The main thing I remember about training in England in the winter months was that it got light at 8:30 a.m. and dark at 3:30 p.m. Well that and the fact that I had never felt as cold in my whole life, nor had I ever had such a strong desire to stay in front of the fireplace, watch “Eastenders” and eat packets of chocolate digestive biscuits.
I wish I had known then about mental practice. As I have said before, our minds cannot distinguish between something that our body “really” does and something that we vividly imagine. An extraordinary study demonstrating the power of imagery used four groups of people and looked at their ability to make basketball free throw shots. Each group was assessed for their base line number of shots. Then, for the period of the study, the groups were divided as follows….To read more click here.