I don’t often base preaching on winning or losing but I think it is a valid point to suggest. The majority of people, whether they say they care or not, really get hurt when they lose at something. I like this saying because you could take it a couple ways; Think Training’s Hard? Try Losing. I like to take it in the perspective that I am losing in regards to myself. I am failing at my goals, I am not making my weights, I am not being dedicated to myself. This translate often into whether you win or lose in the competition as well.
In coaching gymnastics, I deal with a ton of children and the fact that there is only one winner in a competition. It is very difficult to get a child to understand that the competition is not the victory but nailing all their routines and breaking their own barriers is the ultimate goal. Keeping the focus of advancing one self mentally and physically is the ultimate reward. The medal on your neck is the confirmation that you have done everything yoy have done has paid off.
Think Trainings Hard Try Losing
While competing in Olympic Weightlifting we use to follow the Russian squat program. This was a great and challenging program that I recommend to a lot of people really trying to improve their squat max. The Russian squat program is a 3 day a week program with a day in between eat squat day. So don’t do all 3 squat days in a row; allow for your legs to rest.
In doing this program we would notice a good 5% increase in max. The program is calculated as percentages of your max then generally 6 sets at that percentage. It’s a 6 week program and really does give great results. I find the hardest day is Week 3 Day 2 because its 80% of your max for 6 sets of 6. After that workout you can’t walk but feel like you can take on the world.
Now keep in mind this program is geared more towards people in the Olympic Weightlifting realm because it takes up so many days it can be hard to fit it into a bodybuilding routine. However, if you are off season and bulking, it’s hard to argue with the results.
Check out this site for a calculator to easily get your Russian squat program percentages and numbers each week. Be sure to use a realistic max so as to be able to hit all the workouts as prescribed to get the max benefit.
Greatness is not given, it is earned. You can not expect to start working out, lifting weights, doing crossfit, and just expect to be the best or see results immediately. You have to put in your time, sweat, and tears to get the ultimate reword and self greatness that you deserve. Be great, do the work, reap the benefits.
Sometimes the most simple phrase can encourage the best results. Achieve your Beast Mode today.
Keep Calm And Beast Up
All to often I get people ask me how I have a six pack or how did I get arms that are defined. It’s simple, I dedicated myself to the process. It’s not a hard process really. You workout, clean up your food a bit, and never give up. So whether it’s getting in shape or competing in an area like CrossFit; the key is to never give up.
Want This The Train For It
I have a large amount of motivational pictures and fitness techniques. I decided to combine them all into one place for my own personal benefit but as well hopefully others can benefit from this as well. Whether you are just trying to get in shape, dominate in crossfit, or are killing the bodybuilding scene, I hope that you can gain some insight and motivation. If you have pics or tips you would like to share I would gladly add them to the site. I take no ownership for the pictures and videos I will post and will always try to give credit where its deserved.
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