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Busting Through Psychological Barriers

We all have them to a certain extent. Whether it’s reaching a scale weight of 200 lbs., bench pressing 300 lbs., or maybe even becoming satisfied with your physique gains without pushing yourself hard enough to get to the next level, psychological barriers can keep you from building the physique and strength you desire.

As a T-man, I’m sure you’ve had to overcome a few. What are your tips for breaking through these barriers and/or tips for mental training in general?

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[quote]carter12 wrote:

As a T-man, I’m sure you’ve had to overcome a few. What are your tips for breaking through these barriers and/or tips for mental training in general? [/quote]

If you haven’t already, see my articles below. A search should pull them up:

The Psychology of Big, Part I

The Psychology of Big, Part II

Mental Muscle

You may also want to read the recent article called “The Secret Weapon” which is an interview with a sports psychologist.

Hope that helps.