Mark is there a way of mentally preparing yourself before a workout to get the most out of it? I find it really hard to focus sometimes and lose my motivation to push..?
Well that’s actually a pretty difficult question to answer, as it’s kind of different for everybody I guess.
Some athletes use self-talk. Like: “You think I can’t do this? Oh yeah?! WATCH ME!!” And then they hit it with all they got. Some use power phrases like “HOOYAH!” and affirmations like: “Looking Good, Feeling Good, Oughta be in Hollywood!”, etc.
Others might imagine beating their competitors, or even being in a fight for their life. One thing is for sure: adrenalin DOES make you stronger!!
But I think generally speaking visualization works best. You can go through the techniques or exercises in your mind, in exact detail. I do that in Judo and it works well. Many elite athletes use visualization in one form or another.
You might write down the workout before you go to the gym and visualize yourself completing the reps and sets with your target weights, always improving.
Remember the reason for your training, why did you start?
Even that particular session, WHY are you doing it? To become faster on the pitch? Or is it fat burning? Develop power? Build lean mass? Your ultimate reason for doing that workout on that day.
I think if you try these, they’ll help.
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