I can move a lot more weight, especially on deadlift/squat (less-so on bench/pull-up), when I really psych myself up for a lift.
I was reading something from Glenn Pendlay that basically said the more you psych yourself up for lifts, the longer it will take for recovery -- and apparently this can be significant.
I think there are some differences here between powerlifters and Oly lifters, but I think I also read something about how, at WSB, lifters generally intentionally won't psych themselves up during typical ME work (this could be wrong, and you dudes that actually lift at WSB would know much better than me).
Conversely, I have seen several good (not WSB good) powerlifters psych themselves up with ammonia (etc) week in and week out.
What is your take on it? When you lift, should you avoid getting really intense so that your recovery is good? And, if you think Glenn is right and you should not psych yourself up, how do you make the transition? And, how do you guys hit PRs week in and week out? I feel like I am getting progressively more pysched up on squat/deadlift, and that helps me keep PRing.
(This T-Nation article gives some background)