Mountain Bike Racing
Headspace and Flow in Sports
What is the quality of your headspace like when you're racing? Does your current headspace work for you and allow you to be at your best?
Most racers I meet who don't perform at their best usually experience a busy, unfocussed mind, and think too much about what they're doing.
When I work with my clients, we work together to find the right quality of headspace. These qualities usually include patterns like having a clear mind without thinking too much or too little, relaxed and alert, good focus and concentration, and being absorbed in what you're doing.
What makes you tick?
Do you experience good feeling and rhythm every time you race? Or maybe you call it flow?
All the world-class racers I have worked with have taught me that the secret to their performance is not in how or what they think, but in the quality of their whole experience while racing. This is more than just their headspace, it is about getting out of their heads to find their feeling and rhythm.
Learning what makes you tick in training and competition is about learning the qualities of your experience that work best for you; to improve your feeling and rhythm, to help you find your flow.
Who do I work with?
I work with small numbers of dedicated individual riders wanting to invest in their own future or for teams who recognise the value in investing in their riders and team members.
For example, I worked together with World Cup mountain bike rider Phil Atwill to help him find his headspace and improve his racing results.
And a testimonial from motorcycle racer Sarah Jordan:
"Just a little note to say a huge thanks for all the little chats we have had this year so far. Had a 3rd place at pembrey in supersport this weekend and beat my previous PB around there by 1.5 seconds! The old me is comming back."
I work in club and regional levels all the way to World Cup, World Championships, and the Olympics. I started in motorcycle racing and now have a special interest in mountain bike racing and can work with riders in XC, Enduro and Downhill categories.
How does it work?
Developing the necessary self-knowledge and awareness to learn what makes you tick takes time. So we would work out a programme together for your development. This would include a series of face-to-face meetings, video conferencing or telephone calls, whichever works best and is within budget. You will get exercises and homework so it involves some effort on your part too.
Developing the right headspace, feeling and rhythm, is a bit like re-training your muscles for a new activity. With our work you're going to be training your body, your senses, and your mind in new ways which means it can take both time and effort. Sometimes those I work with are surprised how hard this can be.
It means a commitment on your part to train yourself in a new way.
I can provide packages starting from a small number of hours of work together through to several seasons support, individually or within a team.
How much does it cost?
The fees I charge depend on your circumstances, the level you're competing at, the programme, the input you require from me, and how much time we need for your development. I can provide basic packages to help develop your headspace starting at £300.
Interested to know more? Get in touch.
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