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Bad thoughts during heavy squats
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RE: Bad thoughts during heavy squats
(09-13-2016 12:19 PM)RexImperator Wrote:  I think it's the same for runners and endurance athletes. Their body will tell them to stop but they have trained themselves to ignore it.

Visualization goes a long way. Tell yourself in advance exactly what specific emotions or negative self-talk you are likely to experience and in what situations. Plan how you are going to respond. Think of it as a checklist you go through beforehand so that you are mentally prepared for what's going to come at you. This is all part of your training. When you experience those negative thoughts, just acknowledge them (here they are, right on schedule, perfect), recognize that the desire to quit means you are challenging yourself (a good thing), then go about executing your plan. Also, remember that you have experienced these negative thoughts before and they turned out to be a false alarm. Don't give them importance.

This kind of mental training is really helpful for racing, dieting or pushing yourself in general.
(This post was last modified: 09-21-2016 02:55 PM by ElFlaco.)
09-21-2016 02:52 PM
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