The ability to deal with adversity, learn from it, make adjustments, and put it all behind you is one of the most important character traits in the makeup of an athlete. You could be the most talented and gifted athlete in the world, but if you are not all there mentally and do not know how to cope the right way with negative situations, then good luck finding a coach and teammates that will put up with you.
Getting things done and succeeding when there is an unanticipated change of plans is an example of a mature and responsible athlete.
The most prominent example that comes to mind of an attempt to deal with adversity gone wrong was in 2012 when an England Men's National Team World Cup Qualifier vs. Poland was delayed for 20 hours and players who had taken caffeine pills before the anticipated start of the game had sleeping issues that night. These players were given sleeping pills to get some rest, but many spectators and commentators felt that those players looked very groggy and underperformed during the match.
Attached below is my revised workout from today. The strength training portion was limited by time and equipment usage:
- Technical Skill-Training Warm-Up (Juggling, Dribbling, Passing, Receiving, Turning, First Touch)
- Ab Workout (15x25) - (Non-Stop - 15 Ab Exercises, 25 Reps, No Stopping)
- Flat-Bench Barbell Bench Press (1x10, 1x8, 1x6, 1x4, 1x8)
- Incline Dumbbell Bench Press (2x8, 1x6)
- Reverse-Grip Barbell Curls (3x10)
- Barbell Wrist Curls - Behind The Back (1x15, 2x12)
- Seated Fly Machine (2x10, 2x8)
- Foam Roll & Stretch
In the most extreme situations, I would suggest always having a workout or training session planned that can be completed at home.