1/12/14 – I’ll take my gains with a side of gains!
Let me tell you a simple fact, walk with the lame and you will develop a limp. Tony Robbins, motivational speaker and one of the of the most successful entrepreneurs of our age, has a belief that you are the average of the five people that you surround yourself with the most. With that logic in mind, the most empowering thing that you can do as a person is to surround yourself with like minded people who are going to hold you accountable to your goals and their expectations of you. As well as your expectations of yourself.
Today I benched 120kg for new 1RM and this has been the latest in a string of new PR’s, and while I am the one responsible for the training that has gone into making these lifts possible, I would never have developed in the way that I have if it where not for my team, and the individuals that I surround myself with that drive me to be better, to make the choice to empower myself to be stronger but in and out of the gym. Now, this doesn’t mean surrounding yourself with the individuals in your life who sing your praises and pour honeyed words into your ear. It means surrounding yourself with the people that are going to call you on your bullshit excuses and be honest with you in every facet of your life. These people are the going to tell you the hard truths, and ultimately improve your life than some of your greatest ‘friends’ ever will.
So take this away with you, get out there and expose yourself to people who are better than you, who can be honest and educate you. The best way to improve your standards is to surround yourself with these people and hold yourself to a higher account.
– 6 x 1 (took many fives, triples and doubles to get to this point)
– 3 x 2
– 3 x max reps (Close Grip)
– 4 x max reps
– 3 x max reps + 1 x strip set Lat pull down
– 4 x 12 + 1 x drop set
– 4 x 12 + 1 strip set
Get out there, crush weaknesses and remember, you need to surround yourself with the best quality person to have the best quality of personality.