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June 12, 2018

Concluding on the topics of recovery and overtraining,  it is also essential to also recover our minds.  Mindfulness and mediation isn’t just some hippy dippy nonsense. Even some of history’s greatest warriors, such as the raiding and pillaging Vikings, used meditation as a tool before battle. There is more to it than just sitting quietly and waiting for time to go by. It is a way to reflect, organize, and plan your thoughts.

Meditation is a great way to manage stress. It is simple, if you are stressed out about whatever is going on at home or at work, you are not going to perform as well, and may even injure yourself because you are so distracted. Being focused on your workout or lift is how you are going to outdo yourself, day after day.

Your pain tolerance can be the breaking point of how far you can push yourself. Whether it is endurance training or heavy lifting, your body is going to feel pain during exercise. Meditation can give you the ability to help block out that pai...