By Brandi Smith- Young, PT
Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy
# 9) MENTAL TOUGHNESS:
Keeping mentally focused is the key to every athletes success. The old sane “Gymnastics is 90% mental and 10% skill” is very true. Here are a few mental toughness tips:
1)Keep a goal list on the mirror, refrigerator, in school
folders, or lots of places to have a consistent reminder o
2) With your goal list place inspirational quotes (ie “I can…I
will… I am” “ I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me”) These are just a few my favorites.
3) Write down your verbal cues for every skill and/or
4) Do mental Chorography with verbal cues every day for
each skill and routine.
5) Visualize success!
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