Internal factors which may cause loss of concentration
Transcribed from video:
– Internal. They’re things that we focus on within ourselves. So, choking in performance, having low self-confidence, thinking about mistakes you’ve made in the past instead of focusing on good performance in the present, thinking too much about the mechanics. So, what did Karina say in our swimming workshop this morning? “Don’t think, feel.” I think she stole that from Bruce Lee, but didn’t reference him. I’m not going to say anything. So, it’s about feeling. Not over thinking it. You’ll hear in something like golf, a golfer can get the yips where they’re trying to overthink their swing. They overthink it so much that it falls apart. Again, they get this excessive tension like we experienced in that research with the 400 metre runners. Too much tension in the body. There’s a mental fatigue. Maybe your will power muscle has depleted and you don’t have a lot of attention there. And, finally, self-talk can be an internal distractor. We’re going to talk a little bit more about that-
Dan Williams is the Director of Range of Motion. He has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) and a Postgraduate Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science from The University of Western Australia, with minors in Biomechanics and Sport Psychology. He has worked with many thousands of individuals along the full spectrum of health, and has coached at The CrossFit Games. He regularly presents to corporate and fitness industry groups and mentors Fitness Professionals.