Friday, September 13, 2013

Excerpt from the Base Building Manual - More on the mental approach

I'm still pounding out the Base Building Manual.  Most of the stuff I am writing on now, is the mental side to lifting, and of course, some life related parallels.

Here is a snippet - 

Settle on a mental approach that works for you on a consistent basis. One that you can draw upon that has repetition associated with triumph, not failure. Not one that is different for “X” attempts than you used for “Y” attempts.

Honing your mental approach to the bar is a big part of becoming well rounded, and setting the stage for success. Approaching the bar with the confidence of a champion, is the place you need to consistently find yourself in.

This is why it’s so important that you NOT downplay your accomplishments, or what you are capable of, because YOUR lifting exists in a vacuum. There isn’t a single other person that picks up the barbell in that world, except you. Treat YOUR WORLD as if you are the strongest mother fucker in it. Because you are.