International Performance Consultant -
One morning during the Olympic Games, I heard a
knock at my door. It was one of my athletes. He was due to
compete in a semi-final that morning, but he looked terrible.
He was pale and trembling, and he told me he’d thrown up.
Could he scratch his participation that morning, he asked.
I wasn’t worried. I told him, “Haven’t you ever seen a
Formula 1 race? Do those cars drive straight from the pits to
the starting line? No, they do a lap to warm up their tires and
engines. That’s what is happening to you 먹튀. Your body is
preparing for fight or flight. Your adrenaline is flowing, and
My athlete was skeptical. Was I really not worried? I
repeated that I wasn’t. “To be honest,” I said, “I’d be more
worried if you’d slept well and felt relaxed and bored. It’s
somewhat early to be warming up already, but I know you’ll
have enough adrenaline left for the race. Adrenaline is the very
best ergogenic aid we know. It’s designed to help us survive
life-threatening situations. It’s your friend, not your enemy.
Imagine you’re at the beach with your surfboard, and you see a
large wave coming in. That wave is adrenaline. It’s what you’ve
been waiting for. Some people might shy away out of fear. But
you’re an expert surfer. Learn to welcome that wave and to
We ate some light breakfast at the dining hall, and he
looked a little better, even after just a few short minutes. “I’m
riding the wave, Henk. Can you tell?” To be honest, I could
not. But nevertheless, he broke his personal best in that
How do you handle nerves before competition?
What is the best thing you can do for your athletes
before a big event?