See How It's Done: 6 Lessons on Visualization

Have you ever visualized a successful lift in your mind before attempting it? If so, you’ve used mental imagery to enhance your performance. Mental imagery can be a powerful tool for acheiving your goals, whatever your sport. Here are six lessons on improving your performance through visualization.

 

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The History, Science, and How-To of Visualization (Logan Christopher)

You can improve your performance by improving your visualization skills. And if you've never done visualization, I'm going to walk you through how to do it, step by step.

 

 

Visualization: The Simple Tool for Even Greater Athletic Success (Erica Saint Clair)

In 1984 the Russians realized that Olympic athletes who mentally rehearsed their sport experienced a positive impact on their performance. It's simple, and you should try it too.

 

Breaking Muscle Video - Visualization Techniques, Part 1 (Traver H. Boehm)

Visualizing any part of your athletic game is bound to improve performance and lower anxiety. This video will walk you through HOW to effectively visualize.

 

How a Confused Mind Makes for a Strong Body (Nick Horton)

How can bad memory be a good thing? How can we use the "plasticity" of our brains to help us lift more weight? Some simple concepts and practices can have you lifting more.

 

Meditation for the Athlete: 8 Steps to Get You Started (Julie Rader)

As an athlete, you know that giving your mind time to recover is important, and visualization can be a tool for success. Here's how to quiet the mind and get started on this beneficial practice.

 

Science Says: Visualization Improves Strength Training (Jeff Barnett)

Can your thoughts determine whether you set a PR? Science says “yes.” According to new research, mental imagery can be a powerful tool for strength training.

 

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