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post #45121 of 57298
Gonna stop having dedicated back days. I do so many pull ups and I don't think your upper back needs as much variety as say your chest just a lot of volume so I'm just going to make pull days into front squats and a few rows days. Hit a 130kg paused beltless front squat today, double bw should be achievable this year.
post #45122 of 57298
have some serious motivation problems, thinking of quitting training for a long while. during the spring I had a quite extensive project at work that tied up a lot of my time, and more often than not I'd just simply go home and not to training. felt really fucking great not training too - i mean it's scary how easy it was to stop. my schedule is more normal now but I've really not had that urge to go anymore.

ever since my elbow injury I've basically had very little meaningful, uninterrupted training time. add to this the fact that I'm now too much of a pussy to do much anything overhead work for fear of fucking up my elbow again badly and I don't really know what to do. Since I wasn't in this for appearance purposes in the first place I'm just kinda perplexed as to what the fuck will I do if I'm not in this sport anymore.
post #45123 of 57298

Do a different sport, climbing or something. 

post #45124 of 57298
forgot to add i'm not really into much else
post #45125 of 57298
Yea, I'd do a fun sport. Something outside with a lot of woman. What do you like about weightlifting? Maybe some other sports have correlations. It would be my absolute last choice if I really didn't care about being muscular. It's a sport where you train alone in a dirty dark gym, busting your ass off worrying about the minutia of the movement just for the approval of a small group of people who are assholes anyways.
post #45126 of 57298
voodoo bands seem to be helping. i can't fully flex without pain but i can rotate my forearm between pro/supination while my elbow is at 90 without pain now. i used to get pain in the outside of the elbow when i supinated, but thats gone after a couple days. hopefully this "gapping" or whatever lingo k-star has propagated actually has merit to it.
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have some serious motivation problems, thinking of quitting training for a long while. during the spring I had a quite extensive project at work that tied up a lot of my time, and more often than not I'd just simply go home and not to training. felt really fucking great not training too - i mean it's scary how easy it was to stop. my schedule is more normal now but I've really not had that urge to go anymore.

ever since my elbow injury I've basically had very little meaningful, uninterrupted training time. add to this the fact that I'm now too much of a pussy to do much anything overhead work for fear of fucking up my elbow again badly and I don't really know what to do. Since I wasn't in this for appearance purposes in the first place I'm just kinda perplexed as to what the fuck will I do if I'm not in this sport anymore.

join me in the elbow injury feels club and start running. shit sucks balls but at least once in awhile you get those endorphin rush godmode feels and you get in the fuckin' zone brah. it takes a couple solid months of suck before you feel semi-proficient but it helps me keep my mind in a good space at least.
post #45127 of 57298
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

It's a sport where you train alone in a dirty dark gym, busting your ass off worrying about the minutia of the movement just for the approval of a small group of people who are assholes anyways.

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join me in the elbow injury feels club and start running. shit sucks balls but at least once in awhile you get those endorphin rush godmode feels and you get in the fuckin' zone brah. it takes a couple solid months of suck before you feel semi-proficient but it helps me keep my mind in a good space at least.

used to run half marathons like 4-5 years ago. maybe it's worth looking into, super boring but the rush was pretty awesome now and again.
post #45128 of 57298
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

have some serious motivation problems, thinking of quitting training for a long while. during the spring I had a quite extensive project at work that tied up a lot of my time, and more often than not I'd just simply go home and not to training. felt really fucking great not training too - i mean it's scary how easy it was to stop. my schedule is more normal now but I've really not had that urge to go anymore.

ever since my elbow injury I've basically had very little meaningful, uninterrupted training time. add to this the fact that I'm now too much of a pussy to do much anything overhead work for fear of fucking up my elbow again badly and I don't really know what to do. Since I wasn't in this for appearance purposes in the first place I'm just kinda perplexed as to what the fuck will I do if I'm not in this sport anymore.

