To a cyclist, climbing represents baring one’s soul, enduring and overcoming suffering, and realizing accomplishments beyond what you’ve ever done in the past–all rolled into one. Climbing is the Zen of cycling. Bring some of these motivational visualizations and encouragements into your own coaching and empower your students like never before!
This is Part 5 in a series on creative and motivational cueing, using visualization and imagery to motivate your students. This article focuses on inspiring your students to go beyond their self-perceived limitations and climb hills that are longer, steeper, or mentally more challenging than they thought they could accomplish. Their success is often due to the empowerment they receive from their coach—you.