March 2, 2013
Troy Belmer Ground to Overhead at the Battle of The 5 Seasons
How Much of Your Sport is Mental?
“In reality, sport is 100 percent mental. Our thoughts influence our actions and our actions influence our thoughts.
For Example: Can someone really stop thinking? Can you simply clear your mind? How do you relax?
When someone tells you to concentrate, focus and pay attention, what are you supposed to focus on, concentrate about, and pay attention to?
Let’s talk about Pink Elephants. Don’t think of a Pink Elephant.
Come on – don’t let the picture of a Pink Elephant creep into your mind.
Don’t think of a Pink Elephant.
You think of a Pink Elephant.
Now try and clear your mind of that big, bright Pink Elephant.
Stop thinking of that…Pink Elephant.
You still have that image in your mind, I know you do.
Well, the brain does not know how to process and interpret the word “Don’t”.
The brain only understands what comes after don’t, which in this case is think of a Pink Elephant.
Athletes hear comments all the time like: “Stop thinking and just play.”
“Clear your mind.” “Relax, don’t worry.” “Concentrate! Focus! Pay Attention!”
What do these statements really mean and how do you, as an athlete try to accomplish these difficult feats
during the rigors of practice and in the heat of competition?” ~(quote from Thinksport)
Here’s your chance!!
Join the Motivational Seminar by Armand McCormick Thursday, March 7th 7:30-8:30pm @ The Gym. Learn about Psychological Skills Training and dealing with pressures and lack of focus. Improve your performance in sport and life. To register, click here and purchase a ‘Thursday Seminar” and then register for the Motivational Seminar.
No regular gym wod today. Come join us at the pool!! For Directions to Central Middle School Click HERE
Competitor: Front Squats 5×1@ 95%