Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has been competing at a high level for 21-plus season due to his work ethic and dedication to his sport.
This week’s Motivational Quote of the Week comes from another athlete who once stood at the top of their sport. New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter has been an inspiration to a lot of athletes ever since he got drafted in 1992 straight out of high school.
For 21-plus years, Jeter has been the definition of hard-work in Major League Baseball, especially as he began to hit the later stages of his career. Therefore, at his age, this week’s quote should be taken to those in any sport at anything point of their career.
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
For those starting off in any sport, whether it is in the gym or on the field, it is hard work and dedication to the practice that will get you where you want to go. For those that have been around for a while, this mindset will keep you at the top of your game for as long as your body can handle the physical demand.
Everyone needs to take this quote to heart. It applies to everyone in every field. Just think about this next time you see someone with more ability than you. Be the one that outworks them on the court or in the weight room next time you see them. Let them judge you on your work ethic if it is not your talent.
This week’s Motivational Quote of the Week comes from another familiar face in the IFBB. Mr. Kai Greene, the runner-up in the 2013 Mr. Olympia, has achieved it all in his career (but winning Mr. Olympia).
Kai Greene has almost done it all in his career. Coming in second in the 2013 Mr. Olympia was his best finish in the big-show to date.
His victories include the Arnold Classic, the New York Pro, EVL’s Prague Pro, and several others. But his dreams are what got him there.
“Your dreams are always going to be the most important to you than they will be to anybody else. So keep dreaming, keep believing, keep pressing forward. So all those warriors out there – be encouraged” – Kai Greene
Even when you have achieved a lot in your career or in the weight room, you have to be willing to strive for more or it means nothing. He wants all of his fans to do just that, “keep dreaming and keep believing.”
Tell us about your dreams that you worked so hard to do. Share your success with the Trial and Lift community.
With tomorrow being Monday, most of us have our beloved chest day to start the week. I cannot explain it, but there is just something about starting your week off on with a bar above your head on the flat bench.
Everyone enjoys chest day. Share us your benching achievements from your experience.
Whether you are capable of benching 135 lbs or 315 lbs, it has the same feeling for everyone. The want and need to push that bar up after a long week is what keeps us all going back on Monday morning, or evening.
For me, my chest routine is simple enough and is made up of four separate lifts (flat barbell bench, incline dumbbell bench, push-ups, cable flys). Simple, but effective.
Everyone has their own routine for chest, but everyone has the same feeling when they get there on chest day. There is just something about chest day that differs it from every other day of your routine. We all dread the thought of legs day, and shoulders and back just do not do it for most of us.
We here at Trial and Lift want to know what drives you to go back to the gym every Monday. Is it the thought of bench pressing? Is it because you know you have to do it to reach your goal? Tell us what it that keeps you motivated and how the beloved chest day feels for you.
On a lighter note, I would like to share one of the recent posts that the Facebook page Gym Memes has recently posted.
This is true for everyone. As joking as this picture may seem, I am glad I feel this was and I encourage anybody else that does to not lose that feeling.
If I continuous feel like this after every workout, I will get so energized by this feeling, that I will gladly go everyday just to get that pump back.
So while there is comical value behind this photo, there is also a message. A message that says to keep that pump and internal motivation alive and use it as drive for the follow day’s lift.