Friday, February 16, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Hacking FLOW – the external triggers in the environment (outer FLOW) drive our intense focus especially when danger is present. Consequences do more to catch our complete attention, they also drive the neurochemistry of our brains. As risk increases our survival emotions and the accompanying neurochemicals increase, the very ones that amplify focus and enhance performance. These risks can be physical, social, emotional, and especially creative risks, as creativity is at the center of FLOW, the unleashing of passion that comes from opening up your mind for what’s possible next. Struggle and challenge are the experiences that force us to adapt and grow and get out of our comfort zone, that help us understand how really powerful we are. Break the barriers that hold you back, bring your total self to all your endeavors. FLOW hacking is the skill of getting into these FLOW states more consistently and at higher and higher levels of performance. Join the FLOW Hacker Nation and watch your performance accelerate.
Read more…17 FLOW Triggers
“Athletes in FLOW State (life-threatening situations) likely gather more relevant data and code it more efficiently. Having these experiences frequently can significantly shorten the learning curve toward expertise” Michael Gervais renowned sports psychologist
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Do You Know Your Anaerobic Threshold??
Your threshold is the point at which your body switches energy systems from primarily aerobic (oxygen and fat for endurance) to primarily anaerobic (sugar for explosive power). Knowing this is the key to determining your target zones for training and exercising at the right level for you and your specific goals. Field-testing can also determine your threshold by using a HR monitor under normal exercise conditions. Finally, you can determine your threshold with a HR monitor during your exercise by observing the point at which you become out of breath and your muscles begin to burn from anaerobic (sugar) metabolism from build-up of lactic acid. The general rule of thumb is once you determine at which HR you become anaerobic, your max is usually 10-15 BPM above, and your base endurance zone is 20-25 beats below.
Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Water Intake
The single most important thing you can do to improve their health is drinking enough water every day. Water has so many positive benefits for your body that it requires your full attention. As we age one of the things that happens is that your body doesn’t alert you when you become dehydrated. Dehydration has a huge detrimental effect on your body; your body holds about 5 gallons of blood in your system. That’s not a lot and your blood has to perform many critical functions for your body to operate properly. Serious endurance athletes are keenly aware of what happens when they get dehydrated during an event, the term is called “BONK” and it means everything shuts down and gets painful, cramps come and it’s over.
Basic Rule: Drink eight ounces of water eight times per day. Add 16-32 oz. for every hour of exercise, the intensity of your effort will determine how much to drink. Drink a glass when you get up each morning, one at each meal, and one an hour before sleep, that will get you 5 glasses and you only need 3 more. Some days you will not drink all you need to drink, but keep working at it.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Buddha