If you are determined to get a better score but feel stuck these little tips may be just what you need to break through a plateau!

1. BREATHE! Breathing properly is something most ALL of us are forgetting to do every time we hit the turf. It is so important that when forgotten can literally break you down slowly throughout the circuits if you don’t pay attention. Proper breathing will actually help recover your breath faster hence quicker recovery between tasks.

Its easy- just be sure on slower tasks such as a “swaggin” you take in 2-4 deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth (you should feel it deep in your abdominal muscles). Believe it or not proper breathing will help you optimize performance, endurance, and get rid of that dreaded post-Syphus hangover!

2. HYDRATION! By this I don’t mean stopping and guzzling water throughout the workout. Instead be sure the day BEFORE you head to the turf you are drinking plenty of WATER. So many of us are actually dehydrated and don’t even realize it. Coming into a workout already fully hydrated will give you a step up with endurance. During the workout stop when you need to for water QUICKLY and get back at it.

3. MIND SET! Syphus is a sport! The night before a big game you would definitely prepare right? So do the same when you head to a Syphus workout if you want to improve your FORM and SCORE. Take advantage of the Motherboard!! Be sure you are well-rested, plan, visualize, and get clarity on tasks before you start.

4. FLOW! Try to let some tasks flow right into the other to save time. This was a huge game changer for me. Start of slow with lunges and see if you can make it there and back without stopping. Try it out next with things like tarasq or plate pushes. Slowly you will build up cardio endurance and get the hang of going from end zone to end zone without stopping with certain tasks. This will save you time and energy!

5. DON’T COMPLAIN! (I’m guilty!) I get it and know that serious frustration can set in at anytime during your workout but you need to train your mind to push through. I have seen people stop mid-workout to complain about how hard a certain task is. This is a waste of valuable time and gets you no-where except farther from your goals. Its also a huge blow to the whole groups energy. Save the chatting and/or complaining for before or after your workout! I think its fun to recap the workout with other junkies once your done!

Lastly I always have to emphasize that your before and after meals can make a huge difference in your performance on the turf. You can’t out exercise a bad diet and you will certainly pay for it in the energy and stamina area. So clean up your diet!

That’s all for now junkies!
Susie R.

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