How To Mentally Prepare For Your Insane Fitness Training
Insane fitness training takes a lot more mental focus than anything the average person will ever experience.
Most people that go out for a run, go to the gym, go for a bike ride or do a cross fit session don’t really have to think about it that much. They’re not going to be pushing themselves to the upper limits of their genetic potential and they don’t even want to try.
But, that’s where you’re different.
You want to see what you’re made of, you want to achieve a personal best record every time you train. You’re looking to be the very best version of yourself you can possibly be. You’re ready to do what others won’t, to go beyond where their fear makes them stop.
You don’t just want to be fit, you want to be insanely fit. We know, we get it. We know it’s just as much a part of you as breathing, because we’re the same way.
To get ready for such a monumental training effort takes a certain mental focus that goes way beyond what most people will ever experience even once, and you do it all the time.
You know that if you’re properly prepared mentally that your body can and will do it. You also know that if you’re not where you need to be with your mind that your body won’t cooperate.
There is an old saying that goes: “It’s mind over matter, and if you don’t mind, it don’t matter”.
We will talk about the unique special power that quotes have below. They are more powerful than you might think.
Below are the things that work really well to put you in the mental state of a true champion. One that is prepared to endure anything.
Put them into practice and watch how they work in both your training and your life.
Amazing Mental Preparation Techniques That Work.
You can do these things every day to become a more mentally fit version of yourself. Or, you can do them just prior to training to put you into that mental focus place that can help propel your training to a higher level.
- Meditation: Start your mental session with 5 to 7 minutes of meditation. Do your utmost to clear your mind of all thoughts. You must even clear it of the thought that you’re not supposed to be thinking anything.
At first if you can achieve 30 seconds with no thoughts whatsoever you’re doing great. Do as many 30 second pieces as you can in 5-7 minutes and as time goes by you’ll get better and better at it.
- Visualization: Next, visualize yourself performing your training to perfection. See yourself breaking your personal best records. Do this for 2 minutes.
Really believe you’re doing it, see yourself doing it and repeat that vision over and over for 2 minutes.
- Quotes: Before you do your mental training session getting ready for your insane fitness training amass as many quotes as you can find that you really like.
These should ideally be quotes that motivate and inspire you. They should not be the quotes that just inspire other people, but choose the ones that inspire you!
Keep going until you have a list of at least 30. They can be plain text or words along with an image. You can Google motivational quotes to find tons of them.
Each time after your meditation and visualization read 3 quotes 3 times each. This will only take about a minute or two, but is very powerful.
Did you know that motivational quotes are searched for up to 10 million times in Google alone each month.
There is a very good reason for that, they help people, they know it helps and they come back for more.
Pick 3 different quotes each day until you’ve read them all, then start over or add more quotes.
- Say Thank You!
I want you to take a very short test right now.
I want you to clear your mind, then think of something or someone you truly feel thankful for having in your life. Then, while holding that in your mind, with a big smile on your face I want you to say thank you 10 times out loud and truly mean it.
Do that right now and you’ll see that it completely changes your mindset. It’s nearly impossible to be negative after saying thank you 10 times while holding something you’re thankful for in your mind.
If you want to have it apply directly to your training then say something that you feel to be 100% true that’s along the lines of: Thank you for giving me such an amazing body that can endure what I’m about to accomplish!
Say that sentence or one that feels right to you ten times out loud while feeling it, smiling and meaning it.
Do that and watch how it affects your mental attitude for the good.
Do These Things Before Training or do them every day of your life. If you’re doing them daily then adapt your thank you statements to what you’re thankful for in life and what you’re thankful for before training.
The impact they will have on your training and your life are amazing.