Tuesday 130507

Shoulder Press 2-2-2-2-2
Then every minute on the minute for 7 minutes
2 Shoulder press @ 70%
plus
As many double unders as you can with the remaining minute

Molly working hard during a hang power clean workout.

We’ve talked about this previously but I felt like it’s something that we need to address often.  How often do you think to yourself right before you hear 3.2.1…go “boy this is gonna suck.”?  I know I’m guilty of it.  I get pissed when during a heavy day I miss lifting a weight I know I should be able to.  Maybe I’m having a bad day or I’m simply not 100%.  Whatever the reason I just didn’t perform up to the standards I had in my mind.  I can sometimes let that feeling stay with me for longer than it should.  I need to have more positive  mental thoughts pre-workout.  

In an article I read recently the author talked about challenging negative thoughts by breaking the negative thought down into steps.

  1. Recognize that you are having a negative thought or pattern of negative thoughts.
  2. Say “Stop!” In your head (or out loud if it feels socially appropriate).
  3. Challenge the thought by probing it with questions. Ask yourself, “What evidence do I have to support this thought?” Odds are, you’ll notice that the evidence isn’t strong.

The process is simply enough, right?  Instead of thinking about how bad a workout is going to hurt, think about how good you’re going to feel once you’ve finished.  Think about the feeling you get after accomplishing something that very few people could accomplish.  This is the type of positive self talk that keeps you coming back and making your better and better each day.

 

Comments

  1. rob bell :

    excellent tip!
    here’s another technique I’ve found for negative thoughts – the revers-o
    when you catch yourself in negative thought, reverse it to a positive statement. So instead of “this is gonna suck” think “this is gonna be great”
    Then come up with 3 reasons why that positive statement is true.
    Keep repeating the positive and its reasons as necessary.

    Master your mind or it will master you…

  2. slaughter :

    boss style!!

  3. Molly looking beautifully strong !

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