Friday, February 29, 2008

Mind Freak Part 2

In January I wrote a little blurb on an article I read in the Performance Menu titled Mind Freak. I anxiously awaited Part 2, and now I'm glad I was able to read it today, mostly because of some slightly dissapointing lifts yesterday.

It's all about Mental Training, and it is crucial to serious progress. Part 2 talks about recognizing fear and controlling your breath. All things you think you do, but rarely do you get a hold on them. Or even if you practice them on a regular basis the current situation can sometimes overtake the training you've put yourslef through.

Just as your physical training doesn't end the second you walk out the gym door, your mental training certainly needs to be up to par even outside of actually performing the lifts.

And something else to think about...

A quote from Dan Millman, "Injury most often results from a fundamental flaw in our talent foundation (of strength, suppleness, stamina, and sensitivity), of from impatience, a lack of attention, or some combination of these. Accidents aren't really accidents... to avoid injuries, you need mental clarity and attention, emotional stability, and physical preparation. They are the three bests insurance policies you'll ever have and they don't cost a cent. Injury is the price paid for insensitivity, impatience, or inattention."


MK Stover said...

"Injury is the price paid for insensitivity, impatience, or inattention."

Too true.

I stop in over here at your blog to get the updates and, although this is the first comment I've made, I was looking around your site for your email address and couldn't find it.
I wanted to let you know I linked to your blog when I updated my blogroll and I'll continue to check-in.
Write on.

Pamela MacElree said...

Thanks MK, I appreciate it!

I can be reached via email at

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Jen said...

That's so true. I've learned a load about injury this past year. It's been a struggle and will continue to be so for a while.
My mind set is very different now than in was before. Huummm, I had to wait until I was 38 to learn this I'm slow!

Jason Struck , RKC said...

my injuries result from overzealous white belts.

like the blog Pamela!

Pamela MacElree said...

I have some of those injuries as well.