Visualization is difficult at first if you’ve never tried it. Keep it simple and start out doing 5-10 minutes a day. The more you do the easier it will become. Visualization can make a huge impact on your life and can also be a form of meditation.
First thing you’re going to do is find a quiet place to sit or lie down. All of your breaths should feel effortless. Some of your thoughts at first may be running wild, but don’t worry about them. If they become to much of a distraction, start to count your breath.
Once you have your breath under control you can start visualizing. Scan your body for any tight areas or somewhere you feel tension. Me personally when I do this my shoulder are always super tight so I’ll squeeze them, then relax them. It helps to loosen them up. Move all the way through your body until everything feels relaxed.
For the visualization process start with one of your goals that you have. It can be a 5 year goal or a 90 day goal. You want to visualize how your body is going to feel once that goal is completed. See yourself performing your goal in first person. Try to use your 5 senses. See yourself performing the goal. Hearing everything going on around you. Smell the smells. Taste it. And have the feeling of touching something. If it’s to snatch 315 feel the barbell before you pull.
One tool that can help you get in the groove of visualization is an app called “Head Space” . Two of my 90 day goals are to start doing mobility and meditate/visualization 4+ times a week. So i’ll use romwod (Click link if you don’t know what romwod is) and head space to help perform these goals.
Visualization can be a powerful tool if you let it. Don’t get discouraged if the visualization turns out differently than you imagined. The universe has a weird way of serving up what you ultimately want in the end. Trust that you are exactly where you need to be at the given time.
Performance & Fitness
A) 5 Sets
1 Minute Weighted Plank Holds *Rest 90 seconds between sets
30 Snatches 135/95
B) 30 DB Ground to Overhead