Kitesurfing and surfing are much more than just sports. They demand quit a bit (or a lot…) of knowledge regarding the weather, the choice of spot and gear, as well as staying fit. We are sure that your ultimate goal is to be stoked at every session, right?
Well, researchers have found that negative ions, found in the atmosphere around turbulent water, trigger this incredible feeling.
Let us explain you more about the effects of those ions and water sports.
You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it can also boost your mood, improve your sleep, and help you deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and more?
Imagination, or imagery practice, is a powerful way to enhance a sports performance because it recruits various senses. It is the senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, and vision that create the emotional hooks necessary for an efficient mental movie. The more senses you are able to incorporate into an imagery session, the more powerful the image will work in your favor during competition.
“Imagery is one of the greatest tools used in sports psychology to enhance performance. This is done by enhancing motor skills and muscle memory and it is also used for motivation. Studies have found that practicing imagery, along with regular training, enhances muscle memory and sports skills faster and further than regular training alone. In a competitive world where only the slightest improvement can be the difference between a champion and a runner-up, we need to take all the opportunities that we can to become elite at what we do.”Steven Roy Mann, sports psychologist and Martial Arts teacher
- In the video: the full film of the ascent of the first 9c in the world. Adam Ondra on “Silence”
Long slow distance, or LSD as it’s known in the running community is generally considered to be a workout with paces slower than race pace, approaching race durations, at or between 60-75% of the runner’s maximum heart rate.
The key is to perform long slow distance at a constant pace and not worry about the effects of slowing down or increases in speed on your performance. As your body shifts toward improved efficiency over a progression of hours, weeks, and even months, muscles learn to burn less energy at a constant effort, and you can move faster while expending less energy.
“Uno dei principali fattori scatenanti la sensazione di sovraccarico – una perenne sensazione di essere travolti dagli eventi, dagli impegni, dalle cose da fare – è l’autoidentificazione con ciò che si fa: si investono grandi energie mentali in un progetto e anche – magari senza rendersene pienamente conto – una grande quantità di energia emozionale. Tutta quell’energia convogliata su un singolo obiettivo può dare origine al sintomo che abbiamo definito “iperfocalizzazione”, che finisce per provocare l’esclusione di altri aspetti della vita. Tra i suoi sintomi chiave figurano l’irritazione, l’ansia o la frustrazione che si avvertono quando qualcosa o qualcuno sembra interferire con il progetto sul quale si è totalmente ed esclusivamente focalizzati.”Doc Childre & Deborah Rozman. La soluzione HeartMath per trasformare l’ansia.
Want to increase your well-being, creativity, and productivity?
If so, you might want to cultivate flow, a concept describingthose moments when you’re completely absorbed in a challenging but doable task.