Lag Time Surrounding Injury and Recovery

April 17, 2023

How crazy would it be if we did a set of sit-ups and woke up with a six-pack?

What if we ate healthy for a day and suddenly experienced a total body transformation?

(Sign me up for that program)

We’ve all been tested with the phenomenon of lag time.

Am I going to lose strength?

Am I going to be able to perform at the same level?

Will I ever be able to workout again?

Our mind does such a good job (almost too good of a job) at filling this space with worry, fear, and assumption.

When rehabbing an injury, or training for a specific goal, our actions do not have an immediate outcome.

We don’t leave the gym immediately stronger. We don’t leave an appointment out of pain forever.

The way we keep uncertainty and worry from filling the space between action and outcome is to recognize the power of consistent action over an extended period of time.

When we set an intention of dedicating ourselves to doing the work necessary to recover from an injury or obtain a training-related goal, we remove the unnecessary pressure of expectation or assumption that tends to fill the space between action and outcome.

Are you in a lag time right now? Need help making sense of your situation?

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