hours wake up and do exercise when I’m more energized.

  • Guys can any one give me a really helpful solution to my extreme psychological and physical lethargy after 4:5 hrs of classes at uni in a row from afternoons till evening

  • i don’t agree with you suppose this scenario, night before i worked until 3 AM and woke at 8:00 AM and work again for 10 hours, in 48 hours i sleep only 5 hours so your body will be exhausted and you will not be able to do anything, your brain will prevent you to go to gym because losing power mean you might accidentally hurt yourself, but skip this day then compensate it with hard workout next day

  • Brilliant video, very topical for me as have had a sore throat, cough and chest infection for nearly 3 weeks… been off work and had total rest…hate it but its the only way. Back to square one for my training then?!

  • I haven’t worked out for 2 days due to lack of sleep, (I may have a sleep disorder and getting checked out soon) and the reason I didn’t train is, because I felt mentally exhausted. It felt like I couldn’t do anything because my body wanted to just shut down and I ended up sleeping through the afternoon. It’s 2am now, and I’m going to workout because I’m not going to be able to sleep. Any advice on this? Please help

  • I always start my workout at really late and go to sleep really late and end up being extremely tired in the day time and night time and I can’t be bothered to do it in the day time.

  • Thanks for this video. I appreciate the content and real-world advice. This is something all us day workers struggle with, I’m sure, and I personally found comfort in reading the comments section, knowing I’m not the only one stressing. Thanks again!

  • Im a massage thrrapist, working on the floor, matts, so always engaging my legs, back, beck.. i started Hiit, did 4 times while no work, my body felt do happy, no pain even if i was saying bad words while training..
    3days back, had to do 6 massages.. im still sore in legs, glutes, back.. wanted to do a 7 min workiut, but end up stretching..
    46 years old.. Should i push to train more the days like today when only 1 client, but sore?

  • Usually feel fatigued the day after a workout. And as Leroy Colbert put it, it’s your body telling you it needs to rest and heal. Listen to your body and recover. You will have a great workout the next day.

  • I think I slept while listening to you that how much sleepy I feel I was hoping you tell me to go to sleep.

    Thanks for the advice will listen to eye of tiger Mike Tyson video that always wake me up.
    Thanks for your great tips brother ��

  • My chest burning and I just started if u want me to give u the links of which workouts I’m doing I will. I’m tired already and it’s my first day. (17 btw)

  • It’s not that I don’t have the mental strength I’ll push through anything it’s that I don’t know if my body is physically healed enough I work so hard physically at work and slept so little today I don’t know if it would be counterproductive

  • I’ve been so sleepy recently، I keep falling asleep while I’m driving.. last time I fell asleep in gym car park.. I slept for 15 minutes, lol

  • This energized me. It’s taken me 8 weeks to lose 10 lbs. mostly because I’m stressed and never seem to be hydrated enough. I’m trying not to be discouraged because I feel like I could have lost more. Anyway. Thank you for this

  • I appreciate that message dude, I tried watching another video and the dude was a dick and completely off base, but you were dead on and came off as encouraging and motivating.. Definitely didn’t get hardly any sleep last night went to work, and completely drained, but definitely need to get this work out in!

  • I featured part of this speech in one of my motivational videos Please let me know if you like it Elliot! You’re a big inspiration!

  • I have this problem for a while around 5pm I get soo sleepy I just fall asleep or if I have something to do around this time I have to hold that urge to fall asleep… I het around 7 hours of sleep at night idk what couses this issue.

  • Yea but i didnt sleep the whole night yesterday,, so basiclly i havnt slept in 2 days.. and i dont know if its good for me to workout… i know i can get throught with it,, i know i can get in a good workout,, but im nervous that its not going to be healthy for me

  • Excellent video. �� I like to meditate through breathing and focus if I don’t feel like training I still got up and do it even if it’s just for a little while Once I started I’ll try and finish it strong. ��

  • I used to be tired all the time until I started tracking my micros. I made sure I’m getting all my vitamins and minerals from real food and it helped me.

  • Listen to your body. Workout and eat intuitively. If you’re forcing yourself to do something think about why you have to force yourself to do something that you believe is good for you. Maybe your mentality is off, maybe you see exercise as punishment for indulging the day before. Exercise should be enjoyable and it shouldn’t be forced or coerced. If exercise is something you have to force consider finding a type of movement that’s more enjoyable because if you enjoy it you’re more likely to stick with it long term and not feel guilty for skipping a day when you need/want rest.

