THE BIGGEST WALL WE HAVE TO CLIMB IS THE ONE WE BUILD IN OUR MIND.
You might have read my last blog post “Why are you nervous? Haven’t you had mental training?” This blog post is a follow up with LESSONS LEARNT #2 from the experience I’ve recently made at a youth comp – or rather, the observation & conclusion I have made.
Is being nervous a bad thing? A summary of my experience of observing a youth comp.
What happens after your sports career? What do you do when you’re “too old” to compete? Have you ever thought about this?
High performance athletes are challenged to keep their physical and mental health in balance. The line between adequate and insufficient recovery time for the body but also for the mind is very thin and any little deviation can have a big impact on an athlete’s performance. If an athlete doesn’t have the opportunity to get support, he/she might end up experiencing depression, anxiety of eating disorders, which are common issues among athletes. This doesn’t mean to pathologise athletes’ experiences but to value the human behind the performance and to take unpleasant states such as performance anxiety, nervousness and doubts seriously.
How can we better deal with jet lag? Why do we get it and what happens to our body?
What can we do to get a good night sleep – also when we are away from home?
Multiple scientific studies have proven that a lack of sleep can have multiple negative effects on our body and physical performance such as short time sleep restriction can impair concentration, decrease patience, and lower motivation as well as increase irritability.
Here are 3 easy exercises how you can train your eye performance and brain.
Every quick action begins with perception. The eye affects 90% of our perceptions, which is why its performance is the key to athletic success.
Distracting yourself through social media while you are waiting for your turn to climb, or while laying in bed before falling asleep or even during eating your lunch might decrease the quality of your recovery. A lack of recovery will most likely lower your energy level and, in turn, most likely your training and competition performance.