Sunday, May 31, 2009

What A Mental Game!

In my opinion strength training is a lot of fun. It's challenging and empowering all at the same time.

Ever wonder what the reasons were for not being able to deadlift those extra 10 pounds? Or snatch an extra 4kg?

If you've followed the proper training protocols and your form is solid, chances are it's all a matter of what's in your mind.

Think I'm wrong, well I guess I could be, but for me I know it to be true. Point in case just last week, I was doing heavy kettlebell snatches. I started with 24kg, then 28kg, and 32kg.

Awhile back I attempted to do 36kg, but never got it fully overhead. Why? Not likely because I wasn't strong enough...but more likely because I was psyching myself out.

So last week after getting a good 5 reps per side with the 32kg, I picked up the 36kg, and overhead it went, with a good amount of ease at that.

Always make attempts believing that you can do something, the outcome is far greater, than when you doubt yourself.

ps - I'll post the video in a the next few days.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

40kg Turkish Get Up

It's a little shakey toward the very end, but this one thing I've been trying to do for quite some time. The weight itself wasn't a struggle but rather keeping my wrist neutral throughout the whole movement and not letting the weight of the kettlebell pull my wrist back. Maybe I'll try the 44kg next.