Blind Powerlifter Pekx Nanai | Living Life PowerfullyPosted: June 3, 2013 | |
“Actions speak louder than words; don’t think, just do.”
The weight doesn’t change
“In the game of powerlifting,” he says, “there is a point where your mental strength kicks in. When I think too much before I do a lift, it throws off my technique.”
What Pekx has come to understand is that thinking won’t make a difference. The weight of the bar is going to be the same whether he worries about it or not. The challenge isn’t the weight itself; it’s the act of getting up and doing it despite what’s going on in his head.
Next up – Moscow, Russia
Pekx will be competing in his first Open World Championship next month in Moscow Russia against sighted competitors. Will the voice in his head be there? Probably. Just like yours doesn’t go away. What Pekx has developed is the ability to put the thoughts aside and go for it. So far, that’s served him pretty well.
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Whatever it is, take it from Pekx: “ Get off your butt, don’t worry about how heavy it is. Don’t think; just get it done.”