Negative PI as an indicator of progress
I’ve been noticing something with myself over the past few months and also as I’ve been reading on the forums here and I thought I’d ask the question; Do the negative PIs that I receive after a tough workout mean that I made progress during that workout? If I get positive PIs after the workout, does that mean that I did not make progress? I’ve heard of people who have experienced and have experienced myself not being able to get it up after a particularly tough day stretching; is that something I should be worried about? If I can’t get it up a few hours later and, more significantly, if I don’t get morning wood the next day, am I doing something wrong? Or does it mean that I’m doing something right? I’ve found myself almost being disappointed when I get morning wood, thinking I could have done more the previous night.
Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that I get negative PIs for long, usually just a day. I’ll work hard, fail to get morning wood the next day, and then the following day I get a raging hard ice pick in my bed. I’m talking about temporary negative PIs.