Activities to enhance Your Sports Ability


Improve Hand Eye Coordination

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6 Coordination Exercises for Athletes

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Top 5 Exercises That Increase Athletic Performance

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Balance Training with Duke Sports Medicine

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5 Mental Skills For Sports & Performance

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How to Breathe Properly | The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown Summary

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Talent vs Training: Are You BORN An Athlete Or Can You TRAIN To Become One?

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Activities to Improve Your Athletic Ability BUILD A DECENT LEVEL OF BASIC STRENGTH. While you don’t need to set a world record in a back squat, athleticism is your MOVE BETTER. If you can bench press 300 pounds, but can’t bend over to tie your shoes, you’re not athletic.

You’ve EMPHASIZE. Activities to Improve Your Athletic Ability BUILD A DECENT LEVEL OF BASIC STRENGTH. While you don’t need to set a world record in a back squat, athleticism is your MOVE BETTER. If you can bench press 300 pounds, but can’t bend over to tie your shoes, you’re not athletic. You’ve EMPHASIZE.

“Well-balanced training with strength training, cardio, mobility and play will improve your athleticism, confidence and ability to try and learn new activities,” says Matt Kasee, MS, owner of Trilogy Fitness Systems in Cincinnati, Ohio. Improve Your Athletic Ability With These Activities More Aerobic Exercises. While HIIT has become more popular recently, aerobic exercises like jogging, riding a bike, or Build Basic Strength.

Part of being athletic is being strong, so while you don’t need to become a powerlifter, you Focus on. Because you have to develop a strong base of strength before you can become powerful and more athletic. Pick 1-3 of these exercises and perform them for 3-6 sets in the 3-6 rep range. Exercises like banded kettlebell swings are typically done for sets of 6-12. Try This Workout To Increase Your Athleticism Today Warm-up: Unlock Your Lower Body —.

Protein will have to satisfy roughly 10% of your energy requirements. You have two choices: Use a fuel (such as Perpetuem) that contains both complex carbohydrates and soy protein, or. Allow your body to literally feed upon itself (that is, digest your own muscle tissue) to make fuel. 7) Build your Base of Strength to Improve Athleticism Ben Bruno of For most gym-goers, a basic strengthtraining program will go a long way in improving athleticism.

Keep the specialized exercise programs for more advanced athletes and hammer full-range-of-motion strength training. Another important detail that athletes should take into consideration is the way they train. One of the best ways to improve athletic performance is by repeating the same movements over and over again. This helps improve the neuro-muscular reaction among athletes. ⌄. As an athlete, your goal is to increase your strength and your ability to accelerate.

Compound movements, like squats and power cleans, are great for increasing speed and strength. You also need to lift heavy weight. Couple heavy lifts with lightly-loaded speed lifts for maximum benefit.

Strength training for this age group is quite simple. A child’s body weight is an acceptable amount of resistance to support growth of healthy bones and muscle mass. If you plan to implement an actual strength/conditioning program involving resistance or weights, be very careful that you research proper limitations and safety guidelines.

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Jumpdancing, wrestling, and do activities such as the ing hurdles, kickboxing, and defending in football and balance beam in gymnastics aerobic dance require your basketball. and wakeboarding.

“Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition” by Corbin, Chuck B., Le Masurier, Guy, Lambdin, Dolly
from Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition
by Corbin, Chuck B., Le Masurier, Guy, Lambdin, Dolly
Human Kinetics, 2017

Other types of activities that downplay team competition but encourage the learning of skills on a more individual basis are walking, hiking, swimming, jogging, running, skiing, cycling, skating, and rowing.

“Adapted Physical Education and Sport, 6E” by Winnick, Joseph, Porretta, David
from Adapted Physical Education and Sport, 6E
by Winnick, Joseph, Porretta, David
Human Kinetics, 2016

For example, a wellrounded sports program for children and youth would include low-intensity exercises for developing aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, muscular endurance, strength, speed, power, agility, coordination, and flexibility.

“Total Training for Young Champions” by Tudor O. Bompa
from Total Training for Young Champions
by Tudor O. Bompa
Human Kinetics, 2000

Fitness Activities to Help You Achieve Your Goals Many physical activities can contribute to the development of physical fitness, such as walking, jogging, running, rope jumping, swimming, tennis, racquetball, handball, squash, aerobic dance, low-impact aerobics, and bicycling.

