Athlete Articles — Alyssa Smith

Hamster Wheel Syndrome

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Hamster Wheel Syndrome

by Alyssa Smith Life today is overwhelmingly busy and always on. We seem to have endless responsibilities to juggle day in and day out- Peddling the daily hamster wheel leaves very little time or energy for anything other than daily tasks that must be completed. This can make you feel stuck in a never ending cycle of constantly repeating the past. Things like creating changes you desire, both personally and professionally, working on new goals and more effective ways to move forward seem almost impossible. If you’re running in the daily hamster wheel it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re moving to...

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Competing for the First Time: Ensuring You Have a Successful Meet

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Competing for the First Time: Ensuring You Have a Successful Meet

by Alyssa Smith When competing for the first time we tend to over analyze and worry about minor things that may negatively impact our performance. When you’re going into your first competition there are a thousand different things going on in your head some of them might sound like this: “I forgot my membership card; what am I going to do?” “I forgot all of my equipment, holy crap!” “That lifter is much stronger than me, what am I doing here?” “Rack Heights? What’s that? Maybe I’m not ready for this.” The list goes on (and yes, I’ve done all...

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10 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Progress

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10 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Progress

by Alyssa Smith Working with clients and working on myself has taught me many valuable lessons. One of those lessons being that there will come a time where your progress will eventually diminish or stall- this can lead to an extreme loss of motivation and can be extremely frustrating. We’ve all been there before and I can tell you I’ve made almost every single one of these mistakes. Here are 10 reasons why you may not be making progress: 1) You’re Impatient (Easy Cowboy) You want results and you want them now. With the amount of work you put into...

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