on a serious note, maybe take some time off, change the music you listen to. it's all a mental aspect, i feel as if when i feel "burnt out" i take a few days off and when i'm back in the gym i just want ot kill it
Hey NOK: what gets me workin', and I have a home gym, is just getting on the web and searching various articles, videos, new research in bodybuilding. This gives me the mental inspiration to work harder. I always hated doing a journal and stuff, but it really works to keep track and better yourself every workout. Good luck.
Nok: ;less resting time will do, use heavier weights like 4x8 and a drop set for the last set of each exercise (only the last set) and do it till failure this requires lots of mental concentration, you should leave the gym with feeling of being pumped up not exhausted so 2 muscle groups should be done not more than 1 hour with warm up.
also concentrate on perfect form.
The best thing that works for me is doing new routines. I see people in the gym that do the same thing over and over. You have to change so your mind body and soul can get ready for something new to conquer. Just my 2cents keep going hard in the gym no matter what!!!!
No spotter is good for me. I train alone also, and almost always have for too many years. Deads, squats, incline benches, bent rows, and very wide grip chins for me, and I think I still make big improvements over each year that goes by. I do like the dropsets on only the last set. I take 5minutes plus inbetween my sets cause I use less gears and want to be as huge as possible. Most guys take way more gears than I do, but usually they are much smaller and not as freaky in my honest, humble opinion. Oh yeah, I eat like it's a serious job. Lot's o protein man is for me, and often.
What up NOK, You didn't say what your routine was or if you do this at home or comm. gym so I agree with a lot of what guys are saying about changing your routine up, adding in super sets to every workout and the occasional giant set. Go a week of 3 x 5's then another 5 x 8's , change up your muscle grouping and days off after several weeks and set small attainable goals to hit that are out of reach right now. I workout my home gym so pushing it becomes more mental thing. I don't use collars and never hesitate to push for one last set because my gym, my rules and I'll just dump the weights if and when I get stuck. Can't do that in a comm gym. For music and mental focus are key to intensity. It's a mind set and you have the flip the switch and attack the weight as if you have something against it. Good luck.