Question that confuse and annoy me at the same time.
More people find out about my commitment to weight training & bodybuilding, the more I get asked the question about how much I can lift.
Truth is – I don’t know how much I can lift because that’s not my goal anymore.
I never step into a gym thinking about how much weight am I going to lift today or what will be my personal best (PB). There used to be a time when I started training back in my teens until early twenties when having a record used to be my aim but it never excited me that much. Especially it has changed since I have learned more about the process and principles of bodybuilding.
I am sure there are many people who train with that goal or objective but it simply doesn’t excite me.
Why Not and what is My Goal?
Well because I understand the fact that it is not about how much one lifts but how they lift. My focus is on building a mind muscle connection with the target muscle I am training for and having a right posture so I do not injure myself.
Next reason of why not is because I understand the difference between lifting with ego vs lifting with a purpose. Every time my ego takes over I end up lifting more weight than I can handle with incorrect posture that can cost me my health. Lifting with purpose, on the other hand, is about giving the muscle group I am working on the right kind of workout in terms of blood pump through proper contraction and stretch.
Now about my goal – it is simply to live long a healthy life with a physical condition which brings me strength, flexibility, endurance and agility without minimum injuries.
Therefore, my training doesn’t revolve around lifting the heaviest weight but it is simply a focussed training on building a well-conditioned physique. That is precisely the reason I never in my posts, blogs and vlogs mention how much weight I lifted that day.
To summarise, training with a purpose is much more rewarding in long term than simply training.
Fitness and Transformation Coach