Saturday, February 11, 2012

What Do You See?

Do you see the desired results of your training in your mind? Do you have a clear mental picture of what you are working for, or fighting for? It is similar to having a goal, but it is also different. A goal is needed to get where you want to go, but so is a vision. Without a mental picture of what you want to attain, it could be hard to reach your goal. 

You might have a goal to lose 30 pounds. If you have 30 pounds to lose, that could be a reasonable goal. But if you can't see in your mind what you will look like when you lose 30 pounds, it will be more difficult to reach that goal. If you can visualize yourself 30 pounds lighter, if you can experience in your mind what it will feel like to put on jeans that are 4 inches smaller in the waist, you can fight for that vision. The vision is the destination. The goal is the idea, the plan, the decision. The vision is what fuels you to cary out the goal. The vision brings the goal to reality. 

Same thing with a max effort lift. Do you want to press half your body weight in one hand? Can you see yourself doing it? You really need to visualize that before you pick the weight up. It helps, neurologically and it also increases your self-belief. 

And that is the point: vision creates belief. What you picture in your mind is what you believe. If you have a goal of losing 30 pounds, but you only see yourself as "plump", then you will stay plump. Visualize your goals, increase your self-belief.

Create your vision. Create your destination. 

Training today was good. It was just a "distance covering" day.

Dragged a 160 pound sled 80 yards x 6 times
Farmers Walks w/ 144 pounds for 80 yards x 4 times
Suitcase Carries w/ 72 pounds for 80 yards each hand x 2 times

Ran 2 miles - I had to visualize this one first!

Hope you have a great weekend!


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