The Mind Makes You Stronger
Your mind is the most powerful tool on the planet! I often marvel over the idea of how powerful the mind can be when it comes to doing anything. In our case we’re here to develop and learn how to control the body and mind as a unit to get certain tasks done so we can perform better.
I use strength training tools to help develop that process and so should you. It is said that we only use around 10 – 15% of our brains. Just imagine what we would be able to do if we could use 100% of it.
For now I want to climb inside the mind a little bit and take a brief look at how things go down while training. You often times hear or are around people who are trying to loose as much body fat as possible plus add muscle mass, but few realize that in order to do so there must be sacrifices.
You cannot and never will be able to add large amounts of muscle mass if you keep thinking about being wimpy and weak. There comes a time where you must rise and make a decision on what you want to do and become or forever be stuck in the same rut. This goes along the same lines as relationships. I’m no relationship expert, but if you’re a guy and just lost your girl, it will take you far longer to get over her if you keep crying about it. Toughen up and move on!
BE A MAN!
My point being is that you have to focus on what you want in order to get what you want. There was a time in my life where I was trying so hard to get stronger and be faster that my results weren’t coming fast enough. I was pissed and couldn’t figure out what I had to do to get bigger and stronger. I ended up meeting a college football player back at the U of WYO who was HUGE!
He caused me to elevate my game so high that I had no other choice , but to put on some lbs. I hung around him often as we became good friends!
It’s a known fact that if you hang around drug dealers you’ll eventually become one so pick your people wisely as they often dictate what you do and where you go in your life. Critical! It’s said that whatever you think about you become!
It’s tough to get strong if you don’t think about the weight room. Many people like to workout, but there are only some that see true long lasting results from continued effort and an increase of intensity in the gym.
Training is a hell of lot of hard WORK period! Use your mind and overcome all obstacles. When the work needs to be done get in there and make it happen. You can’t expect yourself to have any changes if you don’t go through some discomfort. If you puke don’t worry it’s only weakness trying to flee from you. To me it’s just a sign that you’re coming along nicely and in a matter of weeks to months you will be a new man.
Yes there will be people around you that tell you otherwise. They will laugh and try to pull you down, but quietly walk the other way.
I don’t give a rip about them and neither should you!