Every year technological advances, as well as further information developed about kinesiology, results in athletes being better able to train for their sports. Years ago it was primarily in weight rooms that athletes would prepare to play their chosen sport. Nowadays there are many more ways to go about it, especially when it comes to being mentally prepared to do well. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
Many athletes are turning on to learning about brain training. This type of training enables them to better respond to mental stimulation, especially in crunch time situations. Brain training can also help in other ways such as leading to more consistent athletic performances, lower game-time stress, and being prepared for every eventuality.
Today, the Portland Trail Blazers are one team trying to take full advantage of brain training opportunities. They partnered with Neurocore which provides leading brain training services in the Brain Performance Centers. This team now has a “brain room” where players sit down, are hooked up to monitors, and train their brains my watching DVDs. Anytime they start to overthink things while watching a DVD, or their attention wanders, the DVD will pause until they get back on track. This helps them prepare to play games better by being able to focus better while also helping them to be more relaxed while not playing.
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Being mentally prepared to play a game has always been a key thing for the elite athletes in any sport. Swimmer Michael Phelps, for instance, credits his mental preparedness for his success at multiple Olympics. He says he plays through every race when he wakes up, as he’s waiting to swim, and as the last thoughts for the day. Neurocore says doing things like this helps athletes know what to do if anything unusual happens, like goggles breaking during a swim race, for example.
Neurocore says Michael Jordan also used imagery and visualization to become an elite of his sport. He would remind himself before each game to have fun and takes his shots. He relaxed before game time by listening to his favorite music or messing around with his teammates.
Another athlete that has benefited from Neurocore’s services is Kurt Cousin, formerly of the Washington Redskins. He said by going through their regimen he developed better mental toughness. It also helped him think better on his feet which is a critical skill for a quarterback to have as they have to make decisions in fractions of a second. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.