What is peak performance? It is not a state of mind it is a state of execution. Peak performance does not depend on physical strength or talent. There are millions with strength and talent, yet we never know or hear of them. The emotional state and mental focus that are critical driving force of being the best. In golf we say, 90% mental and 10% skill. We use the insights from neuroscience and psychophysiology that help to optimize peak performance.
Where physiology meets psychology
A difference of just 100 milliseconds can be the difference between winning or losing ask any second place athlete what that 100 ms meant? At the peak of physical strength, the difference can be made by the mental focus, confidence level, the outlook of the relative sport competitive field in relation to the athlete, especially when performing under high pressure. Therefore the mental strength of an athlete is more important as the physical strength for improving performance. Athletes have to be able to relaxed and have control of their mental state, always be in the present, stay positive if they want to perform optimally. Biofeedback and neurofeedback technology have proven to be helpful for athletes to detect and control shifts in their mental state while resting, practicing, or participating in a high-stress and competitive environment. Biofeedback and neurofeedback refer to technology which enables an athlete to monitor the physiological signals of the mind-body system in real-time. This enables us to notice and learn how to gain control of the physiological and psychological state which is critical for peak performance.
Benefits of biofeedback and neurofeedback
The three key points in peak performance are stress/emotional management, physical/nutritional management and I believe the most important is improving mental focus. Athletes can benefit using biofeedback and neurofeedback while training peak performance by, reducing stress, anxiety emotional roller-coaster ride during competition. We at Lignum help you achieve more control over energy levels, learning better to focus and achieve self-regulation, and improving consistency in performance.