19 August 2014
P.M.A.: Positive Mental Attitude.
Staying positive is the foundation of mental toughness. This sounds easier than it is; staying positive takes practice, just like with any physical movement we do here. A good way to keep your thoughts where they should be is with positive visualization. Visualize over and over again how you want your workout to go. Inevitably some negative thoughts will sneak their ways into your thought bliss, but you have to practice blocking them out. If a negative thought does sneak in, and you start thinking about what could go wrong, the best way to deal with that is to immediately visualize a plan on how you would cope with that problem. By doing this, you'll be ready for anything and you'll know that you can handle the workout with ease.
Staying positive in the moment is also something to work out. If you're not performing as well as you'd hoped and you're starting to get frustrated, think of all the things that are going RIGHT. Take a few breaths and relax (especially your face; relaxing your face when you start to get frustrated will help to relax the rest of your body). Think about what you can do from that point on to turn around the workout and make it better.
The moral of the story here is to train your brain. Thinking positive will allow you to train for success, and negative thoughts will only hinder that success.
7 rounds for time:
3 front squat (125/185)
7 STRICT ring dips
"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Posted on Mon, August 18, 2014