We do not look down.
There is nothing at our feet that will make us stronger.
There is a reason why when we are squatting we look up and lead with our head.
We find a spot in front of us, just above eye height and we focus on that.
This spot become our anchor.
We set up strong and take 1-2 steps back.
Tuck your elbows in. Grip the bar. Tighten your arse. Cock your neck back. Deep breath through the belly. Stable core. Eyes on the anchor.
When there is a weight on your shoulder your attitude will make or break you.
There is a reason why, when we are at the bottom of the hole, that we look up….
Because that is where we need to end up.
With every ounce of strength we remain focused on our anchor.
We focus our efforts on where we need to end up.
Drive the knees out. Rip the ground a part with our feet. Big chest. Head up.
We focus our efforts on where we need to end up. And we stand up.
Or we stare at the ground. At a place that will not serve us, help us or empower us.
When there is a weight on your back there is only one place you should be looking and that is up. Find your anchor and work towards it.
Do not look down. There is nothing there for you.
The same can be said for life.
Always keep your head up.