How to Overcome a Mental Block in Gymnastics
If you watched any gymnastics in the 2020 Olympics, it was hard to miss the news about Simone Biles’ shocking withdrawal due to her mental health, specifically, a mental block. Some gymnasts call it “the twisties”. Others call it “getting lost in the air”. Sometimes, it’s an overwhelming fear of a skill, or a group […]
How to Develop a Positive Attitude in Gymnastics
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The power of a positive attitude. Positive thinking. Optimism. Belief in oneself. No matter what you call it, a positive attitude is at the center of a growth mindset in sports. In gymnastics, this is especially important, as the skills […]
Monday Motivation: Overcoming Adversity
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, has a lot of inspirational quotes, and this is one of my favorites. Attitude and mindset go a long way toward success in any arena. These attributes make all the […]
How To Overcome Fear In Gymnastics
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. As some of the gyms around the country are opening back up, it’s been a while since most gymnasts have been on the equipment. That can be a really big deal to a gymnast returning to their sport! Gymnasts may […]
Monday Motivation: What is Courage?
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” -Nelson Mandela When I was a gymnast, I absolutely loved flipping. But eventually, as I progressed in the levels, some of the skills started to seem downright scary […]
The Secret Formula to Success in Sports
Why is it that some athletes are able to generate huge success even if they aren’t the most talented? What is their secret? I’ve often wondered this, both about top-level athletes, as well as about successful people in pretty much any area of life. What are they doing differently than the rest of us? Here’s […]
Monday Motivation: Why Athletes Should Develop Grit
Season’s Cancelled. Is There Life After Gymnastics?
Well, it’s official. The gymnastics season is over for all gymnasts in the JO and NCAA Programs. Given the situation with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, I completely understand the decision, and I fully support it. We must take care not to unknowingly infect others, especially those who are the most vulnerable, to a potentially deadly […]