We have a whiteboard in the back of the gym that all members are encouraged to write a goal on each month. While that goal is the athlete’s, the success to reach that goal is formed through the relationship between the coach and athlete. The success of our athletes is driven by the coach’s ability to motivate, strengthen, and enrich the mindset of the athlete each day.
Body Language and Confidence
Sometimes we do silly things in the gym before hard workouts, such as “power posing”. Power posing comes from Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy:
Power posing might seem silly and awkward, but it works and can bring a sense of calm to someone in a scary situation, such as rowing a 5k.
Another thing we talk about a lot is “winning the workout”. Your mind can go to two different places when you’re scared, either that dark place where the hard work gets done, your vision tunnels and you go until you’re done, or it can go to that other dark place, where you start telling yourself all the awful things you think “I suck”, “I’m fat”, “I look stupid”. I guarantee that the second mindset will make you move slower and feel awful about yourself when you finish the workout. The decisions to win the workout starts and ends in your mind. YOU have control over whether or not it’s a “good” or “bad” workout. Make that decision before you walk through the door every morning. YOU get to choose that, just like you get to choose whether or not you have a good day.
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