"Every bodybuilder gets tremendous satisfaction from looking in the mirror, hitting some poses, and watching his developing muscles pop out all over his body. Or using a measuring tape to calculate exactly how many inches he has put on in each body part," Arnold writes in "The Encyclopedia." "But for me, the training experience itself was always very rewarding and pleasurable. The hours I spent in the gym were the high point of my day. I liked the way training felt, the pump I would get during my workout, and the relaxed sensation of near-exhaustion that came afterward. I not only enjoyed being a bodybuilder, I really got off on actually doing bodybuilding."
Today, you're back in the gym after just one precious rest day, with another front-and-back assault on the docket. You might have a dream physique in mind at the end of this trainer, but you'll only get it if you make sure you're enjoying this time for all it's worth.