|06-13-2013, 02:10 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hastings, Florida
Training Exp: 2.5 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: DEADS
Fav Supp: Condense
There are probably dozens of reasons people decide to get in better shape...Im just saying NEED is not a requirement
Best Gym Lifts...Dosen't matter....they don't count!
Best Meet Lifts:
Squat = 325
Bench = 209
Dead = 368
Total = 902
The iron is there during my times of happiness, sadness and anger. The iron is there available through the 4 seasons and inclement weather. The iron is there to either comfort me or motivate me. The Iron manages to show me how strong I am or how humble I need to be. The iron does not yell, but it always demands respect. The iron is not a disciplinarian, but when disrespected, I feel it for a long time. The iron does not love or hate, but we definitely share a strong bond. And no matter how far I stay away or for how long, the iron is there, waiting to be lifted.
|06-13-2013, 03:21 PM||#13|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Perhaps this would be clearer if we distinguish between WISH and WANT.
A lot of people WISH they could be in great shape, or are told by others that they need to be in better shape.
It is not until the WISH (external, distant) becomes internalized into a WANT, and acted upon by determination and will, to become a priority, that change happens.
Three important factors in success:
1) Confidence (that you can do it)
2) Knowledge (how to do it)
3) Priority (do it consistently, intensely, don't let it get bumped by life)
Hat tip for first two factors to Jim Johnson's "Sixty Second Motivator" book.
Physical transformation is a mind game, first and foremost, including the decision to push for "one more rep".
|06-13-2013, 08:41 PM||#14|
Join Date: May 2013
Training Exp: 2-ish
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Pretty much everything!
Fav Supp: whole foods
Parts of this thread remind me of one of my all time fav motivational quotes:
First you fuel the desire, then the desire will fuel you.
If you WANT it bad enough, you do it for a day. Then you do it again and again. Um, and again
|06-13-2013, 08:50 PM||#15|
focus: quads & upper back
Join Date: Feb 2013
Training Type: Powerbuilding
But again, I totally agree (that will is key).
In any given direction, wishes and wants and desires and thoughts and all manner of other things can come and go, wax and wane, but will is (or at least can be) eternal.
6'2", ~100kg (~220lbs). 40yo, training (with a few breaks) since my late 30s.
Squat 160kg (352.7lbs), Bench 112.5kg (248lbs), Deadlift 220kg (485lbs)
Strict Press 75kg (165.3lbs), Chinups +25kg (+55.1lbs)
My training log
|06-15-2013, 05:13 PM||#16|
Join Date: Nov 2012
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