Weight Training and your Mind
We all could handle a boost to the old self-image every now and then. When you look good, you feel great. A confident person is noticed by others. One course of action to attain this "new attitude" is through training with weights. Weight training is key for each man and woman to continue good health well into later life. And, weight training is not necessarily about bulk but tone. Not everyone wants to be Mr. or Ms. Olympia. Most people simply want a well-proportioned body that they can be satisfied with.
The challenges of weight training help to improve the mind’s ability to focus. To perform the exercises correctly takes concentration. You have to see in the mind´s eye every part of the movement, Study what the muscle is doing when the weight is raised and when the weight is lowered. Focus keeps the body from injury. Proper weight training technique brings the results you desire in less time.
Weight training teaches discipline. The mind learns to associate a habitual regimen with the accomplishment of your desired goals. Without a goal in mind, weight training becomes just another activity without an objective. We do enough of that already. Seeing the results of your daily effort will help reinforce the training. Discipline learned with bodybuilding will spill over into other areas of your life: your job, marriage, and child rearing. You now comprehend that your hard work absolutely does pay off.
Weight training teaches optimism. When people walk around with a pessimistic attitude, the whole world looks bleak. Weight training can take the body you have now, whatever shape you are in, and change it into the vision you have for yourself. However, you must believe that a body change is doable. The mind is the key. As the definition of the muscle tissue begins to emerge, you will gain a more positive outlook.
Humility comes with weight training. You?ll have good days and bad days just like with any other exercise. To get started, someone will need to show you what to do. If you are having trouble with a new technique, you will have to ask for help. Trainers in a gym are there to help. No one can do it alone. When working with heavy weights, everyone needs a spotter for safety. Needing help is not a weakness. Weight training shows that humility keeps us grounded and out of trouble.
The one thing we all look for is a higher self-esteem. Your new weight trained body will definitely make you look good. When people notice, your attitude towards yourself changes. Negative thoughts of the past will be replaced with self-affirming ones. Who can argue with all these benefits? Your mind is a powerful tool. Changing how it thinks takes effort. Weight training offers a way to begin that change and make it permanent.