Have you ever had a workout where you were so feverishly driven and compelled, you felt you could, metaphorically, "Burn a hole through steel?" Where the weights you used all workout long felt "light" in your hands; as if the force flowing through you that moved the weights totally outmatched the iron's "attempt" to overcome and exhaust you?
And, it was as if your muscles were a conquest commanding extension of your will; they performed, and contracted, at a level seemingly beyond where they ever had before - a consuming intensity within pushed the muscle you trained into an exertion threshold where you could actually f-e-e-l the deepest, underlying fibers being worked in a way you never had before ... (and I mean never!).
Rep after rep, set after set, you were a dominance breakthrough machine; your heart felt like an invincible steel pump -- your nostrils and lungs remained on supercharged intake levels, feeding the machine the oxygen it needed for sustained conquest.
And the degree of magnitude voltage conquest power pouring through your every fiber moved you to push yourself with an inhuman fierceness - and compulsion - that could only be labeled by the idea "more - More - M-O-R-E!"
Your heart and breathing rate have likely elevated somewhat just by reading what I've described so far. Why? Because you're emotionally identifying with an inner workout performance state I call Category 5 Intensity.
It's a degree of inner force and power so compelling and feverishly conquest driven, it blasts you into sustained muscular exertion levels which compel literal mega-size and physical strength increases!
Category 5 Intensity
An Ultra-Success Producing Workout Force
The U.S. meteorological service categorizes hurricanes based upon their volume, power, and the wind speed their force generates and sustains.
Category 5 monsters literally carry torrential rains, overpowering wind speeds in excess of 150 mph, and energy forcefulness, indeed, fierceness, that cannot be stopped, denied or impeded by any manmade thing.
|Category One Hurricane:||74-95 mph||4-5 ft above normal|
|Category Two Hurricane:||96-110 mph||6-8 feet above normal|
|Category Three Hurricane:||111-130 mph||9-12 ft above normal|
|Category Four Hurricane:||131-155 mph||13-18 ft above normal|
|Category Five Hurricane:||> 155 mph||> 18 ft above normal|
It will tear through any environment it reigns upon, and will unleash its vehement fury in a comprehensive, terrain altering assault (seemingly a merciless assault from Hell). Literally, it will wreak its uncontestable havoc -- uprooting, overwhelming, and forcefully conquering every thing in its path.
It can, and will only generate its relentless torrent as it continues along its earth scarring procession. Nothing remains unaffected by its wrath; everything impacted by its brutal fierceness remains changed ... literally forever!
Whoa! Just take a moment to catch your breath and think - really think: How would your workout performance and muscular exertion/contraction levels change if you began generating intensity at the Category 5 level?
What kind and degree of energy would you generate and sustain? What kind of muscular exertion levels would you induce and sustain? What kind of total, worked, maximum contractions would you incite - through the positive and negative aspects of each rep?
What kind of mental toughness - and attitude forcefulness - would you mobilize and continue fueled by? Indeed ... what degrees of physical increase, progress and muscular growth do you sense you'd decisively stimulate?
I'll bet your heart rate, body temperature and breathing rate just elevated somewhat again, as you just considered the impact you'd produce through generating Category 5 intensity. Imagine now what would happen when you actually start generating this workout voltage!
Building, Surging, Magnifying, Amplifying
Moving You To Generate Category 5 Realm Workout Intensity
Uh, I'm assuming you're "interested" in how you can begin strengthening your inner training force to more extreme, and commanding levels? Ah; thought so. Let me, therefore, now give you a detailed, advanced process enabling you to notably produce this, and generate it when you train.
[*Just recall, for a moment, the TV images you saw this past hurricane season of Katrina's Category 5 intensity bending huge palm trees over to where they looked like little twigs ready to be snapped in half.
Now, you'll get an even sharper sense of the command impact power Category 5 intensity wields. And, what would it look like if this force were your personal workout fuel? How about this: Set after set, rep after rep - with a gut wrenching compulsion - you're pushing, driving, striving -- feverishly exerting more intensely, more fiercely, indeed, more indomitably FEROCIOUSLY! Hey - can you handle it?! I think you CAN!]
Mobilizing Category 5 Intensity Within You
[First, read through the following process in its entirety. Then, apply exactly as outlined.]
Step #1: Mentally/Physically Relaxing To Gain Subconscious Access:
(perform this Step #1 in your home only!)
In an area where you're sure you won't be disturbed, lie comfortably upon your back on either your bed, the floor or stretched out completely in an E-Z chair. Let your arms rest at your sides, palms facing downward, fingers loosely apart.
Next, remaining as still as possible, let your eyelids gently close, and take 3 l-o-n-g, d-e-e-p breaths, inhaling through your nostrils, and easily exhaling through your mouth. And with each exhalation, mentally repeat the word "R-e-l-e-a-s-e."
Next, envision yourself slowly descending a staircase of 7 total steps. And as you descend each step, mentally repeat the word "D-o-w-n" to yourself, allowing every muscle and fiber within you to just easily let loose, and progressively relax with each successive step you descend.
