Barbell training to get me through the day

October 8, 2018

For some, barbell training gives them loads of energy for their day. For me, it does something just as good: it gets me through my day.

You see, before I started lifting, I was tired all the time. It would be morning yet I was still half awake. Come afternoon at work, I was fighting off “the nod”. Then when I got home, I resisted the urge to nap — and if I sat down for too long, I fell asleep anyway.

Since barbell training, I can make it a full day without drowsiness and without a nap. It’s as if squats, presses, and deadlifts give my body this mysterious self-regulation it was missing.