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I Train Alone

How do you like to train?  Some people like to train with a partner, some people like to train alone. 

I find that when I train with a partner and without my music, that my workouts are not nearly as intense and focused.  I’m just not as present with my workout.

I Train Alone

Personally, I train alone and prefer training alone.  Training alone helps me to be completely and totally present with my workout, where mind and body are completely engaged in focusing on every rep of every exercise, squeezing the muscle being worked, and feeling it. 

There are no outside distractions.  My mind is cleared of everything.  Nothing else exists. Nothing else matters.  Just me, the iron and my music pumping me up through my ear buds, fueling my workout.

My workout time is my time for me, for mind and body to become one.  Nothing fuels my mind and body than knowing that I not only worked out, but when I did my workout, that I was completely and totally present , focused on the here and now … just me, the iron and my music pumping me up through my ear buds and fueling my workout.

THIS is what fuels my energy to give my all to others, contribute to others, serve others, provide value to others, with energy and passion.

Now I want to hear from you on this blog.

How do you prefer to train and when you do train, ask yourself if you completely and totally present, in the here and now, focused, when you walk into the gym.

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  1. 3 Comment(s)

  2. By Divi | Reply

    Hi Shari! I have been reading and enjoying you emails for a long time now, and I am finally in a communicative mood today!! I hope I don’t bore you too much!! 😉 I prefer working out by myself. I don’t like talking while exercising coz I feel I am wasting energy that can be utilized better in the task on hand.

    I don’t know whether you have come across this before. I have an audio program that I use to make a frequency-based audio file. It can be from 15-60 minutes long. I use the available presets to make a file for concentration and play that during my workout, usually 15-20 minutes. It helps me focus so clearly that even a 15-minute bout of rowing can really get things MOVING!! At times I use it for weights too, and though it is not as effective, I have no worthwhile complaints against it. I like that after a few seconds of the waves, there are no distractions.

  3. By sharifitness | Reply

    Hi Divi
    Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying my emails and, it’s so great to have your reply on this topic.

    I am familiar with frequency-based audio and it is also a great meditation tool.

    There’s nothing like absolute total focus while you’re working out without any distractions. It makes all the difference in the world. I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s like meditation in motion.

    Divi, it’s great hearing from you and I hope to hear from you more often 🙂

    Shari

  4. By Sean | Reply

    I usually have my headphones on and am focused on my workout. I prefer it that way, with the exception of the days where I do my Push workout (Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps). Even then I only really want someone to spot me on the chest exercises, and maybe give me a little extra encouragement to push out that last rep or two.

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