Goal setting and the MENTAL GAME!
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Last week I went for 3 new PRs in the gym. Squat, Bench, Deadlift. I got my squat goal on the Monday - got A PR but not what I wanted for bench on Wednesday, and failed to lift my deadlift goal a whopping 3 times.
I had been working my ass off to build strength and I KNEW I was strong enough to lift it but somehow I didn't. I told my trainer I wanted one more week to try to hit those two goals and listened to the advice of the seasoned pros watching me and spent a week researching the MENTAL GAME of athletes who succeed.
Apparently visualisation is actually a pretty good tool in the mental side of sport and I had kinda pooh-poohed the idea as a bit wishy-washy - after all I wanted it bad enough why would I need to visualise it! Anyhoo...long story short I visualised the s*#t out of deadlifting that weight for a week and guess what....
I kicked it in the ass. Oh also I realised that while I really did want it bad enough I also needed to say that out loud and get a bit aggressive towards it. And it worked!!
I tried my bench goal again and didn't get it but now I know I was just not strong enough and we have changed up my program to strengthen the weak spot - my chest muscles!
Next goal is posted on the wall:
Squat - 120kg
Bench - 65kg
Deadlift - 140kg
Also here is my fat loss in pictures wearing gym clothes (the middle photo is two weeks before the right photo!)