How to push yourself in the gym?

What do you do/use to push yourself in the gym? I’ve been going 5-6 days a week since November so I’ve got the consistency part down but I often realize I’ll finish a workout and all I really did was go through the motions. Feel like I’m sort of hitting a wall in my upper body lifts even tho I’m still dyel. I should probably stop listening to podcasts while I lift and go for more aggressive music but I get bored of listening to the same shit everyday.

If you have any useful tips or methods for pushing yourself drop em down below.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shit my pants and tell myself that I can only clean myself up after crushing this workout, I don’t fuck around between sets because I hate having shit in my pants and want to be clean as quick as possible

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I either listen to Alan Partridge audiobooks or Pet Shop Boys. That's it.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Always ask yourself if you're satisfied with your physique. Also what's our routine?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yea, reminding myself why I’m there and what I want to accomplish should help. And I’m currently doing PPLPPLx

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >PPLPPLx
        Drop it. Do a 4 day upper lower split.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          switch up the order in which you do your workouts, change the amount of sets you do, increase the weights, try to incorporate 1-2 new things into your set.

          if you are still DYEL after almost a year you need to eat more (500-750 more calories a day) + increase your protein intake

          working out six days in a row will lead to injury

          PPLXPPX is better. you don't need to hit legs more than once a week if you are squatting and doing a proper leg day

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As I’m ramping up the intensity I’m telling myself (in my head of course) “why are you here? Why the fuck are you here?” As in why are you ALIVE? You’re LUCKY to be alive with working arms and legs, you could’ve been born in Africa or disfigured or some shit. Make the most of it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cringe

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pussy

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    self hate and crippling body dysmorphia

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This one, and joining a new gym with bigger people has fueled it
      BUT ALSO by remembering that the considerable gains I have made in the last 2 years would not be there if I was inconsistent and/or regularly took lazy half-weight days
      WAGMI

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure that you are eating enough before your workouts and especially getting in good carbs in that preworkout meal.

    Other then that i would recommend you get on a actual routine and focus on getting your lifts up.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So I usually workout first thing in the morning with only pre workout and/or a granola bar in my stomach and then I eat a big breakfast afterwards. I’ve read conflicting info on the importance of eating before. I never have much of an appetite when I wake up so it’s kind of difficult to put anything down. Any specific recommendations on what/how much I should eat? I’m like 5’9 140lbs

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would highly recommend you get in a proper breakfast before you train it can really make a difference. The link between carb intake before workouts and performance is well known. Of course some people do fine without eating beforehand but they are probably the exception or the minority. It can make a huge difference.

        Personally i don't go lower then 60g carbs before a workout, i just won't feel good and have the energy if i don't. I prefer to keep it somewhere between at least 70g of carbs to 100g carbs. Get them from a whole grain source like bread, oats, pasta, or rice, potatoes and fruit. I like having a mix of both fast and slow digesting carbs. Bread is my favorite though before workout but a lot of people like oats. And get at least 30grams of protein. Just remember the two main things you want to have before a workout is number 1, carbs and number 2 protein. I like eating around 2-3 hours before a workout. Avoid meals that are too big or take long to digest. Fatty meals tend to take longer to digest so no need to eat a lot of that in the workout meal.

        My go to meals before a workout is usually bread and/or oats, milk, fruit. So it can be bread with cheese and ham and a banana and apple, or bread with strawberry jam, milk and 2 scoops of protein, or tuna sandwich, or oats with banana, berries, milk + can of tuna or protein shake or eggs. Try eating some wholegrain bread with strawberry jam and having a glass of milk and protein shake before a workout and get 100g carbs and you'll fucking feel the energy in the workout.

        ?t=240

        Keep a log and note down every weight for every exercise you do. For me, looking at a number staying the same for too long makes me able to try the push into the next higher one.

