There's no shortage of supplements on the market these days that you can use as a pre-workout to not only get you flying a mile a minute, but that can also get you laser-focused in the gym. While these supplements definitely work, they are something you're going to need to open your wallet up for and risk fatiguing your adrenal glands in the process due to all of the stimulants.
So, what's the next best thing to get laser-focused in the gym? Your mind. *womp womp* Not what you were expecting? Well, it's true, and here's how you can achieve maximum focus each time you step into the gym.
Dial It in By Flipping the Switch
Every time you go to the gym to train, you should be there with purpose and intent. If you're simply going through the motions, then it's no wonder you are having such a hard time getting laser-focused in the gym. Going to the gym and training isn't just a physical aspect along with conditioning, there is a mental aspect as well.
When you step into the gym, you should be fired up to push your body to the limit. It's you against the weights. Do you know what's really cool and motivating? You'll never beat the weights – you can always add more to your lifts. Many would consider that defeating, but if you have the mindset that you're going to tackle your workout with intensity, it will fire you up to push hard and potentially break your personal bests and records in the process. It's a you versus you mentality. When you don't respect the weights and put too much on, it can be a humbling experience, and you better hope someone is there to spot you so you don't get injured.
The gym is a place to let it all go. All the outside noise. All the distractions. All the stress from work. All the stress from your personal life. Let it all go. This is YOUR TIME to de-stress and work on yourself. You have an opportunity to release everything that has built up inside you and turn it into a positive. Make it a habit that every time you step foot through the door of the gym, all the baggage you've been carrying around will be checked at the door.
Crank It Up a Notch (Or Several)
Have you ever worked out without music playing through your headphones or in the background? I'm talking in complete silence (awkward). To put it bluntly, it's uncomfortable and odd (at least in the opinion of those we've spoken with).
We all love music and have our own favorite genre we prefer when training – and there's nothing wrong with that. Most people can't train to something like jazz, blues, or opera music playing – if you can, then get down with your bad self. Otherwise, you'll probably fall under the category of people who listen to something along the lines of rock, rap, metal, alternative, hip-hop, or something else that is high-energy.
Crank it up when you get to the gym. Put your headphones on, or earbuds in, and get after it. If you work out at home, crank up the music on the stereo, and just get lost in your workout. Block out everything around you and simply focus on the task at hand – moving that weight. That's definitely one of the best ways to get laser-focused in the gym.
Find a Partner in Crime
No, I'm not telling you to break the law. What I'm telling you to do is find a workout partner. Someone who will push you and hold you accountable. It's hard to sandbag a workout when you have someone breathing down your neck, trying to push you to the limit. For that reason, you have the ability to get laser-focused in the gym and keep your motivation elevated.
As much as your workout partner pushes you, push them the same amount back and then some. Squeeze out those extra reps. Turn up the speed on the treadmill. Put down your phone and get to work. It's so much easier to get in the zone when you have someone next to you who is pushing you versus being on your own and potentially getting in your own head with all of the things going on in your life.
A workout partner is there to help get you out of the funk and into the fun. Get dialed in, get laser-focused, and get in an intense workout. You get out of your workouts what you put into them. So, get after it!
Utilize a Nootropic Supplement
If you find that your focus is horrible during your workouts and you aren't getting a solid mind-muscle connection, it may be time to try a nootropic supplement. Nootropics are supplements that have the ability to increase cognition, focus, memory, brain health, blood flow to the brain, and overall help improve mental performance.
When you combine a nootropic supplement with your pre-workout regimen, you can truly dial in your focus and fully activate your muscle fibers to help tear them down so they can be rebuilt bigger and stronger. You can utilize nootropic supplements as a standalone supplement, or you can combine them with another pre-workout product that contains stimulants if you wanted the combination of focus and energy.
Depending on your preferences, NutraBio has many nootropic supplements that can fit the bill. Whether you want a powder or capsule, flavored or unflavored, NutraBio has what you need. As mentioned above, these nootropic products can be used as a standalone or can be combined with a pre-workout, such as NutraBio PRE or PRE Extreme. Want the focus and pump, but without the stimulants? Try NutraBio PRE Stim-Free.
Getting laser-focused in the gym is not optional. It's something you should strive for and achieve each time you walk through the gym doors and get ready to do battle with the weights. Your focus level will determine the outcome of your workout. You can either have a really terrible workout where you feel you've wasted your time, or you can have a killer workout and can't wait to get back after it tomorrow. The choice is yours. But personally, we don't like wasting our time and would prefer to see results – and you should too!