The Importance of Peak Performance
What is the one thing that any athlete strives for?
To be the one that comes out on top.
But know it takes more than just talent to come out victorious throughout any sports season. Proper nutrition, core practicing, mental and emotional focus, physical strength, and staying healthy are just a few key factors that will help with obtaining Peak Performance. What is Peak Performance you ask? In the sports community, Peak Performance is referred to as “the state of which an athlete performs to the maximum of their ability with the athlete characterizing subjective feelings of confidence, effortlessness and the total concentration of the task at hand”.
Just take a look at some of the most elite athletes and teams that seem to endlessly be in the spotlight for constantly having stellar performance year after year. A prime example of this is the Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestling Team. The University of Iowa wrestling program is one of the most successful athletic programs in NCAA Division I as well as being a member of the Big Ten Conference. Not to mention, Iowa is second in NCAA history with 23 national championships, all of which have come since 1975.
Key Points of Peak Performance
State of Mind
Your state of mind is just as important as your physical ability to reaching your peak performance. Many of the top athletes rely on sports psychology methods, skills and tools to get a mental advantage over the competition and learn how to improve their focus.
Practicing sports safety can help you stay injury-free which is one of those fundamental musts to reaching your peak performance – staying healthy.
Have you had your fitness assessment yet? Whether you are on top of your game and looking to push the limits, or just building your athletic foundation, a fitness test will help you set goals and track your progress along the way.
The right nutrition can help you excel in sports, recover faster, decrease your risk of injury, and even reduce muscle soreness. Fuel your body right to get the most out of your efforts.
Remember, just because the season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. Maintaining peak performance and committing to these key points discussed above, throughout Pre-Season, Mid-Season, Post Season a year-round process if you have your goals set high.
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