        Gonna try this, thanks

        Since you have not done this you are likely not following a routine and being very consistent so try getting on a routine and start tracking and you'll see a lot more progress.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Appreciate it anon. Will try this moving forward.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dyel barely started and already had enough
    many such cases

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If that’s you’re takeaway from this post you’re retarded. I only started seeing progress a few months ago and I love it. Ive never been happier, I just zone out in the gym sometimes and leave feeling like I could’ve done more.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which is ok, it's the long game op

        What

        >dyel barely started and already had enough
        many such cases

        said still stands

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Keep a log and note down every weight for every exercise you do. For me, looking at a number staying the same for too long makes me able to try the push into the next higher one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gonna try this, thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf is this the 1800s

      Download fitnotes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing he said negates using such an application software package.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do this too, helps a lot. Even if it's just a single extra rep on one of my sets it's good to know that I'm progressing in some way or another.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    discipline.

    motivation might work for a newbie for the couple months, but then you will eventually lose that motivation.

    its not like we look forward toward torturing ourselves in the gym. but we have to. also put on some good tunes while you're there. half the battle is simply going to the gym. (though my battle is fucking easy because i have a home gym)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I dont need to push myself to have a intense workout because of how extremely crucial it is to building muscle. Going through the motions and not actually achieving any intensity is so fucking pointless to me, i seriously would rather stay at home and waste my time through other means.

      It would be like going to a music festival and putting in ear plugs. Might as well stay at home, no? Thats how much of a waste of time this is.

      Also deep down i always knew this was the reason but basically you just confirmed to me how it is possible that i see people 3-4 times a week in the gym for the past 3 years and they literally look like they made 3 months of gains. Guess i just couldnt fathom the idea that someone would visit the gym as often and as consistently like that and just REFUSE for some reason to actually have a hard and intense workout. Still dont get it honestly.

      But yeah man, what you are doing is so pointless and such a waste of time. Im not joking when i say i would think about wasting your time with something else.

      I would highly recommend you get in a proper breakfast before you train it can really make a difference. The link between carb intake before workouts and performance is well known. Of course some people do fine without eating beforehand but they are probably the exception or the minority. It can make a huge difference.

      Personally i don't go lower then 60g carbs before a workout, i just won't feel good and have the energy if i don't. I prefer to keep it somewhere between at least 70g of carbs to 100g carbs. Get them from a whole grain source like bread, oats, pasta, or rice, potatoes and fruit. I like having a mix of both fast and slow digesting carbs. Bread is my favorite though before workout but a lot of people like oats. And get at least 30grams of protein. Just remember the two main things you want to have before a workout is number 1, carbs and number 2 protein. I like eating around 2-3 hours before a workout. Avoid meals that are too big or take long to digest. Fatty meals tend to take longer to digest so no need to eat a lot of that in the workout meal.

      My go to meals before a workout is usually bread and/or oats, milk, fruit. So it can be bread with cheese and ham and a banana and apple, or bread with strawberry jam, milk and 2 scoops of protein, or tuna sandwich, or oats with banana, berries, milk + can of tuna or protein shake or eggs. Try eating some wholegrain bread with strawberry jam and having a glass of milk and protein shake before a workout and get 100g carbs and you'll fucking feel the energy in the workout.

      ?t=240

      [...]
      [...]
      Since you have not done this you are likely not following a routine and being very consistent so try getting on a routine and start tracking and you'll see a lot more progress.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reddit is good, retard

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          reddit moment

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they're typing in block format you retard. what your image is talking about is different. it's when redditors unnecessarily split a paragraph into spaced sentences and make it look like a poem

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Retard

        Reddit is good, retard

        Retard

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          reddit

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That post BBC face

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >coom bait image
    >time wasting question
    another one, yay

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont need to push myself to have a intense workout because of how extremely crucial it is to building muscle. Going through the motions and not actually achieving any intensity is so fucking pointless to me, i seriously would rather stay at home and waste my time through other means.

    It would be like going to a music festival and putting in ear plugs. Might as well stay at home, no? Thats how much of a waste of time this is.

