Weightlifting motivation – keeping your training going

Often it can be difficult to find the motivation to work out, especially after a long day at work, you come home tired and would just as soon collapse on the couch and not do anything. Whether you are into weight training, yoga or some other form of training, there will always be a need for motivation in order for you to move into your next workout and motivate you through to the end of your workout.

Today I will be talking about weightlifting motivation and keeping your training going. Working out and training to improve your physical health and endurance is always an ongoing process, and it takes a lot of work to progress in any field of training that you do, but today we are going to be looking at some ways that will help you in your progression to becoming a better athlete or simply getting into better shape.


Have you ever thought about how much work and sacrifice it has taken for one of these competitive power lifters to increase his bench press to 500 pounds or more? Or a professional bodybuilder to build his physique to the size that it is with the perfect symmetry and proportion as well as having his posing routine down?

For any one of these individuals to have made the progression that they have in whatever they’re given sport, it has taken them an extreme amount of dedication and passion for their sport to go as far as they have with the never-say-die attitude and to keep moving forward no matter what obstacles get in their way.

To achieve the path that you are on, you must always be ready to give of yourself 100% and nothing less, always be ready to go that extra mile and never back down from a good challenge. It is the champions of yesterday that are giving the newcomers today the motivation and the drive to seek out new heights and to take on any new challenges that come their way

“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Keep the passion burning

If you find yourself getting too comfortable with your training or following a fail-safe path that you feel you have grown too accustomed to, if you find yourself attached to the same route of travel with your training, there is a good possibility that you might hit a rut with your training and begin to lose interest.

Keeping the passion burning for your training can be likened to keeping the oil in your car changed, you put fresh oil in your car and it keeps the pistons firing and the engine running smoothly, but once the oil has run its course, it can affect the way the engine runs.

It is the same way with your training, if you keep using the same routine and the same set system of things for too long, it can affect the efficiency of your time spent, If you don’t continue to fuel yourself with something that ignites an interest in what you do or sparks a fire in your desire, you may end up losing interest in what you do and become bored with it after too long.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Be spontaneous

Sometimes it might be necessary to find what your weak points are. No matter how good our training it might be, or how good we might feel after we get done working out, there can be flaws in our training systems. You should make it a point to seek out any flaws or weak points that you may have in your training or pay special attention that any areas of your body that may need more attention to.

Find some quiet time when you can look into your training and see if there are any necessary adjustments that you can make, even if you need to take a whole day off from work to do some searching, it can be good to set a whole day aside to make any needed changes so that you can keep your training going in a positive direction.

This can be just like keeping good tread on the tires of your car, sometimes you might need to take a look at the tread on your tires, if they start to get worn down, it might be hard to get good traction, it can be the same way with our training, if we don’t keep a firm hold on where we are going with our training,we can start to lose traction.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. — Norman Vincent Peale

Keep a clear visionKeep a clear vision for your future.

Having a Clear Vision of where we are going with our goals and training can be likened to keeping a good set of windshield wipers on our car. Say for instance if you are driving along at night and it is raining, you go to turn the windshield wipers on but the rain is coming down harder than what the windshield wipers can keep up with.

If you had a good set of windshield wipers that made good contact with the windshield and kept the rain clear, it would be much easier to see where you are going, but when the windshield wipers become worn and are not new anymore, it can make it difficult for them to keep the windshield clear, this can be likened to if we do not keep a clear vision of where we are heading with our training, our vision of where we are going can be clouded over making it difficult for us to see exactly what direction we are heading.

It is always a good idea to keep a clear vision of where you are going with your training, because if you don’t keep a clear vision, it will be difficult for you to envision yourself so as to where you want to be in a given period of time. Practice visualization of what your perceived goal is, and picture yourself attaining its rewards.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. — Leonardo da Vinci


When you have a clear vision of a goal set, it can be quite a task to compete for its outcome. the most important thing is that you keep your focus on your dream, keep a distinct and clear vision of where you want to be and in a specified amount of time and you will have a much better chance at being successful with reaching your goal than if you don’t keep your eyes on the prize.

I hope that this article I have written has given you some motivation to pursue your dreams and not keep these exciting times that you can have in control for yourself on the back burner. Never allow anyone to make you think that your dreams will never be achievable, it is not up to anyone else how far you go, but it is completely up to you to make your dreams come true and give you the satisfaction of having achieved something great for yourself.

“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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2 thoughts on “Weightlifting motivation – keeping your training going”

  1. I have been working in a gym and running for about 50 years maybe a bit more.  The look of gyms have changed.  The equipment has changed.  Even the way we track workouts has changed.  You are right.  The need to focus and be dedicated is essential.  I have had a pretty severe problem for the last 8 months.  I would get dizzy and fell a couple of times while working out so I stopped going to the gym and just walked.  Recently I was told that I have arthritis in my neck and shoulders.  For that reason, I can’t work with both arms at the same time.. so now exclusively dumbbells.  But I can get back into the gym . Thanks for the article . It is pretty timely for me.

    • Thanks for your reply, sometimes getting to the gym isn’t possible and that’s fine, basically the most important thing is that we stay active and do what we can, even when only doing what we can is enjoyable, we are a success.


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