Well today I hit 550 on my deadlift I was hoping to hit it at my 1st meet so when I did in the gym today I was on cloud 9 for about ten mins then I was felt like who cares now I want 575. Does anyone else go through this?
BW SQ BP DL Total
283 455 365 475 1295
272 425 345 495 1265
229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
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Yeah, you're always going to want more. Its what keeps you going to the gym day after day, week after week. You reach a goal, then set a new one and work to get it!
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
Its a vicious cycle my friend. We live and die for PR's sometimes, yet when we reach them, we're unfullfilled. Its because we are never satisfied. And no matter what you tell yorself, you can never be happy with a certain weight. Your always gonna want more. Its the journey there that makes it fun.
I think all of us do, that's why we chose this sport. Always trying to get better, always trying to stronger, always chasing PRs.
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You want science and studies? **** you. I've got scars and blood and vomit. - Jim Wendler
Lol, when I hit a PR I get a BIG high for a couple of minutes and then it is on to more...
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Satisfaction is the death of desire.
and like Giles Corey said....''More Weight!''
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw
if you waste time being happy with what you have already done, then your wasting time that you could have spent getting stronger.
good work on the deadlift........ now start working on 600........
I'm always pretty happy with a big PR - anytime I can add a plate to a PR I'm stoked. I don't ever lose the sense of satisfaction I gain from a PR. If anything, it gives me the confidence to take the next step forward and hit that next weight. You'll probably remember 585 a lot longer than 550 and 605 will be one you'll never forget!
I think that it depends on how long you have fought for a PR. If you just walked in the gym and felt good one day then hit something that you had never done before then it feels good but may subside quickly. On the other hand if you worked at someting for months, changed your program, and eventually managed to grind out a PR then that may come with more satisfaction.
"If you're not growing, you're dying." -Tony Robbins
I just hit an all-time 'unattainable' bench PR. For a long-armed non-bencher who is supposed to be exclusively olympic weightlifting, four wheels was god damn epic.
But then again... after years ov trying... it was just so easy... So i went and trained to pause it, then did that... then did 415. And again... it was so easy... Now i wanna bench 440.
I was SUPPOSED to give up benching completely after hitting 405. That was my plan. No more benching. Just olympic weightlifting. No benching.
I promise... i'll stop after i bench 440...