2B Mental Conditioning
The body will only go as far as the brain is willing. And while you can measure almost everything to do with the physical aspects and the physiology of the body, the mental side of things is very difficult to quantify. But I guarantee if you ask any high level athlete what one of their greatest assets is, they will say mental strength.
Thus, a 2B Mental Conditioning session puts the Brain with the Body. Below are brief examples of some of the factors involved in forming a "mentally strong" 2B Athlete.
In imagery, seeing is believing. If you cannot see yourself doing it in your mind, there is no way you'll be able to do it in real life.
Imagery involves all the senses - seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling, and tasting. The more of the senses you can incorporate the more relevant and advantageous the imagery will be for your actual performance.
For example, if you were practicing imagery for the swim leg of a triathlon, you would want to mentally rehearse sighting the buoys, feeling the water, hearing the splashes of the other participants, smelling and tasting the water (but hopefully not tasting it too much!).
2B Goal Setting involves mainly performance and process goals, and to a lesser extent, outcome goals. Proper goal setting is key to enhance athlete motivation and assure a positive training experience. You'll never get to where you want 2B if you don't know what it takes to get there!
2B has adopted Nideffer's model in which there are two dimensions of concentration - width and direction. Width refers to how broad or narrow one is concentrating, and direction refers to whether this concentration is focused internally or externally. This creates four different possibilities of where your concentration should be focused:
The situational requirements determine where your concentration needs 2B applied to optimize performance.
Anyone who has been involved in sport has heard of "The Zone" (and may have even experienced it themselves). It is a time when everything feels easy and effortless and you're on top of the world. Nothing can stop you.
Lately, t here has been more research targeted towards peak performance. Researchers are trying to determine what constitutes being in "The Zone," because if they can better understand what it means, they can focus on how it can be repeated so it happens more often (which is the goal of any sport psychologist).
2B takes a similar practical approach towards studying peak performance, where as much detail is collected as possible about a given event, and these details are analyzed and tested through a "trial and error" method. Beneficial behaviors and decisions are added to the mental tool shed, whereas non-beneficial items are discarded and replaced.
How do you talk to yourself (no, you don’t have 2B crazy to do this) each day, everyday? What do you say when things are going well? When things are going poorly? When you’re faced with a challenging situation?
Just 2B clear, self-talk is basically your own thoughts. You have tens of thousands of them every day and they will absolutely make you or break you. Are you seeing the glass as half full or half empty...or does this differ based on the situation and how things have been going that day?
2B uses methods such as countering, thought stoppage, and reframing to combat detrimental self-talk. The toughest battle to win can often be the battle against yourself.
Conventional methods have focused on the management of time - we are all blessed with 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week. And if we simply manage our time better we will be happy, more productive, and more successful, right?
2B believes not in the management of time, but in the management of energy. This is the same “quality over quantity” approach that governs much of our physical training as well. Is it really a good idea to spend a certain number of hours doing something each day (or week) if your energy will not allow you to perform optimally for this entire duration? Most likely not.
By prioritizing and channeling your energy into the most appropriate areas, you will become more productive and efficient, and have more spare time to manage too.
If you want to Improve your Performance you HAVE 2B a Master of your Mind.
The Mentally Strongest Athlete wins every time.
Master Your Mind Now!
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