“Physical Fitness and Wellness: Changing the Way You Look, Feel, and Perform” by Jerrold S. Greenberg, George B. Dintiman, Barbee Myers Oakes
from Physical Fitness and Wellness: Changing the Way You Look, Feel, and Perform
by Jerrold S. Greenberg, George B. Dintiman, Barbee Myers Oakes
Human Kinetics, 2004

Parents should enroll children in three or four sports that they participate in on a regular basis— activities that develop basic strength and flexibility while building the ABCs of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination, and speed.

“Long-Term Athlete Development” by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
from Long-Term Athlete Development
by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2013

Endurance activities such as wind sprints in the wheelchair, swimming, wheelchair track, basketball, and tennis are all appropriate ways to work on muscular and cardiovascular endurance while the student is socializing.

“Neurologic Interventions for Physical TherapyE-Book” by Suzanne Tink Martin, Mary Kessler
from Neurologic Interventions for Physical TherapyE-Book
by Suzanne Tink Martin, Mary Kessler
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Many structured and unstructured games, sports, and activities, including dance, build on the fundamental motor skills.

“Life Span Motor Development” by Kathleen Haywood, Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell
from Life Span Motor Development
by Kathleen Haywood, Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell
Human Kinetics, 2019

Take basketball dribbling, volleyball jumping, football quick feet, speed bag, jumping rope, soccer drills, sprints, and a host of other moves and combine them into a super workout.

“Fitness Instructor Training Guide” by Cheryl L. Hyde, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness
from Fitness Instructor Training Guide
by Cheryl L. Hyde, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness
Kendall/Hunt, 2002

Dance, outdoor pursuits, body control activities (e.g., gymnastics, martial arts), individual sports, fitness activities, and racquet sports have much to contribute to the development of a physically educated person.

“Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development” by Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn Lund, Jacalyn Lund, Deborah Tannehill
from Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development
by Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn Lund, Jacalyn Lund, Deborah Tannehill
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014

Task goals allow the athlete to develop specific methods to reach his or her goals, such as plyometrics, practice entering a gate, mental rehearsal of exploding through the gate, and setting study time and calling a friend.

“Athletic Training and Sports Medicine” by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Robert S. Behnke
from Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, et. al.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999

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  • I think the truth is that we don’t know how much genetics actually plays a part compared to environment. I don’t think any study has ever conclusively shown, nor do I think we even really have any good ways to measure it yet. We still don’t know if you can get more fast twitch muscle fibers through training yet, as an example. So I think the best possible thing to do is just train like you have no talent at all and focus on what you can control, and don’t worry about anything else.

  • I think the biggest part is letting go.

    A lot of people play sports for the popularity, money, and other socio-economic reasons.

    When people say “you are trash”, it shouldn’t effect you. It will set you back big time because if you aren’t that good, those words will solidify in your mind.

    If you can just “screw it” and move on, their trash talk loses power, and you can focus on your craft.

  • I have talent in about almost everything I do except academics. I have natural talent in mountain biking too, I love mountain biking. I never commit to any of my talents and people say I waste my talents but I commit to mountain biking so I train EVERY DAY cardio all day, endurance training all day, with my natural athlete skills talk about dangerous combination.

  • Athletes are honestly born. Can you train to become an athlete? No, but can you perfect techniques to aid in your performance in a sport, yes. Take Luka Doncic. The man is a killer on the court, but man, I would not consider him an athlete

  • U know these niggas workout like 8 hours a day. We’re humans known for adaptability, we are nothing more than animals and we gotta treat it like that. If we train our minds and body, we can be explosive or run for super long or be super strong or whatever. But what u start with may differ

  • Has anyone ever heard of the term “motor learning”? It is the specific neuromuscular adaptation to a particular activity. In terms of training, a hang clean will improve performance for just that a hang clean. It won’t transfer to any activity on the field. To improve performance on the field, you must improve over all strength and conditioning of the musculoskeletal system and then apply it to the specific skill required on the field. Our neuromuscular adaptations are so specific that think of it his way; ever try to type on a key board you are not used to and notice you’re much more inaccurate while typing? It’s the same exact activity with a minuscule difference in key spacing. So how on earth does Olympic lifting transfer to the field?

  • As someone who literally did a dissertation on this, it wasn’t just a Princeton study that debunked the Gladwell myth, it was literally every study on deliberate practice including the original Ericsson work. No one has EVER claimed the 10k hour rule other than Gladwell who based it off an extremely loose misinterpretation of existing results.

