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1/13/2015 7:34:09 AM - Bubba
Hey Josh I train a powerlifter that is a head case to the point that he can't get fired up for big lifts, changes technique out of no where and is effected mentally if things are not extremely optimal as far as training and competition. He is strong and has been lifting for 5 years so he is not new to the strength game. I have tried to set him straight but it is not working. Is there anything I can do to get him out of his own head?

Bubba,

This is tough, I know as a coach!

I felt so strongly I wrote a book on this subject called "Jailhouse Strong: The Successful Mindset." I laid it all out in there so reference if you have it.

Here is an article I did on the subject here http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/powerlifting-sport-psychology-training/

I'd imagine at this point its a self-fulfilling prophecy

"he can't get fired up for big lifts, changes technique out of no where and is effected mentally if things are not extremely optimal as far as training"

I imagine this is the expectation and he has fixed mindset and needs to build a growth one.

Checkout the article




Best,
Josh Bryant


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