We programme for the group as a whole, and there’s a few things you can do to help maximise your return on your time in the gym.
Firstly, doing a self assessment of your daily Fatigue/Tiredness/Soreness. A 10 on all three means you should most likely take a rest day! Low scores on all three means it’s a good day to push hard and go for it.
When should you take an extra day off from training? Check in and see if you’re tired/grumpy/sore before, during, or after the workout. We have days when we come in and the workout knocks us. We have days where we drag ourselves to training and we get an unexpected boost from the workout. So listen to how you feel throughout the whole experience.
The programme is an idea, and it’s okay to modify/adapt movements based off your body. The best thing you can do is communicate to your coach on how you’re feeling, and we can help you get the most out of the workout of the day.
There is no “Super Secret Unicorn” Programme that will work perfectly for everyone. Your mindset about the programming matters. If you trust what you’re doing will improve your fitness way more than if you’re constantly questioning what you’re doing while you’re doing it. (Not to say that there’s no value in analysing your workouts and whether they’re bringing you towards your goals. This is done outside of training)
TL/DR – talk to your coach about how you’re feeling and we can help modify the programming for you.