Courage is the key to success – winning at weight lifting

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Have you often wondered what it takes to succeed? Have you often wondered what it takes to succeed at weight lifting and gaining the results that you desire? Today we are going to discuss “courage is the key to success” at winning and weight lifting.

It can take many things to succeed at whatever your endeavor is, but courage is one of the facets that I will be covering today as we take a look at what it takes to succeed with your goals and weight training.

Often people don’t succeed at what they are trying to accomplish because they might be lacking in one or more of the facets that they need to succeed. Whatever your goal is, if it is to build muscle or simply to build more strength, we need these facets in our daily regimen to accomplish what we desire.

What is holding you back?

What is holding you back from the future that you would like to build for yourself? Do you want to build a successful future of physical fitness and health? If you want to be successful with your weight training and build an unprecedented amount of muscle, courage is a big factor when it comes to fulfilling your goals.

Many times a person can be lacking in courage when it comes to fulfilling their weight training goals because it takes courage to fulfill your goals and to keep pushing forward when discouragement can mount in your path in front of you.

It is important to manifest a positive spirit in order to achieve your goals and to overcome any discouragement that might be holding you back. It is necessary to manifest a positive spirit in everything you do throughout each day and to write your positive thoughts down so that you can review these things each day.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles to develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Building courage

Everything we do that is worth fighting for takes courage, courage to follow a goal through to add 10 pounds of muscle because we might fear that we won’t achieve the goal in the perceived time that we set for ourselves, if we achieve it at all.

Maybe you have a goal to lose 10 pounds but you are putting the task off because you are lacking the courage it takes out of fear that you will fail to even lose one pound, think how embarrassed you would feel if your friends or family knew that you set out on a mission to lose weight and you don’t lose anything.

Not to instill a sense of fear in you, just simply an example I am trying to make that nothing we plan is set in stone, that’s the reason why we set goals is so that we can make our dreams become a reality.

“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.”– Chris Bradford

Are you determined?

If you are determined to accomplish what you set out to do, you will have a much better chance at having the courage to defeat your fear of failure. Rome was not built overnight and your goals will not be accomplished overnight, that is why we need to have the courage and determination to follow our plans through because our determination can dwindle if our results don’t match our perceived time that we set for ourselves.

“Strength is the product of struggle; you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.”– Henry Rollins

“My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”– Bob Moore

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Having faith in your ability

Do you have faith in your ability? Many people are lacking in the faith in themselves that they need in order to achieve what they desire because it is ingrained in our minds to naturally find our faults.

We can spend many years or even our entire lives cutting ourselves down, this negative trait can pull many of us down not giving us the ability to find our greatness.

There are ways we can follow that can pull us out of this rut and get us moving in the right direction. Eating healthy is a good place to start, keeping a daily regimen of working out and physical activity is another.

Having positive influences is another important aspect that we need to include in our lives. Our minds can become like garbage dumps, “Zig Ziglar” when our minds capture so much garbage in a day, we need to have a continuous access of positive thoughts to fill our minds.

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”-Zig Ziglar


Any aspect in our lives we will need to have courage, it takes courage to follow through with our goals, it takes courage to face any challenge when we know that defeat can be lurking around the corner.

We can’t run from every challenge that comes along because we might have to face defeat. Defeat can actually be viewed as a building block, many defeats can build character, I have never heard of one successful person that didn’t have to face failure many times over before they actually achieved greatness.

Failures over time can truly be a part of life and can be a test to our character, but if you remain steadfast in your convictions and strive to be the best that you can be in everything you do, you will surely meet success and success will be great when you have earned it.

Anything great takes work and has to be earned, success is never handed over to anyone, it takes the heart of a champion and the courage of a fighter. Keep fighting the good fight and if you get knocked down, get back up and stay in the fight.

To help you embrace the good fight with your training, eat a healthy diet and give your training a boost with some good supplementation.

For some information on supplementation, you can check out one of my reviews here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment in the box below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.


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    • The squats have always been referred to as the king of quad builders, but leg presses always have there advantage also. the squat and leg presses both work the quads similarly, although the squat will work the whole core as well as the glutes, hamstrings and back. An advantage when performing the leg press is this exercise will isolate the quads.

      An advantage that I also like about performing leg presses is if you are anything like me and have lower back issues, leg presses can take much of the strain off the lower back. The next post I’m working on happens to be about leg training and I will be covering this subject in more depth. Thanks for your reply and I wish you much success.


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