I don't understand this.
Would you care to explain it?
Training should not be loved, it should be despised. It should be offensive to us to train. In general, we should hate to train.
Why? Because love will cloud the mind, while hate will focus it. When we are in love, we are forgiving, when we hate, we are merciless. We freely and willfully associate with those that we love, while we distance ourselves from those we hate.
Allow me to expand the metaphor here. We must keep in mind at all times that training is a means to an end, not the end itself. However, those who have decided to love the means are in turn no longer pursuing the end, but pursuing the means purely for the sake of pursuing the means. We must love results, not training, and we must hate training, not results.
Those that love their training are those that are willing to engage in non-beneficial training purely for the sake of being able to train. They will continue to follow non-successful strategies due to the oath of love they have sworn to their training, for they are full of forgiveness and empathy. Those that hate their training will only engage in the bare minimal amount of training necessary in order to accomplish their goals, because like a truly dedicated person, one is willing to endure what they hate in order to acquire what they love.
No one loves taking medicine, everyone loves feeling better. No one is drinking cough syrup for the flavor, but for the benefit of being able to stop coughing. Your training and goals should mirror the same relationship.
"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" probably killed a lot of diabetics
On the subject of relationships, to continue to expand the metaphor, when we love someone, we tend to see past their flaws and accept them for who/what they are. When we hate someone, their flaws are magnified, and the only features we focus on. Your training needs the same critical eye of the latter, where you view it as purely a flawed object. With this view, you are no longer married to pet movements, such that you do not NEED to squat, or deadlift. You are using your training only as a means to achieve your goal, and movements only have value as a means to accomplish this end. Anything not helping your meet your goal is of no value, and will be cast aside.
This isn't romance, this is a toxic relationship that you know you shouldn't be in but you keep coming back to it because you're addicted to the outcome.
Just when I think I'm out...
We don't love training, we love results, and we endure training.