When am doing strength training, in my mind's eye I split my reps into a three-quarter. E.g. By the time I get to rep 9 in a 12 reps exercise, I say to myself 'you have just 3 left'. Also when I am using the clock I think small by looking at the seconds hand and I say to myself 'it will soon roll over to 60'. By this I keep myself going.
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