|07-07-2013, 02:50 PM||#11|
Deadlift Only Dude
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bombay, India
Training Exp: 9 years
Training Type: Other
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts
Fav Supp: Dymatize Elite Whey
|07-07-2013, 04:45 PM||#14|
Join Date: Mar 2013
I suppose that to lift like my friend, you'd have to lift every day believing:
"I'm going to have a crappy workout today."
"I doubt that I'm on the right program."
"Even if my program is right for me, somewhere along the line I'll crap out before I accomplish anything."
"If all else fails, I'll get some sort of illness or injury that precludes training."
"Even if I somehow get strong and have a great physique, I will almost certainly won't get the respect and admiration that I deserveónot even if I look like Arnold Schwarzeneger and lift like Larry Pacifico."
"Even if I am recognized, it won't bring any lasting satisfaction."
Now find me someone who uses that as his pre-workout mantra before every workout, and upon rising, before bed and any time during the day when it occurs to him to chant his Paean of Negativity...
Who truly means it on some level...
And who succeeds and gets strong and healthy in spite of his negativity (or perhaps because of it).
|07-08-2013, 02:37 AM||#15|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Training Exp: 3 years serious
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: All
Fav Supp: Creatine Mono
I do not mind confessing that I have most of the times been a negative person. I am currently working on it and it has been really difficult, given my experiences with life. But I have started to improve gradually. Moreover, lifting makes me feel better and positive. Whenever I am attempting a big lift (relative), I tend to think entirely a different thing rather than questioning my ability to lift it or not. I don't think about any bitter experience or my failures at the same time I don't think about the best time in my life.
Johnnie Walker - Keep Walking
"Move me out of the away so that someone else can lift": Ed Coan after injuring himself during a squat attempt of 970 lbs in 2002
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|07-08-2013, 05:34 AM||#16|
focus: quads & upper back
Join Date: Feb 2013
Training Type: Powerbuilding
I mostly just "drive in neutral" (lol) I guess, before and during workouts, for instance. "It is what it is", kinda thing. Sometimes, I'll be mildly surprised at how well a session goes... and of course, occasionally at how poorly. Overall, these are just little ups and downs along the wave of gradual progress.
But yes, I believe too much "positivity" (ah, but what is this thing, truly...) will set anyone up for a hard fall, over and over.
Too much genuine negativity (not just scaring one's fears away, or whipping them into submission, say) is no good either, naturally.
A lot of "negativity" does fall into that category (i.e., a means of dealing with fear). It's a grand tradition for human beings through the ages. Be it pain, darkness, death, humiliation, etc., etc.
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)
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