“Peer pressure is real. You will turn into the five people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround yourself with people who possess traits that will help you reach those goals. Whether your goals are in weightlifting or something completely different, these concepts hold true.
As a weightlifter you should assess yourself honestly to find your weaknesses. Is your weakness strength? Technique? Diet? Emotional stability? The possibilities are endless, but you have to honestly assess yourself to find the real weakness.
Once you have found your weaknesses, find people who are good at your weaknesses, because guess what? You will absorb their habits. If your friends drink a lot, you will drink a lot. If your friends eat McDonalds a lot, you will eat McDonalds a lot. If your friends stay up late, you will stay up late. If your friends eat healthy, you will eat healthy. If your friends train hard, then you will train hard! You get the idea.
If your weakness is the back squat, surround yourself with people who have strong legs and squat often. Learn from those people and emulate their work ethic in the strength exercises. Find out how their training mentality in the strength exercises differs from yours.” Continued…