I have a rule with my athletes that they're never allowed to shake their head no or say, "I can't." The body will QUIT well before the mind; if you quit your mind too, you're DOOMED to fail. YOU control your body. YOU control your mind and your thoughts. Lead with positive thoughts, your body will follow.
The next time you approach the bar: see the movement in your mind AT THE FINISH. See yourself at the TOP of the deadlift ... finished with open hips. Feel your feet coming together after recovering that jerk. SEE IT. Prime your body for the finish, that's where you want to get. DON'T think about your sticking point, your slow elbows or your early arm pull.
DON'T start shaking your head "no" halfway through the lift when you're struggling. It's OKAY to slow, it's not okay to give up. It's okay to feel like you're taking FOREVER to get out of the hole. DON'T QUIT ON IT. When I'm yelling at you to fight for it, to bring those hips forward, I never let my athletes shake their head or tell me they can't. Ever.
And then there's little old me, with my sorry ass muscle ups, using every excuse in the book. "Oh, I had surgery," or "I really hurt my elbows whenever I'm on the rings" ... just a million things. I psych myself out, so I'm forever doomed scale with chest to bar and dips. Ending forever today.
So I'm watching this video, and I'm giving myself 20 days to get them. Enough time before the Open, right? HAH.
1) What's your most frustrating goat?
2) Are you competing in the Open?