Check out the video below to see a small snippet of Innovative Results Active Performance Training.
Every person that trains with the Active Performance fitness training class, must try-out, which ensures each individual has less risk and higher reward.
Once they pass the rigors of try-outs, which includes pull-ups, push-ups, deadlifts, front squats, VersaClimber, and jump rope, they begin the process of increasing their performance and capacity.
This is a very physical process, which is programmed and coached by the best fitness coaches in Orange County.
But believe it or not, it is far more mental than physical.
Here are the 6 Ways We Improve Your Mental Toughness During Innovative Results Active Performance Training:
- Progressive Training Programs
- Giving Your Best, Even On Your Off Days
- Positive and Intentional Coaching
- Positive Support and Friendships
- Safely Pushing Beyond Physical Limits
- Staying Committed and Consistent for the Long Haul
The amount of mental toughness that is needed to overcome the obstacles, excuses, and physical demands of the training cycles is far greater than the training sessions themselves.
We all experience doubt, fatigue, laziness, confusion, lack of focus, anxiety, and even depression when we move toward our improved quality of life.
Let’s break down the ways that mental toughness is trained with a little bit more detail.
Progressive Training Programs
By utilizing progressive training programs, you can build a strong mental toughness without being demoralized by an overwhelming program or training cycle. Training cycles should build upon themselves, not be so difficult that you can never complete them. This type of intelligent and progressive training programming is not found in most gyms and training systems these days. It is okay to be humbled from time to time, but if every workout or training cycle is so hard that you cannot complete it, the person will end up quitting not overcome mentally.
Giving Your Best, Even On Your Off Days
We all have off days, and those are the hardest days to commit, come train anyway, and overcome mentally and physically. That is why it is so important to make the commitment and do the work. When we let off days stop us in our tracks, it can be a slipper slope. I am not saying overtrain, or train when you are injured…be smart, and give the best that you have for that day, which might mean dynamic stretching, mobility, and light aerobic work. It may also mean, digging deep and doing the hard work that today demands. Each situation is different, but quitting is never the answer.
Positive and Intentional Coaching
A positive and intentional coach, knows their clients and students. He or she will make the right adjustments, hold back, stay silent, speak up, demand more, etc. depending on the student and situation. If you are getting increases in your physical and mental strength and endurance, than your coach knows what he or she is doing, if not, it is time to have a conversation with your coach. If after the conversation, the coach doesn’t change and neither do your results…find another coach.
Positive Support and Friendships
I have never seen, not heard of a lone wolf make it in the wild, and I have also never seen a lone wolf type person make it in a difficult training cycle. We are social creatures, and we need to be pushed, challenge, encouraged, inspired, motivated, and moved by our support and friendships. Just because Rambo and Chuck Norris are awesome on screen, doesn’t mean it works in real life. This is real life, and we need support and friendships to do incredible things.
Safely Pushing Beyond Physical Limits
At Innovative Results, we are very picky about how we choose to push people past their perceived physical limitations. We do not choose box jumps or heavy barbell lifts overhead…that is a recipe for disaster. We choose low impact, high results exercises like ZUU, Ankorr, VersaClimber, FRC, sled, prowler, battle ropes, and other body weight movements. This way we can increase force without increasing risk. It is important to take the body to a level that is beyond what the person perceives they can do, and then show them, it was their mind that decided that is where they needed to stop. In doing this, the mind and body is taught a valuable lesson. When the mind quits, the body quits…it is NEVER the other way around.
Staying Committed and Consistent For The Long Haul
This is probably the hardest part of building mental strength. Discipline seems to be a bad word these days, but the rewards found after someone stays consistent for 100 training sessions, and ALWAYS INCREDIBLE!! Never once have I heard of someone saying they regretted working out three days per week for the last three years. Never once do I hear Innovative Results long time veterans complain of price and value. They understand the high value they receive, and they would probably pay triple what they pay to receive the training they earn every week.
May your next week be your best week, and may your mental toughness sore after reading these 6 tips.
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