In need of some help. I have been gaining weight and working out extremely on point lately. I’ve been busting my ass all summer. I need some advice from some older, more experienced lifters, or those who have been in a situation. Anything that will help me get psychologically back into the game.
In short, here’s my problem: When it’s squat day for me, I freak myself out all day thinking about squats. Not to sound like a bitch, but for real, it feels almost like I’m scared. I get nervous I wont be able to match me previous weeks best. I psychologically freak myself out. Granted, I have been going heavier than I have in the past, but still, I need a way to just stop worrying throughout the day. Has this ever happened to anyone?
When I have chest or back day, I go in with no or very little expectations. I go “by feel” for most my exercises with reps, sets, and weights. Not for squats. Squat day, all I have my mind on is my previous weeks lift. Squat day is something else. All day, every meal I eat all I can think of is “should I eat more because it’s squat day? Is this going to fuel me for squat day?” I am a little OCD in general, but with squats I usually take it to the next level.
How do I stop freaking myself out for squats, and just go with the flow? Even when I have a “good” squat day (as in, I tie or beat my previous week), I am relatively psychologically drained, and unable to hit the rest of my workout harder.
Any input will help.