PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PEAK PERFORMANCE. Part II. The ability to voluntarily calm the mind and relax the muscles of the body. VOLUNTARY RELAXATION. An Innate, Involuntary Protective Response that Allow the Body to Normalize. RELAXATION RESPONSE.
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“Relaxed Yet Highly Energized”RATIONALE:
AROUSAL NEEDS VARY
"My tapes helped me to concentrate better and maintain my aggressiveness when climbing and sprinting.“
The use of mental images to rehearse a performance or behavior
“Multiply Quality Practice Time with Mental Rehearsal”RATIONALE:
"Dr. Beale\'s methods and tapes have been a consistent part of my mental preparation for the last eight years of my athletic career. They have worked great for me!“
Henry Rolling, Linebacker Los Angeles Rams
"....my tapes helped me to greatly increase my ability to perform and make the team in my rookie year."
Most of us are familiar with the concept of Mental Rehearsal but did you know that there are three major aspects of Mental Rehearsal?
The ability to produce and creatively manipulate mental images
"....thank you for the valuable skills you taught us. If you find that skiing doesn\'t satisfy your summer time needs come take a big bit of fresh air with your friends.“
"Plane Crazy", US Parachute Team1994 Sequential CRW ChampionsWorld Record Holders
One of the earliest studies of the power of mental rehearsal was done with basketball players. The players were divided into four groups. Each group practiced free throw shooting in one of four ways.
The group that mentally rehearsed and physically practiced had the highest free throw shooting average followed by the group that only practiced physically.
Research and experience tend to support the axiom that athletic skills tend to improve more rapidly when physical practice and mental rehearsal are paired.
These result suggests that mental rehearsal alone does improve skills and is better than no practice at all.
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