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01-04-2002, 08:47 AM
I'm curious to what methods everyone uses to motivate themselves day after day???
For me it's something as simple as a poster of a male and female bodybuilder...but I also love the "rush" I get from weight training.
Does something strange or off-the-wall motivate you...is it something simple like a poster...or even something that runs deeper???
01-04-2002, 10:40 AM
I don't know that I need motivation. Actually, training in some form has been a part of my life for so long, it's probably habit. I actually can't imagine not training.
I have good days and better days, but surprisingly enough on the days that I'm positive training going to be a disaster, I usually do well, and that can work just the opposite on occasions also.
01-09-2002, 12:30 PM
01-10-2002, 10:18 AM
A clean diet motivates me as well as seeing changes.
01-23-2002, 01:10 AM
If i can't get into the mood to train when i know i should i just blast on some heavy music with fast beats..that will get me going and keep me going. normally i just do training cause i can't see myself doing nething else.
01-25-2002, 08:46 AM
i agree.. the rush i get from throwing up some heavy weight really motivates me to keep on truckin.
02-10-2002, 05:32 PM
A specific goal and challenge is the best motivation for me. When I was running a lot, the goal was to run a marathon. When I was cycling, I trained for a specific, long-distance ride in the mountains. Now that I'm weight training, the goal is to pass the firefighter's physical exam. Having that concrete goal/challenge is the perfect daily motivation.
02-11-2002, 03:46 PM
What motivates me is to see what i can achieve...a deep desire to attain the best body I can....
but training is also a part of me..somthing i just do every day, no matter how I feel.I am addicted...when i lift I am in 'the zone'..it's like meditation, kind of like an escape. The motivation is knowing how good you feel afterwards...it's easy to just blow it and sip a day, but if you anyways, you'll feel so 'proud' of yourself afterwards.
Also as a trainer i see myself as a 'billboard' of my own knowledge and abilty...and feel driven to be a motivator for my clients. So I Have to be in shape.
02-11-2002, 05:13 PM
Watch an arnie movie.........such as commando