So I have a couple of questions that I’ve been thinking about lately, and I could use some input. None of these questions are that “serious”, but I am curious.
When I first started lifting weights, I could just go. Now, I feel kinda stiff and weak without warming up first. I mean, I understand the idea of warming up, but is having a stiff/weak grip normal until you are warmed up? I don’t feel like the warmup keeps me from pulling a muscle, I feel like the warmup simply gets my arms and grip warmed up so they aren’t so stiff.
My biggest challenge, I think, is intensity. What do you guys do to stay intense. I’ve been lifting regularly for about a year and a half, and I manage to be consistent - I don’t skip workouts at all, but… I can’t always say that I manage to keep my intensity at 100%. Any help with this would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!