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6 Ways to Improve Discipline for Crossfit Training (and Life)

Self discipline and hard work are the keys to success. Here is how to set goals and actually achieve them.

4. Team up with someone

Two reasons speak in favour of training with a partner. First of all, this approach will activate your competitive side, thus significantly improving your self-discipline and your commitment to your training program.

A study conducted by a researcher at Kansas State University has shown that subjects who exercised with someone who was a little better than them increased the intensity of their workout by 200%.

Also take advantage of the social side of crossfit and keep an eye on those at the box who have a level similar to yours. If you are an elite athlete and you already know who your adversaries are, having an occasional look at their workout videos might help boost your motivation to outcompete them and subsequently your self-discipline as well.

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Train hard with / against your friends

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Second of all, bringing someone along to training is particularly efficient in motivating amateur athletes. A friend’s enthusiasm on a day when you are feeling lazy could prevent you from underperforming or skipping your workout altogether.

5. Visualise your success

Daydreaming may be an excellent procrastination method, but in this case it could also have a positive effect. Whenever you feel disappointment, boredom or laziness, just picture yourself nailing that snatch or those many repetitions of a certain exercise. Think about the well-deserved rest you will have gained by the end of the training session and about the satisfaction you will feel after finally achieving your goal. Then get up and work towards accomplishing just that, for real.

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