Not sure where or when I started saying Grab It And Go to myself, but it has been awhile. It is a great axiom for life itself, and it transfers right over into training.
Walk into the gym, load up the bar and just start squatting.
Warmups be damned!
Picture a wolf bursting out of the brush, coming right at you, teeth bared, straight ahead running, his sights set on his next meal- You. His Pack friends are not far behind.
Wait, you must warmup before you run to the safety of that tree and begin your climb, or to shelter ten yards away. Some leg swings, some bird dogs, some split squats. No? You don't have time?
That's right. You take off, Life or Death. Do or Die. Imagine summoning that type of fight or flight adrenaline when you approach the squat bar. Or imagine a fight for a loved one, a fight to the death. SUMMON THE INNER BLIND RAGE. Rage at whatever! At the injustices that you have suffered, at the boss who never understood how hard you worked, at the job that sucks the very life out of you. The same thing everyday, bleeding you. You have this time. It is yours, this training time. No distractions, no talk, NO TALK. Put the phone away. Email does not matter.
You are this primitive, invincible Warrior who has no time for the small stuff, this is training, this is life for you. The essence of you and the motor that must be run at high speed to stay sharp.
Grab it and Go.