You either approach that bar like you’re damn well going to lift that weight, or you sidle up to it like you’ll be happy if you get it, but you’re not really sure you will.
You’re either in it with all your heart, or you’re only halfway there.
One path holds the way to amazing victory, crushing loss, glory, achievement, heartache, and jubilation. The other path doesn’t have a lot of pain, or loss, or disappointment. It’s safer. You don’t risk as much, so you won’t hurt as much — in your mind or your body. But you won’t get as many PRs that way.
And, no, we’re not really talking the barbell anymore.
(Image courtesy of Nicole Bedard Photography.)