When you've easily reached the bottom (step #1), and feel the sensation of deep and soothing comfort, shift your awareness to perform Step #2:
Step #2: Accessing A Magnitude Intensity Workout Memory:
- Perhaps it was during an arm workout where you were blasting your biceps on barbell preacher curls - to extreme pump and exertion degrees. You didn't just do 10 reps, you did 12. And it felt like your skin would pop. But you maintained the mental fury - the fierce, unwavering mental toughness - which over-rode any attempt of your body to stop you!
- Perhaps it was a leg workout where you cinched your belt one notch tighter than you normally do. And hung more weight on the bar than you usually would. And blasted out set after set of squats that left your legs feeling like max-engorged tree trunks; your lungs felt like bellows from h*ll, but because you sustained such fierceness of effort, it was a literal chore for you to walk out the gym to your car after your workout was done!
- Imaginatively make the picture of this scenario brighter, more vivid and more distinct.
- Then, experiencing it as if it's playing out upon a large, white movie screen, imaginatively bring it closer, and closer toward you.
- And as you imaginatively bring it closer toward you, make it even brighter, more detailed, and more 3-dimensionally vivid.
- And then, imaginatively bring it even closer toward you -- so close, it's as if it's right in front of your face -- as if you can reach out and touch it - as if this is your reality then and there!
(perform this Step #2 in your home only!)
Now, as you're mentally/physically relaxed, recall a workout where you know your performance (and effort) could only be labeled as "sustained conquest drive - as Mega exertion impact.
This will be easy for you as you recall the very last time you embodied feverish, driving power, and truly compelling fierceness and intensity during a workout:
You know what this magnitude intensity workout was for you. Just allow your awareness to search your memory, and you will come to identify a target workout such as this from your past. At once you've mentally isolated this specific workout from your memory core:
At this moment you should inwardly see, feel, sense and experience all related factors comprising this scenario - as if it were your very life in the current moment.
Step #3: Anchoring The Extreme Sensory Power Of Your Magnitude Intensity Workout:
(perform this Step #3 in your home only!)
Now, instead of just "watching" this scenario of your magnitude intensity workout, imaginatively step into the picture, into your body ... and, feeling your extraordinary power and energy streaming masterfully through you:
- See exactly what you see as this mega-intensity workout force - becoming aware of how all things you see around you look to you.
- Then, thoroughly f-e-e-l exactly what you feel as this mega-intensity workout force.
- Then, project the exact facial expression you project when you are this mega-intensity workout force -- from the slant of your eyes, to the flare of your nostrils, to the curl and purse of your lips.
- Then, mentally say to yourself - using the exact words and voice tonality you use - exactly what you say to yourself when you inwardly communicate to yourself as the embodiment of this mega-intensity workout force.
- And, then purposefully b-r-e-a-t-h-e exactly the way you breathe when you are this mega-intensity workout force.
Next, as you're inwardly replicating all of #'s 1-5 ... clench your right fist hard, continuing to breathe exactly as the mega-intensity workout you does. And, holding your fist firmly clenched, choose a word, that to you, singularly represents you as this mega-intensity workout force.
For example, you might choose a word such as Power, Force, Dominate, or Zone, etc. Whatever word you choose, holding your right fist firmly clenched (and continuing to breathe as mega-workout intensity breathes), mentally exclaim your chosen key word 5 consecutive times with emphatic passion.
Next, hold this clenched fist/mega-workout intensity breathing state, for 20 full seconds. Then, s-l-o-w-l-y un-clench your right fist, and just allow yourself to grow mentally/physically relaxed and at ease.
You've now established a magnitude intensity fueling anchor, whereby the act of clenching your right fist hard, breathing as you do when you are mega-workout intensity, and mentally exclaiming your key word will spontaneously trigger the specific energy connected to you generating ultra intensity (i.e., Category 5 Intensity) during a workout. And this energy (and command power state) will then come to freely surge through you!
This entire Step #1-3 anchoring process should take 10-15 minutes to perform. I suggest performing Step #'s 1-3 (as outlined) once per day - in your home only - for 5 consecutive days.
This will ensure you establish the connection between clenching your right fist hard, breathing as you do when you are mega-workout intensity, and mentally exclaiming your key word, serving to activate, and wholly fill you with the nuclear emotional force existing during your peak performance workouts.
Each time you perform this Step #1-3 process, it will become easier to do and more decisive in the results it produces.
Anchoring Use Note:
Once you've established the stimulus/response anchor between clenching your right fist hard, breathing as mega-workout intensity, and exclaiming your key word to activate and fill you with peak performance (Category 5) workout power, you do not have to go through this entire Step #1-3 process.
Performing Step #'s 1-3 as outlined for 5 consecutive days, will ensure you develop the activation trigger which will foster maximum emotional power results (i.e., you'll be able to ignite the inner force which then literally fuels MEGA intensity exertion!)
Once you've decidedly established your mega-intensity workout anchor (which you effectively will within this 5 consecutive day period), you can then just go right into Step #4, using your anchor as outlined.
