Thursday, January 3, 2013

Focus With Sports Psychologist Scott Goldman Part II

The new year is a time to rededicate our goals:
This applies to giving our best effort in a performance or sustaining an injury prevention fitness program...  

Establish Routines
• This tells your mind and body “it is time to start.” For example, before shooting a free throw, bounce the ball, take a deep breath, find your spot, then release.
Develop Cue Words
• Cue words are specific phrases that remind you of key elements that help successful performances such as “stay low” or “explode from the blocks.” They can also be used to center your attention to the present task. For example, “next
point” and “let it go” can be helpful in refocusing after an unsuccessful attempt.
• The frontal lobe part of your brain is known for impacting quickness of response and improving your focus. Therefore, engaging in tasks that exercise this part of your brain would improve your focus. Research has shown the following tasks to improve your frontal lobe activity: reading aloud and fast, “Where’s Waldo?” books, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, anagrams, and some video games such as “Brain Age” and “Mind Medley.” 

1 comment:

michael john said...

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