5 Things Tuesday… Optimizing your Training Technique!

April 10, 2012

Mind Fitness

Set yourself up for success each and every time you’re about to start a new training session. Working out is a physical activity, but your mental state has a major impact on your level of exertion, your drive to push harder, and many other aspect that can highly influence your training efficacy, hence your overall results.

5 Tips & Tricks to help you get the Best Out of Your Workouts!

 Center Yourself

Before you begin working out, take some time to mentally prepare for your upcoming session. Listen to upbeat music, get some online motivation or support, and start thinking about training and the whole experience you’re about to undertake.

Do Your Best, sometimes it’s More, other times it might be Less!

You shouldn’t’ always be focusing on beating your personal best or competing with others. Quality is far more important than quantity when it comes to improving your fitness levels. Make sure that you are using proper technique and take a short break if you are losing your good form.

Have a Specific Goal for your Training Session

What is it that you want to accomplish in the next 30 minutes/hour or so? Do you want to focus on each and every muscle you are using while training, do you want to emphasize on your breathing and mental engagement? Set up your intentions before you begin exercising!

Visualization While Training

Imagine yourself already there, whatever your goal might be, picture it done, and sooner than later you will see your vision come to life.

Remove All Distraction & Stay in the Present Moment

 If you have the option, choose to train in a calm and pleasant area, surrounding noise and clutter tends to take your attention off your actual workout. Make your workout the only think going on for that set period of time.

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