Turf Wars is less than 50 days away. The blood vessels begin to pound as you imagine yourself competing against your peers – you start to think about which event you are going to dominate and how bad you want to show the rest of the Tone House community what you are made of. And then it hits you. Fear.
What if I get hurt? What if I hurt myself training? Or worse, what if I hurt myself mid-event?
The fear of injury is a common fear for all Athletes.
But how do we overcome this fear? What aspect of “fear” separates the good athletes from the great Athletes?
Fear is a very powerful influence. Whether they admit it or not, everyone has fear. Fear can either propel us forward towards success or push us into a downward spiral towards failure.
Coach Yusef Jeffers tells Athletes that not preparing is preparing to fail. As you train leading up to turf wars, you should be ramping up and ramping down. Now is the time to be doing the extra set of sprints or focusing on the heavy sled push. One to two weeks out is when you can dial it back and be fresh for competition day.
A similar philosophy can be applied to recovery however the primary emphasis is about consistency. When you program your weekly recovery, timing can be a component that makes or breaks how quickly your body responds to the treatment.
7-10 minutes of daily focused moderate recovery is far more valuable than one or two sporadic aggressive treatments.
Our bodies function on a circadian rhythm. Find a time of day that works for you to do recovery. Foam roll with the Hyperice Hypersphere, activate your muscles with the Theragun, or get hands-on work at a weekly advanced recovery session at Tone House.
The fact of the matter is, you cannot rush recovery. If you want to overcome the fear of injury or the fear of failure, you must start your training and recovery now. If you want success, you must prepare yourself to endure – both physically and mentally. Ultimately the choice is yours. Rise up and face your fears with faith and absolute confidence.
Yours in health,
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