Men No Talk Pretty
Women will tell other women that they look good, even if they do not. But men? A man will tell his best friend that he looks like shit on his wedding day.
Ball busting among men is a bonding behavior. We are so funny. But the gym does not always work so well, especially if you are trying to motivate a new lifter or a client for personal training.
Charles Poliquin once remarked that only a small percentage of people, men and people women, people, respond positively to well-intentioned insults in the gym. You know the ones:
- "One more repetition, you P * ssy!"
- "Come on, fat ass, speed it up!"
Maybe the negative words are a kind of "programming" of us or maybe you only hurt our sensitive feelings. Whatever the reason, the motivation of the drill sergeant simply does not work for many people. A new study explores this phenomenon in more detail and provides a more effective alternative.
Northwestern University researchers
studied two groups of women in a 1
In one class, the instructor made commentary remarks such as: "This exercise gets fat in the legs, no more thunder thighs for us! Get rid of this cellulite!"  In the other class, the instructor made performance-oriented comments like, "This exercise is critical to developing strength in the legs!"
The participants then completed surveys and listed three words describing how they felt after training
- Those who heard the script focused on the apparition used words like "be ashamed" and " disgusted about myself ".
- Those who heard the performance and the health-oriented script used words like "strong" and "perfect". 19659015] Box "/>
What does it mean to you
If you're a personal trainer, a coach or a group coach, think of this as marketing psychology, you need customers and paying members, right? They will probably continue to pay and tell a friend about their accomplishments.
Perhaps this explains the success of CrossFit, and although experienced CrossFitters look damn good, you rarely hear a look-based language in a box And, of course, improving your performance usually also improves your body.
You can also use this information when you're trying to get your friend or partner to lift, and focus your speech on muscle, performance, and performance Strength, not limp body parts.
And maybe you should also change our own inner dialogue The most dedicated bodybuilders will be tired of thinking about biceps, striped glutes and bouldering shoulders. If you focus on things like strength, power, and health, your fire could burn longer.
And that keeps your big butt motivated. Sorry, I'm still working on it.
The Success Hormone
The second level of motivation
- Angels, "Mone it down: How Motivational Comments by Fitness Instructors Shape Women's Body Satisfaction," Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology.