Mental Training For Athletes: How To Think Your Way To Marathon Success

In this week’s Tuesday article on The Smart Runner we’re taking a look at Mental Training For Athletes and the vital role mental conditioning plays in performance.

Mental Training For Athletes

The Effects Of Negativity On The Body

Positive Mental Training For Athletes

Meditation

Visualisation

“It’s been my dream for as long as I can remember. Every night going to bed I’d slide down the track in practice and I’d go through it, and visualise my dream. But I wouldn’t visualise winning, I’d visualise the process”

Here’s What To Do:

Affirmation

“Anytime you have low expectations for your performance, you tend to sink down and meet those low expectations. Self-affirmation is a way to neutralize that threat.” — Sonia K. Kang, University of Toronto

In Conclusion — Does Mental Training For Athletes Work?

“Somehow they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”

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Larry G. Maguire

Writer on Psychology, Philosophy, Society & Culture | Examining Happiness at Work | Slight Perfectionist | Introvert | Humanist Socialist | larrygmaguire.com

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