Squat Dread

How do you overcome that feeling of dread when you’re about to start your next set of squats? It makes my rests between sets go from 2 to 5 minutes because I get nervous.

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Learn to enjoy them.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I watched a zoomer sumo deadlift 2 plates today then set up for 275 four times without ever actually attempting it, then went down to 245. Fucking kek. Just do it pussy. A long rest is perfectly fine for a heavy set but fucking do it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >watching people at the gym
      Yikes

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Peoplewatching between sets is so fun though. Some of these bros do the funniest shit.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're losing gains by giving too much of a shit, it's a common low T symptom.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not "giving too much of a shit". It's free entertainment. Should I cast my eyes downwards lest I accidentally make note of someone else's actions?

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >regularly making eye contact with strangers
              where do you think you are?

              [...]

              is that way normie

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Set the safeties so that if you fail you can just crunch down and let the bar roll off your back. If you can literally just set the bar down on the safeties then it's difficult to be afraid. Try actually setting the bar down with a little weight on it, once you know you can fail without consequences your nerves will vanish.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't like squatting or don't have to squat (ie. you're not a powerlifter), don't do them? There are many other ways to build your legs.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squatting is the best way to build your legs

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get confidence in your technique and learn to enjoy the feeling after you squat. I don’t like squatting, but I love the feeling of weightlessness and useless legs after squatting so I keep chasing it

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love leg day I can squat a lot more than everyone else who's in my gym at the hours I usually come by so I feel like the big guy even though I'm only 200lbs at 5'11.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I get that with deadlifts

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    lmfao
    i just browse fit in my homegym for 5-10 minutes

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just embrace the fact that you will probably end up with a lifelong back injury. Own it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Leglet

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Resting for 5 min between sets of squats is perfectly normal. 2 minutes is definetely not enough if you're pushing yourself hard.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I embraced it by stopping squatting. I go to the gym for fun and I don't do exercises I don't enjoy.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      am I the only one that actually enjoys squatting? its a fucking badass lift and you can watch yourself the entire time unlike benching where you get to stare at a bar for 30 seconds

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    That happened to me before I built a power rack because sometimes I stumbled but still managed to regain control of the weight without falling and decapitating myself.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are serious anon I would take a good read on a few of these articles:

    https://exrx.net/Psychology

    It may also be something as simple as you are not getting enough sugar or you sweat out too much salt.

    Finally some more stuff on the subject:

    https://www.elitefts.com/education/be-willing-to-feel-pain/

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    lower the weight, you are likely doing some rippeshart program that calls for unreasonably high intensity
    good programs wont have you doing sets of 5 at 9-10 RPE every day, because its not sustainable and causes a ton of fatigue

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