Step #4: Turning On The Power - Priming Yourself With The Affinity Toward Maximum Exertion ... And Super Human Workout Performance!
[*I suggest you perform this step in your car after you've arrived at your gym, and have parked and turned your car off. This is your pre-workout priming stage - what you can look at as "Filling yourself with the feeling and purpose to then shock, and compel your muscles toward peak exertion ... and growth!"
So, in your car after you've parked at your gym and shut your car off, do the following:
Sit comfortably (in an upright, seated position), let your hands comfortably rest (palms downward) upon your thighs, let your eyelids gently close down, and allow your chin to comfortably rest upon your chest.
Next, take 3 long, deep breaths -- inhaling through your nostrils and exhaling easily through your month.
As you exhale your third breath, then fire your mega-intensity workout anchor: Clench your right fist hard, breathe the way you do as the embodiment of mega-workout intensity, and mentally exclaim your key word 3 consecutive times. This will serve to activate, and cause the feelings connected with your maximum intensity generation workouts to freely surge through you.
Next, continuing to hold your right fist firmly clenched, breathing as you do when you are mega-workout intensity, you'll now perform the final pre-priming stage "Ramping Up To Category 5 Intensity." And so, with your right fist firmly clenched, breathing as the embodiment of mega-workout intensity, imagine clearly you hear the sound of an 8-cylinder super-charged, 1,000-horsepower racecar engine shifting through its gears.
H-e-a-r the raw, rumbling, fever pitched force and power of this engine as it shifts from first to second, second to third, third to fourth ... and then from fourth - all the way up - into 5th gear -- let the upward winding vehement fury of this engine's 5th gear mega-force power fill all of you (from head, to toe!)
H-e-a-r this engine's overpowering forcefulness, and allow this sound, sensation, and magnitude power fierceness to fill you to a full saturation point.
When you experience this (and you will), then, mentally/silently exclaim your key word 3 times at peak exhortation levels. [*The force surging within you should now feel like you can tear an oak tree - barehanded - right out of the ground!]
Now, continuing to hold your right fist firmly clenched, go ahead and imaginatively perform a full set of one of the exercises you'll be doing in your upcoming workout. But this set is you the consummate embodiment of mega-intensity fierceness - clearly mentally experience, and f-e-e-l yourself performing each rep so forcefully, purposefully, and with such concentrated power you sense even the deepest, underlying fibers of the muscle being forced to exert and contract ... to the max!
Feel your heart pumping, your power surging, and total conquest commitment fueling every single rep. And, be sure you imaginatively finish every rep you intended to, sustaining perfect, isolated form.
Next, continuing to keep your fist firmly clenched, with your heart now imaginatively pounding and your breathing pronounced, look at the body part you just did a set for in one of the gym mirrors. And see - and f-e-e-l it - completely worked and fully engorged.
Then, (still holding your right fist firmly clenched, and breathing as mega-intensity workout power) say to yourself, and mean it: "This is what I do, this is how I do it; I begin this way -- and I stay this way - every rep - starting Now!"
Then, just very slowly un-clench your fist, let your eyelids easily open, inhale deeply and grab your gym bag!
Step #5: Pre-Set Peak Performance Emotional Reinforcement:
- Think 'Negative' To Grow! - By Christopher Mohr
- A Primer On Eccentric Repetitions. - By Charles Ridgely
- Positive Muscle Gains: Eccentric Training! - By Chris Goulet
- Other Negative Reps Articles ...
*Then, in the gym after you're totally sure you've fully, and appropriately warmed up, perform one set (for the muscle you'll be training) as you "normally" would, being sure to f-e-e-l the muscle you're training working during the positive, and negative phase of each rep.
Next, do the following before you engage each successive set: Clench your right first hard, and purposefully mentally exclaim your key word once. Then, un-clench your fist, and proceed to purposefully engage your set.
This pre-set practice will continue to reinforce and sensitize your nervous system with the emotional fuel directly linked to you generating Category-5 Intensity.
[Doing this before each set will take you all of 3-4 seconds, hardly a high price to pay for keeping yourself predisposed toward training at growth compelling, mega-intensity levels!]
Keep The Door Of Mega-Intensity Workout Performance Wide Open
Consistency is important here. Be sure you engage each of Step #'s 1-5 exactly as I've outlined. And make your pre-workout, and pre-set priming actions (Step #'s 4 and 5) as much a part of your workout as you do creatine, aminos, and post-workout protein shakes.
The more you continue to apply this process, the more incredibly powerful the results will become for you. I know you'll come to experience inner power realms you never even knew you possessed!
The more power you exert, the higher the mountain you can climb. No more inconsistent workout levels. Now, you can turn on the power ... and prime yourself for feverish effort and sustained exertion, every time you train!
About The Author:
Pete. Siegel is the country's foremost sports and peak performance hypnotherapist, a national powerhouse clinician, and a highly published personal development author. To review his PowerMind© best selling life and success building programs, including Building Super Confidence, Think & Grow BIG, Living Invincibly Positive, Steppin' Up To Mega-Muscle And Power, and Winning At Life, go now to www.incrediblechange.com.