At boot camp this morning, a few of the Fitmates were expressing that that could NOT hold a wall sit for another second longer, that their legs were aching. Well any type of fitness motivation is about having the will power and belief system to keep going with an exercise and not giving up.
We spoke about the stories that you hear about people having to tread water for more than 12 hours of more. Are these super human people all is there belief system for survival that strong that they overcome the mental barriers to there physical abilities.
Yes there is the flight/fight response that automatically clicks in but the bodies realise of adrenaline and other chemicals is to get out of a dangerous situation, not continue pumping the adrenaline hormones for 14 hours.
There was a great story of a father and son who tread water in for 14 hours in Dakota Beach Florida in jelly fish and shark infested waters.
One of the rescue team members commented “They have amazing will power to be able to do it”
The point being if you truly believe in achieving an outcome, you will do everything in your power to succeed, are these people superhuman or athletes, no just a strong belief to succeed.
It’s very easy to just give up, being in complete darkness and drown.