Decompression Zone: Relaxation and Contemplation Zone one is the staging area for your next performance (figure 2.1). Your score ___ Refocus Zone: Strategy and Decision The area just in front of the approach is zone two, the refocus zone (figure 2.2). Your score ___ Energy Zone: Visualization and Affirmation As you step onto the approach, you enter the energy zone (figure 2.3).
A visualization starts at the beginning of your routine or workout. Visualize the competition area, feel the weather or the atmosphere of the room, the temperature, the sounds, the smells... Visualizing on the day of competition may not be beneficial for some athletes.
Most established programs in any sport conduct well-organized, meaningful practices. There are no substitutes for baseballs, cages, and screens when it comes to conducting well-organized, meaningful practices. Players learn from practice - well-organized, meaningful practice.
Having made a mistake—any kind of mistake—your immediate task is to get back on track. Stick with the past tense as you acknowledge that the mistake happened and take ownership of it. Different mistakes have different recovery times, and you will need to give yourself that time depending on the kind of mistake you made and the circumstances in which you made it.
Although a person may have numerous possible combinations of needs and goals that drive their decisions to engage in resistance training, for the purpose of resistance exercise selection we will group goals into two general classifications, performance-based goals and aesthetic-based goals. This process not only is vital for effective exercise selection but also will aid in organizing exercises into training routines and designing overall programs as presented in chapter 6. These goals also ...
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