Posted 01/22/2021 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

How To Improve Your Intensity When Training And Competing

In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on some difficulties that athletes are having during the coronavirus pandemic, especially now in the UK with the most recent lockdown.  How this has gone to make them feel and the impact it is had on their intensity levels in training and for those who are lucky enough to practice or still compete.  


Key Takeaways:

  • A lot of negative emotions are evident with athletes and coaches right now during the lockdown.
  • The more mentally tough amongst them are better able to focus on what they can control.
  • Do distractions mean that you don’t train at a high level of intensity?
  • Do you use training to really challenge yourself? 
  • Top athletes push themselves so much in training that when they compete it’s easier.
  • Build a motivational play list.
  • Does your warm up help you feel energised?
  • Check your self-talk and use motivation buzz words to gee yourself up.
  • Could you get angry or use rivalry’s to help yourself
  • Use visualisation to improve the intensity of your performances


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Steve Judge: How to Deal with Adversity (Ep 02)

Chris Paisley: Life on the European Tour (Ep 04)

David Charlton: How the Mentally Tough Deal with Lockdown (Ep 025)

Dr John Perry: Thrive, Don’t Just Survive 2021 (Ep 035)


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