Habits – the regular things we do on a daily basis – will make or break us.
To create good habits, you need to know what works for you. Does rowing 1km help you warm up better or does it tire you out? Does visualization of the lift work for you, or the thought of “just lift only” make it for you? If you do not have a fixed routine, spend some time to explore different methods and strategies that can work for you. Habits of how you warm up, rack/unrack the bar and also approach the workout will set the tone of your training session. The difference between excellence and mediocrity is commitment – to a training system, program and also to good habits.
Discipline and accountability to improve will form good habits naturally. Yes, you will have shi*ty days where you don’t feel too great to train, take a break and do something else. You will want to avoid just going through the motions. Always train as if your life depended on it BUT, at the same time, enjoy and have fun training! Most importantly, your habit of setting your mind pre-training will give you a more prepared and fulfilling session.