Training is the primary component of getting faster, or stronger, or achieving your best performance. If you’re serious about your sport, you’ll already be getting expert advice to optimise your training.
The next vital element is the quality of your fuel. Your car goes better on the right fuel, and so does your body. Your trainer will have you on some good food, but that is just the start.
I can help you get even bigger improvements by personalising your diet to:
- Show you how to choose foods with higher nutrient value
- Find out what works best for your unique metabolism
- Look at the best balance of foods for your sport
- Test to see if there are any foods you’re intolerant to
As most athletes now know, another piece of the picture is the mental and emotional side. To work on these aspects I use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). There are a number of ways EFT can aid performance.
You may have set some big goals for yourself that you’re excited about. But when you think about them, a small voice in your head says a bunch of negative things about your ability to achieve those goals. Changing those negative beliefs with EFT makes your goals, affirmations and positive thinking much more powerful.
You may have reached a plateau in your training. The longer that goes on, the more a part of you believes that you’ll never break through it. Break down that belief and pretty soon you’ll be breaking through the plateau.
When you have had several bad performances, the memories affect your ability to perform better in the future. EFT can clear the emotions around those stressful memories of previous bad performances, and enable you to get back on form.
EFT is also great for relieving stress and worry about upcoming events, so you can be relaxed.
It is also helpful to get some bodywork from time to time. This might be massage for those tired muscles, or something more specialised for a nagging injury, such as chiropractic, osteopathy or kinesiology.
One of the therapies I use is Kinesiology. Kinesiology and EFT can both be very helpful in recovering from injury, so there are several different approaches I can take to resolve lingering pain that’s stopping you from training to full capacity.
Especially useful for sports is Reactive Muscle Kinesiology. This is when activating one muscle causes another muscle to be “switched off” and not operate at full strength. A muscle balancing session can ensure that your muscles are firing on all cylinders, and investigate and correct reactive muscle relationships.
Kinergetics is another specialist form of kinesiology that helps sports performance by improving the body’s ability to be well-hydrated, amongst other benefits.