The Secret to Athletic Success

The Secret To Athletic Success

Why's it that one day we can hit every ball right down the middle. Pick up every frame and the next day. Game, we can hardly keep it on the fairway or in the lane? What causes athletic inconsistency? What's the secret to athletic success?

When you talk to professional athletes they speak of being in the zone when performing at a high level. If you talk to a running back he’ll explain how everyone seemed to move in slow motion and that the hole seemed wide enough to drive a truck through. A tennis player might tell us she could see the spin of the ball and could anticipate exactly where her opponent was going to hit it. A bowler might say he was in the groove. What's this zone that these athletes describe and how do we get into it?

Before we talk about getting into this zone let’s talk about the realities of athletics. Most likely you're not a professional athlete. you're probably a regular person that's lots of interests besides bowling, basketball or whatever your chosen sport(s) happen to be. So if you aren’t a professional athlete, spending hundreds of hours a year at your profession, you probably aren’t going to hit scratch golf every time you go out or become a karate champion. You may become your club champion and you may win a local tournament or two. In other words you can become the best athlete possible depending on the time you choose to invest in your sport. So get over trying to be a pro, unless you've the time to invest to play at that level. Decide to develop your abilities to the level where you both play your best. Enjoy every moment you play.

The 5 Steps to Athletic Success

1. Get a Coach –. Few people who participate in athletic activities actually get instruction. For example the number of people who actually get lessons from a pro golfer over their lifetimes is about eleven percent. The number of people that get training from a personal trainer at a gym is about the same. What's the percentage of people that actually take tennis lessons? You might've guessed, it’s about the same.

It'd be nice if all we'd to do is watch someone else and be able to play a sport well. For most of us this is just not a reality. Even the pros have coaches. Golfing sensation Tiger Woods has Hank Haney. Steffi Graf had her father Peter. Even the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, had Angelo Dundee. All the greats have coaches and so should you.

In order to play any sport well you need to learn the basics. How to maximise your exercises, place your body, kick your leg, roll the ball, etc. Coaches can shortcut the time it takes to become proficient at any sport while reducing your chance of injury due to incorrect form. Get a coach.

2. Practice –. How did you learn to walk? You practiced. After you crawled around for a while you decided to walk and hang on to the furniture. Then you stumbled around, bumping your head and bottom until you could walk. If you'd have laid in your crib and only watched people walk you'd have never learned how.

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The Secret To Athletic Success
The Secret To Athletic Success
The Secret To Athletic Success

The Secret To Athletic Success

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