Your mind at work to Beat opponents at any game with these simple tips
Each competition is beaten in the mind before it’s beaten on the playing field.
Anxiety before a competition can produce adrenaline,
which can be productive for some people, but extremely
Many people found this program
counterproductive for others. This is known as Yerkes Dodson law, and it basically means that optimum anxiety gives optimum performance, no
anxiety and high anxiety both interfere with performances.
World-class athletes know how to use their mind to ensure a
Here are few tips so you too can be a champion.
FEEL YOUR BODY FORM
They say When you’re losing, you tend to over think your next move.
The part of your brain that controls sports movements runs independently to the
thinking part of your brain.
Rely on your muscle memory—don’t try to mentally repeat commands.
DREAM THE FEELING
Doctors say “Guided imagery trains your neuromuscular connections—the impulses
that give you muscle memory,”
Create a mental movie of the competition you’re about to enter. Focus on physical sensations you want to feel, whether it’s a smooth ride or a powerful slam-dunk.
DO NOT “DO NOT”
Your brain acts like a search engine, when you say to yourself, ‘Don’t tense up’, your brain
accesses the programme in your brain on how to tense up.”
Instead tell yourself how good you are (it worked for
Muhammed Ali) and visualise something relaxing. “Avoid words
like hope, wish and try.
HAVE A PLAN
Nervousness before an event is just wasted adrenaline, Accept pressure as a stimulating challenge and take yourself to new levels. Practise your routine beforehand. If possible, scope out the site of the competition a few days before. Familiarity always helps take the edge off the anxiety.
SPONGE UP THE PAIN
Winners collect and use every detail about how their body operates
While training, don’t block out pain—rather, tune into it. Become aware of how your lungs and heart feel. This will keep you surprise-free on the big day.
SQUEEZE OUT THE STRESS
Rock-hard legs won’t perform as well as
they look. Tense muscles hang onto nervous energy,
increasing risk of injury.
Flex one muscle group at a time and hold for 10
seconds. When you release, focus on the sensation of
letting go. You’ll feel confident knowing your muscles are
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