Are you struggling with motivation in life or even just in exercise? Julia Ryan is here to share how she keeps her passion in the midst of pain and transitions.
Julia Ryan is national champion and coach in Olympic weightlifting, a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, and a devoted dog mom. Julia has been weightlifting since 2013, and in that time she has amassed some impressive achievements, including gold and silver finishes in the past three years at the provincial championships, and most recently her first gold medal at Nationals 2018.
Julia also likes to share her passion and knowledge for weightlifting by coaching athletes of all ages and levels. When she's not lifting, Julia is working on her research dissertation on ADHD and completing her predoctoral internship at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, where she helps assess and treat students with a range of mental health concerns.
In this episode, you will learn how to pick the right exercises for your body, how to lift for your best health, and how to develop a positive mindset. Listen to start taking your negativity and turning it into motivation.
1:56 - The 3 main components of Julia’s life that keep her busy and push her boundaries
4:07 - How Julia got into the sport of Olympic Weight Lifting and why feeling strong just feels good
7:51 - Are you afraid of getting bulky? Julia explains why you don’t need to worry and how you just need to change your mindset to get the body you want
12:21 - You may be fighting against your body unnecessarily. How you should adjust your exercise to your body type
14:12 - How do you lift when you’re not competing? 3 keys to maintaining your health without going beyond what’s necessary
18:00 - The #1 way to build your mind while you’re building your muscle. You’ll find lifting way more satisfying when you apply this rule
22:12 - Where to find more resources on how you can overcome the obstacles in front of you and use transitions for progress
23:35 - If you’re struggling, reach out to other people. Where to find the support group you already have all around you
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