It seems like the heavier the weight gets, the more nervous I get when I get under the bar or over the bar, particularly on Squats and Deadlifts. I am throwing on 10 lbs every week while keeping good form, so I am definitely getting stronger. It just seems like my heart pounds harder and harder before every set, so hard that I have to sit down for a minute or two and calm myself down. Is this normal?
My legs and back begin to feel weak and flimsy before the set, even though they’re actually stronger than last week. I shake with every rep, but I haven’t failed on a set in months. It’s really bothering me. It makes me not want to lift because my body freaks out when I am about to do a set. (It, however, does not stop me from lifting) This kind of thing only happens during deadlifts and squats.
Does anyone have any suggestions to help me not get so nervous like some sort of breathing or Yoga? Anything?