One quality about myself that i'm constantly working on is this concept of "ALL OR NOTHING".
I've always been the type to either put my all in something, or nothing . . ESPECIALLY when it comes to my training.
So in the past, when i've been injured, i wouldn't train that body part at all if i couldn't train it 100% . . i would simply train another body part or not do anything.
I've had CONSTANT issues with my hamstring . . and i've now strained my biceps femoris (hamstring muscle) AGAIN.
Last night . . after being pissed off with the mother fuckin world, i was analyzing my current situation with my hamstring . . and reflecting on past injuries . . and my reaction to past injuries . . and it's always been me being pissed off . . and me feeling like i'm at effect of the injury . . i've always seen injuries as my body rebelling against me . . & being the reason why i'm not getting to where i'm endlessly trying to get with my training . . i've seen injuries as some sort of road block . . the devil.
I'm slowly (when i say slowly, i mean slowwwwwwly) coming to realize that maybe my body is simply trying to help me . . warn me that i need to back off . . it's trying to work WITH me, not AGAINST me . . that my body isn't ready for what my mind is necessarily ready for . . that i need to spend a little bit more time working on a particular movement before i up the weight . . or spend a little bit more time learning about my body & its weaknesses . .
I've always been the impatient type when it comes to my goals . . i want to know everything now . . i want to do everything now . .
But i think i'm coming to really realize that this whole training thing is a marathon, it ain't a sprint . . i have all the time in the world to achieve what i want to achieve . .
I think we learn our life lessons in different forms & my training is me learning the act of patience & that doing SOMETHING is a necessary accompaniment to doing "ALL OR NOTHING" . . and the two have their place in your training . . at different times.