Visit us on Google, leave a review or get a map of our location

















































Train With Us

Page continued below recent updates feed

Recent Updates

  1. Sprint Workouts - Sprinting WOD

    Jun 11, 18 01:20 AM

    The sprint workouts section is designed not as a complete training program in itself, but as a section providing sprint workouts...

    Read More

  2. Body Weight Workouts

    Jun 11, 18 01:09 AM

    Welcome to the UNLEASHED body weight workouts. Here you will find workouts of all kinds in a mostly randomised manner....

    Read More

  3. Sokudo Training: Speed. Strength, Power.

    Jun 11, 18 12:30 AM

    Sokudo Training is your home for strength, speed and power training. Here you will find a wealth of training resources.

    Read More

  4. Sprint Coaching

    Jun 03, 18 06:14 AM

    Sokudo Training offers sprint coaching, high performance coaching and sprint based fitness training for all levels...

    Read More

  5. Privacy Policy

    May 27, 18 04:32 AM

    At endlesshumanpotential.com we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy. We recognize that your privacy is important....

    Read More

  6. Sprint Training

    Apr 30, 18 06:41 AM

    Sprint training is a form of training applicable across a large range of domains for both the individual and the athlete....

    Read More

  7. Sokudo Training Challenges

    Apr 25, 18 08:20 AM

    Welcome to the Sokudo Training Challenges section. Here you will find benchmark challenges and fitness tests based on the Sokudo Training methods....

    Read More

























Mental Aspects of Improving Sports Performance

Contributed by Brittany Deatherage

Improving athletic performance often focuses on physical tools. Athletes look for chances to make their workouts more effective and deliver greater results. Nutrition is another staple, which includes diets with nutrient packed calories.

While diet and training are essential, training your mind for success removes even more barriers. Your sports psychology helps clear huddles that workouts or diets alone cannot. Of course, the mental focus to break plateaus is easier when you eat properly and are in peak condition.

Our sports psychology reflects how our minds prepare for and respond to situations. Most athletes have some form of an Achilles heel. For instance, some athletes are known to thrive under pressure, while others are known to ‘choke’.

For often inexplicable reasons, some players flounder in home stadiums, while exceling on the road. There are multiple reasons why this happens, but sports psychology may be an effective solution for each.

As a track athlete, is your progress stalled by recurring themes? Perhaps it is pre-race jitters or the way you respond to adversity? Athletes of all skill levels can improve their performance with various mind techniques.

So, what are some steps to improve your athletic performance through sports psychology?

Here are some techniques to consider:

Verbal and Image Cues:

Have you seen baseball players perform the same odd rituals before stepping in to bat? A basketball player who talks to himself and takes a deep breath before each free throw?

Words and images are effective ways to redirect focus under stress. Simple words such as ‘focus’ or even slower breathing allows us to be in the moment.

Mental clarity is gaining attention in sports supplements, as well. For instance, maca root and gamma oryzanol are testosterone boosters also used for mood enhancement.

Athletes may use cue words for training and game situations. It is natural to spend time doing things we excel at. Sprinters may neglect weaknesses that prevent them from reaching peak potential. Instead of shrugging  off a liability, the cue word’ balance’  or ‘next level’ can be used to optimize sprinter training.

In fight scenarios, cue words help us think clearly during intense action. Saying ‘focus’ or ‘relax’ at the start of each round can center our attention. Taking a deep breath after a rapid exchange of blows allows a fighter to better harness adrenaline.

Visualization:

Preparation is crucial to success, in sports and otherwise. Athletes who become familiar with what to expect on and off the field may improve their performance.

Do you visualize how your day will go? How your workout will go? Your walk towards the track before a race? Can you picture the surroundings?  Playing these events in your mind makes the twists and turns of game day seem like second nature.

Sports require you to quickly adapt based on various factors. However, visualizing the event from start to finish allows you to anticipate how this may occur. How does each round go? Visualize success but be realistic and anticipate adversity. What is the adversity and how will you respond? By doing so, you are more at ease when challenges arise.

Benefits for Sports and Life:

Cue words and visualization have broad appeal. Responding in rational ways to stressful situations is difficult. Having the confidence to expect success helps us prepare for sports and daily living.

Return to our home page from Mental Aspects of Improving Athletic Performance.

Contact Us

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.

  

TAGS: Sokudo Training, sprint training, sprint coaching, Sydney sprint coaching, Sydney personal training, Sydney bootcamp, Parramatta personal training, Merrylands sprint coaching, Merrylands personal training, Sydney strength and conditioning, Granville bootcamp training, Sprint training in Sydney, sports coaching, Parramatta athletics training, track and field training, Usain Bolt, how fast is a cheetah, human speed potential, kids bootcamp, crossfit Merrylands.

Sprint Coaching
Sokudo Training offers sprint coaching, high performance coaching and sprint based fitness training for all levels...
Sokudo Training Challenges
Welcome to the Sokudo Training Challenges section. Here you will find benchmark challenges and fitness tests based on the Sokudo Training methods....
Contact Sokudo Training
Contact Sokudo Training: Join Us Or Ask A Question
Power Training
Power training is often a very confused and confusing component of training, for both the general public and among coaches/trainers. ..
Psychology of Speed
The psychology of speed, an often underestimated aspect of the development of sprinting speed...
Ideal Fitness Program
The ideal fitness program is something people have been searching for ever since we discovered that regular and planned training can change the....
Training Objectives
This is a comprehensive set of guidelines, training objectives and an overall plan to be applied to all training programs...
Ten Components of Fitness
The ten components of fitness are the aspects of physical development that UNLEASHED Training aims to facilitate. Most programmes focus on only one or a small number of these fitness components...
Definition of Fitness
The definition of fitness is so difficult to pin down. I have searched for a definition for years, ever since I first started my studies in fitness, strength and conditioning. I have witnessed...
Art of Movement
The art of movement is something you will see discussed in many texts, in one way or another. This is a concept that was visited, studied and developed hundreds and even thousands of years ago...
Body Weight Exercises
The following is a list of body weight exercises used by Unleashed Training as part of the Evolve fitness program. This page includes just simple text descriptions of each exercise...
Body Weight Workouts
Welcome to the UNLEASHED body weight workouts. Here you will find workouts of all kinds in a mostly randomised manner....
Sprint Workouts - Sprinting WOD
The sprint workouts section is designed not as a complete training program in itself, but as a section providing sprint workouts...