/ Competition stress to much

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herman0055 - on 13 Oct 2013
I have a friend who always under performs at competitions due to the stress, can anybody recommend any coping strategies that we can look into. Ones based on scientific evidence would be good as we are educated nurdes
Bulls Crack - on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to herman0055:

educated nurdes

Hmmm!
martinph78 on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to herman0055: Self-talk and imagery.
In reply to herman0055:

Read Jerry Moffatts Book!

:)
puppythedog on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to herman0055: Mindfullness is what they want to look at.
Daniel Heath - on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to herman0055:

Don't be afraid of over warming up. Climb something steep and juggy. Climb really fast and even carelessly. Get all your nervous energy out. Then you can calm down a bit for the comp route/boulder
Joughton on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to herman0055: I'd say from experience that the best thing is just making sure everything is right for you, so you feel as comfortable and confident as possible when you're up to climb.

That means making sure you've packed everything the day before, with good food and energy drinks, money if you want to but anything. You've got your favourite boots on, your chalk bag is full, your wearing your lucky top etc.

Then on the day get really well warmed up, familiarise yourself with your routes, make sure everything will go smoothly, and that way you can't have any doubts.

Lastly, just remind yourself that, at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter how you do, so long as you're enjoying your climbing.
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MattDTC on 17 Oct 2013
In reply to herman0055:
Get a good book on CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), or if you are serious, go to a cousellor who practices CBT. It's good for resolving phobic types of fear.

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