Pretend there is a crowd of thousands watching you, and if you pull out as many reps or pull the weight that you hope (say 200kg deadlift 3 reps) you win a million dollars, and actually believe in your mind that it is true. Watch yourself push harder for reasons that I cannot explain. Try it in your sets tonight. When you think you can’t even push a single more rep out, picture this in your mind and you will push out 3. Or even up the stakes, pretend a gunman is pointing a gun at someone you love and you MUST complete the reps or push the weight to let them live. That’s seriously the lengths I go to in my workouts, sets, and reps, to push myself as hard as possible.
As for the diet, the diet in Reeves “Classic Physic” three meals a day consisting of his meal replacement protein shake, cottage cheese with nuts and fruit and then a huge salad with sword fish or steak or chicken was the diet he used while competing for Mr. Universe with this very challenging Mega full body workout consisting of nearly 56 set. I would say that his diet was probably a lot heavier when he was not competing, probably something like three meals made of mostly complex carbs and protein from eggs, milk, and lean meats.