Training Tips - Get your head in the match - March 2007
You train, and train and train. However, come a big tournament you suck up a storm and get your butt kicked. How can that be? Are the ones that beat you that much better or are they training that much harder. Sometimes the problem doesn’t lie within the muscles and tendons of your arm but within the cranium. When competing at the top levels of this sport many times a person’s losses have as much to do with mental preparedness as it does with arm power. Getting your head into the game is not always an easy thing to do. Everybody has their own way to prepare for their match. Some like to sit quietly and meditate while others like to fire themselves up. What works best for you is something that you will have to discover for yourself.