    Also deep down i always knew this was the reason but basically you just confirmed to me how it is possible that i see people 3-4 times a week in the gym for the past 3 years and they literally look like they made 3 months of gains. Guess i just couldnt fathom the idea that someone would visit the gym as often and as consistently like that and just REFUSE for some reason to actually have a hard and intense workout. Still dont get it honestly.

    But yeah man, what you are doing is so pointless and such a waste of time. Im not joking when i say i would think about wasting your time with something else.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Extremely relatable. I can't imagine going to the gym, getting changed, warming up, getting started on the exercise and... Stopping 5 reps early because it's uncomfortable. And the new reps you've not hit before or new weights is the best part of this whole thing. It's fucking unfathomable

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >going 5-6 days a week
    try going 2x a week and going balls to the wall failure to the point you can't walk or lift your arms

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watch tiktoks while you rep

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'm realizing a run of the mill girl does tiktok dances because they don't know how to move their hips correctly

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just rep out on the 4th set.
    Drop the weight 30-50% and go till my muscles shaking or failure occurs.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just make sure I get a good pump and do more weight, reps, or sets than last time.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    be angry thats it

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dunno, I like going. Feels good. Also it's pretty much the only time I leave my house apart from buying groceries. I go 4x a week though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >4x
      >Like going
      Pls post routine pls

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >going through the motions
    Yup welcome to the world of ultimate suffering as a natty. Increases happen at a snails pace and can feel like you're spinning your wheels. It takes a long long time to get some good progress and newbies dont realize it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Didn't figure out how to bodybuild effectively
      Lmao you're retarded and you'll be forever mad that you had to take a shortcut

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you tried trying harder

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I say a prayer in a language I made up.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you need a podcast you're not going hard enough. As somebody who basically ALWAYS has something on, I turn shit off when I train. Because I get dat dopamine in my veins by going fucking HARD!!! If I don't feel pain - I haven't started yet.
    If I can walk the next day - I train again. Even if I'm training arms.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      post body

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mindset brother, also maybe take more days off try going harder but only going 3-4 days, maybe you need to eat a little more. Idk. You gotta figure it out for yourself everyone’s different.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always try to make sure I do at least one thing more than last time. Sometimes that's a big jump in weight on a big lift, sometimes it's just a few more reps on an accessory, but always something, anything more.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you go in and do the work, eat right and recover you should make gains no matter what. Just add weight. your problem may be too much volume leading to fatigue and insufficient recovery.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watch camwhores

  27. 4 weeks ago
    latino mogger

    i think about how much i hate my mom and imagine i'm isaac defeating his boss mother

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Once you see results you’ll push harder, autism focus helps too

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    think about the existence of israel

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to start dieting. You’ll see super fast change with the proper diet.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I too am hitting a wall on squats and started about the same time but I'm not gonna give up, everything in my life has been half-assed and I have quit many hobbies because of that. Shaping my body is my last shot at being good at anything and I'm gonna keep going even it takes me a year more to squat 3pl8 for reps. I'm not doing it to fit in or for anyone else, I'm doing it for myself.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At first it was a chore. I had to practically be forced to go.
    Then after a bit I started to see results. My physical image changed a ton, I got stronger, everyone noticed and it didn't take long at all. It was even starting to become fun to train.
    After that I started to take a bit of pride in what I had done, and that kept me from quitting or slacking as much as I did when I started. But It wasn't until I was no longer satisfied by the slow rate that I was improving at by coasting that I really started to be serious about programming, diet, sleep and attitude.
    This was an incremental process, but after a point this became the second point after starting lifting when I started to rocket up in size and strength-ending up stronger and larger than I've ever been, with better numbers in all my lifts.
    At that point the thrill of chasing PRs and arbitrary goals was the main motivation for progression. That said I was fluffier than I needed to be so I've been cutting for just shy of 2 months now. Lost like 20lbs so I'm close to where I want to be before I start bulking up a little less gradually than I was before.
    Just be patient and consistent, keep and open mind and some flexibility but don't be shaken because things are slow at first. This is how all good things are had, I think.

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