I think the importance of a good training environment is overlooked. Put a power or strength athlete in some upscale gym with a bunch of 40 year old ladies going through the motions on the elliptical machines. Now watch the intensity and performance of these strength and power athletes drop through the floor. Vice versa, if I’m training one of these 40 year old ladies on the elliptical machine in a gym full of muscles heads, she may feel so subconscious that she may not be willing to do anything. Find the place that is right for you. How hard is it to perform a max effort lift when Celine Dion is playing in the background? Pretty hard. Or may be find a training partner that is going to push you just a bit more. Or may be hire a trainer (I do have times available, hint, hint). These are all things to think about other than just what exercise you’re going to do next.