What You’re Capable of When Your Back’s Against the Wall – 200lb Goblet Squats
Over the last year, I’ve had on loan a GIGANTIC 200lb Kettlebell from a business partner of mine.
From time to time, I would work it into my training, with the objective of hitting legit Goblet Squats with it.
Heavy Goblet Squats are AWESOME: If you haven’t done Goblet Squats in your training, they are a great alternative to Front Squats, as you get that frontal loading, but don’t have to deal with the same pressure in the wrists, as you would feel when supporting the bar in Olympic-style Front Squats.
Goblet Squats with this massive chunk of iron proved to be very very challenging, and as a result, I got frustrated and tried them less and less.
Recently, my business partner said he’d be coming to grab it and take it back to his gym, so I decided I’d better pursue Goblet Squats a few more times while I had the chance.
It’s amazing what you are capable of when your back is up against the wall.
I knew that my time with the Kettlebell was short, so it became very important to me to accomplish this goal.
So, I essentially cut out all off the negative thinking that was keeping me from succeeding with these 200lb Goblet Squats and finally just went after it.
Here’s a video series showing my most recent success with the 200lb Kettlebell Goblet Squats, which will then be followed by previous, less impressive attempts.
Obviously, once I began inverting the Kettlebell, these became quite a bit easier.
And once I got a taste of success with these, I’ve been able to improve every single time I’ve tried them.
So, here’s the BIG QUESTION: Have you been holding yourself back?
I know I was. I kept telling myself these were hard and because of that, they never got any easier.
I encourage you to take a look at your training, take a look at your thinking, and honestly ask if you’re talking yourself out of success in your lifting.
And if you are, stop doing it.
Tear down the mental barriers and make it happen.
So much of this stuff is mental. Get your head right and your lifting will follow.
All the best in your training.
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