Mental Training

The typical athlete has between 6 and 15 workouts a week where technique, tactics and physics are fine-tuned to achieve the best possible results. Yet many athletes attribute mental skills as the most important for them to achieve their results.

Mental skills in competition

Mental skills are what enables you to get the most out of your physical training in a competition situation, and utilize your abilities in the best possible way. It can be a lack of motivation or a belief that you can win. It can be performance anxiety or nerves. It can be complexes in front of a certain opponent, or track, or it can be letting yourself being distracted too easily during competition, or letting bad experiences with, for example, hotel, travel, changing, or something else distract you and steal your concentration.

Mental skills during training

Mental skills are also important during training. To get the most out of the many hours you spend on training, it is important that you are also fully present and 100% motivated. If you are not 100% motivated and present during the training, you can not push yourself enough or the technical skills you train will simply not be learned enough. In the case of tactical training, the tactics will simply not be memorized and remembered well enough.
Whatever it is, it will affect your results in competition.

Mental skills between training and competition

Mental skills can also be important when there is no competition or training. It can be about the ability to balance the demands placed on you as an elite athlete and the wishes of family and friends for you to participate more in social events. It can also be the balance between studies and sports career that causes problems. As an elite athlete, you are much more pressured on these parameters and sometimes it can be demanding to make it alle come together.
There can also be events in your life that have a big impact on your sports life. It can be a culture shock if you have to move to a new club, maybe even another country. It can be boyfriend or girlfriend worries, parents divorce, death in the family, or other serious events that affects your results in the short or long term.

Mental skills in connection with injuries and decreases in conditioning

All athletes can experience periods with injuries or decreased fitness that affect your results. The injuries can even cause unnecessary trauma that will hamper you when you experience similar situation. Both injuries and decreases in fitness can start a negative spiral where motivation drops, and doubts about whether you can get back to your previous level begin to creep in. It can prolong the period of injury, leading to follow-on injuries if you are poorly rehabilitated. It can also lead to a decreased fitness that last longer and become greater than necessary.

Do You Need Mental Coaching?

Some athletes have the mental skills to quickly surmount the challenges life and their sports careers offers them. They are often easy to spot, because it is them you find at the top of the podium.
However, there is no reason to give up if you are not born with the necessary mental skills, since they can be learned and trained with far less effort than what is required for you to get in adequate physical shape.
The purpose of mental training and coaching is to create a direction towards your goals in everything you do in your life.
When you begin a process with targeted mental training work, you will feel a greater motivation to achieve your goals and you will achieve a greater focus and dedication in both competition and training.
You will get some tools to prevent you from being distracted during competition and training.
You will also be able to put any inappropriate behavior to the side, thereby maintaining a greater concentration during training and competition.
Write to me to get a questionnaire that will reveal your need for mental training.

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