This past weekend I was at BlueStreak Sports Performance Center, competing in the CT Weightlifting Championships. Leading up to the Meet, I had a few minor setbacks in training which I was worried would affect my performance on game day. My weight was down (I hate my abs), and I felt weak. Being under a barbell and knowing how heavy it feels where it sits is never a good thing. I didn’t care how I placed, just wanted to hit some solid numbers that would put me back on the right track. I ended up performing much less than my best, finishing with a 90kg (198#) Snatch and 110kg (242#) Clean and Jerk. Needless to say, I am very disappointed with these results, as I am capable of much more. I look back at all the hard work I’ve spent training and feel frustrated because I fell short.
Riding home my buddy and I assessed both of our performances and addressed our mistakes, but more importantly, how and why we were going to perform better. Having time to sit on this, we do realize how great it is that we even had the opportunity to compete and that we mustn’t gravitate towards negative components but focus and stay motivated.
It’s O.K. to frustrated; hell it’s fine even to be pissed. A little bit of that definitely shows how bad you want something. But don’t ever be so angry at something where you end up resenting it. Training will always have highs and lows, but the journey is important.
I will come back stronger. I will get my weight back.
And my Power Belly!
Turkish Get up
3-3-3-3-3 (each arm)
10 Overhead Squats (115/75)
10 Bar-facing burpees