You must use your power of focus when you are training, and always focusing on your goals and objectives! This mental tool must be used when you start your program. Focus means so many things, but most importantly focus on the movement.
Understand that nothing else exists at this moment when you are training, except for the movement itself. Put all issues and ideas on hold while you are training, and focus on your muscle being uses, your breathing, and focus on you!
Forget about your bills; forget about the mellow drama that comes into your life every day! The power of razor sharp focus will give you results! Visually focus while you train also. Find a visual spot to “mark” your eyes with it. Find a visual, core spot to lock your eyes onto.
If you doing lunges and you got a lot of weight on your body, you must keep your eyes up on one spot to keep you in balance and strong in your move. When the weight is challenging, use your power of focus to “pull it out of a hat,” just like a magician pulls a rabbit out of thin air! When you focus, you are able to conjure up strength that is inside of you!
There is nothing but dirt on the floor, so never look on the ground! Rather keep your focus on a spot to “draw” you to your end goal. Ballerinas call it “spotting.” Her body spins first and then she whips her head around lastly, allowing her to perform 20-plus spins in a row, without getting dizzy. This is just not coincidence, but a science!
There is a science to weight training, and one must respect weight training to get you the results that you want and deserve. And remember, when you train at home, or at the gym, it’s not “Happy Hour,” gossip time with your friend, but rather an allotted time to give yourself the best gift ever, the gift of exercise.
By Neale Cranwell