Most of the best athletes in the world have not only developed superior physical skills in their sport, but more importantly, they have developed the ability to perform and display [...]
Here is some really good news for you! You are actually capable of performing perfectly every time! Do I have your attention? Great! Now I will finish that statement. You [...]
If you are in the sport of gymnastics, I’m going to assume you are sticking to it quite simply because you love it. Let’s face it, gymnastics is not for [...]
I can't tell you how many times I've talked myself out of something or convinced myself I wasn't able to accomplish a certain goal. This is all chatter in my [...]
We are all guilty of this. For some reason, anything short of perfection for competitive athletes is unacceptable. Regardless of how long we have been doing our particular sport, we [...]
I remember back when I was training, I ran in to a major issue with a skill that I had already acquired and was performing well. It was a dismount [...]
Do you love or despise the Grind? According to Dr. Jim Taylor, the Grind is the point in your athletic training when things get tiring, painful and tedious. I struggled [...]
In my mind, those words gave me permission to do whatever I had to do to hit my routine. It was reassurance that my teammates weren't expecting perfection from me, but that they were expecting to see me fight and scrap to hit my routine at all costs. It might be ugly, but I knew I was willing to give everything I had.
"It's the next one, not the past one" ... as Dr. Cohn points out in his interview below with well-known sport psychology consultant, Dr. Keith Henschen. This interview is a [...]
Everyone can have a bad practice or competition from time to time. But, how do you regain your confidence and stop one bad meet from snowballing into a string of bad competitions. In this article, Dr. Patrick Cohn gives you examples and tips on how to keep your confidence high after a poor competition.
Have you ever performed poorly and had difficulty bouncing back? Bouncing back from a poor performance requires a resilient mentality. Resiliency is the ability to recover quickly from adversity. Learn several tips to help you develop a resilient mentality.
Gymnasts often have thoughts, feelings, ideas, attitudes, or ingrained ways of behaving that are self-defeating and can obstruct peak performance in competition. This article explains how to recognize and avoid those feelings.