🔙I remember a couple of weeks ago posting a video of me doing this same exercise and not being able to push the last rep out!
🧐As I was reviewing the video and figuring out the potential reason of my failure, I learned that my form was incorrect.
👣I’ve had to swallow my ego and take a step back, which means to lower the weight the following workouts and slowly build up to this weight again.
💪🏻That’s exactly what I did.
📉Instead of going for 45kg/100lbs Shoulder Press, I focused on hitting 42,5kg/~93lbs for a couple of workouts.
🔥That minimal, yet game changing, step, affected my strength significantly.
🧠In these cases our brains usually tell us: “Don’t lower the weight, you’ll lose muscle and strength!”, but it’s actually the other way around.
🏋🏻♂️By lowering the weight, I’ve managed to correct my form, perform the exercise properly, which makes it harder, and scale up from there.
👀That resulted in, well, you saw the video above.
🏆I’ve hit the Personal Record with ease and my shoulders have never looked bigger.
🔁It’s interesting how fitness relates closely to life, sometimes we need to take a step backwards in order to make two steps forward.
🕴🏻Taking that step back can be really hard, but in 99%, if not 100%, of the time, we come back much stronger and wiser.
🗡Don’t let you brain fool you. Make it your sharpest weapon and use it for solving problems, instead of overthinking!
👇🏻Comment below an experience when you had to take a step back in order to make two forward, I’m eager to know!
😁Until then, wish you an awesome Friday, an awesome weekend is ahead of us, peace out!
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