Lattice Training Podcast

3 Proven Ways To Stick To Your Training Plan: Approaches From Sports Psychology

January 19, 2022 Lattice Training Season 3 Episode 3
Lattice Training Podcast
3 Proven Ways To Stick To Your Training Plan: Approaches From Sports Psychology
Show Notes

Training Plan Adherence - what does the sports psychology say?! In this solo-podcast session by Tom, he takes you through the 3 areas of behaviour that will massively increase your chances of following through on your plans and reduce the chances that it will feel like a struggle. 

Keeping It Fun! 

  • Add in your friends and/or family - rely on them for accountability and support and fun banter!
  • Initially, do what you like, not what you struggle with. 
  • Add in new skills to your training plan. Learning and the associated quick success feelings will make you feel great. 
  • Always begin slow on a training plan initially. Plans are hard to follow anyway, don't make it even harder by putting crazy high training loads into the first mesocycle. 

Check Your Life Realities

  • Convenience will help massively. Look at the aspects of time, location and conflicts of scheduling
  • Start with a routine and with time it'll become a habit
  • Prioritise your training. Do not try to do all of your training with you're tired at the end of the day, even if you're a busy person! 

Tracking

  • Keep your data collection simple. Less that 5 metrics is a good place to start. 
  • Put your tracking records where you can see them regularly and where you can't possible lose them! 
  • Retest if you get strange results. 
  • Remember that data is just a feedback. Aim to have as little emotional attachment to your scores whether they are positive or negative. Focus on trends and not individual data points.