I’m still finding my place “under the barbell”. What I have found after many years of lifting is that the barbell does not always feel light. There are days, however, that the barbell does feel lighter than others. The barbell is really a figment of my imagination. What I really mean is that the whether or not the barbell goes up as a good lift or I fail is usually decided by my own mental approach. When I am feeling confident the barbell feels lighter and I usually make much more progress that day. Sometimes when doubt creeps into my mindset the barbell feels really heavy. It is so much more difficult to lift well on those days. I wonder sometimes if I can have so much control over the barbell, then why don’t I lift well everyday? It comes down to my mindset. The mind is such a powerful tool that can help the body do what it needs to do under any circumstance with the barbell. It also can hinder performance.
Im still working to find my place under the barbell. The place where good thoughts raise the bar to new heights. The place where the body knows just what to do every time. The place where I belong…
The place I belong… only after I have paid my dues with all my training hours and time spent failing. I will pay my dues gaining confidence too, especially on those lucky days when the barbell feels light and the barbell is just a figment of my imagination.
I will find my place…
I am Stronger2day!
5, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1
8 min AMRAP of
10 x Deadlift (155/115)
10 x Box Jumps (24/20)
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