Durability is considered an “ability” when it comes to competitive athletics. Even the most talented athlete with never realize his or her potential if they keep getting injured in training or competition. The approach to reducing injury is multifaceted. Balance, agility and reaction time training reduces the risk of injury by decreasing crashes. Expertly structured training and recovery directly improves resistance to physical injury through superior conditioning. Strong conditioning also facilitates faster and more complete recovery from physical injury, allowing the athlete to return to high level training and competition in a fraction of the time it would take a regular athlete. This results is less training days lost to getting hurt and less absence from competition. Speedlab even educates and trains athletes on infection prevention and management. Infectious disease frequently interrupts intense training regimens due to the natural lowering of immunity from the physiologic stress of training. Practical knowledge on how to limit exposure to infection and how to identify early signs of getting sick reduced the frequency of sickness and shortens the recovery time. Implementation of proper infection control practices can reduce training days lost to infection by up to 70%. Athletes cannot win or get faster standing on the sideline due to illness and injury.
- Decrease risk of injury by decreasing crashes
- Improve resistance to physical injury
- Faster and more complete recovery from physical injury
Mental Resilience is different from mental endurance in that it refers to the ability to bounce back and recover from different degrees of mental fatigue and adversity. It is the very nature of competition to experience defeat and setbacks from time to time. True champions can cope well with defeat and bounce back quickly from a bad outing. They do not get discouraged and learn from their mistakes. They also do not succumb to self-judgment and insecurity. This helps improve resistance to the emotional burnout and depression that can result from the chronic heavy demands of professional training and competition. This also helps improve resistance to emotional fatigue under high-pressure conditions. Mental resilience is the final piece necessary to build the “complete athlete”.
- Improve resistance to emotional fatigue under high pressure conditions
- Improve resistance to emotional burnout and depression due to the chronic heavy demands of professional training and competition
- Improved coping with and faster emotional recovery from personal and professional setbacks.