Current State of Affairs
Athletes spend countless hours honing their bodies to high levels of physical conditioning and skill. Coaches incorporate drills to repeat on a daily basis, engraining the movement patterns their athletes will need in their sport to maximize efficiency. Strength coaches pour over lifting programs to ensure their players are gaining strength to gain power and muscle coordination that mimics that of the intended sport. Some teams even have dieticians, who take into consideration what the athletes put into their bodies before a practice or game, ensuring they are able to last the entirety of the session with enthusiasm, and recover their broken down bodies afterward, allowing for a smooth return to practice and maximizing chances of a healthy season. So much time is spent on the body, as it should be, it is the athlete’s vessel. However it is important, imperative even, not to forget what is commanding this vessel, what determines if this vessel can perform when it is most needed.
Our mind and its respective cognitive fitness determine how reliable our body’s ability to perform is on a given day. Without proper training, all our physical preparation can be made useless if our cognitive fitness is not up to par to meet a particularly challenging task. The drills, the weights, the dietary regimen, all can fail us if don’t train our minds! The two operate in tandem, an athlete cannot reach their full potential without training both, and once both mind and body are in sync, they feed off of each other, amplifying each other’s efforts to levels athletes dream of…and can now access in reality! Unfortunately, cognitive fitness is under represented in our society. Fortunately, Boost is fixing that issue.
The concept of cognitive fitness is the way of the future, the ticket to the next level, the edge coaches and athletes can gain at this very moment…get on it before your opponents can!
The ideal scenario
What if you could learn how to turn negative thoughts into positive? You wouldn’t have “bad days” or “bad practices” anymore, because you would learn to find the value in each outcome you encounter. You would never lose, you would win, or you would learn a new way or new approach to improving your overall game, bringing you one step closer to winning in time. What if you could learn how to harness your emotions for an increase in performance? Your emotions would no longer control you, anger could be kept to an appropriate level, excitement honed to a fine tuned buzz, fear turned into courage, and anxiety switched to calm collectedness. You would be a perfect blend of energy and calm, able to explode into action at any moment, but having the mental skills to know when is best.
You could learn how to get in touch with what motivates you, on both an internal and external level. Knowing what moves us to become greater is crucial in staying on task toward that road to continual progression, if we don’t know our “why” then our journey will be dangerously vulnerable to an easy derailing from the slightest inconveniences. Alongside our motivations, we could also learn how to look deep inside, and assess our struggles, the things that bother us on at our core. What do you do with those weights? How can those weights be used to our advantage? Again, negatives into positives are a game changer.
Have you acknowledged your strengths? What about your weaknesses? Information concerning both can tell you where to head next on your path.
Those individuals with high levels of cognitive fitness have acknowledged all of the previous questions, found their answers, and learned about themselves to their benefit. People with cognitive fitness operate on a different frequency, because they know how to control their minds, and it helps them know what they need to do to get where they need to be. The good news it just like physical fitness, cognitive fitness can be trained, it’s just a matter of putting in the reps. A sound body with a sound mind is the full package, and makes for a dangerous athlete.
Boost solves this by
- Touching on the different aspects of cognitive fitness
- Teaching how cognitive fitness is just as important as physical
- Exercising the mind similar to the body
- Explaining how to connect cognitive and physical fitness