In competing against martial arts or competing in any sport, excessive emotions will lead to a failure. If too happy, confident, boxers will fail because neglect. If too scared, worried, the boxer will not reach its peak performance.
Why can the mindset affect the results of physical preparation for months? Emotions strongly influence the activity of the heart, the part that determines the durability of a martial artist.
In sports competition, the athlete’s heart rate is calculated by the following simple formula: Maximum heart rate = (220 – age) * 85%. As such, this formula explains why age can affect fitness so much. And the most important task in the distribution and cardio exercise is to slow down the process of reaching the maximum heart rate and lowering the heart rate in the fastest time possible. Because just beyond the maximum heart rate threshold, the body will automatically “turn off” to protect the heart. This is the phenomenon of exhaustion.
When scared, the heart rate goes up. When starting to enter the match with a towering heart rate, meaning that boxer was closer to about “tired”. When you get tired, the ability to recover – lower your heart rate after each minute of rest will be seriously affected. Thus, just because of an initial fear, the boxer just lost his abundant physical advantage at the beginning of the match, and lost the ability to recover after every minute of the break.
Besides, symptoms such as shortness of breath, stress will also make the fighter’s physical condition worse. Naturally, when competing under such conditions, the boxer is no longer awake to make the right decisions.
Not only amateurs will experience the feeling of “fear” when on the radio. As long as a match is big enough, the fighter will always find a reason to fear and worry. World champions are no exception. However, experienced fighters know how to uphold their warrior spirit.
Ways to reduce fear
If for the champions, their fear includes pride, glory and dozens of other things, the worry of the young boxers is quite simple: Fear of pain.
There are many reasons to create fear of pain for new students, including: lack of confidence in the level, lack of experience of punching or opponents looking too scary … The most basic way to overcome Overcoming this fear is intense sparring.
Besides light sparring to hone techniques, heavy sparring sessions will help novice students get used to the pressure. Most importantly, they would realize that the punch wasn’t really as painful as they thought it was, or at least it wasn’t that scary. When new students get used to the punch, they will reduce the load somewhat.
Besides, it is also important for the coach to prepare the right mindset for students. The best thing a coach should do is to help students achieve the highest confidence with the most calm attitude. In addition, underground tasks such as: Must win overwhelming, must KO, must win points will be dumbbells on the boxers’ neck.