I think one of the better things about getting older is focus and the increasing the ability to concentrate. Maybe it’s getting to realize what’s important or that time is dripping away.
Just wondering about what other people’s habits are for gaining and maintaining more than that mind-muscle connection - the important mind-iron connection. Rest periods can seem interminable. Sometimes the mind is not willing to see the metal, or will the metal to move. For those who don’t spend that time fraternizing, cavorting, or staring at upper and lower cleavages of yon sweaty skinned babes (or at least not all of the time), I have categorized two types: the rhino and the thinker.
The rhino because of this most excellent clip of Benedikt Magnusson pulling a godforsaken amount in which he reminds me of that Spiderman - the old psychedelic one - villian, the Rhino.
This makes me laugh every time.
The thinker contemplates and approaches rather than attacks.
I am generally a Rhino, though hardly as flamboyant as Benedikt (you have to be really really really strong to do that). I pace and mutter to myself. Once at the bar, though, I am a bit of a thinker and sometimes I think myself out of it. I also find lifts where I am standing easier to keep the neurons set on kill. Getting set on the bench just seems to cause a slight fizzle.
I am also the only one who does things like this that I have seen. Everyone else in the fancy and pansy assed gym I attend either does nothing, wanders about like a three year old, looks at themselves in the freakin mirror (oh, yeah, you’re looking hyooge), or talks on their freakin’ phones (it’s Hong Kong, so the mobiles are almost implanted, which is something I would like to do with them.)
I have also found that caffeine and some Now True Focus definitely help. (sorry, I don’t want to mail order just one bottle of Spike and though they sell Biotest stuff here, they ain’t got that. Yet?)
What about the rest of you? What type and what do you do?