  • Have ear infection but will take a walk. Very annoying. Love running. Oh well. I’d had done indoor run during a self solation order but I was sick next day. Dont know was it stress.

  • I watch this video whenever I am starting to feel ill or am already sick and it always makes me feel good about resting. Thank you so much for making this video!!

  • Thank you. I found this video very educational. It has helped not only with being sick and Training. Also pushing the body to its limit can weaken the immune stystem. It has cleared my confusion between the process of becoming super fit and illness. I recommend this video to anyone who is interested in fitness.

  • I work 14hrs a day unloading a 120° shipping container, completely groggy after I clock out and still manage to find time to go to the gym. (No Excuses) make a strong goal plan and fight for it..

  • I can assure you training whilst having a severe cold or flu can lead to death. I work as a nurse and seen the affects of training whilst poorly and it’s not good.

  • I HOPE THIS MOTIVATES EVERYONE WHO IS HEALTHY AND ABLE TO WORKOUT.i’ve always love working since highschool and was able to workout HARD daily but now yrs down the road i have chronic insomnia and sleep like an average of 3 4 hrs a day, 5 to 6 if im lucky. there’s no excuse not to workout if you can sleep properly and have no disease to hinder you upon doing so. my reason is that when i lift hard, i get extreme insomnia where i can’t sleep and feel grumpy for days. sleep for me is more of a shut eye for me during my recovery days. im fully awake just tossing and turning the whole night until daylight.muscle pain means nothing to me but it takes about a week before i can actually get some sleep again after a hard workout. i am more afraid of the after effects than the workout itself. i’d rather have some sleep and not workout vs. no sleep and workout. it’s not cuz im lazy, it’s because i’m so damn tired all the time from lack of sleep. anyone know how i can fix or this or at least increase my ability to sleep post workout?

  • I’m very sick. My immune system clunked. The doctor said to take the whole week off (or until my illness last). Really messed myself up.

  • Great timing. I just came down with a cold on Monday. I still exercised, but took it easy on Tues & Wed. Exercising always helps ease my symptoms for a few hours and feels like it helps me get better faster. Just have to ensure I don’t overdo it which will put too much stress on my body and make it worse. For something minor like a head cold, continued exercise is fine just not at the highest intensities. A flu or anything worse that involves a fever or anything in your chest should involve some time off.

  • Literally watching this blowing my nose constantly after having had 3 days off training to recover! Hoping tomorrow I might feel well enough to get to training…

  • As others have said, the timing of this couldn’t have been better went out for a 15 mile run, felt truly truly dreadful after 5 so called it a day. Was beating myself up the whole way home until I got back and watched this. Thanks, Mark!

  • Dude if you’re sick you’re sick, you don’t want a cold turning into pneumonia. When I get sick I’m resting.

    Would you rather lose a week from a cold or a month from pneumonia (not just training but work as well).

  • No way, I’m sick right now and frustrated af that I can’t go for a run, then I see you uploaded this video:O
    Going to watch it right now, I hope you’ll be giving me good news!

  • Well timed… been down for two weeks with a chest infection since a half marathon, still a little rattly, still on anti-biotics. Itchy feet wanted me out the door, going to wait a little longer.

  • Pretty disrespectful Mark.
    You have an expert in rest and recovery beside you in bed for much of the video, and not only do we not get to hear their opinion, but you cover over them with the links at the end!

  • Hmmm… I was actually thinking of taking tomorrow off work because of illness so now I’m second guessing my exercises for tomorrow too! Mine doesn’t seem to be cold or flu though (too hot for that here in AUS), more possibly an allergy, and sinus problem causing headaches (so, all above the neck)… Still, not sure if this might be affecting my workouts, and whether I should just take it easy for a few days:/ It’s race season here though… Agh..

  • You are right. Today I was not motivated to do my workout (Get Strong, Phase 1 Week 3)
    I started it and finally did it totally.
    Thank you for your videos, your books are on their way.

  • Being robots is never a good thing. The guy’s soul is telling him that he has to change direction in life, people tend to fill their empty lives with things that can temporarily fill those holes in our soul and then they don’t understand why suddenly they feel empty again. My point is search your real goal in life, dont look at other’s, find what makes you feel good.

