Dave Tate of EliteFTS came to CrossFit San Diego for a private seminar on January 24, 2009. Dave was a successful competitive powerlifter for over two decades. He trained with Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell Club. His best back squat was 930lbs, bench 610lbs, and deadlift 740lbs. Tate is a powerlifting specialist, and he doesn’t claim to be anything else.
Dave calls any weakness (in training or in life) a sticking point. All sticking points are mental, physical, or technique based. This video focuses on mental sticking points.
The mental issues are the easiest to understand but the hardest to actually change. What is your mental game? How do you deal with obstacles? How do you deal with criticism? People think they're being positive, but if you're not successful already, you can't really be positive.
The best solution, Dave says, is to stay focused and get your job done. If your busy being successful, who has time to worry about what others say about you? You’re too busy to be a troll, and you’re too busy to pay attention to trolls. Success is the best revenge.