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Michael Jin

Enjoy the Process: Words of Wisdom from the Junior Bench National Champion

“Its not even just about competing anymore, its about being around a community of people who are like minded”

Show Notes

Michael Jin is an athlete, coach, and all around good person.  He grew up in Dallas, Texas, the son of Korean immigrants, and studied exercise science and is now pursuing a Masters degree in Sports administration.  Michael is also the Jr. Bench National Champion for 2018, and secured a spot on the USA Junior World Team going to Tokyo.  Instagram: @deku.83kg

– Transition to becoming a calm / intrinsic lifter
“I ground myself with the idea “I’ve worked hard, I’ve put in the hours”
– you start getting better at blocking that voice in your head that says ‘you’re going to mess up’
– handling competition: I minored in psychology and philosophy, which helped me get better at reading myself as a person
– i use music not to tap into, but to tune everything else out, so i can go into my cave inside my head
– using anime for focus and hype
– “its not even just about competing anymore, its about being around a community of people who are like minded”
– that part of training for pr’s is so rare, that it switched to being more process oriented for me, focusing on the little wins and made training for me much more meaningful
– longevity is what it is about if you want to be a successful powerlifter, see the big picture. if this is truly a sport that you care about and plan to be in for a long time,
– overall being an athlete really taught me time management, and to be able to prioritize different things, made me more mindful how to juggle things so I’m not successful at only one thing in my life (16:00)
– finding balance and prioritizing winning versus spreading that priority to other meaningful things
– its really hard to be in tune with those hobbies that you used to have easy access to, so if i had an extra couple of hours i would play more music, watch some more shows 
– the more you get into the sport, to realize it takes more than one person to build a successful lifter
– coaching and training philosophy: technique is first.. leave your ego at the door. enjoy and trust the process

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Enjoy the Process: Words of Wisdom from the Junior Bench National Champion

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