Performance Anxiety

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Good blog written Performance Anxiety by our lovely Front Dest Administrator Roche

 

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Written by: Roche Pepito

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that we experience from time to time. We get anxious or nervous when faced with problems such as pressure or stress of being in a competition. In today’s sports and athletic community, many athletes panic and fall apart in competition. Many do well in their training and practice, at the same time perfecting their skill performance only to do poorly in a competition because anxiety sets in.

Anxiety can be managed and controlled by the athlete themselves. High-performance athletes have mastered controlling their emotional being. They have skillfully managed their emotions when it comes to fear, anxiety and stress. They have learned to stay away from anything that prevents and disrupts them from performing their best. In order to do this, they have to be “in the zone”. There have been studies of emotional levels and how you can be “in the zone” called Yerkes-Dodson Law. There are three zones of emotional level in Yerkes-Dodson Law: Low, Moderate and High. Low level is where you are too laid back and too relaxed. Moderate level is where the zone is and it’s ideally where you want to be. High level is where all the negative emotions such as anger, fear, stress and panic exist. There are ways to get into the zone… You need not to be too psyched up in competitions, only enough “pump” is great, but not too much where you end up in High level. You can achieve the Moderate level by making yourself comfortable like listening to your favorite type of music or motivational speech. Athletes vary and have different types or ways to approach their emotional level. For example, one might prefer to listen to rock music while stretching or warming up and the other listens to classical music or vice versa. Another way to be “in the zone” is to get rid of negative thoughts such as comparing yourself to other athletes you think is stronger or faster than you and thoughts like “what ifs”. The only thing you need to keep in mind is to focus on the task and how you will tackle it! Keep yourself busy and keep the positive thoughts!

 

3.3.16

Performance

A) Every 3 Minutes for 15 Minutes

Minute 1) 1-3 Muscle Ups

Minute 2) 5 Strict Handstand Push-Ups or 20 second Handstand hold

Minute 3) 6 Candlestick Rolls *Alternate

 

Fitness

A) Every 3 Minutes for 15 Minutes

Minute 1) 8 Dips

Minute 2) 8 Push-Ups

Minute 3) 6 Pistols to box *Alternate

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