4 Keys to Success in the Weight Room

2 Nov

Want to improve your athletic performance?  Practice your sport-specific skills, eat right, and get in the weight room (see 3 Pillars of Athletic Performance).  Developing your strength, speed, agility, and athleticism can help you create a competitive advantage.  Get STRONGER, Get FASTER isn’t just a tag line; it’s a requisite component of your preparation for your sport(s) of choice.

Don’t waste time in the weight room.  As the saying goes, “plan your work and work your plan.”  Be productive, challenge yourself, and strive for quality and efficiency.  Follow these 4 keys to achieve success in the weight room:

Accountability

It’s on you.  You are responsible for your development.  No one can do it for you.  What you achieve (or fail to achieve) is largely a matter of choice.  Showing up is half the battle.  Get in, do work, get out, repeat.

Discipline

Your actions should be consistent with your goals.  Consistency is the key.  Do what needs to be done, as well as it can be done, and do it that way consistently.

Competitiveness

It’s you vs. you.  There’s no need to compare yourself with anyone else.  Be internally competitive.  Strive to be 1% better today than you were yesterday.  Same goes for tomorrow.  The results, over time, will be impressive.

Motivation

Refer to your goals frequently.  Reflect upon your inspiration.  Think about why you’re doing what you’re doing every time you train.  Dedication.  Determination.  Desire.  You gotta want it.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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4 Responses to “4 Keys to Success in the Weight Room”

  1. Ginny November 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Love it Brian!! It’s so true! Gotta do the work yourself because you are the only one who can do it AND you are the one who gets the results! Very well said 🙂

    • Brian Lebo November 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM #

      Thanks, Ginny! Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started.

  2. Alan Sharp September 9, 2013 at 6:48 AM #

    Hey.. Great post. It’s true how the responsibility to stay focused and motivated. The urge to give up or the desire to get quick results often tend to motivate us into quitting. I’m an endurance athlete and I’m into ports specific training now in Toronto. It’s rigorous. But the desire to reach where I want to is what keeps me going.

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