Zach Even Esh
Founder - Underground Strength Gym
Guys, do you ever start warming up for a wrestling
match or look at your opponent across the mat and think, I
don’t know if I can beat this guy. You know the moment you
start thinking like that, it’s over. It’s done.
The same truth applies when you are about to make a
big lift. In fact, even during warm-up sets, when you approach
that bar, you have to be ready to do or die. You can’t walk up to
that bar unsure. Maybe I get it, maybe I don’t. No, that never
There’s a story of an old powerlifter who was about to
squat 850 or 900 pounds, and his whole crew of training
partners was there, trying to get him psyched up. They were
cheering and carrying on, doing whatever they could think of
to get him going. Then the lifter stopped as he approached the
bar and started screaming. “Hey! Everyone get the hell out of
this gym! Get out right now!”
His training partners were like, “Dude you can’t do this!
You need a spotter.”
But the lifter responds, “No, I will make this rep or die.
I will die under this barbell if I don’t I don’t make this rep. Get
the hell out of here.”
He kicks everyone out, locks the door, gets under the
bar does the rep. Then he lets everyone back in. Guys, when
the resistance hits you on that barbell, don’t give up. Don’t
dump the bar. You make the rep or die. You carry that attitude
with you when you wrestle, and you carry that attitude with
you everywhere else you go.
Make the rep or die 먹튀.
What difference would it make if you knew you couldn’t
fail? Does your mind get in the way of your success?
How can you stimulate this mindset in your athletes?