Written by JST Compete
With another lockdown comes the challenge of maintaining your motivation. Training at home may not be ideal for everyone, but here are a few ways to help you stay motivated.
Use your training buddies. Create a WhatsApp or Facebook group to talk about training and what you plan on doing each day. Tell each other what you are going to attack in your sessions so you hold each other accountable, even video your workout and share it in the group. Then when you see one friend smash it, you are more likely to feel more motivated yourself and vice versa. This also helps with that social aspect that we all need during these crazy times.
Set some goals that you are really going to attack, rather than having no goals and half - arseing your entire session. That being said don't set those goals too high, you want to make sure your goals are actually realistic and achievable. There's enough negativity with the situation we are in so you want to avoid adding to it by not being able to hit your goals. Link this in with point one and tell your buddies what your goals are for the day so they can hold you accountable as well, and even create a bit of competition in the group.
Training areas you are good at right now is going to really help with your motivation. Because who doesn't love practicing things that they are good at? For example, if you're a conditioning freak, the chances are you probably have more access to more conditioning equipment than a bar and lots of plates. If that is the case, do what you really enjoy and vice versa if you prefer strength work. You may be more limited than that, so if there is a movement you really enjoy doing, swap that into a workout or do it as some strength work beforehand. If it's going to help make you feel better and more motivated, PERFECT! Work with what you've got.