Missed lifts & mental victories

I have said many times that if you never miss a lift you are not lifting heavy enough.

That kind of parallels something I used to say back in my martial arts days,

if you say you’ve never lost a fight, you have never fought anyone who was really good.

It’s the same outlook applied to different disciplines.

I have learned in both arenas that there is always someone (or many) who are strong, faster, and better than me.

So do they get so good at what they do?

One thing is for sure, they go beyond where most people are willing to go in their training.

They deliver a full 100% when they train, no excuses.

Often times, victory is just on the other side of your last failure, but you’ll never savor that victory if you quit when it gets really hard.

Let’s focus on lifting for a few minutes.

You are shooting for a PR on one of your main lifts and start missing.

Either your technique is sloppy or you are just not trying hard enough.

Sometimes it is both.

The real work starts when those missed lifts occur; from that point on your real training begins.

Technique must be a top priority, without it you are probably heading for an injury and a lot of frustration.

So dial in your technique, and seriously attack your next lift.

That is the only rep that matters!


Published by ironcave1

I am the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility. Our training is old school style, and it gets results!

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