What Should I Think About While Working Out In The Gym?
Here’s what goes on in my mind. Since I only work out 2 to 3 times a week, that’s like 2 hours in the whole week (not even 1% of your time), so I might as well make it count.
Going for a workout is like going to war for me. I need to prepare myself mentally, and I start shutting from the outside world usually an hour prior. It’s very tough for the gym, especially during peak times. Fortunately, my work allows me to work out in the afternoons when no one is around. 🙂
So I am focused. I have a training dairy that I have been maintaining for 2 years with detailed records about my weight, reps, total volume etc. Since my overall goal is to gain lean muscle, I know I need to overload my previous weight progressively.
I need to make sure to make every set and every rep count. You build muscles quickly when you can concentrate fully on the muscles being worked on as you start to develop a superior line of communication between the brain and muscle.
Few more tips
-Don’t use your phone, except for a stopwatch
-Don’t watch TV
Yes, you can listen to music only if it appeals to you; boring music can really put your mood down; the idea is to excite yourself and get into the ‘zone’ so that you can give your best.
-Don’t try and impress the opposite sex by lifting more than you can. Seriously stay away from ego-lifting!
Of course, this is the ideal case scenario, and one needs a lot of mental strength to have consistent workouts like that, but my aim has always been to progress, not perfect. 🙂
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Akash is a creator of 25+ programs and certificate courses in which more than 200,000 students have enrolled both on Udemy and Fabulous Body's native platform. Akash is also an author of three books that can be found on Amazon. His answers on Quora have gathered more than 12 million views in less than a year.