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The Brains Behind the Brawn-Allison Ream

posted on March 31, 2022

“If you continue to think the way you’ve always thought, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.”-Kevin Trudeau 


This quote is one that has always stuck with me, as someone who has always struggled to get my grips around the idea of change. But if we aren’t changing, we aren’t growing right? Once I’ve committed to this idea, I’ve seen great things fall into place. An example that comes out of this is undoubtedly with weight training. I know we’ve all had those thoughts while facing a bar. “I’ve never lifted this much.” or “This doesn’t seem like something I could do.” As a psychology student, I recognize the power that those thoughts have over your actions. Sometimes we may even just freeze. Part of growing yourself in the gym is mentally committing to flipping those thoughts. We must learn to embrace things that are new-that weight that is heavier than last time, or that exercise you struggle to get through (specifically Bulgarians).


If you strengthen your mindset, your body will follow. Once you find that sweet spot where your motivation stems from, you can take those steps to reach a place of optimal performance. Whether your mountaintops or your valleys are what fuel you, use what works. Sometimes we may find that the same thing that motivated you yesterday just isn’t doing the trick anymore. Change it! Our off-seasons may not look exactly like game time, and that’s okay. But when you practice integrity and positivity in your small moments, the big moments will come to you with ease. Your mind and your body are so powerful separate, so imagine what they do when they work in harmony!


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