I don’t “think” when I deadlift. practice it enough and all the components become second nature sort of like a baseball player taking a swing or a boxer getting his hips into a left hook. Once you get to maximal weights “thinking through” those steps robs you of precious moments in what is very much an explosive lift…one deadlifters opinion.
I fully agree with this.
It seems that those times I “don’t think” are the time I set new PR’s and those times that I do think are times I fail in PR’s.
“Too many mind. Mind the weight, mind those watching, mind the super hot girls watching…”
good point. I agree–for most advanced or at least somewhat experienced lifters this is true. Also no coincidence that their form is solid. (Same thing as a rookie baseball player vs a pro, the pro just does it, good form from muscle memory)
For motivational purposes I like to think…
“F***! Grab this bar and rip it off the ground, NOW, Sally!”