You build out highly detailed plans.
You track the progress and the tweaks, until your program is fine-tuned for your next competition.
Good news is you are taking the exact approach you should be to build yourself physically.
Bad news is you’re missing half the equation.
TO BE A WORLD CLASS ATHLETE, YOU NEED TO TRAIN YOUR MIND AS HARD AS YOUR BODY.
You can train your body as hard as you want, but if you don’t train your mind at the same time, you’ll stay stuck in the past.
When athletes don’t consistently condition their mind, it will control them.
It’s why athletes fall play to thinking about old failures, nagging injuries, and missed opportunities.
Because they haven’t trained their minds to move past them or use them to rebuild their confidence.
If you look at the top competitors in any sport, mental conditioning is their secret weapon. It’s their armor to fear or failure getting in their way.
Without mental conditioning in place, doubt will be your Achilles heel.
Doubt will show up when you need confidence the most. It will be the tape loop in your mind when you replay mistakes. It will make you compare yourself to your competitors...wondering if you’ve done enough to get ready.
While in the past, athletes focused only on physically demanding training programs (thinking that would be the antidote to insecurity), mental conditioning is transforming the way athletes develop their confidence, resilience, and grit.
A great training program can no longer focus on just your body.
You need to rebuild what I call your Athlete Belief System (ABS), so your beliefs get rooted in results not doubts, and you’ll become a stronger competitor across the board.
You see, when you hold onto something negative from the past, it builds negative beliefs.
You fear repeating the same mistake. You keep wondering if you’re doing enough. Your inner critic is in overdrive nagging you with questions and worst-case scenarios.
Your thoughts suck confidence from you because they’re on a constant tape loop, and you have to put energy into turning them off.
When you build your ABS, you retrain your brain to think differently by building new thought patterns, ones that fuel your goals, not make you question them.
You tune out the inner critic.
You are confident in your training.
You feel prepared going into competition.
And you crush it.
Mental conditioning means bringing another level of discipline to your training.
It will require more time, more focus, and more of your effort, but the payoff is huge.
Today’s world class athletes are already using mental conditioning strategies and becoming masters of their mindset, and I want to make sure you have the tools you need to uplevel your game.
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Dr. Jen Faber, DC is a performance and mental conditioning coach, working with elite athletes, olympic competitors, sports professionals, high-profile individuals and more. She helps clients train their mind as hard as their body to create world class results.
Dr. Jen is the author of Know or Be Told: How Identity Defines Success and founder of World Class Nation, an online mental conditioning membership designed to help high-performing athletes gain a competitive edge. She has been featured on CBS, CW, TalentCulture, iHeartRadio, and more. Throughout her career Dr. Jen has worked with NFL players, Triathletes, The Lady Gaga Tour, Broadway Performers, The Washington Ballet, The Kennedy Center, National Geographic.
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