I was doing some research for a future exercise post when I came across a fairly old article written by Eric Cressey. It basically spoke of those drawing inspiration from a set number and how shallow that was even if the set number was 315 pounds.
Anyone with a goal of lifting 315 pounds just doesn’t see the big picture.
A few hours later I ran across a thread on the UG about Marcelo Garcia’s belief that even any one of his students are capable of becoming better than him. The OP obviously knows better, says how he’ll never really be as good as Marcelo, but applauds the sincerity of the belief.
Anyone who doesn’t think they’re championship material just doesn’t see the big picture.
And just what is the big picture?
“There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
– Bruce Lee
If you make lifting 315 pounds the be-all goal and inspiration for working out, then that’s all you’re going to amount to and be able to lift. If you believe you’re not a champion, then you’ll never be one.
But if you believe it, put in the time and the effort, you’ll be surprised of where you’ll be able to go if you strive to soar and reach for the stars.