A matter of routine Pre-race rituals pay off
Ever noticed how top athletes follow the same ritual before an event? It’s not just superstition. New research suggests adhering to a set pre-performance routine (PPR) can optimise performance. One study found that use of a pre-performance routine improved task performance by 29 per cent. Sport psychologists
3 believe that PPRS may influence sports performance by limiting distraction, lowering anxiety and increasing self-belief. For best results, keep it simple, consistent and relevant to the task in hand.