  • What about Pull Ups /Chin Ups, Burpees, Hanging leg raises, Press Ups? You mentioned Back squats but Front squats are athletic too!

  • Great video, but lost me at that “medicine ball throw” stupidity. What’s with sane people coming up with such insane ideas? Is it to appeal to some retards in the fitness community?

  • talent with a litlle bit of training is the unbeatable i dont care what you say someon that is predisposed to do certain things will always have the advantage you cannot be a top athlete with no talent it is impossible stop lying to the people that will watch this video

  • I love you vids you give me so much information keep up the great work ������������❤️����������������❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Good list… really well done…. for the deadlift, though, I think the average person should use a traditional overhand grip, not over/under; that will develop better grip strength (as he mentions), and is more than enough for the typical weights most non-power lifters will be using. Thoughts?

  • So your telling me that some people are lucky enough to be born with special genes and i am not and i train all day and night just to be unathletic

  • Im a more aggressive wrestler and run fast but at the same time have no coordination like if my brain isnt wired to be precision type talented just brute force

  • What about trap bar the deadlift? I have sciatica is this a decent replacement for the straight bar deadlift? Thanks! Awesome video!

  • TheRichist say that to Kobe Bryant, work ethic is the key no matter how talented the person is but always the person who grinds more will be the best.

  • I wrestled for 14 years I competed on the national level and fought judo and mma at the international level. I trained from a young age to hone my talents but I also have fantastic genetics. My parents are both 59 and in better shape than most people half their age. My point is you need genetic predisposition to be a great athlete but you also need dedication and training to really reach your potential.

  • Well what people will not mention is the realness of this video. This isn’t a video to show how skilled each person is. It is a video demonstrating the trials and tribulations. It shows the human side of what most people act like do not exist. I like the fact that the breakdown of coordination on the single leg line skips was included in the video to show kids that it is okay if you mess up or have trouble in the beginning. Keep practicing. As a coach who uses demonstration to teach, I do not mind messing up a drill. One, as mentioned, it lets them know it is okay to be human and make mistakes. Two, and very important, it shows them how to respond to messing up not allowing it to effect your focus.

  • I just tried all of these. I pooped myself twice, peed myself once, my left testicle exploded and I killed 3 people doing the overhead medicine ball toss. Other then this, I feel much more athletic.

  • From what I’ve heard Patrick McKeown and Brian McKenzie speak about, an athlete’s CO2/blood acidity tolerance can have a minor impact on endurance when working at maximum intensities (to push through the discomfort for a bit longer).

    Regarding breathing technique, their reasoning process is as follows: if an athlete can be trained to breathe more efficiently, less energy will be consumed by the breathing muscles and more can be used by other working muscles. I believe that is why Conor McGregor brought in a breathing coach before his fight with Donald Cerrone (not to build his CO2 tolerance, but to gain marginal improvements in his breathing mechanics and thus his energy usage).

    Ultimately, from my understanding, McKeown and McKenzie try to enhance athletes’ endurance and performance (marginal gains) by improving breathing technique and training their athletes to tolerate higher CO2 levels.
    I don’t know how much of an effect this has on performance. More specifically, I do not know how big of an effect a higher CO2 tolerance and very good breathing mechanics have on endurance. However, it does appear that fast breathing through the mouth while at rest can be detrimental to health and performance (generally speaking) but it would be important to identify cause and effect.

    That being said, I encourage you to do more of your own research on this topic!

    Here is another video on this topic:

    The key take-takeaways from the Oxygen Advantage book are in the description.

  • When you try to explain breathing… but show hyperventilating people and mouth breathing athletes.

    How the f. Should I take this seriously:D

  • i have the running ability i have a very high stamina,and when i try lifting weight i get exhausted so quickly,thank’s now it answer my question..

  • Heyho,
    Can somebody explain what this man at 06:20 is trying to do? Ist he applying a distinct breathing exercise / method / technique? I would be super thankful if somebody could unpack his knowledge on 06:20.:-)

  • The mantra took worker for me during amateur boxing. I would say. “I can only be the best I can be, I’m not worried about my opponent” and I would say it over and over every day. While running, or hitting the bag.

  • There is a conjuring trick. Fingering the nose deepens breathing by an acupressure reflex gv26. It is simpler to use reflex naturally by pressing lips together and to stop asthmatic mouth breathing.

