Today is Month 6 - Week 3 of Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 routine I'm doing, the concept is strength training via baby steps, you can read more here:www.mensfitness.com/node/52747
Anyway, I have been making progress since I started and haven't plateaued at all but I did however suffer my first set back. Yesterday I hit a new personal record for Overhead Shoulder Push Press at 142.5#s for 4 reps and this morning was suppose to be 290#s for my deadlift (not a big number but for me, a 51 year old former fat boy, it's been an awesome ride) but nope, I couldn't do it.....ugh.
I did look at my progress chart since I started 6 months ago and could see the progress I've made and I am proud of that but dang it, I am not happy I didn't make my personal best this morning. I moped. Threw a mini-pity party for myself. Stupid, I know.
The program says that when this happens (and it assures you that it will happen at some point) you simply reset that routine back by 15% and re-start from there. And so I will.
Question: How do YOU react when you fall just short of a goal?