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Monday Mindset

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Are Your Gymnasts Nervous? Here’s How To Help Them.

Take a minute to think about the last time you felt nervous. When you look inside your body at how nervous feels, what do you notice? Maybe butterflies in your stomach? Or even like you kind of want to jump out of your skin? What about the last time you felt excited?...

The pressure is on, here is how to help your gymnasts perform.

We always think of pressure as something that comes from outside of us. Pressure from other people - our coaches, parents or teammates. Pressure from the situation. Pressure because the outcome really matters. But pressure is really just a feeling. And we know that...

Want to compete with confidence? Here’s secret #3

The third and final pillar of self confidence is the ability to trust yourself to have your own back. To talk to yourself and treat yourself the same way you would talk to and treat your best friend. If things don’t go the way you want them to, if you don’t do...

Want to compete with confidence? Here’s secret #2

The second pillar of self confidence is the ability to trust yourself to feel any feeling. Every single thing you do or don't do is because of how you think it will make you feel. You think you are nervous in competition because you are afraid you might not live up to...

Want to compete with confidence? Here’s secret #1

When we want to feel confident, we usually look to our past for proof that we are able to do the thing we want to feel confident about. But here's the problem. This only works when you are trying to do something you have already done successfully many times. So when...

This is the biggest mistake gymnasts make when competing

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a gymnast is to believe that how you perform in training and competition affects your value and your  worth as a gymnast or a person. There are a few reasons this is such a problem. One is that it simply isn’t true. All...