4/21 Mental Toughness Thursday
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Today's workout, designed by Coach Leslie, is a test of mental toughness as much as a test of physical overhead strength. This workout is all about commitment. Commitment is being all in or being 100% devoted to a task. It can be very intimidating to lift a progressively heavier barbell overhead. By the time you get to your jerk, you have to be ready and committed to getting under that bar! To successfully make the lift requires you to trust in the technique, to trust in your training, to trust in your strength, to trust...to trust.
Trust is a challenging mental trait for many of us to develop. It seems, sometimes, that trust requires relying on someone or something outside of us. But, what if we learned to trust ourselves? Too often in life we focus on the failure, or the negative. But, if we really took stock, we'd find plenty of positive things that, if we paid attention, could lead us toward a place of trust. Trust means having confidence in your training, experience, knowledge, wisdom, etc.
Trust also means taking a chance. Because you have such a terrific foundation of training, experience, knowledge and wisdom, you can try to lift that heavy barbell over your head. You can try something new. You can succeed. Trust me:-)
True Spirit Press Total
Find a 1 rep max press, then starting at that weight,
find a 1 rep max push press, then starting at that weight,
find a 1 rep max jerk (push or split is ok).
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