I stumbled across a post asking what your biggest struggle is with powerlifting.... at this point I don't even remember what the page was, but it was for some contest.
The fun part about this is, I felt simply compelled to just vent my biggest struggle, but my biggest struggle is also something I believe in and trust in my preparation.
I did see some comments about having to travel for comps, not being able to find more people in the community, not comparing themselves to others.... these can be real struggles, but recognize preparation as a struggle, and ultimately a tale of success.
Here's my take "My biggest gripe is the monotony. Do not get me wrong. I love the sport and the adrenalin of the competition. Training can be a bitch. You run exercises over and over for months just to go up on stage for roughly 9 minutes. I execute the basics. I love variety, but when I've seen the most success is monotonous basic work. The greats master the basics. I think of pro athletes. An nfl qb has his mechanics. Thousands of reps, studying film, QB coach watching every mechanic, timing. All this so in a game time scenario you can react because your body knows how it feels. For me, I don't work on constantly changing up my routine for muscle confusion. My coach and I work on basics, basics, basics in a perfected manor so when I hit a grinder, I know how to fire every muscle I need in the split second of that lift, or portion of it.. Very similar to a QB in the pocket. Perfect these motions so it's all feel and react, because every squat, push, or pull is different. I just hate the repetition in training to do it." Not every week is an "Instagram week", and I'm not mad about that. I go through a lot of light weights to build to my peek. Today just happened to be a heavy day
It's the journey. It's the struggle. It's the passion. Stay disciplined.
2 weeks to the Arnold, baby!
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