fitness training - Psychology
mental component of sports performance is often highlighted at the
elite level but brushed over when it comes to the semi professional
and amateur levels.
mind is crucial to performance, it is your thoughts, beliefs and
attitudes that shape and govern how much of your potential you achieve.
If you unlock your true potential you can dramatically improve your
on performance include the benefits and negatives of achieving success,
the consequences of failure and the level of arousal (often called
true influence on performance comes not from your conscious, the
words and comments you say/hear but from the subconscious, the thoughts
and beliefs that you hold which automatically process information
below conscious awareness.
is these thoughts that shape behavior in every aspect of life, not
just your sports performance. For long term success and match day
performance you must continually reinforce the positive elements
of being successful. This includes imagining, visualizing and experiencing
the feelings of winning or success. Positive techniques are also
used to develop positive beliefs about your own abilities.
truly build a positive mental attitude around performance you need
to also break down and dissolve any negative blocks and fears you
may hold. These can range from not feeling you are worthy of success
to fears of hurting other players and more. These fears may or may
not be within your conscious awareness.
most powerful method for breaking down these limiting beliefs is
to use a technique called emotional freedom technique (EFT). This
revolutionary and new technique can be used by any player.
It works by
realigning the disturbed electrical energy pattern associated with
a thought or feeling. This allow the negativity to be released and
thus removes the blocks to performance.
key element to using EFT is to discover the particular blocks you
may hold that are undermining your play. This is not a character
defect but it is the natural outcome and every person holds mental
blocks in some way or another over particular issues.
more about emotional freedom
sports psychology and EFT
will allow you to play at a higher percentage of your maximum ability.
To increase your maximum ability you must focus upon each of the
different training areas. This will raise your athletic potential.
mains areas to focus upon are agility,
core and flexibility.
The combination of these based upon your specific needs will produce
optimize the benefits from training any conditioning routine must
be backed up by nutrition.
The most effective sports nutrition system in the world is metabolic
typing. It is used by many professional teams. It is based on
discovering your unique nutritional needs.