Hi Guys! Today on the blog we are going to be talking about Mindset and Setting goals, also we will be talking to D’Arcy about Sports Specific Training and why you might need to do it.
So! What is mindset?
- Mindsets are beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Some people have very positive beliefs about themselves and some people can have quite negative beliefs.
Just because you feel negative at the moment, doesn’t mean that you need to stay negative forever! There are many techniques to help change your beliefs and attitudes about yourself.
First of all, you need to consider WHY you are feeling so negative
- Are you looking after your health? I’m talking great food, exercise, meditation.
- Are you surrounded by the right kind of people? Do you have people in your life that are draining?
- Are you striving towards goals that you have set? Have you set any goals recently? I mean ACTUALLY set achievable goals that you can work towards and remember why you do what you are doing every day? If you are just going through the motions with no real reason, no wonder you are unhappy!
There are so many reasons you could be feeling negatively. But there is also so many ways you can improve it! There are a couple of methods I really like to use when I’m feeling down. They are kind of linked and they sound a little lame, BUT! They work!!!!!!!
Okay so we are gunna break it down into steps. Go and Grab a pen and Paper RIGHT NOW!…….GO! DO IT!
|THIS TIME NEXT YEAR|
|END OF THE YEAR|
|END OF SEPTEMBER|
|END OF THE MONTH|
Write down your goals in the relevant section. Your smaller goals, for example your end of the month goals should be a small step towards your end of the year goal.
After you have written down ACHIEVABLE goals, that you can absolutely achieve. Find yourself either a weekly planner, a diary or set up a piece of paper how I have below to get yourself an Action Plan for the week!
Write down exactly what you need to get done over the week. You can’t do everything all on one day. But if you aim to achieve a few things every day, you’ll be surprised what you get done. If I don’t have one of these on the go, I literally do NOTHING with my week, sending my stress levels sky high. Even if you aren’t a list person, it is good to have an outline of how you should be spending your time.
If you need more help with this. Comment, Email, Text, Visit! I love this stuff 🙂
AND NOW! We get to know D’Arcy (Yay!!)
D’arc is also a Trainer at Bailey Fitness and Specialises in Sports Specific and Strength Training!
WHAT IS SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING?
Sports specific training is simply fitness training designed specifically for an athlete to get better in whichever sport they are playing. These programs include a whole range of different training methods such as strength, speed, power, endurance, mobility, flexibility, agility, mental preparation (including goal setting), sleep recovery, nutrition, rehabilitation and Injury prevention.
WHAT SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN?
I have done and I am still doing a sports specific training programme for cricket, which is currently a strength phase with injury prevention and mobility training due to me being tight and needing to be a bit more flexible. The programme is a three-day programme which generally works the whole body during that time.
RESULTS AND BENEFITS
The results I have seen from sport specific training for myself have been a gain in strength, being less injury prone, thanks to doing an injury prevention and mobility programme. Being able to move faster while playing cricket in terms of fielding and running (I need to be able to run between wickets and to field the ball).
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE DO SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING?
People should do sport specific training if they are wanting to become better in whatever sport play! Whether it be football, basketball, cricket, soccer or even volleyball.
EXAMPLE OF A PROGRAM:
This type of program is also great for building strength, toning and not putting on too much size (yes ladies, it could be handy for you too!)
For any questions on this type of training, or if you know anyone who is playing sport and needs to get stronger. Ask D’Arcy for more tips or info. Contact D’arcy (contact info is on our home page!)