Saturday, May 9, 2015

Strength training for the MIND !

Sometimes strength training provides benefits far beyond the weight room. The weight room has this amazing benefit that lets you become strong on the outside while pushing yourself mentally as well. I have learned a lot of little life lessons over the course of years weight training that are incorporated into my everyday life. You might be scratching your head thinking what can weight training teach me about life??
WELL....
First off multitasking doesn't work. It doesn't work in fitness and it won't make you more successful in your working environment.
Nobody ever gets anything decent done by focusing on a lot of different things at the same time. The truth is, if you are trying to get in a great workout in while talking to people around you, texting on your phone, changing your music on your iPod and constantly looking around to see if anyone is watching you squat, your mindset is already off track.
Multi-tasking is a lack of discipline when trying to focus on a LARGE task. Instead of thinking about everything that needs to get done, just focus on one thing at a time. If you are in the gym have one thought on my mind....getting in the best workout you can during that time Keep your focus 100% on the task at hand with no distraction.
Strength training builds confidence in and out of the gym. When you are strong, you feel like you can conquer the day. Instead of reading books about how to get confidence or how to become a more confident person, just make it by becoming a better person.
When you are leaner, stronger, fitter, faster and more agile, your confidence naturally goes up because you are a better person. I have found that when I improve a new personal best, my confidence goes through the roof. I know that I am now officially stronger than I was last month and making progress and that's the first step to improvement.
Be Persistence in everything that you do. Remember that even the smallest movement is better than none at all. Small steps are better than no steps. At times I have been guilty of creating a complex plan to achieve a goal, and the plan never got worked because it involved too many variables that I couldn't control.
Instead of setting ridiculously complex plans that are hard follow create action that reaps results. I create easy to follow plans that are simplistic, and effective for my clients and reassure them that it is important to keep going.
My problems are minuscule. When you’ve got a fully loaded barbell on your back, all you are concerned about is getting back upright without letting anything go. When you are pushing beyond your capabilities, your other problems in life just vanish. that is why I use the gym as my outlet. Your workouts are a chance to escape from life and get a new perspective when you return to work, study, your kids, whatever it is you do daily. Often my problems seem to be very easy to solve and a lot less important after a workout. I am unstoppable and can achieve anything !
Physical strength leads to mental and emotional strength. The very nature of having to workout every day or every second day makes you mentally stronger. Creating a powerful new habit is something that most people don’t have the discipline to do. Sure, they might start a new job or buy a new car, but when you make a conscious decision to become stronger and leaner, you are forging a new path for your life. The more often I workout, the tougher my mind becomes. I am a more powerful negotiator, I am more fun and exciting to be around and making other changes to my life is easier. If I want to learn how to do something new I just put my mind to it and do it ! Being strong makes me a stronger person overall.

The benefits of strength training have been incredible for me, however it is only after I have done it for a while that I see these benefits coming into play in my normal daily life. I want you to see the benefits it has when you create a plan and stick to it! See where your life can take you!

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