My code for the athlete
An athlete doesn't make Excuses.
An athlete works hard, so hard that it is often a frightening site to the average person.
An athlete has certain ?core value? training concepts but always keeps an open mind.
An athlete never stops learning.
An athlete is a well rounded person.
An athlete is incredibly serious about strength training but not so much that it interferes with any other aspect of his (or her) life.
An athlete can get strong using barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, rocks, logs, sand bags, barrels, sledge hammers, bodyweight and yes
even machines (It isn?t the implement, it?s the attitude.)
An athlete pays attention to the details that most people ignore - grip work, neck development, flexibility work , strong abdominals and getting in ?combat? shape - all things that many modern trainees
fail to see the point of.
An athlete takes reasonability for his (or her) own actions and development, whether they succeed or fail
An athlete is as dedicated as they come but also has the commonsense to know when to push and when to back off.
An athlete is someone to look-up too.
An athlete doesn?t make things any more complex than they have to be.
An athlete doesn?t spend more time talking than training.
An athlete always helps other (in need of help).
An athlete leaves his (or her) ego at the door.
An athlete does everything with the best form possible (it doesnt matter how much you can do if your cheating).
And most of all, an athlete doesn?t ?quit on the field.? Many sins are forgivable?that one isn?t.
- If you fail to meet any of these standards you shouldnt be considered an athlete.
Am i missing anything guys? This also should applie to Bodybuilders and Strongmen and Powerlifters or anyone that has a goal...