Make Every Rep Count
So I go on to do my next set of cleans, only to glance over and see her yawning again during her next set! Really?
Now this is a girl who I've seen coming to the gym for years...and yet I've seen no change in her body at all. The fact that she is not putting any effort or intensity into her weight training is part of the problem, I'm sure.
The sad thing is, this is all too common with women. Most women don't know what it really means to lift with intensity. They don't really know what it should feel like to lift heavy and to put real effort into it. Therefore, they never get the results out of weight training that they truly could.
Women need to learn how to train like men. If you watch guys lift at the gym, most of them are straining, grunting, breathing heavy, making ugly faces, and definitely NOT yawning in the middle of a set. Why is that? Because they are lifting heavy.
When you lift weights, you should be lifting heavy enough that you might actually have to strain a little, and you might have to make some weird faces! If you're not straining, then you're just going through the motions. And going through the motions does NOT bring you results. Results require effort. REAL effort. Half hearted effort brings half hearted results.When you are doing a set, whatever exercise it is, you should be extremely focused-not looking around the gym, not just going through the motions.
Instead, you should focus on the muscle you're working. Put you're mind into it. Feel it moving and contracting. Push hard. Don't stop when it starts to feel heavy. Breathe. Strain. Make every rep count.