Not any time soon will you find me as the poster child on how to handle a missed lift.
Like you, I have my bad training days.
I’ll miss a lift, throw something, say a few words I’d never say in front of my daughter, pout a little ….eventually process why I missed the lift, digest it only to try again.
After reviewing some of my failed lifts, it made me realize as a gym owner, as an athlete, and as a coach I need to share this with my members.
Some of them I look back on and find hilarious.
But it shows that even as a coach we go through the same struggles each day as our athletes.
All to often social media is filled with the highlight reels of accomplishment, but not the struggles and failures that got us there.
As if it diminishes the achievement. When honestly it just reflects humility and shows we’re all the same.
Missing a lift can cause a serious mental block for the next attempt. How we deal with that missed lift can impact future lifts.
Record your lifts, to have something to reflect back on. Share it with friends, coaches, or send it to me. So you can learn a lesson from that missed lift, to improve and learn how to deal with it in the future