Quick Tips

0

Building Mental Strength

There’s one common theme among women who have really got their fitness act together, and that is that they’re really strong – mentally.  Mental strength is what allows them to achieve the levels of fitness that they’re at.  But they weren’t necessarily always strong, it comes with time.

From now on, when you work out don’t just focus on working your body, but work on your mental strength as well.  You do that by going outside your comfort zone each and every time, and by doing more than what’s expected of you.  Doing 3 sets of 15 dumbbell presses?  Do an extra rep or two on the last set if you can, just because.  Doing 45 minutes on the treadmill?  Go to 50 or 55 minutes, just because.  Or make your cardio more intense than you had planned, just because.

I’ve just found that doing cardio with my eyes closed allows me to push harder than I could before, so I do it.  I always look for ways to be able to do more than I’m supposed to.

When you adopt this attitude of doing more, just because you can, you gradually build your mental toughness to a level that will one day have other women looking at you and wishing they could be like you!

Share This Article

Gloria

Gloria

Gloria Kaneko is a lifetime 100% natural IFBB Figure athlete, certified gym instructor and personal trainer, and fitness model. She has also studied clinical psychology, is an NLP Master Practitioner, and has several certifications in Hypnotherapy and the Silva Method. Gloria is a co-owner and co-founder of Million Dollar Baby Fitness.

False Advertising

Next Story »

Daily Motivation

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Nutrition

  • Eggs

    Whole Eggs or Egg Whites – Which is Better For You?

    3 years ago

    Some time back a friend of mine asked me whether or not a piece of advice she had been given by “someone from her gym” was true. ...

    Read More
  • Dietary Extremist

    25 Signs That You’re a Dietary Extremist

    3 years ago

    Let’s face it, no one likes to believe or admit that they’re an extremist, but the fact is that extremism in health and fitness is pervasive, particularly ...

    Read More
  • Supplements

    The Truth About Dietary Supplements

    3 years ago

    Dietary supplements are one of those things that divide people’s opinions. Some believe that if you’re serious about losing weight and/or being fit and healthy you have ...

    Read More
  • Metabolic Damage

    Metabolic Damage

    4 years ago

    Below is a series of three videos produced by Layne Norton on the topic of Metabolic Damage. Layne has been at the forefront of the movement in ...

    Read More
  • Ice-Cream

    To Deprive or Not to Deprive?

    4 years ago

    Within fitness there seems to be an ongoing difference of opinions when it comes to treats, cheats, cheat meals and cheat days. The most conservative groups out ...

    Read More
  • Read More Articles

    More

    Physique

    Read More Articles

    More

    Working Out

    Read More Articles

    More