  • im in the stage of no motivation right now. First my knee got busted and im out for 8 months after surgery and recovery i started training again but not as it was before and after some weeks i got pain in my back and might be a hernia so now im not able to train again and i got no motivation to keep my diet when im not able to go to the gym i just say fuck it im gonna eat what i want and lose it later when im able to train again. its dificult but yeah, gonna be alright i guess.

  • buddy”s questions was all like i work out because i love it but have lost that love; Elliott solutionfuck your emotions shut down and work your ass off…. shit works

  • I’ve been sick for about two weeks with the flu, I’m going to do a few sets of weights and some squats two or three times a day at home to see how my chest and cough responds. I definitely don’t want to end up sick again. I’m okay with taking it slow.

  • exercise while buffing up for 13 hours a day and 4 years after I stop feel some emotions then my fingers got longer and I look the same way skinny and am really strong now when I buff up I look like am about to die but brake some one taxi car door not going to get any more stronger

  • I sleep 4 hours per night because I’m a full time student and working full time with 2 kids is this healthy for me I workout Monday and Thursday then sat and Sunday I sleep to get me sleep back

  • If I workout everyday should I do the same workout everyday? Or should one day I do different types of push-ups the the next day do pullups then switch back to pushups. Or just do them all in one workout everyday?

  • This was surprisingly helpful, thank you. I’ve suspected my very imperfect brain has been a problem for a while. Mental conditioning and training has to be at least as important, and not just for physical fitness.

    Yielding to letting your brain use your attention to think when trying to execute a task is a bit like booting up your computer to add 2+2 and then wondering why it took so long to get to 4.

    Sort of like taking a minute and a half to create that analogy instead of just saying “Thanks, that’ll work.”

  • im going through this now because i feel like my intensity in my workouts arent intense enough and i feel like a punk because i cant take the pain. my workouts have gone from 2 hrs a day to 1 hour a day.

  • Personally, I think the person in this person needs to change the workout up.  I’m not sure that they need to something different.  I am not sure what.

  • 3 years ago, my friend started hitting the gym when his crush rejected him because he was too fat. Long story short, he made a come back and rejected her.

  • I NEED to marry a man this way..that’s what I do. SO many days I’m just like “ooh God! i just don’t feel like it. not yesterday, not today ehh probably not too much tomorrow either,I’m sore,I’m tired,i may be fatigued too hmn Idk. Fuck it..I’m gonna go knock this out. end of story”���� we’d be too swole together. he’s an amazing inspiration and funny af too! haha

  • it’s actually depression that makes you lose motivation. The environment you live in and surrounded by miserable people everywhere.

  • thanks for the video i had the same problem for years i was once ripped as can be but lost my motivation and for about 3 years didn’t work out all i did was drink soda sit on my ass and play videogames then all my fat just went to my gut lost my vascularity been working out for about 4 weeks now starting to see a little change but this video just motivates me more

  • Dude to get moviated, its simple, think of all the negativities you had in your past, use that to fight through angers. Set a goal, why are you here at the gym? What reason? Is it because you are tired of getting picked on? Too skinny? Too fat? Turn negative to positive, strive it. Hope that helps

  • I’m on medication that makes you put on weight and I’m storing it all in my ass and belly and I’m not used to it nor do I like it. I used to have an eight pack before I got ill but now I’m just a chunky mess lol. I’d like to get that spark and drive back. I know what I need to do, I need to start running or jogging again daily but it’s just so hard when you’ve become lazy. Any tips or help would be amazing, thank you <3

  • My problem is i only feel like working out after i eat greasy foods or eat a lot, is like when i eat well i can work out like superman but when i diet an old woman can do better than me, so in that fucking cycle i never be a 10% body fat guy

  • great answer. I needed this today. I am hurting from working out yesterday so my body is telling me to skip working out today; but I can’t. I have a program I need to follow like you said and shut my brain!

  • It sucks for me though I’m 14 5ft 10 and 9stone 5lb its hard for me to lift weights and stuff cause I’m not seeing any results, I feel like I’m wasting my time,I eat mainly chicken and pasta, and take synths 6 protein, I don’t feel motivated at all I feel like I should stop working out, what do you guys think?

  • Great advice Elliot. Going to the Gym should be part of your daily routine, like going to school or going to work, it should be your habit, you go because it is part of your daily activities….

