3 Ways to get in your Flow

By |2016-09-28T22:14:18+00:00September 28th, 2016|Think|

What is flow? Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote a famous book on flow, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience in which he talks about the flow being when you experience deep enjoyment, creativity and total involvement in life. At MCW Fitness, we talk a lot about optimal human performance, where we define it as, "when you’re eating, thinking and moving optimally." Flow and performance are closely related. One can get into the flow state during a number of activities. Whether writing, playing a musical instrument, dancing, playing sports or evening playing video games. It’s that sense of being total consumed and involve in what your doing....

What I discovered about Performance on my climbing trip to Squamish

By |2016-09-14T19:00:00+00:00September 14th, 2016|Perform|

Over Labor Day Weekend, I went up to Squamish to go rock climbing. Most weekends I am out and about climbing, but this weekend was different. This weekend, I found a route that was new to me and to get to the top, took the culmination of my training this summer. I came across a route called Mrs Negative which is graded a 5.12a. Ever since I first started climbing I have had a goal of climbing 5.12. This is not the first 5.12 I’ve been on and lead all the way to the top, but it the first 5.12 I have finished this year. The reason why this is important to me is because I have recently changed up my training after having a rough start to my year climbing....