Friday, February 2, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Flow Trigger Varieties – Environmental
Each of these Flow Triggers have an impact our performance and help us predict how we will perform in the future. Environmental Triggers create the experience for us to be hyper focused based on our surroundings. We use our challenge and ropes courses at Kinetic Heights to create the environment for experiential learning and opportunities for empowerment to happen. Learning by doing with reflection after.
1. Creative

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Risk Taking

2. Environmental

  • High Consequences – When there’s danger lurking in the environment, we don’t need to concentrate extra hard to drive focus, the elevated risk levels do the job for us. Since survival is fundamental to any organism, our brain’s ?rst priority is to scour all incoming information for any sign of a threat and focus intently upon it.
  • Rich Environment – A rich environment means an environment with lots of novelty, unpredictability and complexity—three things that catch and focus our attention much like risk.
  • Deep Embodiment – If we don’t know what happens next, we pay more attention to the next. Complexity, meanwhile, when there’s lots of information coming at us at once, does more of the same.

“The data is clear. FLOW is the very thing that makes us come alive. It is a mystery. It is the point. It is time to rise.” Ken Kotler, author of “The Rise of Superman”
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

Read more…17 Flow Triggers

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Target Heart Rate (THR) Training
Heart rate based training gives clear guidance on how to train to reach your individual goals based on your personal heart rate and heart rate variability. Although there are many subjective clues as to how your body is doing during exercise – such as perceived exertion, breathing rate, and physical sensations – none is as reliable as measuring heart rate. THR is an accurate measure for workout intensity, recovery level and long-term progress. Polar heart rate training monitors can detect these slight changes in heart rate variability by measuring your HR during training. This way heart rate monitoring enables you to accurately adjust your training program, helping you vary your training depending on your fitness level and the goals you want to achieve. Stop guessing at your training intensity and recovery, use THR training to get it just right.

Read more…LWC HR Training Guide

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 3 Day 5 Sprint WOD: Power
Saturday WOD Endurance
Sunday WOD Mind

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Fueling Your Workouts
What to eat before and after your workout? What you eat before and after your exercise/training session will make or break your results. Don’t undermine your results and take full advantage of each and every workout with proper nutrition. You can’t out train a bad diet, eat good for better results.
Read more…Fueling Before and After Exercise

Read more…8 Pre-Workout Meals by Beachbody

“The key that unlocks energy is desire. It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.”  Earl Nightingale