Let’s face it, competition in the weight room is fueled by testosterone and guys who want to be the best at what they do. Some men who lift can ignore what others are doing but others can be very observant of other people’s progress; this sometimes leads to jealousy and a hindrance to your workout- but only if your ego allows it. You will hear many experts say ‘’leave your ego at the door’’ and there is much sense behind this philosophy. So let’s have a look at the pros and cons of competition in the weight room.
Remember that the only person you need to out-lift is yourself, trying to impress others should not be your primary motivation or what holds you back. If you focus solely on your own progress, you can continue to improve for many years to come. If you are going to pay attention to what others are lifting, then concentrate on the pros of what has been discussed in this article. The gym is a place we go to workout our muscles not our ego.
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