Our mental toughness topic today is visualization. We've been practicing visualization in our SealFit Kokoro Yoga challenge. Visualization is a powerful tool that is simple to integrate into your mental toughness routine. You can use visualization for any task, challenge, or goal that you want to achieve.
You do not need to be in a quiet room sitting in full lotus to reap the benefits of visualization. In fact, if you can calm yourself down and visualize a positive outcome in the midst of noise and chaos, then you're ahead of the game.
Visualization is simply going through a sequence of events, or envisioning the outcome, or something you'd like to achieve in your mind. For example, say you want to deadlift 2 x your bodyweight. Close your eyes, slow down your breathing, and imagine every step it takes to deadlift that much weight. Visualize all of the training days you'll need to increase your strength. Visualize the actual lift. Visualize how you set-up to the bar. Visualize how it feels to set your shoulder blades on your back, grasp the bar, lean back and push the floor away.
The fantastic thing about visualization is that your mind creates positive neurological connections that will actually help you do the very thing your visualizing. Your mind doesn't know the difference between actually doing the thing and you visualizing doing the thing. Tap into the power of visualization today!
Today's workout is all about developing core stability and core strength. The upright torso demands of the lunges are strong. Resist the softening of your core and any forward lean. Work hard to keep your core strong and torso upright. This will get more and more difficult as your core endurance is challenged by the sit-ups. Use your visualization techniques to keep your mind and body engaged. Good luck!
Spend 15 minutes working on your goals & goats.
as many rounds and reps as possible in 15 min of:
10 Dumbbell reverse alternating lunges with pass-through, pick load
30 Double Unders
A Reverse alternating lunge with pass-through uses one dumbbell held in one hand. As you step back into a lunge, the dumbbell is passed under the forward leg into the opposite hand. You then stand back up by bringing the back leg forward. This is one rep. Begin the next rep by stepping back with the opposite leg. When performed correctly, the torso remains upright and the knee on the reversing leg strikes the deck lightly.
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