  • I realized I have horrible balance as an athlete lol, when I did the first one I was close to falling every single time. But ima improve.

  • Wow but how am i supposed to perform all of these i workout at home. I mean i got kettlebells,resistance bands, dumbbells and all but not this heavy equipment

  • Do your best to avoid negative people, negative media, negative politics, negative music, and anything else negative. Being realistic is not being negative. Having a critical thought process is not the same as being critical. Our society is drenched in constant negativity. If you must stand alone to be positive, then stand alone proudly.

  • I played rugby right up until I was 19 I was good made rep teams played in development teams at professional clubs but when I switched to mma my body is so much more suited to that sport

  • Absolutely, Mental training grooms mental toughness. So, yes, you can learn Mental toughness. As A Sports Mental Coach I can fully support your statement based on my experience with my clients.

  • In my experience, some of these tips are False. “Get Present” is worthless, it seems, because the root of the problem it attempts to solve is generally attention at wrong information, which might include present sensorial information(eg noticing the color of an spectator’s shirt; listening to an irrelevant noise). In fact, fear itself can alter sensorial perception so that one’s mind is completely empty but looking around for threats.

    “Letting go” is another case where an athlete thinks he needs the emotional comfort before the rational analysis. The reason a mistake is disturbing is because the brain wants to process that information in order to avoid a future problem, a naturally selected phenomenon. Forgiveness is only possible with a change of intention and method, through this change in which an internal error(eg why I missed a kick; why I was looking at the wrong part of the field) is discovered. Resilience itself is a distraction, the focus is sufficiently Winning, because for winning one needs at least to play. Otherwise, I could be an ignorant chess player, who never studies nor reviews my games, but has built some resilience in being a pathetic low ranking player despite the raw number of hours invested. Resilience is a distraction.

    “Practice Focus” seems fairly interesting, however the example this guy gave is so horribly out-of-touch with professional training that I have to make a comment. The focus you should practice is the focus Related to the sport you play, because focus is Not a general muscle, but a Preference, a Bias, for a certain kind of information that needs to be specifically cultivated. If focus is a general muscle, then it also doesn’t hurt to make the object focus be 100% related to the sport from a player’s vantage. It makes absolute no sense to keep looking at a static dot in the wall when you are a ping pong player!

    You who are reading this, be careful with popular bad advice like the one you find you the video. It could ruin your prime years.

  • ATTENTION! I made a small mistake in the video. When explaining the Bhor effect (beginning at 3:09), I said that an increase in carbon dioxide increases our blood’s pH levels ( 3:18 3:21). This is not true! What I meant to say is:
    An increase in carbon dioxide decreases our blood’s pH levels (blood becomes more acidic)
    The rest of the information following this is correct

    Shutout to Patrice Begin in the comments for pointing this out:)

  • Me chanting my mantra: ” I shall fear no enemy, for the Khala is my strength! I fear not death, for our strength is eternal! En Taro Adun! My life for Aiur! “

  • My mantra for when I box:

    I move like smoke and I hit like bricks, if you face me you’ll go down in six. I’ll hit you do hard when you don’t see, and by that time you’ll be down in 3.

  • I look forward to the future videos about improving bolt and strengthening the diaphragm.

    Currently I do IMST and it seems to help me.

  • When it comes to sports my speed is good my reflexes are great my powers good but mentally I break down all the time. Thanks for the tips to emotive my mental game


  • Are you qualified to give such recommendations about Buteyko therapy ( base of oxygen advantage ) and WHM? Did you learn both in detail and practice regular? If you do, I agree that you could give your best opinion. If not, pls don’t spread informations in your videos just because you read something and like it, as well as make money out of someone else’s ideas…. hope to hear from you

  • Squats are the number one best lift for Athletes, but make sure you use perfect form ; not the form described and shown in the Video. Second, I think you will get better results with the Power Press over the Clean. Plus the Press is easier to learn and less risk of injury compared to the Clean. Third, for Athletes I like the Sumo Deadlift Form over the Standard Deadlift.

