The annoying little voice …….
When it comes to training I feel sometimes I hold a little bit back, my mind gets in the way, there’s the little voice at the back of my head that tells me I can’t or I shouldn’t do it. Yeah not going to lie it’s sometimes hard to tell that voice to shut up and piss off and carry on but I know I really have to, it’s my mind that holds me back not my body.
If I get one bad rep in a set and that’s it I’m done, and I stop, then I get really pissed off and sometimes that can ruin my whole training session.
I leave the gym on a high!!
Other times I really push myself and get more than I originally think (a lot of the time this happens because my trainer and boss John O’Connell is there telling me I can do it), when this happens I get such a boost and next thing I know I’m doing more reps, heavier weight for the rest of the session
I was coaching down in our Rochestown location recently and it was a full girlie evening session, I push these girls hard because I know what they’re capable of.
I’ve trained alongside the majority of them and coached them too for a long time so I know what they can do.
Sometimes you just need someone else to have the faith in you so you can do it, or even attempt it.
Stepping it up a gear
A lot of the ladies are mastering the art of full body push ups and are doing really well on them but the session we did this particular night, has a lot of them, it is one of our toughest sessions both physically and mentally.
They all knew what we were doing and before they came down there was a lot of chat in our Facebook group and that they won’t be able to do it and a bit of negative chat.
I was having none of it, I knew they could do it and didn’t give them the option when I was explaining the session.
And at the end of the session every single one of them had completed the session with full push ups, maybe it’s because I told them to maybe it was because I believed they could do it but
at the end of the day they were the ones doing it.
My advice ……
- Train with people who are going to push you,
- Get out of your head and
- Have some self-belief
and then see what you can achieve.
I finished work (if you can call it work!) a very happy and proud coach