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    How To Dominate Your Workouts And See Gains Faster

    Make Beast Mode your only mode. You can do this.

    Working out is great for you, but it can also be seriously tough.

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    You may START OUT feeling like this.

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    But eventually you get to a point where things don't feel so good.

    And even though you have some more stuff planned for your workout... you'd really rather just quit now and go home.

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    The good news is there are smart tricks you can use to help you push through that workout wall.

    BuzzFeed Life spoke with Dawn Fletcher, C.S.C.S., Cross Fit coach and creator of Mentality WOD and came up with 17 ways to build up mental strength and give your body the workout you're totally capable of. You can do this.

    1. When you warm up, use marginally heavier weights than you're planning to use during your actual workout.

    2. When your muscles start burning, train yourself to smile.

    3. Create a physical cue (stomping the ground, clapping your hands) to snap yourself out of negative thoughts.

    4. When you feel like giving up, really concentrate on keeping your body moving.

    5. As tired as you get, try your best to keep your body language positive.

    6. Practice Ping-Pong thinking throughout your workout.

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    Ping-Pong thinking is a self-talk technique that involves bouncing back and forth between two thoughts. The first thought should be about form technique or strategy, for example: "Dip and Punch, I got this." The second thought should be a phrase that will boost your confidence, like: "I could go all day." Go back and forth between those thoughts.

    7. Embrace the fact that the uncomfortable parts of training are necessary to progress.

    8. Practice saying "I can choose _____."

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    Realize that you have the power to choose, says Fletcher.

    She offers these examples:

    "I can choose what affects me.

    I can choose to go forward with a smile.

    I can choose to relax and stay calm.

    I can choose to be confident.

    I can choose to be positive and optimistic.

    I can choose to feel happy and loved.

    I can choose to learn from my mistakes."

    You can also fill in the blank yourself.

    9. Create goals and break them down into achievable steps.

    10. Fully commit to the exercise that you're doing, and stop thinking about what's coming next.

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    You're doing cleans now. Focus on doing those well. Don't think about the deadlifts you have coming up. You'll get to those soon enough.

    11. Repeat mantras and positive talk throughout your entire warm-up.

    12. Remind yourself of what you're working for.

    13. When feeling negative, take a step back and reflect on your goals.

    14. And remember all the people who've doubted you.

    15. Understand and accept that certain things are out of your control.

    16. Choose an environment that will challenge you and motivate you.

    17. And make sure to celebrate all your successes, as little as they may seem.

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