  • Thanks for this! Tbh, I was just looking for something that could motivate me on every aspect of life, not just working out. You saying ‘Forget your feelings’ was it:)

  • Days i’m not working at my job I do a much better work out. Its those after working all day workouts where I feel tired. Find I naturally do a less intense session. Matt’s advice as ever is sound. Its way better to do a little than nothing at all. Also find the next session I do after a less intense one is usually much better.

  • I hear you but I’m at the point that I’m dizzy. 23 days straight of physical work(including weekends), 11 hours a day, plus hour to two hours in the gym and last night I actually fainted getting up too fast. Yeah. I’m taking a few days off gym to regain some energy.

  • My tip would be start off with short workouts so you get them done and dont hate yourself. Theres tons of free 5 to 20 min workouts on youtube from beginners, to bored easily people, intermediate, intense etc. Sometimes starting back with body weight is a good way to get that to mind muscle connection going again. And youll find that motivation again as you do your routines.

  • thats right the little i better than nothing yesterday go on bed at 4 in latenight drink glass of red semi sweet wine and woke up in ten and thirty in the morning but in job make my workout start twelve makes dips 4 set about six reps ohp with stone same set reps and set and lunges two sets with 20kg bag 5 reps

  • Can you suggest something for people with severe adrenal fatigue? I am healing my body through keto diet. Dr. Berg suggests walking till the adrenals heal. I want to start calisthenics lightly, maybe doing beginner stuff?! I am all about working out when I don’t feel like it. Or at least before I had my health issues. After finding out a out my adrenal fatigue if I tried to do a workout, I would be literally stuck in bed for 3-7 days. Keto has literally changed my life and I am so thankful my body is healing. I just need some guidance for starting exercise that won’t tax my adrenals too much before I am completely healed. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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  • I’m tired most days, due to my toddler still not sleeping through the night. But it’s determination that gets me going again. I start off slow in my workouts but finish strong. And I feel heaps better after.

  • From some of the answers here I see a lot of people really don’t see the difference between being tired, and being fatigued.. It’s not the same thing, in my mind.

  • I do full body workouts from Monday Saturday for 4 weeks and 1 week off and continue the cycle (and yes i workout at 5:30 am, to start the day off.). You need achieve tiny goals to keep you pushing.

  • my job is physically demanding I get a 15 min break every 45 min to rest my arms and hands in my situation I’m skiping it and taking it as a lesson learned to work out before work so that I don’t run into the situation where I have to skip another because I’m beat tired and sore from work and yesterday was shoulder day so arms and chest tomorrow morning

  • Jealousy is the best cure for that, Go online and look at people who look better than you and youll be back in the gym within the hour.

  • I always grind away no matter what. I play around with volume, intensity and get a more flexible approach to goals. I just try never ever to come to a halt. Standing still do not get anything accomplished and meeting all those daily goals even if sometimes you gotta get a more flexible approach is what this lifestyle is all about. Work your ass off as Arnold usually says and shift gears along the way to make things happen.

  • I do my homemade workouts on my abs and I do it and I start off rlly good but then when I do 3 workouts I get tired to the point were I could barely but effort on my workout were I can’t feel the pain in my abs and i always used to do all my workouts without a problem but now I feel so tired after 3 workouts

  • Thank you! Ive been in a real rut lately. I moved states dont work and my diet has been off so i havent been super motivated but im going to follow your advice, as always, its solid

  • When I’m exhausted, I drop volume work and work on more difficult strength moves using low volume, e.g. instead of 50;reps of diamond pushups I would do 3 x 5 of pseudo Maltese pushups and some straight hand strength. Works great and I keep moving.

  • What about when for some reason, health issues or rotine, you’re not hitting your caloric intake or macros, but you still have some energy? I always get stuck on the ideia of train now or let things get better first.

    Great videos! I’m learning so much.

  • Some of my best workouts, and setting of new PRs, have happened when I was tired and totally unmotivated. I forced myself to just start…and before I knew it I had knocked out a killer workout session and felt great. Often, the perception of being tired/fatigued is simply a lack of motivation.

  • were in my dream last nightdoing some crazy shit on some parallel bars. Then I see this video this morning and you confirmed the thoughts I was having about going into my “deload” month to recover from a shoulder strain. Thank you.

  • In fact when I’m fatigued and get my ass to do my workout, I feel way more fresh and better afterwards. So being fatigued tells me “Do workout, you will feel energized once you’re done”:)

  • lol excatly what i wanted to ask for video recommendation today pretty much how to prepare yourself mentally and physicly before workout