The Best Pre Workout Supplement Is…Your State Of Mind
This is the reason all the highest performing athletes in their sports have game day rituals. Assuming your hydration, and nutrition are on point consistently, have you ever wondered why during specific workouts you just feel unstoppable? No, it’s not luck, and you’re not having a “good day”, there is a very specific reason. The state of mind you were in while entering that workout, that is what opened the gateway to your peak performance. If you have never paid much attention to your state of mind, try it, the results are phenomenal and eye opening.
How do you get into the best pre workout state of mind for peak performance?
By far, the most effective way to elicit your most powerful response to trigger a state of mind for peak performance, is having a peak performance coach. Unfortunately for most, this is not available. So, now what?
Visualization (Guided or Unguided)
Below you will find an example of a visualization I currently use pre workout. It works for me, however it won’t work for everyone. You need to find out what works for you. If you are someone who can generate anger at will, and have the ability to channel that anger with precise control to use to your advantage, when needed, then using visualizations that elicit this response may be a great option. Others, like myself, may find visualizations that elicit a response of feeling grounded and empowered, may work best.
Do Not Skip This Step
Once you have placed yourself in a state of mind for peak performance, visualize your upcoming workout. Know exactly what you are going to do that day, and the exact order you are going to do it. Visualize each exercise, watch yourself succeeding, with ease, and feel the adrenaline of success. The better you get with your visualizations, the more your brain will respond as if that event had actually occurred. This will create a pathway of success, like it already happened, creating a mindset of high probability opposed to just possibility, or potential impossibility.
Do You Want More Detail?
I may create a post in the future that goes into more detail on how to use create empowering visualizations on your own, as I understand it can be extremely difficult to do if you have never done it before. If this is something that may interest you, let me know in the comment section below.
Do you use visualization for your pre workout or sport? Is this your first time trying it? Either way, I would love to hear your experience with visualization in the comment section below.