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You can't have highs if you don't have some lows every now and then. Today was just one of those days. I had to call an audible and make today's training sessions an unplanned deload. Right after I finished doing my RDLs, my energy quickly started diminishing. I wasn't sure if I was still recovering from my last leg day, which went exceptionally well, or I was coming down with something. Either way I didn't want to force anything and regret it later, so I made the choice to just take the rest of session set by set and not get too intense with it.
I'm not going to lie and say it wasn't frustrating, because it sure was! When progress goes as good as it has been for a while, any little bump in the road really sends you down a negative spiral. I get really hard on myself sometimes and it's difficult for me to let go of the gas, even though I know I should, so making a decision like this really takes me out of my comfort zone. I know a lot of you other bodybuilders can relate!
Fortunately, I know better than to repeat mistakes I made in the past. This bad session is just a drop in the bucket from all the great sessions I've had and am going to have, so it's important to look at this from a different perspective. Learn to not put too much emphasis on one single session, but multiple sessions as a whole. After all, this is a marathon not a sprint. Many more great training sessions ahead!