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    Mind tricks for lifting...






    Does anyone have any mental techniques for achieving
    focus and productivity in their lifting.
    Counting backwards, like a countdown works well for me.
    You know like a rocket countdown.
    I don't know why but a set seems to go quicker that way.
    I also use a focus point on a wall. For doing squats for example,
    I pick a spot or an object on the wall ahead and above me.
    I focus on it completely, keeping my mind off the weight I'm
    lifting. It works well for me.
    Some people are the opposite. They like to look at and focus on the weight
    they are lifting to psyche themselves up.
    Any mental techniques out there?

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    Thank you, Mindset26. I think both are worth trying,

    Counting backwards!! That's an interesting idea why have I never come up with that idea ?
    I'm gonna try it at my next training session.

    Usually I am easily intimidated by the weight heavier than my wife !! Don't tell her I said that.
    So once I lie down on the bench I usually put some efforts to forget about actual weight I'm gonna lift, instead I try to concentrate on reps so I chant like, "( Today I will lift this ) six times, six times, SIX!!"
    I know it's kinda lame. but I can't help.

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    I do the "spot-on-a-wall" thing.

    Music. I skip to my fav tracks on a CD, especially for supersets. Let the emotion take over.

    I never focus on the weight. Generally, I just try to relax, free my mind, and understand, "if it's there, you'll succeed... if not, next time."
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    Music can be downright the most helpful thing to me. It has to be just the right kind, but if you can find what works for you, it's mazing.

    If I'm not listening to music, I find it best to concentrate carefully on what I'm doing. You know, the whole mind/muscle connection thing.
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    I only had to do those things when I first started out, after a year or so I find it easy and natural to try my hardest

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    MUSIC, MUSIC. MUSIC find the right kind for you and it just gets you in the mood to go big or go home

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike456 View Post
    I only had to do those things when I first started out, after a year or so I find it easy and natural to try my hardest
    Agreed................

    i listen to music when i lift but at certain times when i really need to concentrate i turn the music off for that set...........

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    I say: "Yeaaaah buddy! Light weight! light weight! OOOOO!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    I say: "Yeaaaah buddy! Light weight! light weight! OOOOO!"
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    when trainig with mate - if we are doing 15's we count each other down in 5's. 54321, 54321 etc.

    mentall pshyching up before each set, getting really riled up.

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    I think to myself "this is easy, ive done this before, this is no problem..the next set is the problem..get through this" Then I might count down.
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    While benching, if I'm struggling through the last few reps, I focus on my left wrist. Odd I know, but I learned the trick in high school and it's worked fairly well for me.
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    Usually music, also basic things like form, speed etc etc just reminding myself of the principles and what I need to do.

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