An awesome and GUARANTEED way to get those extra reps in is to do one of the following:
-When you are near muscular failure and feel you might not be able to do any more reps then envision that there is a gun being pointed to your head and the trigger man is saying: "YOU DO MORE GODDAMN REPS OR I PULL TRIGGER. YOUR CHOICE BRO." You will get 3-5 extra reps guaranteed. Without this trigger man scenario you'd get a measly 1 extra rep.
- You are nearing what you think is muscular failure, then you pop this scenario in your head: Your family is being held hostage and will be terminated if you don't pump out at least 3 extra reps. Run this scenario through your head and you might just find yourself doing a whole 'nother set.
- Implant this scenario in your head before you are about to hit your lift: You are incarcerated in the federal pen, you in the yard at the weights, and standing over you is the leader of a gang that NO ONE fucks with, and next to him is BUBBA, who recruits new boyfriends every month. Here's the deal. You do X amount of reps and the gang leader takes you in and you NEVER get fucked with during your time inside. You DON'T complete X amount of reps, then guess what. Your ass is going to BUBBA. Literally. Watch in amazement as you set some personal bests with this scenario running through your head.
This shows how powerful your mind is and how LITTLE you are doing to take advantage of this power. These are the GROWTH REPS FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. And you're only popping out 1 or 2 extra growth reps when you could be pushing 5 extras? Really??? C'mon and get with it. Get that trigger man IN YOUR HEAD and use him to YOUR growth advantage!