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Do you currently mentally prepare for competition? If not, you should have a warm-up routine that includes your mental prep…
By using a pre-competition routine, you can feel focused and prepared to succeed!
Your mental preparation is crucial for your best performance and involves more than just visualizing a successful performance.
Without a pre-competition mental routine, you’ll not be as focused and mentally prepared as possible for competition.
Every figure skater needs to create a mental routine that will help improve confidence, composure, and focus before stepping onto the ice.
Your mental warm up routine should include:
- Focusing on the process, not outcome
- Getting into a confident state of mind
- Visualization of your program
- Letting go of outcome expectations
- Managing your jitters
Keep in mind that some figure skaters need to feel relaxed before a competition, whereas others do better when they feel pumped up.
Know that a pre-competition routine is not the same as a superstition. Do not rely on superstitions or rituals–based on past lick–to prepare for competition…
Wearing a “lucky” leotard is not going to help you stay focused on the ice, preparing your mind mentally before you compete can.
The ultimate goal of pre-competition mental preparation is to create a mindset that lets you consistently perform up to your capabilities and execute the skills you display in practice!
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