I was wondering when something like this would come out. I was going to make a comment on this but I didn't know when to start. I am gonna send this to a bunch of my friends who need to see this.
I really liked the part about Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic factors. I recently learned that music while working out is an extrinsic factor - because for me, the best workout is done in pure silence.
Also, I liked how to mentioned Beginning Powerlifting or some sort of similar article….I remember reading a Dave Tate article llke that.
One of my pet peeves is when people say "just get mad and lift up the weight"…LOL I have the worst workouts if I am angry. I don't go to the gym to get angry or to take out my frustrations in life. I believe in positive reinforcement when it comes to this. I'd rather go to the gym, do something exceptional which will help me build my confidence in myself to face other challenges of life. After all…we do some dangerous shit in the gym and we walk away unscathed and stronger: why add negativity to something like this? Pointless.
Nice article, E.
ps: Sorry for the mini-rant. I'm gonna write an article on this tonight after my deadlift workout - depending on how it goes down. :-P