MOTIVATION FOR THE OLYMPIC YEAR 2020

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Du machst Gewichtheben? Du siehst gar nicht danach aus.

Selten bekomme ich eine andere Reaktion auf die Frage welchen Sport ich betreibe.
„So ein zartes Mädchen kann doch kein Gewichtheben machen.“
Natürlich bin ich nicht die Breiteste und Größte, aber als zartes Mädchen lasse ich mich nicht gern betiteln.
Viele Menschen denken bei Gewichtheben direkt an kräftige und muskulöse Frauen.

Ohne zu wissen, dass es Gewichtsklassen in dieser Sportart gibt, urteilen sie viel zu schnell über Statur und Körpergewicht.

Mit dem Blog möchte ich Mädels zum Sport motivieren und (die meist schwachsinnigen) Mythen aufklären.
Denn ein weiser, alter Trainer sagte einmal zu mir: Gewichtheben macht sexy.

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FOLGE NANCY AUF INSTAGAM

Du machst Gewichtheben? Du siehst gar nicht danach aus.

Selten bekomme ich eine andere Reaktion auf die Frage welchen Sport ich betreibe.
„So ein zartes Mädchen kann doch kein Gewichtheben machen.“
Natürlich bin ich nicht die Breiteste und Größte, aber als zartes Mädchen lasse ich mich nicht gern betiteln.
Viele Menschen denken bei Gewichtheben direkt an kräftige und muskulöse Frauen.
Ohne zu wissen, dass es Gewichtsklassen in dieser Sportart gibt, urteilen sie viel zu schnell über Statur und Körpergewicht.

Mit dem Blog möchte ich Mädels zum Sport motivieren und (die meist schwachsinnigen) Mythen aufklären.
Denn ein weiser, alter Trainer sagte einmal zu mir: Gewichtheben macht sexy.

The year 2020 has dawned! The leap year brings not only new resolutions, but also the Olympic Summer Games. Countless female and male athletes from different disciplines have been training for years for this unique event. The goal is often not the victory or the best placement, mostly the participation is the greatest thing in a sporting career.

My personal goal is to participate in the Olympic Games 2024 in Paris. For another four years I will try to do everything possible to fulfill my personal dream of the Olympics. Four years will be spent preparing for this one moment, and whether or not it will be enough to participate is still a long time in the stars.

But a possible participation in the Olympic Games is absolutely not the only motivation of an athlete to perform his sport.

There are many bigger drives that can also be transferred to normal life. For example, to rise above oneself or to prove oneself and others that one can go one’s way without much support.

Today I would like to tell you a motivating story of a German female athlete. It is about the German weightlifter Lisa-Marie Schweizer. Besides her way back into the national team, she won my little „weightlifting heart“ with her sympathy, honesty and above all, with her winning. For her, the Olympic dream alone is not everything.

In 2018 Lisa was – surprisingly for her – nominated for the World Championship in Turkmenistan. This had been preceded by a departure from the traditional competitive sports system a few years earlier. Lisa did not expect to be nominated for a very specific reason, as she no longer focused entirely on competitive sports when she began her studies with the police in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Since she did not complete her studies within the sports group, she wanted to devote her full concentration to her studies and therefore trained only „on the side“ (without training and training schedule), three to five times a week on campus. Her training location was a small storage room next to a conventional gym, the equipment was more than minimalistic.

But despite the not really optimal training situation, Lisa soon realized that she could still deliver more than reasonable performances. Now her ambition was awakened and she wanted to prove to herself and all others what is possible with pure motivation and ambition.

Due to her unexpected performance development last year, she fought her way back into the squad and into the national team.

In May, she successfully completed her studies and thus joined the sports promotion group of the Rhineland-Palatinate police force. Now she was able to concentrate fully on sports and especially on the lifestyle of a competitive athlete.

Lisa explained to me that stress was a big problem for her. Due to the irregular meals at that time and the additional stress of her studies, it was often difficult for her to have the right weight on the day of the competition. In order to lose water, she used to get into the hot tub or sauna before each competition, which cost her a lot of energy.

Because of these weight management problems during her studies, she invested more time in the topic of the RIGHT nutrition of an athlete. With a better diet, it is now easier for her to reach the correct body weight on day X and at the same time to achieve the desired performance. Since May 2019 Lisa has also been training frequently at her club AC Mutterstadt and is supported with training plans.

Furthermore I find Lisa’s attitude towards training admirable. She told me: „I like training alone very much to concentrate fully on myself and try out certain things“.
Personally, I need people around me to motivate and push me – even if only the trainer is standing next to me and I can show him what I am capable of.
Lisa believes that at least three miracles have to happen to get an Olympic ticket in her case. I’m curious to see what else is coming up and how her journey and development will continue.

But first I wish her a lot of power for the coming months. If you want to follow Lisa’s journey, follow her on Instagram via the link below.

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