The mind as we all know is an incredibly powerful thing! It can help you get through tough times but it can also be your downfall.
The strong learn how to handle and control their mind when it starts to rant, rave and tell them to stop what they’re doing. The weak let it take over and OWN them. Is it possible to develop strategies to break your mental barrier? Absolutely. I prevent this little boss in my head from taking over in a couple of ways. "One More Rep" When you have that voice inside your head telling you to stop and put the barbell down or for you drop of the bar, you fight back and hit out one more rep! Being able to complete one more rep begins to grow your mental resolve, and the next time you may be able to push out two more reps. "Small Goals" When I am in the middle of a workout, I always have small goals in my head. Small goals add up to big goals. For example, if my workout calls for 30 heavy thrusters, my first goal might just be to get to 5 thrusters. When I get to 5 and still feel good, I start thinking, “good, I’ll do 5 more without rest,” and when I get to 10 and start to feel fatigued I might just talk myself into “two more.” But at 12, I might use the “one more rep,” and then do it again. After a few “one more rep” goals, I am at 16 or 20 . . . and all of a sudden I might be close enough to 30 to either take a quick break and knock out the rest in one set, or even finish it off by chipping away on more rep at a time. You & your body can handle much more than you ever could imagine, it is your mind that will want to hold you back. Take control of the voice inside your head & don't let it beat you & hold you back! You're the BOSS