Mental conditioning for Athletes
No matter your sport, I know you invest time in training your body. How do you prepare your mind for your training and your events? The benefits of mental training will empower your performances and how you show up for training. To discover more and unlock the hidden potential within, click below and lets get you to the next level
Control the Controllable & Remember Mindset Is Everything
Mental Conditioning For Athletes
I love how the power of the mind in sport can be harnessed to be your hidden super power, it will take you beyond your toughest opponent (yourself), it can take you to the next level,. For many people it can be the biggest limiter. As a mental conditioning coach I am here to help you work through your limits. The mind is a training area that is over looked by so many athletes and teams, however with a little work it will show huge results. I don’t mean Pro teams and athletes, they understand it, they know the power it offers.
This is for you the age group triathlete, you the local Rugby, Football, Hockey team, you the next crossfit games champion, you the next generation super star. Hardly any amateur level athletes are tapping into the greatest strength they have, their mental fitness!
Your mindset determines your limits. It’s the difference between getting a PB or missing it, the difference between winning the fight or losing it, scoring the penalty or missing. Take a moment and remember your favourite sporting moment, in-fact look at the great moments in sporting history – most come down to mental fortitude, self belief and the ability of those men and women to push beyond their limits to reach the goal.
No mater the type of sport you take part in, whether that is running, riding, fighting, cycling, football, triathlon, swimming, tennis (I could go on!) your mental fitness will determine the end result of your goal. Yes you need to train the body, but its the mind that tells your body how far it can go. That’s just the start of what it can do for you, not to spend time training your mind is the biggest over sight you can make.
During mental conditioning coaching we work on the way you process events past, present and future (for more information on this drop me an e mail). We will develop the best techniques for you to get the best out come from your event/challenge.
A lot of athletes use motivational speeches and videos, these are like shots of caffeine – great for a quick fix and a great aid to training, but when your alone with your mind, in the pain cave (what every that cave is for you), there the only thing that can get you through is your mindset! That is when the mental fortitude and the training we work on come into play. It all starts and ends with the mind and your mental Fitness.
If you’re an athlete who is training for an event ask yourself this – how many hours do you spend training your body? how much do you spend on the training and the equipment? Whats the thing that determines when you skip a session, don’t go as hard as you can or not give it your all? Everything comes back to your mind and it’s mental fortitude & conditioning will determine everything.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
I went for a run this morning, did some breathing exercises whilst sat on a bench to begin with, set my intention for the run, tracked my speed on Strave (I am so much quicker than I thought I was), and distracted myself with appreciation of the views etc when it got a little uncomfortable. It bloody works hey!!!