Exercise & Lifting Weights Mindset
When you’re exercising and lifting weights, there are many different important factors that will impact on the outcome of your training. There’s the program you pick, there’s your dedication to the training and there’s the amount of time you dedicate to it.
Yet, one of the most important factors of all and something that often gets overlooked, is the importance of your thoughts and mindset about your fitness. There are many reasons why how we think is critical for your training, which we will see now.
Don’t’ Make Your Fitness A Chore
Often you hear people talking about training as though it were a challenge or a chore. They talk about how crucial it is to have the ‘will’ to train and to force yourself out of the bed every day, even when you don’t want to.
They talk about ‘no pain, no gain’ and ‘eye of the tiger’.
And that’s all good and well – drive will certainly help you to get to the workout and commit to your training program. But you know what’s even better?
To actually want to go to the workout. To feel as though any time you’re not training is time wasted, to be itching to get there at every opportunity.
This is how all the most successful athletes feel. This is how Arnold Schwarzenegger describes feeling. This is what gives you unstoppable inspiration/motivation and drive to achieve your health/fitness goals.
If you’re going to reach this point, then that means you need to understand why it is you’re training and what it is that really appeals to you about the idea of working out. That means you need a vision and a goal, and you need to be able to feel completely inspired/motivated by that ideal.
Lifting More - Find Your WHY
This same drive and determination is also what’s going to make your actual workouts all the more effective. That’s because you’ll be able to dig deep to find that part of you that’s capable of lifting more, running further and achieving all that you want out of your training.
And to do this, you need to once again be able to tap into the reason for your training and to remember why it’s worth so much to you. My WHY has kept me at my training now consistently for over 20 years. MY WHY has kept me on track to see huge improvements to my health and fitness. At 60-years old I am in better health and better shape today than when I was in my teens. My WHY has created a health and fitness career that has lasted over 20 years now and still as passionate today as when I started. It really does start with your vision and your WHY.
This isn’t just a pep talk: it changes the entire way your central nervous system works. When something really matters to you, your body will do more… and all these things will combine together in order to give you more focus and more drive when you’re training.
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