The Gymnast's Mind

Rebounding After a Bad Gymnastics Meet

Your Mindset for Gymnastics

Your Mindset for Gymnastics Meets Why are some gymnasts able to bounce back after a routine or competition while others have difficulty rebounding from bad performances? Which type of gymnast are you? Let’s explore the reasons why gymnasts respond in different ways after bad performances… There are two types of mindsets a gymnast can adopt after a less-than-best competition: the … Boost Confidence>>

How Perfectionism Can Hold You Back

Gymnast Psychology

Overcoming Perfectionism One of the biggest issues with gymnasts today is their expectation of performance when competing. They expect for their performance to be perfect, even though this is an unreachable expectation. Although there are some advantages to perfectionism, there is also a major downside. Perfectionists tend to have a willingness to learn and improve, a strong work ethic, commitment … Boost Confidence>>

Developing Your Ideal Mental State for Meets

Gymnast Psychology

Improving Your Performance With Mental Toughness Have you ever competed in a meet where your performance flowed effortlessly without being distracted by your surroundings or your thoughts about performing? This is the ideal mental state for competing and has been referred to by many names such as: Most athletes know what detracts from performing optimally (over-thinking, anxiety, ruminating about past … Boost Confidence>>

How to Be a Consistent Performer

Gymnast Psychology

Improving Consistency in Gymnastics The sign of an elite gymnast is the ability to perform consistently despite the pressures of competition and physical demands of constant training. Gymnastics is a mentally challenging sport because it requires strength, coordination, courage, focus, and confidence. Gymnasts need to have a high level of confidence to take risks that can improve their score, but … Boost Confidence>>