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Training Motto

Do you have a training motto?

I adopted my life motto for my training motto- "Give more than you receive".

When the motto is applied to my training I attempt to give everything I have plus one rep to my training session without expectation of anything in return. This has served me well over the years because in doing so I know I have given my 100% for that day and there are no disappoints due to any perceived lack of return (results). Without placing expectations on the training I have had very few disappointments. By placing all the expectations on myself the training pays me back in spades.

Does that make any sense?

 

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I really like it! I have a

I really like it! I have a couple of mottos I live by. One applied more to training than the other but they both get me though the day:

"If I can easily talk after a compound set, I didn't go hard enough." I kin of think this is why I have a hard time keeping training partners.

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"I will not intentionally lose just so you can win" It's deep, but it basically means I will always give my best. If I lose its because I lost on my own merit and was bested by someone who was truly better than me. This works in the gym against your own personal willpower and also in business and work too. Too often people lose just so they don't have to play the game anymore. 

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You have the natural Alpha

You have the natural Alpha competitive nature Razor. Thanks for sharing your motto's with the community. 

 

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I've said it on here many

I've said it on here many times, but not in a while "Never Satisfied" and basically it means no matter how much I give, how much I accomplish, or how well I do I always know I can do better. I'm never satisfied! 

 

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You know yourself well

You know yourself well Brother. Your unrelentingly drive towards excellence is what sets you apart from the herd.

 

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Yea Dolf, I have to jump on

Yea Dolf, I have to jump on board that one with you.. I will never be satisfied. I just did 225 for 27 reps on flat bench (PR) and thinking about 35 reps. I was happy for that day but have to train harder to get better... It never ends and I'm glad...

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Nobody expects more out of us

Nobody expects more out of us than ourselves..
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Not really a motto, but it's

Not really a motto, but it's what I say to myself to push more reps:  "kick the fish!"

This silly command comes from when my daughter was not even 6 months old when she would go berserk on these plastic fish that hung at one end of her thing (like a cloth recliner thing for babies) and kick the living shit out the fish. Id egg her on saying "kick the fuckin fish!" And she'd get this serious look of determination and focus, and go for it. 

ps. My daughter has the mouth of trucker, but I don't give a fuck, a rats ass, or two shits, so long as she uses such foul language in the correct context.

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Great story! Nothing better

Great story! Nothing better than a daughter, her dad and a great memory to hold onto.

 

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Yep, got a million of them!

Yep, got a million of them :)

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"I can't complain about the

"I can't complain about the results I don't get from work I don't put in." 

I tell myself this every training session to push myself harder...to ensure that I am giving 110 percent day in and out. 

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Would it do us any good to

Would it do us any good to complain about anything? ;)

Your motto is serving you well.

 

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Not a damn

Thing comes from complaining..or excuses! I can have results or excuses, not both.

I chose results ;-)

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Precisely!!

Precisely!!

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Give everything you have

Give everything you have today & you will thank yourself tomorrow 

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Simple, precise and defines

Simple, precise and defines you as I see you perfectly! +3

 

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I’ve learned that there is no

I’ve learned that there is no pain in this world that compares to the pain of regret!! 

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I like this one. It's

I like this one. It's something that can be attributed to many things and not solely training etc...

F.E.A.R - "Face Everything And Rise

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I like it too! +3

I like it too! +3

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I like it! This will he make

I like it! This would make a great t-shirt!

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+3   SEMPER FI

+3

 

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Those were great!  Mine, I

Those were great!  Mine, I apologize for the language, has always been "Fuck You, One More".

Most of my life I had plenty of folks who were happy to tell me I wasn't good enough. I read a book when I was a boy, the hero wouldn't quit, he made the journey by always saying one more.  I kind of blended my internal answer to those who said I wasn't good enough with the determination I felt I learned from that character. Thus my work out motto.

I actually got in trouble last  month for yelling it out during a really good session where I truly needed two more reps :-)

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Yeah, I have a traing motto.

Yeah, I have a traing motto. I would like to gain more muscle and body for myself.