mental trick?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by navy2016, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    With sit-ups, pull-ups, and push-ups, I see to be able to crank out more by counting backwards. Anyone notice this works for them? Are their any other mental tricks to being able to get a few more done?

    For example, I start off counting 75,74, 73, etc. and have a much easier time maxing out on push-ups than going 1,2,3, etc.
     
  2. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    I try to crank out as many repetitions as possible without slowing down. I use pure adrenaline to sprint through the exercises as fast as possible which would leave me enough time to finish the remainder when I'm fatigued.
     
  3. FutureNavyPilot

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    I actually just tried that after I read it, and I found it worked wonders for me, too! It's incredible what you can do if you just have the right mindset about it. Everything is a mental game, especially running!
     
  4. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    When I went to SLS at USMA, I ran the mile in 10:30 :eek:
    Then when I went to USNA the following week, an upperclassmen, I never knew his name, but he wanted to be a Navy SEAL, he ran the mile with me.
    The entire time, he was beating me he was yelling "just dont think! turn your brain off!"
    I finished that mile with a PR of 6:30.
    So.. Dont think. If you're goal is to train for the CFA or the PRT, you're going to have cues around you that'll keep your place/count. Just keep doing whatever you're doing (pushups, situps, running) until they tell you to stop. :thumb:
     

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