Preparation Breeds Confidence: Lessons from Canada’s Men’s Eight Crew
by: Russell Hunter
1. Core Mindset
t determines how well we are able to execute any of the skills and competencies we’ve learned. As mentioned in the previous post, if a gymnast is running low on mental willpower (their ability to self-regulate and focus), their ability to perform a difficult sequence on a balance beam is compromised. Having the skills alone is not enough. You have to be able to execute them, often in pressure filled context. This is a capacity challenge to prepare for.