If you want something bad enough, you’ll do whatever it takes to get it. That’s being relentless.
Relentless means to put your feelings ahead of others. Is it selfish? Only to those who don’t share the same mindset. If you’re relentless you’re not worried about others and their selfishness anyway. You have a mission and what someone else is doing doesn’t concern you.
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis
Sites like Wodify and BeyondtheWhiteBoard, allow gym-goers to compete with one another even if they’re not in the same class. The ability to post your WOD time and understand how your fitness level compares to your peers is normally good and healthy competition.
That is, until someone attempts to ruin it. That is, until you get that infectious disease. This type of disease is deadly to the morale of a CrossFit box and spreads ill-will.
“If You don’t have CONFIDENCE, you’ll always find a way not TO WIN.” – Carl Lewis, 9 Time Olympic Gold Medalist
9 times out of 10, defeat begins in the mind. Think about the last time you went for something a little scary like the last big PR attempt, that interview where on paper you weren’t as qualified as the next guy, that hot girl who keeps looking at you but you can’t find the nerve to go and talk to her.
With defeat already in your mind, how did things turn out? You don’t even have to answer, my man. I already know. You can’t be a WINNER if you lack the confidence.
Warrior – A person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage or aggressiveness.
To succeed in the weight room, you must have patience and the ability to maintain a mental focus. Building muscle and breaking PR’s is not easy and to see success takes perseverance.
To persevere, you must commit yourself to the barbell. It’s only when you commit yourself that you begin to get results. This relates not only to lifting but in life as well. Think about it in these two scenarios.
I love energy. Not only in the gym but in life. Nothing fires me up more than hard training and listening to people who motivate me. Not just with what they say but in how they live their lives. They back up their talk with action. These are the people in life who I want to surround myself with. Not the naysayers and people who talk a big game but don’t back it up.
Back in the day I can remember walking into the gym, begin taking a look at all the equipment and I would sometimes get this overwhelming feeling of, “Okay, where do I start?” I had no plan in place and a sense of programming was not in my toolbox. Heck, my rep schemes came from the latest fitness magazine for no other reason than that it looked like it might work. It was just a big mess. That’s why I’ve come up with five ways to help you get the most out of your training to help prevent yourself from going through the same mistakes I did.
Strength training is a mental game. Yes, it’s definitely physical as the bodies who have followed proper diet, sleep and training can show you. However, just as important is the mindset you take when training. Think about it, you roll out of bed in the morning. You wake up and get on the scale. You’ve gained weight, you’re now upset. You’ve lost weight, yet you’re working to bulk. Now you’re in the dumps and have barely been awake five minutes.
So, you want gains, huh? How bad do you want’em? Do you have it in you to get the gains you want? Listen, any nobody can walk into a gym, workout for a few weeks and start to see magic happen. Muscles start growing, waist gets smaller, and then suddenly the gains stop. The body adapts and it’s time for Mr. Nobody to overcome. But, what does Mr. Nobody do? He gets pissed off, says he can’t lose weight, blames his genetics, and either stops training all together or starts looking for the next magical program that will give him all he desires.