Mental Lifting Tricks
We all do it at times; we lose mental focus while training. Even the most seasoned lifters sometimes find their minds wandering or realize they’re just going through the motions in the gym. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that by really concentrating on the act of lifting they could be getting much better results with the same amount of effort.
So, after much research and in speaking with people, I’ve come up with a list of some great mental tricks to help you get the most out of your workout and help you to squeeze out those last few reps that really count.
Imagine every set is a cinch.
Convince yourself that every set you do is the easiest. For example, if you have three sets of a heavy-loaded bar, think to yourself: "The first set is the easiest because I'm fresh. The second set is the easiest because I'm warmed up. The third set is the easiest because I'm done right after it” And there you go, you pounded out 3 sets so easily, maybe do a forth cuz you’ve got a little juice left!
Talk to yourself.
Self-doubt can cripple your potential. So change the thought process around to a more positive self-pep talk, like “I got this” or “The pump feel so good” And I use the term “positive-pep talk” loosely, because for Kosta and I, we tend to go the more aggressive, curse-laden route.... which brings me to my next point .....
Let the F-bombs fly.