Posts in Mindset
The Dabbler

Powerlifting has taught me this: the reason I have been so dissatisfied with my life because I seek approval and validation from others rather than checking in with myself and understanding why I am here doing what I’m doing. So this is a post to remind myself of what powerlifting has taught me and why I am here.

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Motivation Will Let You Down

Motivation is not a consistent resource available to draw upon. It is a mirage; a shiny thing that quickly loses luster once the novelty of your new exercise program wears off. We like starting new things because the possibilities are limitless. We don’t stick with things because it is hard to be new at something; to feel incompetent; to ask for help; to be vulnerable.

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How to Care for Yourself Before & After Training

I invite you to look at training as a spectrum rather than black and white. (I’d argue these skills could be applied to most things in life, but that is out of my scope.) Get above the trees and see the whole forest rather than getting lost in the details of each individual tree. It can take years to figure out the “Best way” to train. But once you find that, you’ll change. Take it bird by bird, session by session, and keep you future self in mind.

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