I’ve got a major newsflash … YOU GET GOOD AT WHAT YOU PRACTICE. It’s crazy, but it’s true. OK – I know that you already know this – but it’s amazing how sometimes we don’t actually put that thought into action. This podcast pulls together two imperative concepts for improving your athletic performance – simulation training and deliberate practice.
When you’re an athlete and you want to be On Top of Your Game, you need to build your fitness, but you also need to be a student of yourself and a student of your sport in order to build your performance.
Simulation training means creating opportunities to practice some part of your performance in a way that is as close as possible to actual competition. You’re simulating in training what you will be facing in your game or race. Deliberate practice means actually using your training to deliberately work on some aspect of your performance versus just going through the motions and checking your training off of your to-do list. When you pair these two things together, not only do you boost your confidence, but you work on becoming an expert in your sport as well. You get better at what you practice so be sure you’re practicing right. Listen to this podcast to hear tips on how to build your confidence and work on your mental game by creating your own opportunities for simulation training and deliberate practice.