What motivates me to train? These days my motivation comes in the form of fighting off softness. In the past I was motivated by training to improve the release speed of the shot put.
When in college, I lifted 2 to 3 times per week, squatting once, benching once or twice, and then spending the rest of my time working at other aspects of my sport, speed and stuff. Maybe I overlooked the Oly’s, and maybe I came up short of my potential because of that, and technique flaws, etc.
I now lift more days per week and my workouts are much longer than they were when I was 22 years old. I am consistently more achy now than I ever was then. It could be age or it could be that for some reason I think I need more training now than when I was a practicing athlete. Maybe I’m motivated by boredom.
What motivates you?