Essay about Mental Training-sports
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Metal preparedness is almost as important as physical training. To be mentally trained most closely means to be psychologically ready for the physical act of. Mental training includes several steps which include aquainting ones self with the event, setting a goal, finding out secret techniques or discovering the “trade secrets”, harnessing your inner psyche (Id) by having time set aside to discover it, monitor performance, visualize ones self in competition correcting all errors, and then combining all steps to make one the best athlete possible.
Why is it that those of us who are out of a sport, and on our own to train can sometimes motivate ourselves to find the time to train and maintain a training schedule, and…show more content…
The muscles that must work together are not called upon to do so in any other activity. One small miscalculation and your vault is ruined — the enjoyment of the run of the boat is spoiled for that moment; ones motivation to get back on the water diminished that tiny bit. This adds up over the duration of a sloppy day of vaulting and vaulting becomes toxic. So technique is important. Concentrate on quality vaulting until you can depend on a continuous improvement in form and height while vaulting.
Warm up slowly — increasing your speed in a naturally progression. Gradually prepare the body for the energy production that is required for strenuous exercise. Give it time to give you the energy you will need to feel strong and concentrated as a person develops speed. Set a pace. Be sensitive to how you are feeling. You might already know that one-day vaulting will be invigorating, and another day it will just make you tired. The human body needs rest to realize gains from your efforts. If vaulting becomes a period of suffering that you endure in order to vault well or stay fit, you may find it difficult to motivate yourself to put your all into the competitions. Or, if on the other hand, vaulting becomes an escape from problems or responsibilities, soon it will become associated with guilt. In this case, too it becomes difficult to motivate yourself to succeed.
Remember that it is the feeling that you have
Essay on Sport Psychology
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Sport Psychology: How it Helps Athletes
In our society today it seems like sports rule the land. Everywhere we look, there is some kind of sporting event going on or being televised. Almost everyone could be considered a fan of at least one sport. Some people follow sports like a religion. With such an increased focus on sports, the athlete's performances are put under a microscope. This puts more pressure on athletes to give a winning performance. No longer do athletes play for fun, they play to win. This isn't happening just on the professional level; it is happening on all levels of sport. From little league to backyard football, the goal is to win at all cost. With this increase pressure, athletes are…show more content…
(Miserandino, 1998, p. 287) Athletes can also suffer greatly from anxiety and stress. (Holm, Beckwith, Ehde, Tinius, 1995, p. 463) Any of these conditions can be detrimental to ones competitive ability. Techniques such as mental imagery training and relaxation techniques can be used to attack problems in these areas. (McKenzie, Howe, 1997, p. 196) Marianne Miserandino's research was focused on failure, and why athletes believe that they don't accomplish their goals. She learned that starting at young age, athletes are told that failure comes from their lack of ability. This is called learned helplessness. (Miserandino, 1998, p. 287) In her study she approached this problem by splitting her subject into two groups. One group received feedback about their shooting techniques and were told that lack of effort was the reason for missed shots, not lack of ability. The other group received only feedback on their techniques.
After her 4-week study was done, the group that received the positive reinforcement showed more mastery of the skills and greater improvement than their counterparts. (Miserandino, 1998 p. 286)
Another study also used basketball free throws as the basis for its study. Craig Wrisberg and Mark Anshel did this study. It looks at the effectiveness of applying cognitive techniques to improve performance of shooting free throws. (Wrisberg, Anshel, 1989, p. 95)