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Telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen. This is because the social satisfaction of telling your goal substitutes for the satisfaction of achieving it. Kurt Lewin, father of social psychology, called this phenomenon "substitution" in 1923. Gollwitzer wrote a book about this in 1982 and more recently published some tests about it. 163 ...


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In your specific situation, I would suggest to go with the latter, 3x5 routine or even consider 5x5 depending on your ability. There is a lot to be said for doing splits but in your case, because of the weight being lifted and the goal of wanting to lift more that you focus on doing the lift in a consistent way with progressive overload. I would also ...



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