I think everyone in weightlifting has moments of "Why am I doing this to myself?!" Typically after long periods of limited progress. You look at all the effort you put in to do something very specific, and the limited recognition and accomplishments that can or do come out of it ... the cost/benefit is pretty shit. In other words, it's the PhD of strength sports. Which I guess then makes bodybuilding the B.S. and power lifting the M.S.?
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Injuries certainly make it less appealing. I've been lucky so far, with only a grade 2 wrist sprain as a physical training impediment. Research and class work have thrown wrenches into the mix as well and 2013 was pretty much a waste for training progress for me. But I really enjoy it, even with the fact that I'll never be a major competitor outside of regional meets. For me, at least, the competitions I've done give me enough motivation to train hard and make it back onto the platform. The rush of hitting a huge lift in front of people makes it worth all the effort up to that point.

I don't recall how many competitions you've participated in, but maybe getting on the platform ASAP is what you need to rekindle the spirit. When I see guys like Teekay and Charly, and then coldsnap and conceptionist as well, guys who have competition in mind, motivation is rarely an issue for them. Especially in the time immediately after a meet. I don't know if it is a chicken/egg scenario, where the competition drives the motivation or they naturally have motivation and the competition arises from that. Regardless, the Pearson's pmcc for motivation and competition would seem to be on the interval (0.75,1].
post #45129 of 57298
Fuck how have I never been to COS such beautiful aesthetics
post #45130 of 57298

I think the same can be true for any sport. At a certain point, the time you put in far outweighs the results, so there has to be something else that drives you.

It's nice outside. There are tons of other fun things to do. Find something.

post #45131 of 57298
point taken. the facility is closed for the summer anyways so a break seems a rational choice, and then re-evaluate again in the fall.
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I think everyone in weightlifting has moments of "Why am I doing this to myself?!" Typically after long periods of limited progress. You look at all the effort you put in to do something very specific, and the limited recognition and accomplishments that can or do come out of it ... the cost/benefit is pretty shit.

I still love it and I've never minded grinding, even when there's no appreciation or recognition in the end. It's just the realization that you have some minor setback come up which then isn't so minor after all, and suddenly almost a year later you're going to have to do a lot of work to even claw back to the level you were at before. I'm not used to a situation like that at all.

my sincere apologies to all readers for making the last page a pity party.
post #45132 of 57298

Dude. I know setbacks.

 

This isn't a competition, but I've had to essentially quit two sports I loved because of injuries.

I damn well could have died from my cycling wreck, but came back from that only to have to stop due to a nagging knee overuse injury.


Then with lifting and back shit.


Honestly, part of the challenge now is trying to do the best given circumstance. That's another mind game in its own rite. Not to be taken lightly either. It sucks, but it your life and your body. Many of these fuckups can cause lifelong issues if not addressed properly. I'm a big proponent of actually taking the time to heal and figure out what's wrong instead of pushing through and hoping things go away.

post #45133 of 57298
pretty sure I have been crying about the same thing for the past 6 months, don't feel bad <3
post #45134 of 57298
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

have some serious motivation problems, thinking of quitting training for a long while. during the spring I had a quite extensive project at work that tied up a lot of my time, and more often than not I'd just simply go home and not to training. felt really fucking great not training too - i mean it's scary how easy it was to stop. my schedule is more normal now but I've really not had that urge to go anymore.

ever since my elbow injury I've basically had very little meaningful, uninterrupted training time. add to this the fact that I'm now too much of a pussy to do much anything overhead work for fear of fucking up my elbow again badly and I don't really know what to do. Since I wasn't in this for appearance purposes in the first place I'm just kinda perplexed as to what the fuck will I do if I'm not in this sport anymore.

Was your elbow injury related to weightlifting?

 

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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

pretty sure I have been crying about the same thing for the past 6 months, don't feel bad <3

:fonz:

 

Thanks guys for all of your wonderful input. I think I'm gonna add another day to my 3 days a week 5x5 work out just to focus more on upper body which the program is clearly lacking. 

post #45135 of 57298
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Gonna stop having dedicated back days. I do so many pull ups and I don't think your upper back needs as much variety as say your chest just a lot of volume so I'm just going to make pull days into front squats and a few rows days. Hit a 130kg paused beltless front squat today, double bw should be achievable this year.

Yea I cut back on back and shoulder stuff too. My back is wide enough and my shoulders/traps are OK.

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