Dragon Boat Fitness Training

Tricking The Mind To Train

So what to do when we have fallen off the training wagon? Although there’s no magic pill, what works for me is a little mind game I play with myself. Remember that mind games are also a form of mindset training as they work to create a new habit or overcome an inner block.

I start with promising myself a short cardio workout of 15 minutes, I then add 2 minutes as I reach the 15, then another 3 to make 20 minutes and continue until I reach 30 minutes. I choose 20 minutes as this is my “absolute minimum”, 30 minutes my target and 45 minutes my goal. (*Please note that 30 and 45 minutes are specific targets in the paddle training programs I offer that incorporate heart zones that relate to race distances. They are trained in progression with intent of peaking within a target time.)

I play this mind tricking game with the different disciplines promising myself a 1 set minimum. Some days I may not get past 1 set and other days I do the full routine. 

It is never too late to start back with you base fitness training. Stay tuned as I share some tricks and tips over the next few weeks. I will also share my Fave 5 Movement Patterns to keep you feeling the paddling patterns in your body.

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