Monday, December 4, 2017
Daily Thought

FLOW Science
FLOW is an optimal state of consciousness, a peak state where we both feel our best and perform our best.” Sometimes this is referred to as being “In The Zone”. It is a transformation available to anyone, anywhere, provided that certain initial conditions are met. This new science is at the core of our new Warrior Training/Coaching series at Kinetic Heights. By using wearable technology and smart coaching techniques we can design a plan for creating a realistic, systematic, results oriented strategy to create FLOW performance in your life. As we combine fitness training, the latest technology and software, and intentional growth coaching we will build a set of skills and the confidence to execute at a consistently high level. These triggers are proven high performance skills predictors, where you stand against these criteria will reveal your personal growth plan needs. Stop guessing at the solution, define it, then execute with very specific goals that lead to consistent improvement.

FLOW Triggers are circumstances that speed entrance into the FLOW state
Flow Trigger Varieties
1. Creative

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Risk Taking

2. Environmental

  • High Consequences
  • Rich Environment
  • Deep Embodiment

3. Psychological

  • Intensely Focused Attention
  • Clear Goals
  • Immediate Feedback
  • The Challenge /Skills Ratio

4. Social

  • Shared Clear Goals
  • Good Communication
  • Familiarity
  • Equal Participation
  • Risk
  • Sense of Control
  • Close Listening
  • Always Say Yes

“You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. You feel part of something larger.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Read more…17 Flow Triggers

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Recovery (Low HR Training)
If you train intensively, you need adequate recovery between training sessions. Exercise puts positive stress on the body by forcing it to function outside its comfort zone. During rest, the body will make adjustments to better face the challenge next time you exercise. These adjustments are what will make your body stronger. In other words, fitness improves not during exercise but during rest. Giving your body ample time to recover from exercise is therefore crucial to getting fit. Recovery days can include activity with your HR 140 BPM or below, know as active recovery or low HR training. Disregarding the need to rest and recover is quite common practice and may lead to injury, overtraining or fatigue. Resting properly isn’t the same as skipping workouts or being lazy. Resting is about giving your body the time it needs to get stronger and fitter.
Suggestions for recovery:
1. Take one or two days off per week from exercising
2. Follow a hard workout day with an easy day
3. Don’t be afraid to take a day off or reduce training if you’re tired

Holiday Survival Tip #9 Set Up Your Accountability Partner
Set up an accountability partner during the holiday to help keep you honest about taking care of your self. Having a scorecard to see how you are doing is essential if you are to succeed at any goal in life. Get specific and share your challenge with another who will be honest with you and hold you to your commitment. It could be your husband, wife, brother, sister, friend or co-worker, anyone whom you value their perception of you. We sometimes work harder at maintaining others opinions of us than we do of ourselves. Use that human natural and make it work for you. 
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau

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