CT Fletcher Advice to Powerlifters
No idea who CT Fletcher is? He’s the real deal when it comes to heavy weight lifting and power lifting.
While he no longer competes for powerlifting at a worldwide level, he holds six world titles in the powerlifting category and now has dominated the bodybuilding scene as well.
Despite what internet haters think, he didn’t achieve his results from drugs, info products, any surgery or wizard voodoo; it was all from hard work and dedication.
If there’s a man who can offer solid advice on raising your mentality and improving your performance at a power lifting event, it’s CT Fletcher
“You all look like sheep to me!” – CT Fletcher
The first step when you enter a room is to raise the level of mentality you have.
If you walk into a room thinking,“Oh man, these guys are huge, there’s no way I’ll be able to compete with them,” then you’re setting yourself up for failure.
The idea behind this mentality stroking is to make yourself believe that you are the man, and you are the boss of the room.
Everyone was waiting for you to arrive.
He goes on and on about making yourself believe that you are the King Alpha of the room in a powerlifting video he put out, but the summary is simple:
If you can make yourself believe that you’re better than all the people already in that room and that you are the alpha of the room, you will improve your performance.
It’s a psychological factor that when you’re intimidated by the people around you, your performance dwindles.
When you’re not intimidated, and you believe everyone is looking up to you, you’re pressured to perform better, and your results will show it.
“Your body can never be stronger than your mind” – CT Fletcher
Truth be told, behind any great body is a great mind. With any workout, you need the mental strength and capacity to harness such results.
The psyche behind a great workout and competition is what wins it for a lot of people.
Everyone at a power lifting event is strong; it’s kind of why they’re there in the first place.
However, who wants to win more? Who is more excited and more psyched mentally to dominate everyone there?
You Only Get One Shot
When you power lift, you only get one shot at a competition.
You don’t get any do-overs; you don’t get to do it again if you don’t perform as well as you want to, which is why you have to make sure you’re prepared to step up to the plate when you get up there.
When you think about powerlifting and life, you only get one shot, so why would you want to half-ass it?
When you step up to the plate, you want to be mentally prepared.
You are ALREADY physically prepared, but if you’re not mentally prepared, you will fail. One of the best things to remember is that you can’t fail until you give up completely.