- HAVE A POSITIVE MIND SET
Walking into the gym with a positive mindset is going to allow you to PUSH yourself even when you get tired. When you get tired this is so good..it means you shouldn’t stop.
Am I crazy? NO! really you should. not. stop. Instead you should honestly 10000% KEEP GOING. Tiredness means you are targeting what you want to target.. you think you are tired but you really aren’t it’s all a mental game, your brain is playing you. Let me tell you now your body is capable of stepping it up a level and doing much much more..believe and achieve ;). A positive mind will allow you to crush down through this MENTAL BRICK WALL and to positively push past it allowing you to reach your full potential. When you feel unbearable pain then ok ok fine it’s cool this is when you can and should stop.
- STAY HYDRATED
Bring LOTS of water to the gym! You need to stay hydrated throughout your workout..you are going to be burning calories and sweating a lot which can cause you to feel light headed..please don’t pass out (I’ve done this before..not fun!). I’m taking a 2 litre bottle of water to the gym because I feel like it’s better to be over stocked.
- HAVE A PLAN
I cannot stress enough how having a PLAN before you even get to the gym is SO important. You can’t just roll up at the gym with a mindset like ‘oh maybe I’ll do a full body workout today or oh maybe I will do some arms’. What the hell do you even mean by this? Do you even know?
That ‘maybe’ indicates that you don’t really know what your goals are..big mistake..you will be more likely to take breaks to think about what you actually want to achieve and you will slack on your workout. This can make you lose that desirable focus and it will not allow you to PUSH YOUR BODY to its FULL POTENTIAL
SO.. have your plan READY and do you some resistance band warm ups or step on a treadmill to review your plan and mentally prepare yourself for the challenging workout you are about to kill.
- MIND TO MUSCLE CONNECTION
Think- which muscle is on demand? Movements are controlled by the brain. You need to be able to visualize the target muscle, feel the muscle throughout each repetition as this will get you better results.
- JUST DO YOU
Literally just zone out of the world around you. If you’ve experienced negativity e.g. relationship problems, family arguments, stressed about school work or work/life balance…leave that outside of the gym.. mute it all out for now and twist your mind into a positive motivational weapon..revisit life sh*t later ok? This is your time now. Focus on your goals, the way you are performing movements and pushing yourself when you feel tired. There will be times when people might stare at you but you have to block it all out ..it’s just you and the gym. Look, at the end of the day it is about reaching your goals and having no regrets..so tell me what’s it going to be? You know the answer.
- SPOTIFY BABES
Music is the magic which makes your workout feel more alive..to me music is kind of like a pre workout it gives me a motivational buzz. I love being able to pick my own music rather than listen to the gym track which can get repetitive and boring (no offence). So make sure you have your headphones packed bruh!
Now… GET OUT OF HERE and SMASH your workout to pieces.. do it for you and only you xox