Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Social Flow
Social triggers are ways to alter social conditions to produce more collaborative flow state. Creating the environment in social setting to allow for the Flow state to occur requires these triggers to be present.

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 Triggers

  • Serious Concentration – Flow Requires maximum attention to the here and now and blocking out all other distractions.
  • Shared Clear Goals – Groups need to be clear about what their collective goal is.
  • Good Communication – Listen closely on what is being said, accept it, and build upon it.
  • Familiarity – The group has a common language, a shared knowledge base and a communication style based on unspoken understandings.
  • Equal Participation – Flow is most likely when a group has all participants have equal roles in the outcome.
  • Risk – The potential for failure. Mental, Physical, Creative, whatever. You need to have a stake in the game.
  • Sense of Control – It’s about getting to choose your own challenges and having the necessary skills to surmount them.
  • Close Listening – Innovation is blocked when one or more participants already has a preconceived idea of what the person is going to say, or how to get to a goal. Doing so keeps them from listening. to
  • Always Say Yes – The goal is the momentum, togetherness, and innovation that comes from amplifying each other’s ideas and actions.

“Where is the lightning to lick you with it’s tongues? Where is the frenzy with which you should be inoculated? Behold, I teach you the Superman: He is that frenzy.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Read more…17 Flow Triggers

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Why Use Heart Rate Training Techniques?
Effective training and exercise means knowing how often and how hard to train. In it’s most basic form, a heart rate monitor is like a rpm counter for your body, giving you a precise measurement of your exercise intensity. Different intensities bring different benefits, and following a well-balanced plan will result in greater improvements in a shorter time. Simply put, whether you are planning to compete in a world championship event or are just looking to maintain a basic level of health and fitness, the unique and personal information a heart rate monitor provides will help you get the most from your efforts, remain on track, and stay motivated. The principles of heart rate-based training may not have changed since 1977 when Polar introduced the very first wireless heart rate monitor, but the technology has evolved in leaps and bounds. Measuring more than beats per minute, Polar products can even sense changes in the autonomic regulation of your heart beat (such as changes caused by a lack of sleep, post-training fatigue, jetlag, illness, etc) and will automatically guide you to exercise at the optimum intensity for your current physical condition. Polar takes the complexities of exercise physiology and creates simple features that make safe and effective training possible for everyone. For coaches and serious athletes, complete training solutions incorporate heart rate and recovery, performance, technique and environmental measurements (e.g. speed, distance, cadence, power, altitude etc.) along with software to provide the precise planning and analysis needed to achieve top performance.
Read more…Polar Flow Technology Platform

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 4 Day 2 Sprint WOD: HIIT

OCR WOD for Today’s Class

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Nutrition and Athletic Performance
Position Stand by the American College of Sports Medicine
The following key points summarize the current energy, nutrient, and fluid recommendations for active adults and competitive athletes. These general recommendations can be adjusted by sports nutrition experts to accommodate the unique concerns of individual athletes regarding health, sports, nutrient needs, food preferences, and body weight and body composition goals.
Read recommendationsNutrition and Athletic Performance by ACSM

“People who are truly effective have the humility and reverence to recognize their own perceptual limitations and to appreciate the rich resources available through interaction with the hearts and minds of other human beings.” Dr. Stephen R. Covey