EYE OF THE TIGER
LIFTING POWER FROM WITHIN
Dictionary.com defines it as angry fury; violent anger.
Dictionary.com defines as profoundly tender, passionate affection.
As a seasoned athlete and experienced weightlifter, I overheard one of the greatest conversations at the smoothie bar last night that really intrigued me.
By The Power of…
When it comes to working out, and you’re on that last set – the set that epitomizes your intensity, respect, and inner strength for this sport – where does an individual draw that power from?
Is it RAGE, or is it — LOVE?
I, listened in carefully to a man with over 30 years training experience, who shared that his toughest sets (the ones when others in the gym stop and watch him) are only capable because of LOVE.
He shared how, one night prior to this convo, he had to channel in his “source”, while working out with a group of guys.
Big “G”, as we call him, told us as he and the others finished up their barbell incline bench routine with 405 lbs, the majority of guys repped it out for a mere 3 times. Big “G”, on the other hand, gets under the bar, after a quick meditation break, and reps out a clean 10.
Mind you he’s all-natural and 47 years old.
Should age matter? That’s another conversation.
However, Big “G” tickled me, as he sat back on the bar stool, eyelids getting heavy, wearing a weary grin, and uttered, “Not bad for an old guy“.
So, I ask again, where do YOU draw that power from?
Posted on January 17, 2012, in Training and tagged barbell, fitness, goals, inner strength, Love, motivation, power, Rage, reliv, training, weights, working outs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.