Mind Over Matter: Mental Blocks

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Gymnastics is a fun sport. It is thrilling, an adrenaline rush, and being a gymnast is something that makes life exciting. At the same time though, gymnastics can be a scary, dangerous sport. At anytime a mental block can form, and sometimes it could be the end of gymnastics for a gymnast. But I hope that if anyone reading this … Read More

Signs Your Gymnast Needs a Sports Psychologist

Everyone knows and recognizes that gymnastics is a very physical sport, but not everyone understands how truly mental the sport is as well. It takes a lot of emotions for gymnasts to be able to do the things they do in the gym. For instance, dismounting from high bars, or tumbling through the air can’t be done without a bit … Read More

5 Steps to Develop Mental Toughness – Flex Your Most Important Muscle

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Mentally tough people can get through just about anything life throws at them. It’s an invaluable quality that will allow you to always perform at a high level, no matter how difficult your job or life gets. Mentally tough people just know how to thrive. And it’s a skill you can build. We figure there’s no better expert on the subject … Read More

5 Unusual Ways To Overcome Mental Block in Tumbling

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This article was originally written by Coach Sahil M. from TumblingCoach.com and is Republished under permission, granted to allgymnasts.com on Aug 7th, 2015. Let’s face it, mental blocks are very real and something you may have to deal with at some point in your tumbling career. Personally, I hope you never get them and tumble fearlessly forever. However, after coaching so many athletes over the … Read More

16 Ways to Overcome Psychological (Mental) Block in Gymnastics

Virtually 70% of high level gymnasts have experienced psychological blocking. Psychological blocking which is also commonly called mental block is the inability to perform a skill previously performed with ease. Only a small percentage of these athletes experience blocking to the point that it disrupts their performance. Nonetheless, for those who do, the experience is devastating. Occasionally, a clear-cut starting point identifies the origin of the psychological blocking problem – … Read More