Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having an awesome day!
Recently I have been seeing alot of post about mindsets and thoughts. Over this past week, a friend of mine shed some light on this topic with information from a motivational book he is reading. Following what we talked about, I couldn’t help but agree with the contents this author is discuss and describing to his readers. I apologize because I do not know the name of the book, but I will share with you what the message is that is being relayed.
The concept is refered to as “Positive Snowballing.” Far to often in life, we go through rough patches of one negative event, then another negative event, then another negative event. In our minds, we automatically associate one of these things right on with the next. For example, say I failed a test at school, and then my girlfriend broke up with me, and then I got a flat tire. I would more then likely link all these negative events together. We focus so much on the negatives in life and clump them up to look so much bigger then they really are. So rather then focusing on all these negatives as one big sum, break them down so they are easier to overcome. I failed a test in school, understandable, I did not study hard enough and will prepare better next time. My girl friend broke up with me, it is ok, we fought alot and maybe time apart is best so we can clear our heads. I got a flat tire, things could be much worse, I could have crashed, engine could have failed, I’m fortunate to even own a car! Now ofcourse these are just examples, but by breaking them down, you can overcome them much easier.
Enough with the negative talk though, let’s get to the actual “Positive Snowballing” section. Here, we completely remove the light off the negative and solely focus on the positives. Bring the light upon every tiny bit of achievement that is sprung. This, rather then overlooking these daily positives only to remember the single negative aspect. So for example. I just had an awesome, health breakfast! I just completed all my homework! I just ran a mile! Now just hearing these, they may not be paramount events, but by realizing how beneficial they are, you start to reel in energy from them and POSITIVE SNOWBALL! Say everyday you eat a healthy breakfast, that is something you should be proud of. Every day you complete your homework or desk work, again something you should be proud of. Instead of letting these daily accomplishments get taken for granted, see the positive light from it and collect that energy! Snowball that positive energy and keep rolling with it! That way when a negative does occur, your positive snowball will just crush right through it! So maybe you had one bad breakfast, no worries you’ve already collected TWENTY days worth of positive energy in your snowball and your going to crush right through it and keep gaining speed! See where I am getting at? By glorifying the positive things you do in your life, you will appreciate what you do more. You will feel better, perform better, and believe more! Just my take on the whole subject. I hope this ramble made SOME sense LOL.
Chest Week 1 Training Weight 255
60% 5 155
70% 5 180
80% 5 205
Shortcut to Size 3×9-11
Flat Bench: 185(11 Reps) 190(11 Reps) 195(11 Reps)
REVERSE GRIP INCLINE DB Presses 35(11) 40(11) 45(11)
Incline DB Flye 25(11)x3
Cable Crossovers (Low to high) 30 Pin (11) 40 Pin (11) 50 Pin (11)
Tricep Pushdowns 120(11) 130(11) 140(11)
1 Arm Cable Overhead Extension 30 Pin (11)x3
Close Grip Bench 135(11) 145(11) 150(11)
Quick note to be made on my bench! I am going to be switching up my routine a bit. Following my 5/3/1 training I will be switching my flat bench to weighted chain flat bench! With the chains, I am obviously going to have to lower the weight but I feel that this stabilizing movement will really help shock and stimulate my chest (fingers crossed).
Give this workout a try if you’d like! Let me know if you have any questions or comments and if don’t forget…WE’RE CHASING THE TOP!