I am in between jobs…again, and have a lot of time for self-reflection, contemplation, et al. I am officially two years into lifting, gotten stronger, fatter, then thinner, had some set back and overcome some obstacles. Quite frankly, I lift and push to lift heavy for the rush/high I get.
The physical benefits are nice, but the opportunity to let myself hit berserker mode and apply it to the weights is the best high I’ve found in a while. the catharsis is epic. I love it when I finish a set and have to steady myself on a rack because my head is spinning like I just hit the big jackpot on the mental slot machine. I love it that I can tap rage for 20 seconds and when its done, its like nirvana (not the band) for a little while.
I know I have an addictive personality and I manage my daily life carefully, but I’m finding that I keep chasing this high more and more and wear my post squatters walk like track marks.
Question 1: Is this common? Are all or a lot of PL’ers just addicts?
Question 2: is there any downside to hitting berserker/beast/hulk mode week after week?