Turning challenges to opportunities.
Deadlifting b2b with a beast…
Lifting with someone twice your size is a lot of fun, or no fun at all, depending on your inclination towards the challenge…
I entered the gym at around 10:30 and knew I needed to do my heavy compound deadlifts for the week. “So here we go.” I said to myself walking towards the back of the gym where the olympic lifting platforms were.
I warmed up with 15 reps x 60kg (one 20kg plate each side of a 20kg olympic bar).
Soon after locking the bar in the easy lift (some contraption for putting plates on a bar easier). A chap came over, stood about 6 foot 4, bearded and dripping in XXL clothing asked if he can jump in. (That’s gym slang for workout between my exercise sets). I accepted the challenge.
After all, if it wasn’t a challenge what was it? There was 2 other olympic platforms, either that or he was too bone idle to load the bar entirely himself.
So we lifted,
12 reps x 100kg
10 reps x 140kg
8 reps x 180kg
6 reps x 200kg
Talk was kept to a minimal, I was glad he asked to jump in. He wasn’t intruding, nor was he coming over to waste my time.
“Strong back yeah, Jesus!” – he said whilst blowing like an Elephant.
This was his passing comment after the 4th set. However this wasn’t always the case. I was 16 and had a 42” waist. My back resembled that of a double water mattress. It wasn’t strong, or muscular in any sense of the words.
I knew I had to do something about my weight however. I was the fat kid who would always decline and walk away from a challenge, I considered it a threat and I was gone.
However I knew I had to change, I focused on training and eating to pack on muscle whilst keeping my body fat to a minimum. Having an endomorphic body type – that isn’t easy let me tell you.
But soon people began to notice.
It felt amazing.
I remember that day so clearly, as the first time I really sat up, looked in the mirror and noticed the incredible results this different approach to training and nutrition gave me.
I began acting appropriate to how my physique was changing, and in turn I was treated with more respect. The bullying stopped, I started to make real friends (not just RuneScape ones), my life started to have meaning.
The fat, uncle Fester Spencer was left dead in the water…
I felt more powerful, masculine and confident.
If I had simply wished for it, I would still be the short fat kid now, and I dread to think where I would be in my life.
I know for sure I would have a physique I hated…
I would not be running a successful business helping men all over the world drastically transform their body and mindset…
I wouldn’t have the minerals to send an email like this and tell you of my tale…
I am where I am because of aggressive action towards what I knew I could be. Now readily accepting challenges sent my way that I KNOW can help benefit me.
Turning negatives to positives.
Challenges to opportunities.
I could into I CAN!
If you feel stuck, if you feel like you are destined to be stuck in an average frame, an average mindset and feeling small I promise you, that is your own limiting self belief.
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“The Body Achieves, What The Mind Believes.”
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