Posts tagged Competition strategies
Three reasons to do a Misogi and what I learned from doing one

We breathe in the clean, crisp air of Lake Tahoe.  Five seconds in, five seconds out. Keep breathing.

A voice yells out over the microphone: “Spartans, are you ready?”

A resounding “AROO, AROO, AROO!” comes barking out from me and fifty others at the starting line.

I give a fist bump to my three friends joining me on this psychotic voyage and we take off to climb the mountain.

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Focus on the Process: The Rule of Threes

Heading into a performance or competition can be daunting. Our minds drift towards the unknown, the unpredictable, and the ‘what ifs’. This creates a lot of tension and fundamentally a lack of presence of mind to what were supposed to be doing. In most cases this is because athletes focus too much on the outcome. Having an outcome focus has been linked to excessive muscle tension, anxiety, and worry. This makes sense because the outcome is totally out of our control. Yet, we spent so much cognitive energy trying to change it.

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Ideal Performance State: Practical Tips to be Switched On

So you're about to compete yet you don't feel as though you're in the optimal zone. This happens often. All's great in training, then right before competition, your body just doesn't seem to listen. You feel either low or high levels of body activation. Is there a way to get the ideal activation levels? Yes absolutely. Let's dive into what's happening first. 

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