I say this all the time... stop lifting with pre picked sets and reps..
Grab the weight and start doing work, and when you find that burn, stay in that burn as long as you can.
The longer you’re in that burn state the hotter it’s guna get and the harder it’s guna cool... Here’s something I do with lunges all the time, many of you who have worked out leg day with me i’m sure have suffered from my awesome perspective of distance when picking a point to lunge to and back from. I never pre set reps and say “im just guna do 15-20reps”..
No... I look in the distance and pick a spot and say “okay we will lunge from here to there and back”
normally in my head I always think “it’s not that far” then when i’m doing the first set i’m yelling in my head saying “you’re a fucking idiot and theres no way you’re guna be able to do a bunch of sets at this distance with this weight”
Majority of my workouts consist of me arguing with myself in my head calling myself names and saying to just do one more, keep going..
Then theres always a point where as i’m doing the exercise, in my head i’m trying to convince myself how i could cheat or possibly make it easier... that’s when I quickly shut it down and get upset that I even thought of that and then tell myself “just for trying to convince yourself to make it easier, you’re now guna do at LEAST 5 sets of these and each set will be full lunges all the way down and back”
All the sudden you realize you’re arguing so much in your head but kept going and taking more steps that now you’re already on your way back and almost done.
This is how every set needs to be, a constant battle to push yourself and never settle. When that lone voice of decent comes in to steer you off the path, you have to stop it right away. The longer you let that sit in your head, the stronger it gets and the more confident it will get util it beats you down and makes you say “that’s good enough”
The problem with “good enough” is that we never know if it really is enough until the finale hour when it’s all on the line, that’s when we know if it was good enough.. i can promise you now, if today you never say “Good Enough”, tomorrow you will always have enough