Belief Patterns of A Professional Athlete

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What are your Beliefs? What is holding you back from achieving Peak Performance? A great exercise to increase your awareness of your thoughts is to simply, CYT: “Catch Your Thoughts” or “Catch Yourself Thinking.” Have a go right now. What are you thinking? Has your mind wandered off track? Are they powerful, positive thoughts or are you putting yourself down? …

How to Believe Like Top Athletes

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When you absolutely know in your heart and soul that you can do something, you do it easily! It is not just a belief, it is an inner knowing, a conviction. You can see it in your eyes, hear it in your talk and observe it in the way you walk and how you move. You lead, you do not …

Top Athletes Goals: Putting It All Together

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In today’s blog post, we bring all the previous posts on Goal Setting like top athletes together and work through an example. Remember the first step is to write goals that really excite you and energise you Eg: To be super quick and really fast off the mark Now that sounds a lot more exciting than improving my speed or …

The Top Athletes Three R’s of Goal Setting

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In today’s blog post, we move onto Step 5 in our goal setting process and learn one of the secrets of top athletes to achieving their goals. Step 5: Read, Review and Reward Read your goals at least once a day Review your action plans once a week Reward yourself – Set check points for celebration Daily Discipline of Success …

Top Athletes Get Their Priorities In Order

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In today’s blog post, we move onto Step 4 in our goal setting process and learn the importance of deciding what is most important and then scheduling actions for each of your priorities to make it happen. Step 4: Prioritise Number each goal from 1 to 5 in order of priority Decide what is most important NOW! Schedule your actions …

Top Athletes Are Accountable For Their Goals

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In today’s blog post, we move onto Step 3 in our goal setting process and learn how to make ourselves more accountable, the same way that top athletes do. Step 3: Be Accountable Get support for your goals Hold yourself accountable Set a deadline to achieve each action plan Get support for your goals Ten years and 10,000 hours is …

Professional Athlete: Create Your Exciting Future

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The reason for doing all the detailed testing that I talked about in my first blog posts, is so that you can create the road map of where you want to go, much like an architect when he or she designs a home. They do not design bits of it for now and then add in more later. They create …

Sports Conditioning: Schedule Your Testing

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Now you know what to be done, it is a matter of scheduling them and most importantly doing all the tests. Call your coach and ask him to do your technical and tactical review Organise for a fitness tests to be completed Arrange an appointment with a sports psychologist Make an appointment with your doctor for a medical review Call …

Professional Athlete Environment Assessment

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This is not a category you will find in many sports books. However it is one that I believe it is critical to an athlete’s success. As a professional athlete being supported in a great environment makes a huge difference to how you feel and how you perform. The environment is everything that is around them to support them. It …

Medical Review For Sports Conditioning

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Medical Review You will also need to see a sports medicine doctor to have a medical screening completed. This involves an athlete questionnaire about your general health, family history, and injury and illness history. It also includes a comprehensive medical examination evaluating general health and covers ear, nose and throat, skin, cardiovascular, chest, spirometry (lung capacity), abdomen, marfanoid feature, excessive …