felt pretty embarrassed in the gym yesterday for failing a squat. my self-esteem is so low right now?
yesterday i tried to squat 295. my previous PR was 280. im 16 right now. i did a couple of sets in 270. when i tried 295 my quads were so weak. i tried twice and failed twice. people were sneering and laughing at the gym. i stop lifting and just skip squats and went to do other leg workouts.. most embarrassing moment of my life. they probably think i ego lift. need advice to surpass my previous PR
- SlickterpLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
Trying to PR after doing a few sets at 95% max was your mistake.
- WoodrowLv 59 months ago
You do ego lift. You cure all your problems by taking a plate off. You did 280 before, maybe it's only 278 today. It might be 350 next week. Even the most educated and equipped trainer can't predict perfectly how capable your muscles will be day to day and successful training works with what you can do that day, not what you think you should or want to do to fend off sneering and laughing. I say you ego lift because you made it about them, not about you.
Failing is good because you know you're reaching your limits and aiming to surpass them. Sometimes the level at which you surpass won't be as broad as other times. If 280 was your PR, put on 3lb plates and try for 286. When you realize that's too easy, got for 5s, 10s, 25s, another 45, etc. You'll find PRs breaking all over the place when you discover you can lift more than you thought you could. Not when you think you should lift more than you can.
- zenoLv 79 months ago
Stop seeking attention or approval and only
Lift moderate amounts of weight for a over
All work out. Don't wear yourself out of hurt
Yourself at the gym. Using too much weight
Puts your bones and joints in danger of breaking
Or a trip to the hospital. If something breaks
And rips a vein or artery you may not make
It to the hospital. I use low pound weights
And do 50 to 100 reps. My workout takes
About an hour and a half. 4 times a week
And I may add a few more exercises so
I build up everything in a balanced fashion.
Not top heavy or bottom heavy. Just balanced
And working efficiently. Like an good athlete