Below is yet another powerful video from CT Fletcher. And as I’ve mentioned before, if you have a problem with foul language, please don’t bother listening. CT speaks his mind and is known to mix in some descriptive f-bombs from time to time.
As for the actual video, I couldn’t agree more with the message he shares. I too am a firm believer in the significance of intangible variables that aren’t visible on paper. Back in 2008, I wrote about the individual factors that often determine the success of an athlete. I reiterated a similar message in one of my recent videos.
Within that video, I stated that these intangibles are highly relevant to my success. These variables can’t be seen or quantified yet make a world of difference for me and and my athletes. Workout success isn’t based on how many sets and reps you do. Success depends on what you put into the work. As Ray Lewis would say, effort is between you and you.
Effort isn’t based on what routine you follow or what exercises you perform. Effort depends on what you bring to the table. How much are you willing to give? How much are you willing to put out?
It is unfortunate that certain athletes never figure this out. They live and die based on what is written on a piece of paper. They do what the workout tells them to do. They never look to raise the bar and do more. They never tap into the inner resources that are available to us all.
Don’t make that mistake. Dig down and find out what you are made of. If you live in fear of going too far, you’ll never find out how far you can go.
Don’t underestimate the significance of the mind. It can make or break you.
“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” – Vince Lombardi
This hit home. I got caught up in the perfect reps, sets, rest, tempo, blah blah blah and got dependent on some gurus at one point. Then everything started sounding exactly the same in the fitness industry.Then it hit me that if you bring intensity and dedication to any program the shit works. Thanks for shedding more light on this.
A lot of people are definitely caught up in the 3 sets of 8-10 reps done at moderate intensity and often neglecting the negative phase of the lift. I’ve done rep ranges from 1-100 for all bodyparts and sometimes I might just do one exercise per bodypart and perform it for 8-10 sets. Can’t see doing the same exercises and/or routines year after year.