Sport Psychology . Using the top two inches to improve our sport. What is arousal?. A rousal in sport is your state of ready ness before a match or a race. Feels like you need to pee. And you feel a little apprehensive or nervous. More Arousal.
Using the top two inches to improve our sport
It’s all about the INVERTED U THEORY
High levels of arousal result from an increase of a hormone called adrenalin in the bloodstream which increases heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure and respiratory (breathing)rate.
Sport Psychology seeks to give athletes techniques to help manage arousal, in particular over arousal, to help reach optimal performance.
These techniques include:
Using these techniques an athlete can control their own levels of arousal before an event and ensure they are at the optimal level of arousal.
This visualisation of movements you are about to perform can help...
Attention Control and Relaxation
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