Don’t know much about visualization or how to use it? As always, keep it simple, especially to start. The next time you are about to approach a big lift, take an extra couple of minutes beforehand and try this.
- Close your eyes and take 2 deep, slow breaths
- Begin to build concentration by imagining details about your technique—how you grab the bar, your stance and posture
- Imagine yourself going through the motions that allow you to successfully execute the movement; see the lift from the very start to the very finish
- Take a few moments to imagine the feeling after you have hit that lift. Think of the words that describe how good that feels to you.
The more you do this, in and out of the box, the better you’ll be at it. The more you practice deep, long visualizations, the easier it will be for you to shorten them to use when you’re crunched for time.
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