Recently a female soccer player trying to do a pull-up said to me, “I can’t pull myself up at all. Maybe I’m just not meant to do pull-ups.”
Another player overheard her and said it better than I could, “This is going to sound weird, but you just have to think you can.”
Indeed: Follow your heart and your body will catch up.
I could have told her to start with assisted pull-ups and isometric holds, or I could have told her about the importance of strength-to-body weight ratio. But no, this athlete isn’t there yet. First she needs to change her thinking.
After all, thoughts become words, which become actions, which become habits.