You’ll be putting your body through a lot when you train for physical sports. The stretching, the strength training, the speed training, and the endurance training will all leave you a better athlete but also put your body to the test. But it’s not just your body that will be pushed to its limits – your mind will as well. For most people, it’s not their body that they need to conquer anyway when trying to get in shape – it’s their mind.
Your mindset will have a lot more to do with your success getting in shape than many people realize, but here at Core 1 Inc. we’ve seen firsthand just what kind of influence it has on performance. There are a few ways it has a negative impact, but primarily there are two:
• It tells you ‘I can’t’, trying to convince you that you can’t continue your training • It demotivates, thinking of all the things you’d rather be doing and keeping you from even showing up for training.
So how do you fight back and keep the right mindset? It’s really a matter of discipline and willpower, and as such you’ll need to work on improving your mindset every day. To start with, keep focused on your goals and where they’ll take you. For instance, you may want to reduce your sprint time by one second. Once you do, you’ll be the fastest on the team and thus be able to provide better results for your team during the next game. By staying focused on the end result instead of on the journey to it, you’ll help yourself keep motivated.
When you’re working out on your own, you’re answering to yourself and no one else. But when you’re getting in shape with a trainer, you will be less likely to ignore your workout. You won’t want to let them down, or let them see that you ‘can’t’. It adds an extra level of motivation to your efforts and keeps you focused on what you’re doing in a big way.
If you’re ready to boost your performance in whatever sport you participate in, you’ll need to train your body and your mind. We can help. Contact us today to find out more about how we can give you the big training results you need to thrive in your sport.