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Old 07-09-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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Mental toughness and discipline

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How do you handle laziness and a lack of discipline? For example, you train on three days a week and on the second session, you come from work, feel tired, havenīt slept enough and today is training day - do you still go or do you skip? Is it useful to work out despite you didn't get enough rest or your diet was not optimal? Do you still gain muscle and is it just a matter of discipline or is it just a waste of time?
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

Hi Hans-Wurst....

Why don't you use a real name for your postings??? ....and maybe also a real location...?

Or are you just being a troll?

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

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Hi Hans-Wurst....

Why don't you use a real name for your postings??? ....and maybe also a real location...? Or are you just being a troll?
It is a real location its near luxembourg and how do you know his name isnt real ?

And to the OP just push through and train you will feel better for it but listen to your body if you are really feeling like you need a rest day then take one.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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It is a real location its near luxembourg and how do you know his name isnt real ?

And to the OP just push through and train you will feel better for it but listen to your body if you are really feeling like you need a rest day then take one.
Hi Joe
Well, if it is his real name, then of course I apologize.

Hans Wurst means the following (got it from an online-dictionary):
A clown-like character popular in German and Austrian plays during the 18th century, sometimes called the pickled-herring....or also translated into "tomfool"... Langweiler means "a person who is boring".... so if I put all the things together.... he's just really unlucky to have that name and to live in such a place....

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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Thanks, Joe. So you mean to go work out if Iīm not extraordinary tired?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:10 AM   #6
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

Discipline is an action, not a feeling. You can choose to go work out regardless of how you are feeling any given day, if you are tired/lazy particularly.
Rule of thumb is that if you are in physical pain or unable to get around, you don't go, otherwise get yourself to the gym.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

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How do you handle laziness and a lack of discipline? For example, you train on three days a week and on the second session, you come from work, feel tired, havenīt slept enough and today is training day - do you still go or do you skip? Is it useful to work out despite you didn't get enough rest or your diet was not optimal? Do you still gain muscle and is it just a matter of discipline or is it just a waste of time?
If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get a workout in. There's always some excuse.

I've found that forcing yourself to train through situations like that motivates you to fix the underlying situation: if you're tired, but grind through the workout anyway, maybe next time you'll prioritize getting more sleep.

Doing something is almost always better than doing nothing.

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

workout in the morning so you don't have any excuses. once it becomes part of your daily routine, it will feel weird if you miss a workout.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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For some people, we figure that by maybe putting in a little effort, will delay us coming to our final destination-

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You have to find your own motivation. For me, my motivation is to be here for my daughters-

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You have to find your own motivation. Is it to live longer? Look better? Get the girl / guy? Self confidence? That's what gets people up in the morning, that's what gets people to keep showing up. Not just to crossfit, but to anything that improves their lives
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

Mental toughness and discipline takes practice and time just like anything else in life. For me mental toughness comes in the middle of workouts when you feel like quitting but find that drive to go on and you push through and finish the workout.

Discipline for me is the hardest thing to get over because discipline is comes in to each workout when you are you do one anyway because you know that it will be an awesome workout once you get through the warm-up.

No 2 people have the same toughness and discipline. For me its my job to be in the best shape; and to out preform everyone else. Plus they pay me to workout so why would I not want to be in best shape that I can possible be in.
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