Mental Toughness in Sports

No Comments

MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN SPORTS

While playing sports, it is easy to ask yourself, “What if?” What if you no longer had to wonder what if, if you had the mental toughness and confidence to succeed? Getting mentally tough means gaining the confidence to pull you through any situation. Sports is said to be 90% mental and that mental toughness separates winners from losers.

TRAITS OF THE MENTALLY TOUGH

  • Have a dream or hunger that fuels a passion to achieve
  • Motivation to be committed
  • Ability to recognize that adversity will be faced

Mental toughness consists of self-efficacy (believing in yourself that you can perform) and being able to focus on the task at hand without distractions.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO “MUSCLE UP” YOUR MIND

  • Focus – spend 5 minutes focusing before your workout.
  • Breathe – concentrate on breathing whether you’re practicing or competing.
  • Practice positive mental imagery – see yourself completing the drill
  • Emulate the pros – Watch 5 minutes of videos before you sleep, then visualize the task you saw.

IT MAY INTEREST YOU

Get More Steps In Your Day

Whether it’s parking farther away or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, adding more steps to your day is…

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a serious illness caused by too much heat. Heat exhaustion can be brought on by overexertion or…

Get More Steps In Your Day

Whether it’s parking farther away or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, adding more steps to your day is…

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a serious illness caused by too much heat. Heat exhaustion can be brought on by overexertion or…

CATEGORIES

Previous Post
Fitness Tips
Next Post
Delayed onset muscle soreness

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

keyboard_arrow_up