"In the ZONE"

  1. Registered User
    Pleonastic's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    212
    Answers
    0

    "In the ZONE"


    I've heard many people on here talk bout their training and they are "in the zone".

    Does this really exist? I for one have never been in it, I dont think. I have some days where I feel good in the gym and other days where I am more run down. But I woulndt call it in the zone, just got a good workout and was strong and had good energy.

    Maybe thats all it is...

    Describe being IN THE ZONE, or if you think it exists or not.

  2. Registered User
    lennoxchi's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    3,643
    Answers
    0


    for me, it's when i feel like i could lift for hours without getting tired.....i normally have to force myself to go to work on those days (i lift before work in the morning) reps are high even though the weight is slightly heavier. when you go to pick up 40lb DB's for curls and they feel like 15lb DB's. almost like being "on", strong, VERY FOCUSED, and high endurance! happens about 3 to 5 times a month for me......
  3. Registered User
    fieldt76's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  169 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Age
    30
    Posts
    134
    Answers
    0


    Not now Chief, I'm in the f**ckin zone...
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    ozarkaBRAND's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    4,279
    Answers
    0


    It's definitely real, without a doubt. Ask any sport psychologist.
  5. Registered User
    Shatter's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  197 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    30
    Posts
    38
    Answers
    0


    I've been in the zone in sports but that is usually due to hitting the right level of fatigue (too much fatigue and I cannot perform). When I hit a certain level of fatigue my mind just goes in to auto-pilot and everything seems to work.

    Having said that, I don't think I've ever reached that stage in a gym. I don't find that I can go in to auto-pilot in a gym, even having to re-rack weights etc breaks any zone I get in to. I have found that an ipod definitely helps my focus and puts towards that area people talk about.
  6. Registered User
    jumpshot903's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,384
    Answers
    0


    It usually happens to me when i get the extra motivation from something and am really pumped up for workout having a good day and just feel like i can workout forever and never want to stop. Its real and its awesome.
  7. Registered User
    pmiller383's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Age
    27
    Posts
    4,008
    Answers
    0


    For me I get tunnel vision and shut out all sounds. I can only seem to do it on my Max effort pressing days because thats the lift I have the most confidence with. Usually after I hit that point of intensity in my workout I honestly have to take a minute or two after the lift to get my thinking back to normal. When I squat I reach a completely different mindset, and it actually isn't to uncommon for me to "blackout" during a lift. I have done this many times where I will get the bar out of the rack, take my breath, then next thing I know I am either stapled to the box or the bars back in the racks.
    Muscle Pharm Rep
  8. Registered User
    ozarkaBRAND's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    4,279
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    For me I get tunnel vision and shut out all sounds. I can only seem to do it on my Max effort pressing days because thats the lift I have the most confidence with. Usually after I hit that point of intensity in my workout I honestly have to take a minute or two after the lift to get my thinking back to normal. When I squat I reach a completely different mindset, and it actually isn't to uncommon for me to "blackout" during a lift. I have done this many times where I will get the bar out of the rack, take my breath, then next thing I know I am either stapled to the box or the bars back in the racks.
    Haha, awesome. There have been studies on the tunnel vision thing.. totally well documented.
  9. Registered User
    CopyCat's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    33
    Posts
    6,262
    Answers
    0


    At first I thought this was a Zone diet deal, but...

    For me it happens during high intensity periods.

    ADVANCED MUSCLE SCIENCE
    Strongest On The Market
    RECOVERBRO: Est. Post #3222
  10. Registered User
    h0other's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Age
    28
    Posts
    1,002
    Answers
    0


    I usually get it when I take PWO drinks (Jack3d, No Shotgun)... It's a good feeling and is definitely needed when you're in the gym.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 106
    Last Post: 11-07-2008, 04:31 PM
  2. What is "Methyl Zone"
    By JaredGalloway in forum Supplements
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-18-2008, 09:25 AM
  3. Replies: 144
    Last Post: 01-01-2008, 01:11 PM
  4. Mini rant about the "Women's Zone" of the gym
    By ArnoldIsMyIdol in forum General Chat
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 05:39 PM
  5. "In the Zone": (My Focus XT review)
    By motiv8er in forum Nutraplanet
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-15-2006, 01:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in