There’s no room for doubt in weightlifting.
If I have any doubt at all, I don’t attempt the lift.
I recently mentioned a little bit about my technique for getting my mindset right before a lift.
Yesterday I hit a PR on my fourth set out of five.
(‘PR’ means ‘personal record’, which means a big lift.)
Sometimes I push that mindset so well, if I’m feeling good, I might hit a PR early, with more work left to do.
It’s more typical that you’ll crush PR’s in your last set, but, not always.
Having done that, I started doubting if I could get more.
Sometimes, I do hit two PR’s in one session. But yesterday, I was already sore and cramping up.
So I backed down the weight for the last set.
You’ve got to know when to listen to your body, and mind.
I’m almost always pushing & increasing …
… unless my body and mind are screaming not to.