Getting over the dreaded workout wall

There is nothing like going for a run or enjoying a workout when you suddenly hit, the dreaded workout wall.

Thankfully, there are ways to get over it – see what we did there…

Here are five way so to push through the pain:

Visualise yourself getting to the finish or doing one more rep. Remember, it’s all in the mind.

Mantra the pain out of it
Get yourself a mantra and use it when you feel start to struggle. A little “I can do it, I can do it!” or “nearly there, nearly there” should help you get to the end of your workout.

Set mini goals
Mini goals are a lot easier to accomplish than big ones. If you are running, say to yourself “I’ll just run to the next lamppost” and when you get to it say, “I’ll try going to the next”. Keep saying this, until you literally can’t run any further.

Go with a friend
If you are constantly hitting a wall at the same time in your workout, try bringing a friend along with your next time. There is nothing as motivating, as working out with a mate.

Listen to music
Try to lose yourself in your music just enough, so you don’t feel the wall hitting.

Remember the high when you get to the finish line – amazing!