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How To Have Perfect Workouts

Mar 15, 2008
I'm going to reveal a simple secret in this article, that if you use it in your next workout, will change how you lift forever.

It's called visualization. And it's very, very powerful.

A few years back, when I was extremely overweight, I learned about the process of visualization. And I started using it in my workouts. And it allowed me to lift with more intensity and concentration than I ever had before.

Here's what this is all about:

When you're lifting, watch yourself in the mirror and visualize how you want yourself to look, while you're doing the exercise.

So I'd stand in the mirror, while doing bicep curls, and I'd visualize my biceps bulging when I lift, veins popping out everywhere.

I started to "see", in my mind's eye, how I wanted my arms to look. I wanted big biceps that people would notice, that would make my shirt sleeves bulge.

Picturing this would help me lift with more intensity and use more weight. And it wasn't long before this visualization became a reality. I started noticing, within weeks, dramatic improvements in my arm size and vascularity.

I also began visualizing myself lifting heavier weights. I visualized my bench press going up a lot easier, with more weight on it.

Every time I stepped foot in the gym, I thought about how I wanted things to be, not how they were at that time.

And as weird as it sounds, positive things started happening a lot more. The weights I lifted increased. My muscularity increased. My intensity and mental clarity increased.

Again, this is very powerful stuff. I remember reading a study about visualization and sports. They took several groups of athletes and had them visualize themselves getting better at their respective sports.

Basketball players began visualizing, day and night, about shooting and making free throws perfectly. Golfers began visualizing driving the ball farther off the tee.

And here's the amazing thing: These athletes did not physically practice. Just mentally. They went over everything in their minds, but didn't do it physically.

They did this for 30 days straight. At the end of the study, the basketball players increased their free throw percentages and the golfers added an average of 25 yards to their tee shots.

Each and every athlete improved on their performance, just from visualizing themselves being better. They did not practice it, they only thought it in their minds.

So start using the power of visualization in your workouts. Picture how you want to look in the near future.

Start to see the weights go up a lot easier, the cardio becoming a lot easier.

I can assure you, put this technique into practice and soon you'll find these things becoming reality.
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Shawn Lebrun's newest program, "How To Have A Perfect, Killer Workout... Every Time In The Gym!"
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