This week, we’ve added a series of action items across all three schools focusing on one of the most important and overlooked aspects of performance and training, visualization.
Did you know that your brain struggles to differentiate between actual real-life events and something that is vividly imagined? It sounds crazy, but this is backed by science, and is the main reason so many successful athletes swear by their various visualization techniques.
Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant, Vihrat Kohli, Novak Djokovic, Connor McGregor, Alex Honnold, and MANY more world-class athletes incorporate visualization into their training. Not only does the scientific data support the benefits, it’s also a great way to train your mind while resting your body. If you are fatigued, recovering from injury, or struggling with performance anxiety, why not give visualization practice a try?
In this collection, we cover the basics: What is visualization? How does one perform basic visualization exercises? What is the science behind visualization?
We also suggest some simple, basic visualization exercises to perform, in addition to several examples from the athletes themselves discussing their personal techniques and why visualization is important to them.
These visualization Action Items can be found across all three schools in the “Discover” Tab under “Recently Added”.