So, you’re bored with your routine or even better, you’ve hit your plateau. Everything on your body seems to be staying the same even though you’re getting in your exercise and eating well. We’ve all been there. Its time to bust down this stupid wall.
When I’m coaching people through a workout, it really ticks me off to see them giving minimal effort. Yeah, they are there doing the workout, that counts for something, but they are keeping it in a safe zone. The zone where comfort just starts meeting discomfort, and then its time for a break. I want to scream “what the heck are you here for!?” They obviously made the effort to get dressed and drive their selves in , but why not give it 110%? These are usually the people who want these magical results because they claim to be putting in the effort. There is so much more to it than “getting in” your workout.
If you want the secret to breaking through that plateau, I will give it to you!
ITS ALL MENTAL!
When you are working out what is your inner-dialogue? is it “this sucks so bad, i think i want to quit, i think i’m gonna barf, i need to have a breather, a lot of breathers (or my favorite) it hurts too bad?” It could be one or all of these excuses that’s holding you back.
When I go to get my workout on I become a different person. I get myself mentally worked up before I start. I am so competitive I would work myself until I passed out just to beat someone else. Now, if you say that you’re just not a competitive person, that may be true, but I think that being competitive can be learned.
You need to re-train your brain during your workouts. Instead of taking a bunch of breaks when you’re winded, go all out until your muscles give out. News flash! Your muscles are SUPPOSED to hurt while your working out. that means you’re doing it right. You need to find a way to face that pain. To attack it head on. You only have a limited amount of time to get your workout in. Every second needs to count for something. In my opinion its not a good workout unless I’m on the verge of throwing up afterward. If I have that feeling, I am totally satisfied.
So here’s the challenge to you all. Find a way to bust out of that comfort zone. Add 10lbs to your bar during your work out. Go faster in your sprints. Push yourself through that threshold. Remember pain and struggle will bring better results. Become mentally tough and you can have everything you will ever want in life. Including a rockin’ bod.