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How To Retain Or Regain Motivation

Never Lose The Drive!

Posted by brayalbertini - May 28th, 2015

It's easy to lose motivation in your fitness journey, here is how to push on through!


The first time you lift, your ego and self-esteem blasts throughout the roof… motivation levels go off the charts, but most people will lose that great feeling before they get to where they want to be. Lack of motivation hits almost every lifter at some point… here is how you can regain your ambition for your fitness goals.

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Ignore Your Self Judgemental Thoughts

Don’t ever feel like you’re not progressing fast enough, not doing enough, etc. Results will come with time, you’re not going to get big in a week. Quite frankly any effort is a positive effort.


Change Up Your Training Once In A While

Honestly, routines can get boring fast if you’re doing the same routine over and over again. If you stop feeling that good burn after a workout, try something new for a day. My typical training consists of Strong Lifts 5×5, and misc. core routines, but every once in a while I do something like this just to avoid boredom…


SQUAT

  • Reps: 10 -12
  • Sets: 3
  • Tempo: 2-1-1-2
  • Rest: 10-15 seconds

BENCH PRESS

  • Reps: 10-12
  • Sets: 3
  • Tempo: 2-1-1-2
  • Rest: 10-15 seconds

PULL-UPS

  • Reps: Max
  • Sets: 3
  • Tempo: 1-1-1-2
  • Rest: 10-15 seconds

Repeat x3


Think About Your Potential & Goals

“We all start out equal, little blobs of blood and muscle. It’s a set-up of awesome potential.” (Daniel Lugo, Pain & Gain). This is one of my favourite quotes because it reminds me of why I’m even in this journey in the first place, why do I sweat, and endure pain day after day? Because I came here for a reason, and so did you whether it be strength, speed, agility… whatever.


Ignore The Gym Douche Bags

You’re bound to hear something along the lines of “you’re small” from some juiced out airhead at the gym. Simply return with a comment that agrees with them, or kill them with kindness. It doesn’t show weakness… it just pisses them off beyond belief since all of their motivation comes from putting others down.


Train In A Good Environment

Training in a dark, damp, concrete box all alone will surely demotivate you FAST. Join a gym if its in your budget, if not, get small things like a mirror, proper lighting, and… drywall if you can get some, oh and of course a lifting partner.


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Scott_Herman

Great article bro!  Motivation is huge for anything in your life.  

Scott_Herman

anytime!  Keep the good stuff coming!

Fox84

great article! yea this is so true, there are some days that i am just pumped and ready to do a good workout but then there are some days where i start off pumped but then i just lose steam and i just dont work out as hard as i had planed on.

brayalbertini

I agree! I have those days too, needed a way to get past them.

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