  • There’s some misinformation here. There is no practice called “””overbreathing”””. I’ll explain why Wim Hof Method works.
    1. Heavy breathing lowers CO2.
    2. Body assumes this also means low O2 and so doesn’t let as much go to the organs. This causes lightheadedness and compels you to breathe.
    3. Holding the breath after the final exhale raises CO2 back up. The body assumes this means the O2 levels are, therefore, low.
    4. Now after a big inhale and hold, O2 levels in the blood are elevated, and both the O2 and CO2 levels are high. The benefit comes from the fact that the blood had already been made full of O2, as well as CO2 (which is required for making use of O2).
    5. So now the blood sends the excess O2 into the organs and brain, “hyper-oxygenizing” everything.
    This has other benefits, such as: Induces hormetic stress, resetting the body’s ability to handle stress. Trains the body to handle elevated CO2 levels, and improving cardiovascular function.

  • Just going through these videos because sports psychology and the way our mind thinks really interests me I’m only young but I’d like to work in those areas when I’m older. I’m a footballer and I’m going through an ACL injury but seriously I thought I’d cope worse but it’s been my greatest motivation ever and I’m learning to cope everyday it’s going to help me with my come back ���� thank you for this video

  • The pause in the bottom of the squat is hard on the patellar tendon, and I don’t recommend it. Especially with heavier weights. Most people will begin to feel pain in the tendon origin or insertion after just one session. A smooth transition is healthier.

  • Dumb asshole. Which gym is gonna let us throw the ball like that.. its just gonna hit someone, or if not, just rattle the other lifters. Fucking idiot.

  • i Know that i have talent in Basketball, Music so music is because of my family they all are good at singing and basketball idont know where this came from for real And idk if i have talent in soccer i never knew it because when i play with my cousin they are all better than me but my dad is so good at Football and thats what i wanna know am I talented in soccer??? please answer it quickly

  • you said: Increase of CO2 increases blood ph levels. then you said: Decrease of CO2 (also) increases blood ph levels. (which is which? also, you could use terms like acidity vs alkalinity to make it clearer, instead of saying “increase in blood ph”) thanks for the vid, important stuff

  • I’m a good player, very long & tall, very confident, but at times my mental toughness holds me back and it’s the only thing that I lack. Any advice?

  • Hi,
    I play football (soccer) and have always struggled with confidence. I play amazingly with my friends at school however, when it comes to a game or even training, I always seem to play badly, way below my expectation of myself. I know that I can be better than most of the players I come up against and I know that I have trained longer and harder them, but, I never perform to my best. I have tried various mental toughness and confidence techniques and watched many videos, but they don’t seem to be working. Can you help?

  • Obviously you need to take enough time to learn how to do the clean properly, but once you do, the clean is absolutely the best lift for developing athleticism. It requires using all the major muscle groups in one explosive burst, as one does in sports, but just as importantly, the clean trains the NEURO-MUSCULAR system to fire along the correct pathways through the body’s core strength, increasing coordination, explosiveness and reflexes.

  • its really hard for me to focus on the ball, because i have a poor sight, thank you for the video this will really help me, on my volleyball sport

  • What’s the point of driving through your heels on the power clean from hang, when you don’t even make contact with your leg?
    He’s just yanking that shit up.

  • Clean press, front squats,star jumps, dumbbell dead lift jumps, cage dead lifts are the most powerful exercises for athletes and military veterans. And that is just the legs. Plus, resting is good, but shorter resting periods creates faster adaption for the body. Overload train you need rest up to maximum of 72 hrs (depend on the individual). This guy only talks about basic muscle training and not athleticism. Incorporate agilities and constant muscle confusions creates better results.

  • I don’t like to think ppl r naturally talented, i honestly think it’s a sorry excuse for ppl to jus not work. Hard work alwaysssss beats talent, alwayssss. Jus have the mind set that we’re all created equal even if we’re not.

  • Sir how I create confidence and focus because my focus is not good.What can I do for this I want a cricket player and I am also working hard but I am not achieved to our goal etc

  • The key is to keep on attempting even after failure the same way if the reason been lack of focus and to adopt to uncovered elements if the reason of failure is lack of commonsense or knowledge

  • SsssssS

  • Lol i see they r using bullshit cross fit wieghts whoa ���� will say the clean and snatch over all is one hell builder exercise awesome for traps and shoulders my opinion

  • He great video,, I loved it. I like and subscribe your channel. May be check me out, i do the same kind of videos you do. Make sure to keep up the good work

  • @ 00:56 Thank you for mentioning this. I’ve seen so many videos on the proper stance, and all have their own recommended “right” way to execute the squat.

