You can master your form, design the perfect workouts, and maintain a monk’s discipline, but if your focus is dull, you might rest too long between sets, or take too long transitioning between exercises — and that can cost you gains. Even worse, a lack of focus can lead to mistakes that could result in injury.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve it.
Right Fuel, Right Time
Skip your pre-workout meal or snack, and you hamper not only energy but also focus. If you have less than an hour before your workout, focus on carbs and keep it light. If you have closer to two hours, increase calorie intake and add some protein and healthy fat.
The mind-muscle connection is real, but you need to understand the muscles and their attachments to establish it. Stay present during training by developing a working knowledge of exercise science — anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and form.
Try a Pre-Workout
A pre-workout supplement with the right blend of ingredients can help you stay locked in. The caffeine, L-theanine, and phosphatidylserine in LADDER Pre-Workout work together to help sharpen focus and attention.*