I like wearing a hooded sweatshirt because it gets me in the zone early in warm ups…no peripheral vision of dumb ass douche bags doing bicep curls on bosu balls, etc, etc, etc. It promotes a kind of tunnel vision and forces you to retreat within yourself to focus on why you came in the front doors to begin with and get the job done and get out.
It’s a battle of one for me when I go to the gym…it’s me looking back at me in the mirror and only I truly know if I’m giving it everything I have. No outside presence can make or break my workout…only I can.
I’ll shut off the lights sometimes and do prowler pushes in the dark…primal environment = primal workouts :)[/quote]
x 2 with the tunnel vision. For some reason it just gets me more in the zone and gets me more amped up. I almost always go to the gym with a sweat shirt and sweat pants on (along with shorts and shirt under it). For some reason, I always need to be very warm and only take off the sweats once I am fully arm (about 25 min or so into the workout). Even in the summer when the gym is hot as balls (no AC), I still start my workouts in full sweats at least a good 3/4 of the time. [/quote]
I lifted in a sweatshirt one time and it was awesome. I am always hot and sweat my balls off even if I’m wearing just shorts and a t-shirt. I get warmed up and stay warmed up easily (obviously because I run so hot all the time)
But I do always wear a hat to the gym. I’ll pull it down low and turn up my headphones to get ‘in the zone’ when I need to.