Sample Mental Training Plan

Earlier in today’s post, Training Mental Toughness, I offered up some pointers regarding training (you or your athletes) to become mentally tougher.

  • Set a Performance Goal
  • Identify Weaknesses
  • Set Process Goals
  • Develop Focus Tools
  • Practice
  • Reinforce Process Goals

I thought an example might clarify this process.

The following is an example for an athlete (John Football) who currently has an estimated 1RM (one rep max) of 280 pounds for the hang clean.  He wants to increase his estimated 1RM to 300 pounds by the end of the summer.  He knows in order to do this, he will need to “break” (see Breaking, it a Good Thing) twice in a four week period.

His current workout card (hang clean portion outlined in red) would look like this:

johnny fb

His sample mental training plan might look something like this:

sample plan

The procedure for setting goals, whether Performance Goals, or Process Goals should be the same – SMART

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Ambitious
  • Realistic
  • Time-Sensitive

I hope this helps to clarify the procedure.  Questions or comments are always welcomed.

Jeff Floyd –

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