Body and mind as one
As you think, you shall become - Bruce Lee -
If I had £1 for every time I have been in a gym and seen someone walking around aimlessly from machine to machine, or staring at a TV whilst going through the motions on some cardio machine I would be a very wealthy man!
The reasons almost everyone quits their gym membership within six months and fail to get the results they expected is simply a lack of goal setting , structure and mental commitment. Without the passion to achieve a goal it is very hard to get success.
Luckily as endurance athletes you have goals and passion. Completing a race, a new PB, AG qualification and getting to Kona. With these goals most of you will have the passion to work bloody hard towards achieving them.
The key when doing any form of exercise or training session is staying in the moment and focusing 100% on what you are doing and want to achieve. Take you phone with you into the gym only to play music or the latest podcast and to follow your training plan on TrueCoach. Do not be distracted by any other app, phone call or text. Definitely don’t go on Snapchat, check your emails or Instagram!
Study your workout before you start. If you are uncertain of any exercise or reason for doing it watch the attached video and if you still have questions message your trainer. Visualise what you are going to do and how it is going to feel whilst doing it. Be passionate about the workout and concentrate on each rep, connect your mind to your body. Understand what you are doing, why you are doing it and how your body is reacting. The moment you switch off mentally you are limiting the results you can get and also increasing the risk of injury due to poor form.
Be present for every rep of every workout and you will be on the right path to achieving your race goals.
The Body Is Very Important, But The Mind Is MORE Important Than The Body...”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger -