HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER BLOG
In some cases athletes respond to feedback in a way that is more emotional than logical. Feedback can, at times, feel like criticism. It is important to first understand the processes that happen in the brain when we talk about criticism.
My Coach always tells me and I always try to remind myself that it is DIVE BY DIVE. You can’t win or succeed in a competition from 1 dive. It’s not over until the end, although it’s very difficult to stop thinking in a negative way.
Are you sick and tired of putting in countless hours at the track and not being rewarded for it on race day? Have you been getting the same results year after year and finally ready to break through the plateau?
These 5 focus points are going to help.
Cross-training has been widely used by professional athletes and teams for many years and shown to have many positive outcomes. Skill development, conditioning adaptations, injury prevention and mental stimulation can all be positively influenced by the use of a well thought out cross training program.
Do you suffer from neck pain or stiffness? Are your shoulders more hunched or rounded than they used to be?
Exercise is the best medicine for upper crossed syndrome. Some people may find discomfort in particular movements and with stretching, but it’s important to work on this to improve the condition. It’s important to warm up the surrounding tissues before performing many stretches and exercises. You can warm up either by gentle movement or even by taking a warm shower or bath before activity.
The more time you spend with experts in different areas of your chosen field, the more you will hear the phrase, “there’s still so much I don’t know yet”. It’s amazing that you rarely hear this when surrounded by people with limited knowledge, yet hear it so often from real experts!
Instant gratification refers to the desire to attain something or behave in a way that, without much delay or adjournment, gives you an immediate feeling of happiness, fulfilment or pleasure. Sometimes when we engage in activities that provide instant gratification we do so at the expense of longer-term gain or we extend the time frame that it may take us to achieve something in the long term.
As coaches and parents we must always continue to remind ourselves that it is not about us. Our role is to support the young athlete and keep creating an environment that reflects the level of their commitment.
For some people anxiety causes mild discomfort, for others it is pervasive and unbearable. Anxiety can present as feeling worried, distressed, threatened, fearful, panicked or suffocated. It can present physically as feeling sick in the stomach, agitation, more fatigued than usual, irritable, difficulty sleeping or impaired concentration