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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by The Technical, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. I haven't trained in like a year or so due to the workload of school, in the last two months I've been trying to get back, but I just slack again. Its seems pretty pathetic considering I could once squat 200+ pounds (about 1.08 times my bodyweight at that time). What are your suggestions for beating such a mental state?
     
  2. onslaught61

    onslaught61 White Belt

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    Just do it.


    have a goal.
     
  3. Brando

    Brando Green Belt

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    Music helps me through a workout. Writing new and challenging (but possible) goals each month to strive for helps. In all honesty, though, there is no magic formula to stifle laziness. You just have to suck it up and train yourself mentally. Once you bite the bullet and get training enough, it just becomes part of your routine. Once you skip it enough, it does likewise.
     
  4. codysweet02

    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Just make yourself go a few times a week for a month or so and that after that you will feel like a piece of shit each time you miss it. I havnt gone to boxing at all this week and i feel like a lazy fuck.
     
  5. PariahCarey

    PariahCarey Purple Belt

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    Good advice here.

    Start slo and give yourself a break.

    Laziness is subverted rage. You've got the energy just need to tap into it.

    Train at home when your down. Something is better than nothing. Many times a few home workouts over a week or 2 buiulds enought momentum to get back to the gym/dojo.

    Don't think about going. Have your stuff ready to go at all times and get up and get dressed and don't tie yourself to a non-flexible schedule.
     
  6. Hamit Aktas

    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

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    It's all in the head. So if you are strong mentally, you just do it anyway.
    Let's say you sit on the coach thinking, I should train. But you don't feel like it, or don't want to. But even though you don't want to, you do it ANYWAY. Because you know that you SHOULD and it WILL be better for you and you'll make it a routine and it won't be as hard to train anymore you just DO IT.

    This example I'm about to use is very.. weird. But the principle is the same. If you are standing on top of a building by the edge, you know you can take one step and you'll fall. Of course you don't want to, because you'd die but you CAN do it. It's easy as f*ck to do it. All you have to do is take one step.
    Now in this case you'd die if you did it, so of course you'd never do it. But you know you CAN do it right? One step, and you'd fall. Cant' get much easier than that. With training, all you have to do, even though you don't want to, is to DO IT ANYWAYS. Only in this case, you don't die. ;)

    SO JUST DO IT!
     
  7. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

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    so you weighed 111 pounds, but you could squat 200? So what are you like 4 ft tall?
     
  8. SwiftMcvay

    SwiftMcvay Brown Belt

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    No genius, he would actually be weighing about 185 since he is squating a little bit more than his bodyweight.
     
  9. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

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    My bad, coulda swore he said 1.8 not 1.08.
     
  10. M_A_C

    M_A_C White Belt

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    I've always found that just getting into the gym is the hardest part. Once you get there you will get the work done, so just make the effort to get there! Plus you know there is the feeling of a job well done waiting for you at the end.
     
  11. TapDammit

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    Wise words!
     
  12. SmashiusClay

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    Don't laugh but I actually think Anthony Robbins has the right idea with this one ( afriend of mine bought one of his programs and I boorowed it for a laugh and actuaaly ended up liking some of it). The guy is big on goal setting and planning, the most important thing I've found is to set yourself measurable and achievable goals (dont just say that you want to lose weight and have better cardio but actuaaly quantify the state you want to be in, by say 6 months time and then again for a year from now), once you've set these goals write them down and keep coming back to them to remind yourself of what your trying to achieve and extend them when their achieved.

    Once you have these goals the next thing to do is to plan how you can achieve them, come up with a fitness regime that you can complete (dont try and kill yourself on your first day because you wont stick with the plan if its too difficult to start with) and then write this down and stick with it. Again keep going back over the routine and adapting it as you become fitter.
     
  13. yomon

    yomon Green Belt

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    i just do a little something each day to keep myself in a constant state of repair. now when ever i'm not in pain or feel worked i start to feel lazy and slow. The only time i miss a workout is when i truly cannot do it physicaly.

    basicaly it's all in your head, train your mind to what is normal. Right now your mind thinks being completly relaxed and soft is normal. train it otherwise.
     
  14. ground force

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    I have read that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Start out slowly to get your tendons and ligaments strong again. i.e. push-ups, isometrics, stretching.
    then get some good resistance bands from a sporting goods store. start doing this 15-20 minutes a day. Increase your resistance daily but change up your muscle groups daily as well.
    your physical appearance will start to change for the better in no time wich will motivate you as well. Then start reviewing technique on video or books to get your mind back into it's BJJ learning state and to get you pumped on it again. Get your ass back into the academy and take it easy at first. just technique and light sparring. stretch after training.
    Increase as you go.
     
  15. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    How long does it take to quit a habbit? I recently just gave up lifting. I don't know why either...I haven't lifted in like 2 or so weeks.
     
  16. ballhawkdawk

    ballhawkdawk ****ing Gumshoe's dad

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    I think a lot of people go through the laziness phase. Or maybe it's not a phase and just a problem people have. I really have no better advice than to just think to yourself "FUCK THIS... I need to lift!" That's kind of what gets me going. Once you do your first set, you'll get in a groove. It's just difficult to get off the couch and start that first set. You could try training with a partner. That helps a lot of people because if your partner depends on you to be there, you can't let them down.
     
  17. jscott

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    just get off your ass and go do it
     
  18. Funkster

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    Well put. Either you've got the balls to do it or you haven't and you'll be a pussy forever, so which is it?
     
  19. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Think, 'What you did yesterday, determines your today. What you do today, determines your tomorrow.'

    Or...

    'Laugh at the gym, cry at the tourny. Cry at the gym, laugh at the tourny.'

    Neither works for me but...:)
     
  20. tf

    tf Inside BJJ Podcast

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    here's a funny store on this that might help you.

    my cousin used to live in the same city as me and we trained together quite a bit over the years. neither of us were in great shape but we were trying. my cousin got married and moved to so cal. he's 5 ft 8 inches tall and when he moved he weighed around 240. needless to say he had some fat on him. so...he comes back for a visit and i hadn't seen him in about a year and he's in great shape. the guy looked better than he ever has and i was really impressed. the whole time he was up he was constantly bagging on fat people - how they were disgusting, they ate too much, they were lazy, etc. etc. everywhere we went he pointed them out. the real kicker was that i had gained like 25 pounds of fat since he left and he pointed at my stomach and said, you're getting fat too now.

    so when he went back home, i was totally pissed and jealous and i looked in the mirror and realized that i was totally out of shape. so instead of being a sissy about it, i decided i was going to get mad and disgusted at fat people too. the madder i got at fat people and being fat the better shape i got into until now i'm in the best shape of my life.

    get disgusted and pissed. then get off the couch and do something about it. it's us vs. them. whose side are you going to be on?
     

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