The Better Way to Visualize
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That causes your body to respond very similarly in terms of heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle activation as it would if you were physically completing the exercise. The result: When it’s time for the real thing, you’ll step up to the barbell or starting line as if you’ve already succeeded at it many times.
Visualizing your success not only deepens your muscle memory but also puts your mind and nerves at ease. “This is a tool you can use a minute or two before a big lift or start of a race, or something you can practice during downtime throughout the day,” Berenc adds.
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