Every writer is always making suggestions about how
to lift and what to eat. But in life there is so much
more than just eating a lean cut steak and lifting a
bar. These are only principles to abide by.
Everything you do should be revolved around one
concept. And you have probably heard this saying
before. Out of one to ten you need to step up to be
an eleven. This means you have to exceed your own
expectations. This just doesn't mean lifting weights
to do more than you expect its more than that. The
total attitude in life. Like to wear your seat belt
even to throwing a piece of trash in the trash can
some one else dropped. There is many ways to be an
eleven to change your life completely. If you follow
this way of life there will be better gains physically
and mentally and socially.
To Be An 11 Socially
Your probably thinking why is this involved with
bodybuilding at all. But it will make sense. To be
an eleven socially you have to do several things.
Never swear when your talking to someone. Hang out
with people that have a positive influence on you.
And believe in the same way of life you do.
"Surround yourself with people who care about you, set
high goals and live your dream. Work hard. Be your
own person and strive to do what's right. Don't' be
influenced easily by things that won't help you. Be
aware of what will help you and hurt you. Avoid what
will hurt you."
An eleven socially Corey Moore, Virginia Tech, 1999
Lombardi Trophy winner.
You are not going to be cool if you do drugs or
alcohol, even if your friends do it you will be a zero.
Don't be around people who give you a hard case of
peer pressure which runs with alcohol, drugs and other
Fact about drinking socially as a teenager. As a
percentage teens who start drinking before they are
old enough to drive have a 40% chance of being an
alcoholic later in life.
More Hard Facts
One study found that teens who smoked are four times
more likely to become depressed later in life.
In conclusion 11's are respectful of others, helpful,
humble. To be an 11 you need to have integrity.
To Be An 11 In The Weight Room
Most importantly is you're not going to be an
eleven taking steroids. Remember steroids are for
cheaters. This is not more important than your life
to be big. Hopefully not. When you're in the weight
room, no one is not important enough no matter what
their strength. If you lift with someone you don't
think is important or not strong or you don't talk to
them you will boost your social to 11 and be a
leader. If you train harder than any one else in the
weight room you will be become a champ someday no matter what in the weight room.
Here is the concept. If you're smaller than someone
else in the weight room if you work harder than them
you are getting closer to there strength and someday
you will meet them and pass them. This relates to
mental toughness too. But here are some more stats.
If everyone is a ten and you are an eleven you are
stronger than them even if you literally aren't. You
can beat 40% of your competition threw hard work. You
can beat another 10% from the competition that will
bring the best out of you.
11's Set Goals And Are Strong Mentally
First list the obstacles that you must overcome in
order to achieve.
Then be convinced you can reach your goal.
Image your self reach your goal thoroughly day by day.
List all the benefits from your goal it will help you
and others with your goal.
All this will create a desire to achieve your goal.
If it's to get bigger than your friend, bench more.
Or start on varsity football team it's all your dream
to decide what your going to do. With goals you can
There are people that won't believe in you and say you
are crazy. These people you need to ignore or get out
of your life if they aren't your friends etc. These
people are only jealous because they can't do it or
want to try. When I broke my world record in bench
press I had people not believe me and said I was full
of it. When I had my proof they was quiet but my
dad's brother then said he was stronger than me at my
age. Who hasn't lifted anything but a TV remote from
what I've heard. So even if you achieve you will
still have people ridicule you.
Be An 11 Foods
Eleven's need to eat healthy and get plenty of sleep
about 7-to-8 hours a night.
Here are five foods you shouldn't have soda, french
fries, potato chips, pastries and candies.
Here's some foods you should have. Water should be
your main choice to drink. Eat fish and chicken. Eat
vegetables and salads. Choose natural foods over
To face adversity some people ask when adversity knocks on there door
Why does this happen to me, or why do I have to suffer
this now. Or what have I done to to cause this. Will
not lead into the right direction. Instead shake it
off and step up. Instead of looking at adversity as
in why is this happening why don't you think of this.
What am I to change? What am I to learn from this.
This is another concept of positive mentality.
You might face all this in the weight room you just
need to remember things don't happen if you don't
If you follow this you will be on your way to a
healthier more happy way of life.
In my life I know of one true example of an eleven. He
is my football coach and wrestling coach. He is
always a positive influence on me and everyone even
the eighth graders coming in. He has the attitude to
keep us with respect and not to be rambunctious.
Socially he changed our wrestling team to make us feel
like a family. Everyone cared about each other. He
also helped us see that we need to put our dreams
together and that nobody's dream is wrong for the
It made us 2nd in the state this season.
Mentally he prepares us to our goals with a program
were we have to beat our old records on our last lift.
For everyone he looks after as they are his son. Now
I know a coach usually isn't an eleven but he has
reshaped our team with the power of being an 11.
He even introduced us to the concept of being an
eleven. I even accidentally broke his nose playing
basketball and instead of being mad he was an 11
and kept his cool. I hope he's forgotten about that
though. This man is my coach the true example of a
real life 11. Clay Lloyd.
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