Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

Many lifters use external sources of motivation to amp themselves up for a workout: music, stimulants, having their training partner slap them before a big lift, etc. These methods can become counterproductive because of something called "training on the nerve."

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