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: 5 Ways to Achieve the Mental Edge in Competition #2

5 Ways to Achieve the Mental Edge in Competition #2

30 Oct

2. Space Out

This effective strategy involves turning down all external stimuli to a minimum. In doing this swimmers still operate at a level where they are fully aware of time or the next scheduled event, yet they float above all the unwanted distractions, pressures, and potential negativity that typically exist within a competitive setting. The holistic coach simulates race conditions in practice to provide swimmers with opportunities to space out on demand. Swimmers are also encouraged to use this technique at times of stress throughout the day.

Note: I often use this strategy in pressure-filled or negative settings.  

Note: You can see Ways #1 and #2 on this website . . . #3, #4, and #5 are in the book!



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