Be better: Training tips from Sanford POWER and Kim Kaufman
Pro golfer Kim Kaufman and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer ongoing insight and education into athletic performance over a variety of topics:
WHAT do you do (if anything) to improve mental focus and concentration?
“I work with mental coaches to learn how to focus my energy on the shot and visualize the target in an unlimited amount of ways. Visualizing of the target in different ways has really become a part of my routine. I also work on how to NOT think about the next shot when I’m in between shots, but instead practice tricks and skills to just stay in the present.”
Mental techniques are a valuable and understated aspect of athlete development. It allows the athlete to train the strongest part of their body, the mind. Using mental techniques provides an opportunity to “practice” movements without exposing the body to any additional stress.