Friday, February 9, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
The Where of FLOW
The “Voice” is a term we have all heard of before, it refers to the little voice in your head some call intuition. Jarl Jung defined intuition as “perception via the unconscious” and the “Voice” is the end result of that perception. In FLOW state this voice is your ability to make split second decisions that could save your life. Where does this come from? Many researchers have pointed to the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) where all thinking happens, in FLOW different parts of the brain turn off so hyper-focus can occur, all the second guessing and the energy consumed by it. Learning to use the different skills associated with different parts of your brain can make your ability to access FLOW more efficient.
“Most people live in very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and their souls resources in general, much like a man who, out of whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of only using his little finger.” William James
Read more…17 Flow Triggers
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Average Heart Rate
Your average HR during exercise reveals how strong your sustained energy production is (Aerobic Power Zone 3-4). This is a measure of your sustained cardiovascular output. Your ability to deliver blood to the muscle will dictate your aerobic and anaerobic power during exercise. As your average goes up it will indicate an increase in VO2max and can be measured on your HRM. Increases in VO2max raise your anaerobic threshold and means you can sustain higher levels of intensity for longer periods of time.
Read more…HR is the Key to Exercise Intensity
Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Better Eating, Gradual Changes
Changing the way you eat should happen a little bit at a time. Gradual changes are much more sustainable than wholesale changes. Pick one food you struggle with and work on it until you feel in control of that food. We condition our taste for food by the choices we make. Eat fast food regularly and that is what your body will crave. Slowly weed it out and replace it with healthier options and that is what your body will crave. Write down everything you eat in one week, then target the foods you know you could live without. Your list of food enemies will pop out, rank them and then take them on one at a time. Eating better is very doable, just not everything at once.
“Positive rituals are powerful on three levels. They help us to insure that we effectively manage energy in service of whatever mission we are on. They reduce the need to rely on our limited conscious will and discipline to take action. Finally, rituals are a powerful means by which to translate our values and priorities into action – to embody what matters most to us in our everyday behaviors.” Dr. Jim Loeher