How to Get That Focused Feeling…

Don’t ask me why, but movies have a big effect on my motivation


Rocky, Pumping Iron, 300, Warrior all get me pumped up and focused


….hell even American Psycho has some good disciplined workouts!


They all make me want to TRAIN


I find myself watching these films


 looking at male physiques that I can aspire to


and in my head, before I even leave the cinema sometimes


– I’m making plans as to how my nutrition, training and mindset can build a mighty, screen-worthy body!


Now I’m not saying this out of an egotistical perspective


But when your body looks and feels good, so does your mind


And it’s from the mind that we experience happiness


I believe it’s VITAL that your body is optimised so you can feel happy


SO how can we do this?


Well, focus comes from three things:


1) how you talk to yourself.


2) how your body moves


3) what you focus on


Try this exercise…


Sit exactly how a really depressed person would sit


Round your shoulders


Slump over


Head down


….it doesn’t feel good does it?!


Now sit proud and tall


Pull your shoulders back and chest out


Sit up straight


Head up


….feels a ton better doesn’t it!


That’s your physiology, your body, mirroring a successful posture


You don’t have to ‘be’ successful to walk, talk and stand like a winner


Research shows that by doing so, however, you’ll feel 10X better and enjoy your day, have less stress, be able to visualize success better and achieve more in your training


Now think about language, how you talk to yourself…


Are you saying negative things, or entertaining worst-case-scenarios or fears, or always picturing the bad instead of the good?


You can train your mind to picture only the best-case-scenarios and inspire confidence in yourself, always picturing the good instead of the bad


This simply comes from positivitity:


 - celebrate every positive, just a little pat on your own back will do


 - tell yourself, ‘I got this’, ‘I can do this’, ‘If others can do this then I can too’


Make sense?


That’s positive language


Now the last point, FOCUS


This means that each day your ACTIONS are goal-oriented


Boil your day-to-day actions down to the necessary and productive ONLY


For example:


Just prepare your meals once per day, eat those meals


schedule 3 workouts per week, go to the gym on those days


Get into bed by 10:30pm every day


Repeat until goal is achieved!


Daily action may seem BORING, repetitive and dull


In a way, I guess that it is


But switch your language up so that it becomes enjoyable.


A great example of this is Arnold Schwarzenegger who was often asked how he could repeatedly punish himself with 2-3 hour daily workouts that pushed him to the brink of what his body could achieve….


He stopped the person and said, ‘I don’t see it as punishment, I see every rep as a step closer to my goal, and so I’m not unhappy or in pain when I’m at the gym, in fact I’m really happy because I’m achieving my goals every second of every workout.


^^ now THAT is a positive focus, a positive language pattern…


…and you can bet that he walked, talked and behaved like a champion even before he was one.


He still does now!


Your awesome results are only achievable as a result of focus, language and physiology


So go walk the walk and be positive about it!!

Go take ACTION!


Anthony Shaw


Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington


PS - This year I’ve decided to work with LESS people, but give them a higher quality of service during and after an initial 12 week program.


My aim is to fill our program with 10 new people, then close the doors and spend 2016 getting phenomenal results with these people.


On this program you will get:


1) Our habit based, rule based nutrition system


2) Your own coach for every step of the program,


3) You will learn how to lift weights from scratch, or advance your skill to a higher level, whilst building strength, muscle and having FUN doing so 


Each week you’ll train 3 times in our private facility, with a highly experienced coach showing you our program so you can rapidly lose unwanted lbs, develop whole body strength like an athlete, and simply transform the way you look


Apply here:


This is done relentlessly over 12 weeks, then we’ll sit down and talk you through our goal setting system to set a longer term goal and work specifically on the areas you are weak on.


This whole process allows me to systematically transform your body by installing new habits and actions that will support your lifestyle and goals long term.