Preperformance Routines in Sports

It is not enough if one is a good sportsperson because very soon one could lose their shine. It is here that pre-performance training comes into the foreground, to create that bit of difference for outstanding performance. Ordinary training does not help the sportsperson to achieve much. He needs specialized training which would groom him to meet world standards by enhancing every aspect of his skill and endurance. Research conducted with elite performers, by John F. Murray, a Sports Psychologist, speaker, and author says – “achieving optimal performance is never easy. It involves a delicate balance of mental and physical skills, practice and continual adjustment”.
Thus a pre-performance training program is inevitable in order for a good athlete to perform beyond limits. The sports field has its own defining moments of glory that take place with great speed in an unpredictable and chaotic environment. It is for these rare and treasured moments, that the person spends his life in rigorous training in order to achieve it. Therefore these strenuous training programs strive to cultivate or nurture certain pre-requisites or qualities which would enable a sportsperson to achieve his goal and at the same time it reduces the risk of injury.
According to research undertaken by investigator Robert Singer, on pre-performance routines, an athlete who has reached a very high level doesn’t bother with the physical aspect of the game but focuses directly on his performance. In Singer’s words – “The secret, lies not in concentrating on the physical side of the sport but rather in reaching a transcendent level known as "the zone" or "the flow state." Getting there, he said, has been a mystery in the past. (Robert Singer, 2003)&nbsp.