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When am doing strength training, in my mind's eye I split my reps into a three-quarter. E.g. By the time I get to rep 9 in a 12 reps exercise, I say to myself 'you have just 3 left'. Also when I am using the clock I think small by looking at the seconds hand and I say to myself 'it will soon roll over to 60'. By this I keep myself going.

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  • This is true and how I look at working out as well. Someday's are great and my workouts fly by but other days I am watching the seconds hand just creep across the clock and I think to myself is it ever going to be over! Then I remind myself for example I do the eliptical for 20 minutes and then a 5 minute cool down so a total of 25 minutes and my first ten minutes always seem to take so long and I dont understand why but then I start thinking 25 minutes is a very short amount of time. I could sit and talk for 25 minutes to a friend and before I know it time had passed so I try to not focus on the time...I try to enjoy evey moment of working out. It works for me! emoticon - by JESLYN7860

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