OP, do you also have trouble getting mentally prepared for big/money sets? I just feel like either you have it or you don’t mentally.
Ex. Kobe Bryant’s instincts[/quote]
I’ve never had a problem getting myself prepared for ‘money sets’. Why should I? It’s just lifting weight. It’s not an audition for American Idol. People make this out to be a whole lot more than it actually is.
I have been wrestling with this problem of boredom with training for the last 4 months or so. I’ve been in a fat-cutting phase over this time period and getting up the motivation to train in a constant caloric deficit has been exhausting. It’s rewarding to see the lard coming off but, I keep asking myself “to what end”.
For me, I could care less about the esthetic side of things; I only care about performance. Cutting the fat is for the long term health benefits. For where I’m at in my life (32, married, 2 kids, small business owner), I’m about as strong as I think I’ll ever need or want to be. Thus, I’ve come to the conclusion that I will be focusing on boxing for the forseeable future and lifting only to maintain the strength that I’ve built up. Mentally and physically, I simply need the break from balls-to-the-wall lifting.[/quote]
This post really resonates with me. “To what end” sums it all up perfectly.