One of the first CF818 blogs I wrote (before we had even opened for business) was on the concepts of focus and concentration. I have a fascination with high-level athletes' ability to slow things down and I mentioned that certain baseball players have commented on the ability to perceptually slow pitches down in order to identify whether they are pitches that they should hit. The concept, known as "smooth pursuit" is one that every person has to some extent.
I notice during some workouts that people "zone out" in an attempt to ignore the pain, or get through that next set of reps. Next time, instead of zoning out, try instead zoning in: focusing on the task at hand to the point which all other considerations go away. You'll find that the act of concentrating on each movement will eliminate that nagging voice in your head that tells you that you're too tired or not strong enough.
Which do you prefer when working out, zoning out or zoning in? Why? Sound off in the comments!
Find your Max Height Box Jump
4 rounds for time of:
10m Burpee Broad Jumps
10m Bear Crawl
10 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
Posted by Zareh.