Energy level and the correct mindset are key ingredients to high level performance. Regardless of your sport or profession, it is vital to raise your game to maximize performance and get in the zone. The person who is able to get energized, utilize laser sharp focus, and have a great attitude are able to sustain a higher level of performance, gather key details while being coached/taught, and push through sticking points more consistently. At FASST performance we utilize several different methods to maximize performance, increase time on task, and gain laser focus. This is why I ask, what’s your level.
I ask what’s your level because we use this as a cue. When an athlete is working out, we ask them, “What’s your level.” The answer they give is 10. Before we begin training we visualize what a level 10 athlete looks like and how he/she performs. We burn this visual into our minds and use this as an anchor during performance. Periodically during the workout, we ask the athlete, what’s their level to remind them that we are working at a level 10. This cue helps the athlete who is beginning to decrease intensity into raising their intensity level while it serves as a motivator to the athlete who is crushing the workout at level 10.
This is just one example that we use at FASST Performance but you can come up with anything that is appropriate for your team or organization. These sayings become a reminder of what type of athlete you are and the expectations that are expected whenever you step foot in the building. Settling for anything less is unacceptable. Have a great weekend and keep smashing!!!!