It’s time to meet Jessica Lucero. For those of you who might be less familiar, Jessica is the reigning National ChampionWeightlifter in the 58-kilo category and also the American record-holder in the snatch in her weight group. She has over a decade ofexperience under her belt in the world of weightlifting and hasshown tremendous progress in her career in the last two years alonewhich may very well propel her into claiming a spot in the women’sNational Olympic Team. In this episode we get to hear what it’s like being in the trenches; from working with sports psychologists, to how bacon and pancakes can be your missing ingredient for setting PR’s, and a very interesting tool called Sports ImageryTraining.
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Topics of discussion:
[3:30] Being yourself will always work better than trying to be like your idols
[6:23] Avoiding negativity
[9:00] How focusing too much on others can actually hurt you
[13:15] How Jessica went from missing all her lifts in 2014 to setting the new American snatch record
[15:49] Finding motivation in weightlifting
[29:02] Sports Imagery Training – Do’s & Don't
[35:30] Diet/ Nutrition
[45:08] Role models & other weightlifters
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