At the beginning of each month, we will feature a post written by Coach Jared. These posts will reflect on topics such as recovery, nutrition, mindset, and other aspects of training that may be overlooked. If you have specific things you’d like to learn more about, let us know.
May’s post is about what to think about during your workout:
When working out our mind can help us push through the task or completely derail it. Keeping it simple and having “front sight focus” has helped me tremendously. Having “front sight focus” simply means focus on what is the direct task in front of you. No multitasking! Take it one rep at a time and focus on getting through the task at hand. If it’s a workout with multiple movements focus on the one you currently are on. “Though it is possible for your brain to handle multiple processing sequences, such as chewing gum and rubbing your belly, you can only truly focus on one thing at a time.”
Excerpt From: Divine, Mark. “The Way of the Seal.”
Now that excerpt is broad, I encourage you to try it in your everyday life, but I feel that message can really help everyone get through any workout. So next time you’re about to start a WOD, clear your mind, keep it simple, and focus on the task in front of you. During the workout keep your thinking simple and positive. Try having a mantra you can say to yourself. Mine is “one more rep, just do one more rep” I think and say that mantra to myself no matter what rep I’m on. It helps me focus on the task I’m doing and keep moving. I encourage you to use this mantra or create one of your own to help you get through any workout.
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