  • You can achieve all of this by daily Meditation! I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE! There are videos on YouTube that can help you how to meditate the right way and if you do I promise you that you will be a different human being! A better version of yourself!

  • I don’t want to brag but everytime i have PE class, my gym teacher would tell me that I’m talented and it’s weird that i’m not in any sports team in school. Well duh yall never give me a chance ��

  • Clean with bended elbows is not “clean”, hips should drive barbell, not the elbows, elbows needs to be straight and in front when driving barbel and then lock them in front. Bad exercise example when bodybuilder is trying to show Powerlift movements:)

  • I did my medicine ball throw and it landed on an old lady walking on the tredmill. I hope I get an athletic contract so that I can afford a good lawyer!

  • I personally have a genetic trait from my father as we both have a body that grows muscle easier than most people and I have broad shoulders that help me with upper body strength. I also have in my opinion the desire to become better and advance further, and to be the strongest and best I can. Determination in the end will decide if you make it or break it.

  • Wow! I had no idea. Thanks for the helpful video. I will start consciously breathing through my nose and being more aware of my diaphragm.

  • When I was younger I made a tinfoil ball and bounced it against the palm of my hand, hitting it into the air and then hitting it again. I did it so much that I barely dropped it when I did it. Now I can type and play the piano with my eyes shut:3

  • I’m fine with the DL, Squat and Clean… but the ball shit needs to go.

    Deadlifts (trap, sumo, conv, off blocks)
    Squats (front, back, box)
    Clean (floor, hang) (would replace this for clean and press)
    Sprints (resistance, hills)
    Chin Ups (weighted, bw)

  • This training lacks alot of involvement of the Lats, middle Traps, Chest, Shoulders, calves, arms (mostly triceps).
    Not the best to become athletic in my opinion…

  • Great video! But in no 3 affirmations, you gave a bad example “i never GIVE UP”. The brain read word at a time, so if you mention GIVE UP in your mantras/affirmation,guess what..ur brain is reading “give up”. Instead it can be ” I always succeed”. Positive affirmation.

  • Hi, I’m actually a musician lol. I have my first concerto competition EVER coming up this winter, and I’m super excited/nervous about it. I read some articles that said sports psychology can actually apply to musicians/performers, etc. and after watching this I see that we can use these mindsets, too. Anyways I’ve been practicing my piece a lot but sometimes when I imagine myself at the competition I get kind of anxious. I know that I can do well, but I’m worried that if I’m sometimes nervous now, months out from the competition, I’ll be really nervous when the competition actually takes place. I try to be positive and tell myself things like, ‘If you put in enough effort you WILL win this!’ And I do believe it, most of the time. This isn’t my first time performing on my instrument (but I’ve never done it before judges before), though at other performances/recitals I never seem to play at my full potential. Any advice for being less nervous/changing the nervous energy into positive energy?

  • TRUTH WARNING(its still encouraging)

    There is a difference between “being able too improve without good genetics” and “getting to the top of the world”(olympic level). Genetics set your limits but weather you reach that limit or not it’s up to you and that limit it’s higher than you think. The reasonn you can’t get to the top of the world without good gentics is because without good genetics you will only have the hard work but the people at the top of the world not only have the hard work but they also have the talent. Now, that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve regardless of genetics obviously you can improve a ton but like i said there is a difference between “being able too improve without good genetics” and “getting to the top of the world”(olympic level).

  • I’m making a commitment for the next thirty days. I will let you no the results next month. Hopefully this works! I’m doing this to better at Baseball.

  • AWESOME!! Gonna try this with my boy thank you.. Actually added some great boxxing ones. For straights the x in the middle becomes 3 slips. For hooks x in middle would mean weave times 2. Excellent drill so much you can do.

  • Very good, but there seems to be no way to train distinctly the brain processing speed, output reaction time, input processing time. At least to me we cann”t target one at a time we only know of training to target the whole 3 pieces of the reaction time. Would be great to understand how to target one at a time or improve them more gradual… because for me i think its the brain processing stage… not so much the reaction time or input processing for most people… maybe i am wrong but it seem to be the brain processing how to react is the bottleneck in speed improving. Thats why practice and repetitive practice makes the brain learn more how to react in those situations. Curious to know if the input and output signals once the brain has process how to react are usually for the average person insignificant to tell the difference. And a great sports play just has a better brain processing unit for this stuff