Contrary to popular belief, exercise is more mental than physical. Working out is physical training, accomplished by moving your body against different forms of resistance...but the ability and control to perform those moves stems from your mind, and your mindset.
Did you know that when you reach the point of exhaustion, for example when doing a set to failure, that it has been proven we reach mental exhaustion before actually reaching physical exhaustion - to the tune of about 2 additional reps. Try it, next time you feel like you just cannot go any longer, remember that fact and you'll be amazed at that last reserve of energy that you didn't even know you had. It helps to shift your focus, don't dwell on why you can't do it, or how tired you are. Think about other times when you surpassed your expectations, or blast some music that gets you amped.
Bass actually has been proven to stimulate the release of adrenaline, but that is another post for another day.
In our boot camps I notice a massive difference in how hard people push when we play upbeat music versus none. Little tweaks like that obviously don't cause you to instantly become physically stronger, it's all about mindset and feeling great when you are working out to get your best. And you deserve your best every time.
Until tomorrow, stay winning.