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Optimize your routine through the champs’ videos

Observation is an important ability to learn or improve our sports skills.

Today I want to propose to observe the routines before the beginning of an action of four champions. The routines serve to put us in the best condition to perform the next action. It is a way to empty our minds of what we have done up to that moment and to enter in a mental bubble, as Federica Pellegrini calls it, which allows us to be focused only on what we are going to do.

There’s not much more to say. Observe them, they are different, and then write down what your routine is.

In these days, at home, you can perform mental repetition exercises of your routine, dedicate 10 minutes every day to repeat your routine.

Video:

Cristiano Ronaldo e Jonny Wilkinson  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlBTed9vZLA

Yelena Isinbayeva  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N_Jduavgpw

Phil Mickelson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAY5tvlLIbQ

Maria Sharapova  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4hnxzmARxM

 

Coach yourself through the observation

Watch videos of other athletes’ performances to learn how they face races, difficult moments, style of play or anything else that may interest. Watch videos driven by a specific target and not by fans.

In this way you develop the ability to stay focused because guided by the goal to observe, it means:

“Examine, consider carefully, even with the help of appropriate tools, in order to know better, to realize something, to detect the details, or to make judgments and considerations of various kinds … Sometimes refers more to the attention of the mind than to that of the eye … to look carefully at something or people, either simply out of curiosity, or with the critical intention, to notice flaws, to catch others foul.”(Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 1989, vol. 3° p. 588).

Everyone looks, some observe

Everyone looks, some observe. Everyone looks, as this word indicates the direction of the eyes toward something, without necessarily this affecting consciously  to know what it’s happening on the field. So true is this statement that when you want to qualify better and make more specific the action of watching you add an attribute that does understand the intention of the viewer, like “look insistently, watching with interest, to look with contempt, look with love”and so on. To a person, look at an event is not sufficient to understand what is happening, in her effort to watch an event she will have to perform a further step beginning to look. In fact, to observe means:

“Examining, consider carefully, even with the help of tools, in order to know better, to realize something, to detect the details, or to make judgments and considerations of various kinds … Sometimes refers more to  the mind focus than to the eye … carefully lay eyes on something or on people, both for simple curiosity, both with the critical intention to note defects, to find others in foul “ (Dictionary of the Italian Language, Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia).

The observation is therefore the act through which the coaches and athletes become aware of the performance behavior of the athletes themselves or their opponents, as well as the skills used during the performance and, more generally, all those aspects which are considered relevant and worthy of being noticed.