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Buckeye06
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Psych up vs psych out
How do you guys get fired up for a new weight? Last week I missed my last set on overheads and all week I was thinking about it. I made it today so I’m fired up

Before the set I went from really positive to really negative about getting this weight up. How do you keep the positive and get rid of the negative


SabiDojo
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re: Psych up vs psych out
Idk. I just put on the angriest music possible and just concentrate.


dallastiger55
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re: Psych up vs psych out
That was me yesterday doing incline dumbbells. For some reason I couldn’t get the weight up on my left arm. Gave it 3 tries but it wouldn’t loosen up

Even Pantera couldn’t save me
This post was edited on 3/8 at 7:15 am


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Macrell
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re: Psych up vs psych out
Im actually starting to think the more I'm relaxed the better I perform. Pretty much all my PRs came unexpectanlty, as in I didn't schedule a day on the calendar to "test". That being said, it sure is fun to plug in "sound of madness" by shinedown and get lost for a few seconds lol.


Buckeye06
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re: Psych up vs psych out
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Im actually starting to think the more I'm relaxed the better I perform. Pretty much all my PRs came unexpectanlty, as in I didn't schedule a day on the calendar to "test". That being said, it sure is fun to plug in "sound of madness" by shinedown and get lost for a few seconds lol.



Yea every once in a while (maybe ever 5 weeks or so) I have a day where i get in there and just feel right. If that day happens to fall on a Saturday I spend a bit more time in the gym, and may up the weights a bit and see where I can get.


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Rep520
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re: Psych up vs psych out
For a max or top set, first, I'll select mood music. DMX, Tupac, Machine Head, etc depending on how I'm feeling.

Right before, I visualize hitting the lift. Specifically, I visualize the part where it feels hard and heavy and I might question if I can do it. I tell myself that the "can I do this" feeling is a signal to go, not to stop.

That's the key for me in being ready, that I feel like it's supposed to be heavy and hard, and that's the entire reason I do it. Being ready to embrace that and conquer it...that's where my head needs to be at.


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