Staying on track with a comprehensive weights routine: what keeps you motivated?

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    Aug 28, 2010 8:23 AM GMT
    I've often read about peoples' tendency to abandon their gym routines after just a few months due to lack of motivation. When it comes to doing a comprehensive weekly weights routine, in the past I'm no different (probably because the majority of my training to date has been outdoors and cardio based).

    I'm determined not to let this happen this time, so I thought I'd put it out to the RJ crew to ask: what's your 1 top tip for keeping motivated doing weights?

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    Aug 28, 2010 8:38 AM GMT
    Results.

    I started out as a cardio bunny too (triathlon, but pretty crap at it) and then changed to resistance training. I got much better results from it, felt less exhausted all the time and just retrained myself to enjoy the gym ritual, but in the end it´s the better results which keep me going.
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    triaxx saidI've often read about peoples' tendency to abandon their gym routines after just a few months due to lack of motivation. When it comes to doing a comprehensive weekly weights routine, in the past I'm no different (probably because the majority of my training to date has been outdoors and cardio based).

    I'm determined not to let this happen this time, so I thought I'd put it out to the RJ crew to ask: what's your 1 top tip for keeping motivated doing weights?

    Thanks, and happy training icon_biggrin.gif


    Going to a gym that has members who look like you.
  • mybud

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    Aug 28, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    Honestly man....it's simple...the mirror....I have a full length mirror in my gym....As I lift I check form.....I check how my muscles are fullness.....leanness....I'm a visual person so it works for me....Try lifting this way and let me know if it works for ya.....All the best man....BUD
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    lack of motivation? its never a problem for me. ALways wanted to go to the gym and pump iron.


    I think one way kept me at it was that I decided I would go to the gym everytime I thought "I cant be bothered".


    finding a buddy is a good way to motivate too, which i had one at the start. It really helped, otherwise i would be too intimidated.

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    Aug 29, 2010 6:14 AM GMT
    Variation mate. Try to mix it up regularly and find other ways to pump weight then just at the gym.