Posts Tagged ‘#mental toughness’

No one gets incredibly strong in a short period of time.

Though the current culture thinks it should be otherwise, people actually have to do the hard work on a consistent basis for a  long time to develop that kind of strength.

You are not entitled to strength, you have to earn it one day at a time, rep by rep, for years.

The process will involve many small PRs over the course of time (with a bigger PR once in a while).

Read up on any really strong lifters and look at how long they have trained.

It just takes time. The whole body will be changing as the strength levels improve. This cannot be safely accelerated. Give it the time it needs.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks I have seen over the years is people not being satisfied with a small PR, they want a bigger PR right now and don’t get it.

When they are strong enough, later, they will probably get it.

The results follow the work.

They always have.

 

One thing about humans is that they tend to keep looking back at problems instead of moving on towards what is next. They keep replaying the negative event in their minds over and over again, even when the problem no longer exists, like Hurricane Irma.

For those who lost everything, maybe even loved ones, in that storm the road to their future will be much harder. Other people were merely inconvenienced by it, but almost act like the world is ending.

Today is a new day, there are huge amounts of recovery work to do. So, let’s get on with that and on with life. That also includes on with training.

Physical strength and mental toughness are always needed in life, now they are needed even more. Stay strong for your families and others that depend on you.

Get back to your training.

Regain your focus.

Move on!

In this simple, outdoor setting this guy works up to 50kg for reps with gadas (maces).
That amount of weight on a barbell is no big deal, but when you are swinging it around your head, it’s almost impossible.
It can be done though, watch this guy in action!

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Honoring those who trained during the holidays, much respect!

 

20161219_181853_li“Life doesn’t come with convenient handles on it.”

–Drew Wolter

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This show started off as a podcast show, now it is on streaming radio!

You can listen to the shows I have already done here https://cavestrong.net/podcasts/

One of my favorite training tools is the sled.

You can work with a heavy load and not directly load the spine.

Hand-over-hand sled pulls build strength http://cavestrong.net from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.