Do you use your phone when you go to the Gym? Believe it or not, this simple action can slow down your progress, and the exercises you do will not have the same effect. To correct this problem, you need to stay in a state of absolute concentration that will lead you to meet all your goals.
This is known as the optimal state of performance, which consists of achieving a state of balance between the mind and the body. When you have a well-defined goal, your mind focuses on the activity you are doing, and your body gets better results.
How can you achieve the optimal state of performance?
Relationship between difficulty and skill
Each training must have the correct relationship between its difficulty and the skills you have to do it. It is no use choosing a weight with which you cannot do full repetitions. Start progressively, and over time you can improve your skills.
Focus on the present
When we look at the phone or think about other things while we exercise, our concentration is divided into two. This does not work, since your performance will drop and you will not be able to reach your goals. Forget any thoughts not related to the gym, and you will see how your progress will be much faster.
Have a realistic goal
Why do you exercise? This is a very important question you should ask yourself every time you go to the gym. You must have a realistic goal in your mind, something that you want to achieve with your training according to your abilities: to have a defined body, to increase your strength, to have a healthy lifestyle, etc.
Improve your technique
Finally, we recommend you improve your technique in each exercise. To reach the state of optimal performance, you must perform the exercises without fear and in a controlled manner. The fear of injury limits your body and mind, so you will not have the same performance. When you improve your technique, you lose your fear and you can concentrate much faster.