Originally Posted by Iceveins
Added to the physical things mentioned above, my trainer once told me something that made so much sense...
"Think about speed."
If you think about being fast and having speed, you can improve your speed. Some people are naturally inclined to punch fast, while others have to be a little more conscious of it to improve speed. Like for example...if you walk at a certain pace and your buddy walks at a faster pace, if you think about walking as fast as him you can do it, even though your natural tendency is to walk a little slower.
That's interesting and does make alot of sense. I suppose everything in life is mind over matter in a way.