Why I Lift Weights in My Spare time
One of the things that I do in my spare time is lift weights. I have bench pressed well over 400lbs, but the greatest benefit I receive is more emotional and psychological.
Strength training gives me a different feeling of accomplishment. The self-control, discipline, and work ethic I have developed carries over to every other aspect of my life to form a more complete individual.
Strength training teaches you resilience, patience, and that every time you fail you have a choice whether to believe that failure is final. As long as you don’t believe that failure is final, that failure cannot keep you down.
Each victory is a reminder of your power and each failure is a lesson in humility. The bar does not create limits for you; it is just a tool for feeling the limits that already exist within you. To challenge those limits once is hard, but to approach the bar over and over again builds mental fortitude and emotional resilience. This means that you must clear your mind of distractions and limiting beliefs.
Repetition, with patience, leads to mastery. Every rep is a chance to practice your skill, develop your mindset, and build the toughness to approach again.