The Importance of Mental Strength in Weightlifting

Weightlifting is arguably one of the most difficult sports on the planet. The reason I say that is because there is no individual or team sport that demands as much intense, mental focus and clarity than weightlifting.

A lot can be said about a lifter and how they approach their training. Even though the sport is based upon lifting heavy weights, strength in the physical realm is not as important as strength in the mental realm. Focused and dedicated training that emphasizes precision is what best develops an athlete. Like I tell my athletes all the time, it’s not how much you do but how well you do it. Often times that is the hardest part of training and performing. Each lift has such a small margin for error that the ability to make it up is minimal. That’s why it is so important to develop excellent mind control- the mind controls the body. Mental control develops confidence, and confidence brings success.   Read More

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