Hold the standard high, don’t give in to our weak culture’s ways

Posted: October 3, 2015 in #how to get strong, #how to train safely, #program design, #underground training, #whatsyourgameplan
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Those of you who have followed my posts over time know how much I despise the lazy attitude and entitlement mentality that is so prevalent in our culture.

Someone asked me during our strength tests this week if I was scoring harder than last time. I said no, just that people were giving many more opportunities to make corrections.
Many lifts were “no repped” due to poor technique. I did that without apology.
It is much more important to me to have people learn the right technique and lift safely than to see bigger numbers. I “no rep” my own self when it is needed also.
It’s kind of a 2-edged sword. High standards are tough on everyone, but they are very much worth the frustration and seemingly endless reps.
My job is to help people get stronger and more fit; not to pamper them and settle for mediocrity. Though it may not seem like it at the time, goal for myself and for them is excellence rather than perfection. Only one perfect man ever walked the earth, but excellence is a an achievable goal.
Strive for excellence every day!

  1. Siim Land says:

    We are the only ones holding ourselves accountable! Totally agree with the lack of the proper mindset in our culture!

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