This weekend we had 7 lifters including myself attend ECG camp in Virginia beach. Over the next few weeks I will be posting the things that each one of us got from our experience at camp. Gerald will be sharing his top three things he learned during his camp experience !
1. Positive Mental Attitude.
Don't beat myself up over missed lifts. Keeping a good mindset and visualizing the lift is key for top athletes. Mental strength is just as important as physical strength.
2. Be Coachable and Listen Carefully.
The key to your lifts can be with anyone. Even though i had several different eyes watching me saying the same tip, it was worded differently by everyone. One specific phrasing was all it took for the cue to finally click. If I let myself get frustrated and uncoachable i would not have learned as much.
3. Take Notes and Re-Read: Have a mental checklist.
With all the fatigue from multiple sessions i quickly started to revert to old habits. They started repeating cues I had heard and I was wasting energy and valuable attempts. I quickly ran to my notebook, reread and played catch up to practice what had been fixed already. Forward progress! I know have a mental checklist on what I aim to correct for each lift which has really helped reinforce what has been corrected.
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