Attentional focus in any sport, and especially in soccer, is constantly challenged by a chaotic arena and a small army of determined players all aimed at the same small ball. It’s a constant battle of strategic defensive positioning and striking when a chance finally presents itself. Attentional focus in sport and soccer is much easier said than done.
Skiing is a fun sport, one that is challenging, very good for you, and looks pretty amazing from the outside in — untouched slopes, crisp fresh air, après skiing by the fireplace with friends, I mean, really — what’s not to adore? If you need to know how to prepare for a skiing trip, especially for your first, read on!
Ducking the ropes has always been Mark Abma’s thing — his need to know, to want to explore around the next bend, to take on new terrain, and carving his own path has been a defining aspect of his career. Now, as he sets his sights on Mount Garibaldi, the importance of carving his own path has never been clearer.
The next game starts in five minutes. Adrenaline is coursing through your veins, and you can’t tell the difference anymore between fear and excitement — you know that feeling. But there’s a fine line between excitement for the game, and anxiety before athletic competition. When you can’t shake the nerves, and the pressure is dauntingly present, what can you do?
You probably don’t think all that much about your blood flow. You have blood, it flows — what more is there? And yet, the state of your blood circulation is a very important consideration for your physical health. If you’re an athlete, it can have ramifications for your performance too.